Blade Runner 2039: Upgrade Vol.2

Illustrated by Andres Guinaldo
Paperback
$17.99 US
6.71"W x 10.15"H x 0.22"D   | 10 oz | 52 per carton
On sale Feb 13, 2024 | 112 Pages | 978-1-78773-845-4
This officially sanctioned graphic novel set in the world of the cult 1982 science fiction movie Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott.

Written by the New York Times Bestselling author Mike Johnson, writer of Star Trek, Supergirl, Transformers and Green Lantern.


The second arc of Ash’s final adventure sees the retired Blade Runner reunited with Cleo Selwyn, her ward from the first Blade Runner graphic novel 2019. Together they must go on the run from the deadly and fanatical LUV, the first Replicant Blade Runner seen in the movie Blade Runner 2049.


It’s 2039 and Cleo Selwyn has finally returned to Los Angles to search for her surrogate Replicant mother Isobel who Cleo believes has been abducted on the orders of Niander Wallace.

Believing that that Cleo’s DNA holds the secret of Replicant fertility Wallace has ordered his own personal assistant Repicant, Luv, the world’s first Replicant Blade Runner to hunt down and return Cleo to him and to kill all who stand in her way.

Reuniting with former Blade Runner Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina, Cleo and Ash set off on a road trip to find her mother with Luv hard on their heels.
Featuring artwork from both Andres Guinaldo and colourist Marc Lesko, who have both been illustrating the saga of Ash since her first outing back in Blade Runner 2019.
Mike Johnson is a prolific comic book writer with credits writing Titans, Superman, Batman, Star Trek: Nero and Star Trek: The Official Motion. He is the ongoing writer of the IDW Star Trek series, as well as comic book tie-ins to Fringe, Transformers.

ANDRES GUINALDO Born in Segovia, Spain in 1975. Andres originally studied movie making (direction) at Madrid University before making the move into comics. His first professional work was drawing Joe R. Landsdale’s The Drive-In and By Bizarre Hands. He followed those with Pistolfist: Revolutionary Warrior, and other books such as Helios: Under the Gun, Purity, and Cartoonapalooza. In 2010, Guinaldo started regularly penciling Son of Hulk and drew issue #5 of Dark Reign: Hawkeye. He followed this with Gotham City Sirens #14-17, Joker’s Asylum: The Riddler, Namor: The First Mutant #4, Red Lanterns #8, Resurrection Man #9, Nightwing #11-14, Hypernaturals and Justice League Dark. In recent years he’s worked on titles as diverse as Ninjak and Captain America: Steve Rogers.
"The replicant Buddy Cop partnership produces wry humor, observations on humanity, and an explosive ending." The Comic Book Dispatch

"Johnson’s writing execution and Guinaldo’s art are excellent" Comical Opinions

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This officially sanctioned graphic novel set in the world of the cult 1982 science fiction movie Blade Runner, directed by Ridley Scott.

Written by the New York Times Bestselling author Mike Johnson, writer of Star Trek, Supergirl, Transformers and Green Lantern.


The second arc of Ash’s final adventure sees the retired Blade Runner reunited with Cleo Selwyn, her ward from the first Blade Runner graphic novel 2019. Together they must go on the run from the deadly and fanatical LUV, the first Replicant Blade Runner seen in the movie Blade Runner 2049.


It’s 2039 and Cleo Selwyn has finally returned to Los Angles to search for her surrogate Replicant mother Isobel who Cleo believes has been abducted on the orders of Niander Wallace.

Believing that that Cleo’s DNA holds the secret of Replicant fertility Wallace has ordered his own personal assistant Repicant, Luv, the world’s first Replicant Blade Runner to hunt down and return Cleo to him and to kill all who stand in her way.

Reuniting with former Blade Runner Aahna ‘Ash’ Ashina, Cleo and Ash set off on a road trip to find her mother with Luv hard on their heels.
Featuring artwork from both Andres Guinaldo and colourist Marc Lesko, who have both been illustrating the saga of Ash since her first outing back in Blade Runner 2019.

Creators

Mike Johnson is a prolific comic book writer with credits writing Titans, Superman, Batman, Star Trek: Nero and Star Trek: The Official Motion. He is the ongoing writer of the IDW Star Trek series, as well as comic book tie-ins to Fringe, Transformers.

ANDRES GUINALDO Born in Segovia, Spain in 1975. Andres originally studied movie making (direction) at Madrid University before making the move into comics. His first professional work was drawing Joe R. Landsdale’s The Drive-In and By Bizarre Hands. He followed those with Pistolfist: Revolutionary Warrior, and other books such as Helios: Under the Gun, Purity, and Cartoonapalooza. In 2010, Guinaldo started regularly penciling Son of Hulk and drew issue #5 of Dark Reign: Hawkeye. He followed this with Gotham City Sirens #14-17, Joker’s Asylum: The Riddler, Namor: The First Mutant #4, Red Lanterns #8, Resurrection Man #9, Nightwing #11-14, Hypernaturals and Justice League Dark. In recent years he’s worked on titles as diverse as Ninjak and Captain America: Steve Rogers.

Praise

"The replicant Buddy Cop partnership produces wry humor, observations on humanity, and an explosive ending." The Comic Book Dispatch

"Johnson’s writing execution and Guinaldo’s art are excellent" Comical Opinions