In Review: Battlestar Galactica Classic #2

The Galactica’s struggle is lonely no more, its fleet now joined now by humanity’s new allies, the Okaati.

Synopsis: The Galactica’s struggle is lonely no more, its fleet now joined now by humanity’s new allies, the Okaati. But even as Captain Apollo wonders whether it was right to seek safety in numbers, the Comitat and the Cylons have been meeting — and plotting!

Review: John Jackson Miller’s Classic Battlestar Galactica adventure continues, and this latest issue offers up more action and intrigue.

The Story

This issue continues from where the last one left off. Baltar and the Cylons have made contact with the Comitat and hope to form an alliance, but the Comitat are not up for any compromises.

Meanwhile, The Galactica’s alliance with the Okaati is going pretty smoothly and a successful raid on a Tylium plant have given Adama renewed hope, but could things be a little too good to be true?

The Artwork

Daniel HDR’s art continues to feel very true to the 1970’s comic books, which were done by Marvel, but with more modern coloring and line work. There are a few fun moments in this issue such as the panels in which Starbuck and the Okaati warrior Grust initiate a raid on a Cylon Tylum depot. HDR captures Starbucks casual demeanor and devil may care swagger perfectly.

We even get to see Jolly in this issue who looks a litter healthier in comic book form than he did on the series.

Overall

This book continues to impress me with a story that could easily have been an episode of the original Battlestar Galactica. It was great to see some of the less prominent characters get a part in this issue. People such as Jolly, who we only saw in some of the combat situations and of course Dr. Wilker who was more a recurring character on the show than a mainstay.

I loved the dialogue between Starbuck and the Cylons guarding the Tylium. It felt very much like the Starbuck that fans of the classic series knew and loved from the classic show. So much so that I could hear Dirk Benedict speaking the lines in my head when I was reading.

This issue will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, December 12. If you’re a Classic Galactica fan. This is a must-read.

9.6
Battlestar Galactica Classic #2
  • Covers
    9.2
  • Story
    9.8
  • Artwork
    9.5
  • Lettering
    9.5
  • Colours
    9.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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