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Blade Runner 2029 #1 is the first issue of Blade Runner 2029.


"Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution into the NEXUS phase – a being virtually identical to a human – known as a Replicant.

Replicants were used OFF-WORLD as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.

Replicants who escaped and returned to Earth were hunted by special police squads – BLADE RUNNER UNITS – with orders to kill any trespassing Replicant upon detection.

In 2022, radical elements within the REPLICANT UNDERGROUND detonate an EMP device over Los Angeles, destroying Tyrell Corporation's Nexus databases, and making it easier for escaped Replicants to resettle on Earth.

Soon, all Replicants are banned and the Tyrell Corporation declares bankruptcy.

In 2027, AAHNA "ASH" ASHINA, a former Blade Runner, rejoined the department to hunt down fugitive Replicants. Her superiors are unaware that her loyalties are divided.

In 2029, Aahna "Ash" Ashina has returned to her career as a Blade Runner, but instead of retiring replicants, she secretly helps them escape. After the Los Angeles Police Department receives an anonymous tip about replicants working on construction of the Sepulveda Sea Wall, Ash is assigned to investigate.

Ash reaches the construction site and sees a replicant, who immediately runs from her. When she catches up to him, the replicant says "Yotun redeems" before jumping to his death. Sensing a familiarity in the name Yotun, Ash conducts research, finding records of a replicant who managed to overpower her and escape in 2017.