Titan Comics has announced a Blade Runner: Black Lotus comic book series is currently in production. Simply called Blade Runner: Black Lotus, the comic will be a four-part mini series and will serve as a sequel to the Black Lotus anime series which debuted back toward the end of 2021.
The series is being written by Nancy Collins (Swamp Thing, Predator) and illustrated by Enid Balam (Hawkeye: Kate Bishop). Alternate cover art for the first issue has also been created by Junggeun Yoon, Creees Lee, Concept Art, and Mico Suayan.
The Blade Runner: Black Lotus comic will focus on Elle, the katana-weilding main protagonist of the anime series who is also a replicant. The comic is set to expand on the world and plot introduced in the anime which has some unique characteristics that set it apart from other Blade Runner media.
Elle, aka Black Lotus, hoped she could leave behind her violent past and find a new life. But is that possible in a world where Replicants are still hunted and feared?-Titan Comics
The Blade Runner: Black Lotus anime debuted in November, 2021 on Crunchy Roll who handled worldwide distribution of the series. The English-dubbed release was distributed by Adult Swim and premiered on their Toonami programming block. The CGI-animated series was met with overall critical acclaim, with a few criticizing it for its lack of traditional hand-drawn animation and it’s slight departure from the traditional feel of Blade Runner.
The Blade Runner: Black Lotus comic is set to debut June 1st of this year and can be pre-ordered now from Titan Comics. This would be the fourth Blade Runner comic series based on the cinematic universe created by Ridley Scott, following Blade Runner Origins, Blade Runner 2019, and Blade Runner 2029.
Personally speaking, I thought the Black Lotus anime was brilliant and beautiful. Elle is a very interesting character and I’m very much looking forward to seeing her story continue. The Blade Runner comics have all been brilliant so far, so we’ll see if Black Lotus follows suit this June.
[Source: Anime News Network]