In Review: Battlestar Galactica Vs. Battlestar Galactica #4

Count Baltar has returned, and who knows what plans he has for Gaius as he springs him from prison.

Synopsis: Count Baltar has returned, and who knows what plans he has for Gaius as he springs him from prison. Meanwhile, a Cylon basestar acquires a most unexpected and deadly visitor, and Kali has a meeting with Athena that goes extremely badly.

Review: The saga of Battlestar Galactica: BSG Vs BSG continues and we get a bit more from Kali in regards to her origins and a reasonable explanation for why she has survived for thousands of years, but with this revelation comes a stark warning that in many ways begins to fulfil the very premise of this comic book series.

Peter David does a great job of laying out Kali’s backstory and it provides a lot of intriguing story opportunity for this saga to move forward. Thankfully we move away from the somewhat silly fanboy fantasy of the two Starbuck’s and get some real meat and potatoes in this issue.

Moving the story into even more intrigue is the reappearance of Count Iblis, who unfortunately looks nothing like Patrick McNee. Unfortunately, this can be said for all the original BSG characters. Artist Johnny Desjardins has done fairly well on the likeness of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica Universe, but when it comes to the character likenesses from the original show. He’s dropped the ball a fair bit. This is fairly easy to overlook given the quality of the writing of this issue, but frankly, as I am more a fan of the 1970’s original than I am of the re-imagined version of the show. It is hard for me to personally ignore.

Overall. Despite my issues with the artwork. This is a case of a damn good story taking shape. I love the fact that Iblis has come into play here and wonder how long it will be before the ship of lights shows up. This issue has a few shocking moments and sees one of the Adama’s acting very much out of character.

9
Battlestar Galactica Vs. Battlestar Galactica #4
  • Covers
    9.8
  • Story
    9.5
  • Artwork
    7.5
  • Lettering
    9.0
  • Colours
    9.3

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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