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Blade Runner 2029 #2 is the second 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. Those who escaped and returned to Earth were hunted by BLADE RUNNER UNITS – with orders to kill any trespassing Replicant upon detection.

On 2022, a Replicant attack on the Tyrell Corporation forced the company into bankruptcy and erased all records of existing Replicants. The surviving Nexus 8 models disappeared with the help of the REPLICANT UNDERGROUND. Many Replicants remained in servitude.

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. Her lover, FREYSA, is a leader in the Replicant Underground.

Now, a new case leads Ash to believe that a Nexus 6 Replicant, who evaded capture years ago, is still alive, long after his lifespan should have expired...

Ducasse, a replicant who works as a servant, poisons Hyman and Genevieve Bask, taking one of the man's eyes, which is to be used as a key for "redemption."

Ash examines the body of the replicant she chased, but her colleague Pearl suspects he was human, due to the lack of a serial number in his eye. Ash's leads in the case lead her nowhere and she makes her way to The Diamant, a secret club for replicants. There, she asks the bartender if she knows anything about the name Yotun, which piques the interest of Lelia, a woman sitting at the bar. The woman leaves and Ash follows her.

Ash tracks Lelia down to a cab, but she throws one of the doors off at Ash, allowing her to slip away. Freysa, not far behind, comes to Ash's aid and notices that Lelia dropped her purse. An address inside the purse leads Ash and Freysa to a high-rise. Inside, they find a multitude of glass tanks containing replicants.