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Byron Brewer

Advanced Review: Battlestar Galactica #5


Even though it is not on the great DCU or Marvel Universe canvases, fan favorite sci-fi writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are continuing to create cosmic adventures in the mold of the former NBC television series Battlestar Galactica. With these classic characters, DnA are spinning out enthralling, high-quality comic book stories.

In issue 5 of Battlestar Galactica, Starbuck and Apollo find themselves in an alternate reality where the Galactica does not exist, where the villainous Cylons dominate the galaxy and where the humans are taking their final stand against the robotic aliens … and losing.

Against this background, the classic sci-fi buddy duo attempts to aid the resistance fighters against overwhelming odds as extinction begins to rear its ugly head for mankind. The displaced heroes must take a chance to save these rebels, but it may mean no return ticket home, to the Galactica and the ones Starbuck and Apollo love.

DnA are doing a great job of bringing life to these classic characters, making you care about them even though their original memories seem far away. These writers are talented enough to make you forget this is a franchise spun from an old Universal TV series and make you see these characters in a fresh, new light. In short, the circumstances will blow your mind!

The art does not always live up to the DnA script, but Cezar Razek does a competent job of interpreting the plot and carrying the action of the star-spanning tale. Some figures are clumsy, but the facial expressions, panel arrangements and action scenes are well executed. Not a bad package.

DnA are still doing cosmic. Check it out.

“Battlestar Galactica” #5 hits stands next Wednesday!