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From the rain-soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating Blade Runner Ash's search for the runaway wife and child of a rich industrialist takes her where no other Blade Runner has ever gone before! Ash must deal with the life-changing after-effects of Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles – but a pow From the rain-soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating Blade Runner Ash's search for the runaway wife and child of a rich industrialist takes her where no other Blade Runner has ever gone before! Ash must deal with the life-changing after-effects of Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles – but a powerful new threat puts her life in danger once more. Written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049, Michael Green, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) with artwork by Andres Guinaldo (Captain America, Justice League Dark). Collects Blade Runner 2019 #5-8.


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From the rain-soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating Blade Runner Ash's search for the runaway wife and child of a rich industrialist takes her where no other Blade Runner has ever gone before! Ash must deal with the life-changing after-effects of Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles – but a pow From the rain-soaked dystopic world of Los Angeles 2019 to the never-before-seen promised land of the Off-World colonies, Replicant-hating Blade Runner Ash's search for the runaway wife and child of a rich industrialist takes her where no other Blade Runner has ever gone before! Ash must deal with the life-changing after-effects of Blade Runner 2019: Los Angeles – but a powerful new threat puts her life in danger once more. Written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of Blade Runner 2049, Michael Green, and co-writer Mike Johnson (Star Trek, Supergirl) with artwork by Andres Guinaldo (Captain America, Justice League Dark). Collects Blade Runner 2019 #5-8.

30 review for Blade Runner 2019, Vol. 2: Off World

  1. 5 out of 5

    Logan

    Another decent volume from this series! I love how this series captures the grit and dirtiness of the original film so well! The artwork is also warming up to me as I feel it fits with the Blade Runner aesthetic. As for story, this one was okay, not as interesting as the first volume, but it still made me want to keep reading this series!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Khurram

    Really enjoyed this volume. My only complaint it felt a bit short but it was the same 4 issues, maybe the complaint is I just wanted more. The art work is more anime styled. 7 years have passed since the last book. The world has changed but has it just become more dangerous. There is now a war on, and wars never are about collateral damage of those hiding. Ash must face a reckoning 7 years in the making. Great story, like the artwork, enough action can't wait for the next volume. Finishes with a c Really enjoyed this volume. My only complaint it felt a bit short but it was the same 4 issues, maybe the complaint is I just wanted more. The art work is more anime styled. 7 years have passed since the last book. The world has changed but has it just become more dangerous. There is now a war on, and wars never are about collateral damage of those hiding. Ash must face a reckoning 7 years in the making. Great story, like the artwork, enough action can't wait for the next volume. Finishes with a cover gallery with 1/4 page sized thumbnails of tge varient covers of each issue, and a sketch book as well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    I really have to stop getting distracted by the latest deliveries and dropping everything to read them! However I have to admit that this was worth it. Now Blade Runner the original film was a film that made a huge impact on me - from the fact I caught glimpses of it while visiting family so I had to wait (and I am terrible at waiting) to see the film. The fact that the immensely talented Syd Mead had so much influence on the appearance of the film (my brothers all time hero illustrator and desi I really have to stop getting distracted by the latest deliveries and dropping everything to read them! However I have to admit that this was worth it. Now Blade Runner the original film was a film that made a huge impact on me - from the fact I caught glimpses of it while visiting family so I had to wait (and I am terrible at waiting) to see the film. The fact that the immensely talented Syd Mead had so much influence on the appearance of the film (my brothers all time hero illustrator and designer) and the fact that at the time it was still a smouldering classic yet to reach its full potential. So to see that a new graphic novel was coming out - well be still my beating heart. And here we are the second issue of the graphic novel editions in and I just as impressed. For a media potentially a million miles away from the original film this book has all the feel and emotion as the original film (not a surprise considering Mr Mead had a hand in it). The story is still fast paced if a little predictable but you know what, rather than being a problem I suspect that is part of a larger storyline - I suspect there is a lot more to go with this story and we are only just getting started. Now I am sure I could find out how long this series is planned for but you know what no I will ride this one out. And the fun does not stop there either - as is usual with these books they give a hint of where they will go next - well in this one you have a Syd Mead original and the title - Home again, home again...

  4. 4 out of 5

    Florin Pitea

    Very good script. Very good graphics. Recommended.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bill Lynas

    The second story in this graphic novel series from the Blade Runner universe takes place in 2026, seven years after the opening story. The artwork is as good as ever, & although the story has moved away somewhat from the films that inspired it I still found it very entertaining. An addad bonus at the end of the story was an obituary of the Blade Runner films legendary designer Syd Mead. I'm pleased to see that Blade Runner 2019 is not over yet. Coming in February 2021 will be the third graphic nov The second story in this graphic novel series from the Blade Runner universe takes place in 2026, seven years after the opening story. The artwork is as good as ever, & although the story has moved away somewhat from the films that inspired it I still found it very entertaining. An addad bonus at the end of the story was an obituary of the Blade Runner films legendary designer Syd Mead. I'm pleased to see that Blade Runner 2019 is not over yet. Coming in February 2021 will be the third graphic novel in the series, entitled Home Again, Home Again.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Robert

    Fantastic continuation of the first story. Move over Deckard and K, everyone’s favourite Blade Runner should be Ashina from here on.

