In Review: Battlestar Galactica Classic #4

Commander Adama’s worst fears have been realized: Galactica has surrendered to a superior power.

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.

The Story

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.

Artwork

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.

Overall

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.

9.6
Battlestar Galactica Classic #4
  • Covers
    9.3
  • 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
2 Comments on this post.
  • Edu Menna
    17 May 2019 at 10:12 pm -

    Hello Ian,

    just correcting about the art – Danie HDR did only the first 4 pages of this edition ….. So, the Aliens that you quoted as the strong point of the issue, were a created and designed by me, ok?

    hugs
    Edu

    • Ian Cullen
      17 May 2019 at 10:58 pm -

      Thanks for that. I tend to get artist credit from whatever source is nearest at the time. Am going to have to totally Ditch Comixology as a source because they don’t seem to update their information.

      Art generally for alien, ships and backdrops seems to have been really strong generally. The character likenesses though are not really in keeping with the TV show. They remind me more of the likenesses that we had in the old Marvel strips from back in the late 70s and early 80s, which I am guessing is probably the point.

      But all that said. I’m just glad that the original series is getting so much love from you guys. Because I was not a fan of the bleaker and darker re-imagined series.

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