Alcon Media Group and Titan Comics’ Blade Runner Origins #1, coming out February 2012, have today revealed the full set of covers as well as a few character sketches ahead of its release. Alongside the previously revealed Stanley “Artgerm’ Lau cover are variants by Piotr Kowalski, Peach Momoko, Fernando Dagnino and Robert Hack.
Accompanying these images are character designs by series artist Mellow Brown. We get a first look at leading lights, LAPD Detective Cal Moreaux – “a war-scarred veteran of the bloody Off-world conflict, called in to investigate the apparent suicide of a Tyrell Corporation scientist,” – as well as Tyrell executive, Ilora Stahl.
The new series will be written by K Pekins.
“A senior bioengineer for the Tyrell Corp is found hanging in her sealed laboratory, the victim of an apparent suicide. LAPD Detective Cal Moreaux—a war-scarred veteran of the bloody Off-world conflict known as Kalanthia, as depicted in the “Blackout 2022” Blade Runner anime—is sent to write it up, quickly, quietly and with the minimum of fuss. But something doesn’t sit right with the detective, and it soon becomes apparent that this is anything but a “normal” suicide. Did the scientist’s ground-breaking research on Nexus-model Replicants somehow contribute to her death? And is the apparent disappearance of a prototype Nexus unit also connected to the case? Det. Moreaux’s investigation will draw him into a dark conspiracy behind Dr. Tyrell’s Replicant empire.”