  7. 4 out of 5

    RG

    This one didnt seem to grab me. The jump in direction and time threw me a little

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cale

    I bet they kind of wished they had left 2019 off title when they got here; considering the main story takes place 7 years later, it's a weird inconsistency. Following up on the adventures of Ash and Cleo, who are now, as per the title, off world and in hiding. But when a replicant rebellion separates them, Ash gets found and reactivated by another Blade Runner, while Cleo tries to find a place of peace for herself. There's a lot of action here, and a fair bit of plot that moves quickly but is und I bet they kind of wished they had left 2019 off title when they got here; considering the main story takes place 7 years later, it's a weird inconsistency. Following up on the adventures of Ash and Cleo, who are now, as per the title, off world and in hiding. But when a replicant rebellion separates them, Ash gets found and reactivated by another Blade Runner, while Cleo tries to find a place of peace for herself. There's a lot of action here, and a fair bit of plot that moves quickly but is understandable. There's one plot hole revolving around a returned character that seems hand-waved away, but other than that, the book works well, giving motivations, goals, and stakes to both the humans and replicants. The art doesn't feel quite as 'Blade Runner'-esque for most of the book, but it has more to do with location than the artist's style - later issues recapture some of the feel in their setting. I also appreciated the obituary for Sid Mead as his designs are so central to the look and feel of the series.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Evans Light

    Entertaining enough, but not nearly as good as volume one. The narrative awkwardly jumps back and forth in time, and the artwork is much more drab and less finished than the previous collection.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Shannon

    Individual issue reviews: #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 Total review score: 2.75 Individual issue reviews: #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 Total review score: 2.75

  11. 5 out of 5

    Книжни Криле

    Време е отново да отскочим до вече отминалото бъдеще с втори том на „Блейд Рънър 2019“ – „Далечни светове“. От „Студио Артлайн“ са се погрижили комиксът да се появи на български по-малко от два месеца след англоезичната си премиера (и появата на българското издание на първи том). Действието в „Далечни светове“ се развива няколко години след събитията в „Лос Анджелис“ – Аана Ашина, вече бивш Блейд Рънър (или по нашенски - „ловец на хуманоиди”), живее на миньорска колония, заедно с Клео – малкото Време е отново да отскочим до вече отминалото бъдеще с втори том на „Блейд Рънър 2019“ – „Далечни светове“. От „Студио Артлайн“ са се погрижили комиксът да се появи на български по-малко от два месеца след англоезичната си премиера (и появата на българското издание на първи том). Действието в „Далечни светове“ се развива няколко години след събитията в „Лос Анджелис“ – Аана Ашина, вече бивш Блейд Рънър (или по нашенски - „ловец на хуманоиди”), живее на миньорска колония, заедно с Клео – малкото момиче, което тя спаси от корпорация „Тайрел“, под фалшива самоличност. За нейно съжаление, пореден бунт на репликанти разделя нея и Клео. А бащата на момичето – бизнес магната Александър Сълуин, все още не се е отказал от това да я открие и изпраща втори Блейд Рънър – безскрупулната Хайт, да открие Ашина и да я принуди да ѝ помогне да върне детето на Земята. Прочетете ревюто на „Книжни Криле”: https://knijnikrile.wordpress.com/202...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mihail Gasyuk

    В другому томі в плані розкриття світу все набагато краще. Нарешті показують позаземні колонії, життя на яких не дуже веселе. Велетенські ризики, але й гроші можна підняти чималі. Щоправда, репліканти іноді влаштовують бунти та кривавий масакр. Сюжет першого тому продовжується, біглянки намагаються вижити, за дівчинкою відправили нову блейдраннершу. Не чекайте чогось неймовірного, в цій невеличкій збірці вмістилося дуже мало подій, а розв’язка простісінька, бо на неї тицяють пальцем весь час. Гірш В другому томі в плані розкриття світу все набагато краще. Нарешті показують позаземні колонії, життя на яких не дуже веселе. Велетенські ризики, але й гроші можна підняти чималі. Щоправда, репліканти іноді влаштовують бунти та кривавий масакр. Сюжет першого тому продовжується, біглянки намагаються вижити, за дівчинкою відправили нову блейдраннершу. Не чекайте чогось неймовірного, в цій невеличкій збірці вмістилося дуже мало подій, а розв’язка простісінька, бо на неї тицяють пальцем весь час. Гірше за перший том, якщо говорити про насиченість різними пригодами, краще - через доповнення лору і через локації без гнітючих неонових хмарочосів. Жанрово це все ж таки умовний кіберпанк з банальним фіналом другої арки.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Димитър Цолов

