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Blade Runner 2029 #4 is the fourth 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 to Earth were hunted by BLADE RUNNER UNITS ordered to kill any trespassing Replicant upon detection.

In 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 YOTUN, a Replicant that Ash failed to retire 12 years ago, has somehow outlived his expiration date and plots to ignite a violent Replicant revolution, while taking a personal interest in the fate of Ash herself...

Upon commandeering the ship, Yotun tells the attendees that he and his group have come to teach them a lesson.

Ash wakes up, strapped to a chair. Kalia explains to Ash that Yotun is indeed alive well-past his expiration date, referring to his longevity as a "miracle," assuring Ash, too, will soon believe in such.

Aboard the airship, Mayor Chen requests Yotun to reveal what he demands, which simply seems to be the Sepulveda Sea Wall. While highlighting what he sees as hypocrisy in the human elite, he points out that the wall was built by replicant hands, by his own arrangement. Yotun then detonates explosives planted along the wall.

Ash is freed from the chair by Jac, a replicant she rescued the previous year, but had returned to the city upon believing in Yotun's goals. Jac shows Ash that Yotun has been reviving Nexus-8s that had never shipped, but he is killed by Lelia before he can fully explain Yotun's intentions. Yotun's group leaves the airship and destroys it, with Yotun remarking "Los Angles is dead. Long live Los Angeles."