Synopsis: Commander Adama’s worst fears have been realized: Galactica has surrendered to a superior power. Now, Captain Apollo’s cleverness is all that stands between humanity and its final annihilation. That, and one of Starbuck’s wild schemes!
Review: The long-awaited fourth issue of Classic Battlestar Galactica brings all the plot threads together in order to build up to what could be a fantastic conclusion in the remaining issues.
Having been betrayed by the Akaatti Adama is in a very dark place. The fleet has been taken, but all is not lost. Starbuck with help from Colonel Tigh has begun efforts to retake The Rising Star.
The Akaatti have planned a rendezvous point with Baltor where they will deliver the fleet, but Baltar still wants Adama and the Galactica.
Meanwhile, a chance of redemption comes Adama’s way when the Comitat put him on trial for his crimes against them.
HDR brings us some stunning images of the Galactica and the Comitat ship as well as Baltar’s Basestars. While Edu Menna’s drawings of the various different alien species making up the Comitat are a particularly strong point.
Again. As with my comments on previous issues. The likenesses to the characters on the original series are not quite there. So we are very much working with an artists interpretation, which is not necessarily a bad thing, But for someone like me who loved the original series and can be a bit fussy about such things. It can get a little distracting.
John Jackson Miller’s storyline for this arc is really starting to take shape and is very true to the kinds of stories that the original Battlestar Galactica series told when it was at its best and wasn’t using rejected scripts from Bonanza.
I really enjoyed the relationship that Adama builds with the Comitat, which builds up to a really dramatic closing page. I look forward to issue 5 whenever it drops. Hopefully, the wait will not be too long.