    Втората книжка, съдържаща броеве #5-8, е със специално посвещение към Сид Мийд, починалия в края на 2019 американски индустриален дизайнер и визуален футурист, работил като жудожник по всевъзможни продукции - Star Trek, Aliens, Tron... и, разбира се, оригиналният Blade Runeer на Ридли Скот (1982 г.). Кратката му творческа биография след комикса беше любопитен бонус, накарал ме да се разровя в нета. Ето едно десет минутно клипче, даващо обща представа за арт концепциите му https://www.youtube.com Втората книжка, съдържаща броеве #5-8, е със специално посвещение към Сид Мийд, починалия в края на 2019 американски индустриален дизайнер и визуален футурист, работил като жудожник по всевъзможни продукции - Star Trek, Aliens, Tron... и, разбира се, оригиналният Blade Runeer на Ридли Скот (1982 г.). Кратката му творческа биография след комикса беше любопитен бонус, накарал ме да се разровя в нета. Ето едно десет минутно клипче, даващо обща представа за арт концепциите му https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuMIr... Относно графичната новела - успешната формула, включваща динамичен сценарий със задъхано преследване, много екшън стрелби и панели, решени в студените нюанси на синьото и кафявото - е запазена и тук. Седем години са минали от събитията в Blade Runner 2019: Лос Анджелис, а Аш и Клео продължават да са бегълки, укриващи се под фалшиви самоличности на миньорска колония...

  14. 5 out of 5

    Rob Caswell

    Pretty good, but didn't quite connect with me like the first volume. Story takes a time and venue jump. On the plus side it lets you explore more of Blade Runner's extended world, but I felt like "the off world colonies" just looked and felt like an extension of the Blade Runner LA we've already seen. I think they missed a chance to develop something that felt like it was part of the universe, but decidedly off-Earth and unique. Pretty good, but didn't quite connect with me like the first volume. Story takes a time and venue jump. On the plus side it lets you explore more of Blade Runner's extended world, but I felt like "the off world colonies" just looked and felt like an extension of the Blade Runner LA we've already seen. I think they missed a chance to develop something that felt like it was part of the universe, but decidedly off-Earth and unique.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Dakota Morgan

    Off-World picks up a few years after Los Angeles left off, with Cleo and Ash hiding out in a mining colony. Nice to see the Blade Runner universe expanding off Earth. Replicants continue to play a prominent role, though Ash is no longer hunting them. Instead, she's trying to get Cleo to safety. It's a fairly simplistic plot with few surprises. Still, it's carefully paced, sparingly written, and wonderfully illustrated. I'm really digging this series, even if Off-World offered fewer of the hearty Off-World picks up a few years after Los Angeles left off, with Cleo and Ash hiding out in a mining colony. Nice to see the Blade Runner universe expanding off Earth. Replicants continue to play a prominent role, though Ash is no longer hunting them. Instead, she's trying to get Cleo to safety. It's a fairly simplistic plot with few surprises. Still, it's carefully paced, sparingly written, and wonderfully illustrated. I'm really digging this series, even if Off-World offered fewer of the hearty noir twists from the first volume.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Chris Robertson

    Man, this moved fast. I am a slow reader: I like to reflect as I read and savor the art. I did a double take when even I covered over 60 pages in 15 minutes. Made me have to go back and check if I missed something, which I hate. I didn’t. Everything is more skeletal this time, art/story. Sad. The tribute to one of the effects designers for Blade Runner who passed felt more fleshed out. Will still continue the series, but I hope it finishes strong.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Andy

    Wonderful read. Continues the story from the first Volume beautiful and for any fan of Blade Runner, these compliment Blade Runner 2049 and the world created around it with the short films released in the build up to the films theatrical release. Recommended.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Ivaelo Slavov

    И смея да твърдя, че Блейд Рънър е една от най-интересните вселени във фантастиката. А всяка една история добавя още фрагменти към цялостната картина.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    Reasonably brisk. I assume it’ll wrap up at 12 and then be published as another trade and a collected hardcover. The catalogue of alternate covers in the back makes me actively angry.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Chrisie

    Good story, moved quickly.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Ian Dixon

    Stunning Artwork, great storyline.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    I’m a sucker for this world. Short, closed narrative. I hear there’s a few spin-offs coming (2009, 2029)

  23. 4 out of 5

    Caleb Sommerville

    I'll always appreciate more time in this world. I enjoyed the look at "Off-World" in the Blade Runner universe, however brief. I'll always appreciate more time in this world. I enjoyed the look at "Off-World" in the Blade Runner universe, however brief.

  24. 4 out of 5

    PJ

    Mmm not as fun as the first volume. But I ate it up.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ronald

    That was a tight little classic Cyberpunk story. All the problems with the story in volume one gone. The story was clear even with flashbacks. The art was solid. Good stuff!

  26. 4 out of 5

    Vegan Jon

    Very good. The atmosphere is just right. Good story and lovely illustration.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    Enjoying this series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    Great art and story The team delivers again. Read the kindle version which is cool with zoom in on panels. 😃 Buy first book first

  29. 4 out of 5

    Shouvik Roy

  30. 5 out of 5

    TDG505

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