Dynamite’s Battlestar Galactica

It has been a few years since I binged on the 2004 Battlestar Galactica television series. I remember being so thrilled when I discovered it on Netflix. I was familiar with the title, but never gave it a chance during its television run (a mistake I also made with Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Firefly). I was hooked from the first episode and proceeded to watch the entire 4-season run over the course of a few weeks. It quickly became one of my favorite television series. I couldn’t believe that it had eluded my interest for so long.

Six years later, I’m experiencing a newfound interest in comic books. Browsing Black Friday Sales on Comixology, I came across a significantly discounted price on the 2007 Battlestar Galactica comic series. Issue #0 was free, so I had nothing to lose by giving it a go. I was immediately transported to that some place of fascination of half a decade ago.

The story was immersive, the art was beautiful, and the characters (nearly all of our favorites have an important role) were spot-on. I immediately purchased all three volumes in the series.

Writer Greg Pak (X-Treme X-men, Hulk, the new Firefly comic!, etc.) weaves an engaging story that’s true to the franchise, aided with the stunning art of Nigel Raynor and Jonathan Lau.

Chronologically, the series takes place in the middle of second season of the television series. Battlestar Galactica and the rest of the fleet have returned from Kobol. Now they’re facing the ghosts of their past, being forced to unravel the mystery of the ‘Returners’, terrorist plots, a plague, and even more cylons than you might expect. Oh, and a healthy dose a viper dogfight action. Thank the gods!

I won’t spoil the story for you but I’ll say, just as the television series did, this story gets more bizarre the longer it goes on.

Battlestar Galactica fans won’t want to miss this story, especially if, like me, you’ve missed these characters.

Go check it out; you won’t regret it. So say we all.