Battlestar Galactica #1

Battlestar Galactica #1

Writer: Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett Artist: Cezar Razek Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: May 15, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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MEMORIAL Part 1! 2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series and to celebrate Dynamite is launching a brand new series, written by cosmic supremos, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (Legion, Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy)! Set in classic BSG continuity, this series celebrates 35 years of epic space opera when, following a surprise Cylon attack, Adama and the crew of the Galactica are forced to deploy Dr Zee's experimental temporal weapons with unexpected results that leave Apollo and Starbuck lost in time and space in an alternate reality with no Galactica and no way of returning home!

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk May 13, 2013

    While I still prefer Katee Sackhoff's Starbuck to Dirk Benedict's any day of the week, Abnet and Lanning's Battlestar Galactica looks like it will be a worthy entry into the space epic's long and storied history. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Midnight Logic - Atlee Greene May 21, 2013

    The possibilities of which rabbit hole this could go down was fun to explore. Ultimately, they go down a different avenue than whatwas unexpected and that made me immediately excited for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 15, 2013

    This is a very interesting take on the original Battlestar Galactica characters. It starts out completely feeling as fans of the show would want and expect. We slowly see more until the story gives us a crazy twist. Because of this, there's no telling where the direction of this series will take us. That adds to the excitement of seeing something different rather than just trying to retell the original stories. Cezar Razek's art does a great job in capture the likeness of the original actors. The colors are nicely done but almost feels as if it's too much at times. Too much color in sci-fi comics makes the presentation feel overly artificial. As a fan of the original show, I'm digging this direction. Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning know how to tell space stories and even if you think you know all about these characters, you'll find yourself nicely surprised by the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy May 18, 2013

    This was my favorite book of the week and one that I put at the bottom of my read list so that I read it last and it stayed forefront in my mind. I was glad to hear this was book was coming out, but was hesitant at first because most TV adaptations are either really good or really bad. This was the former. I'm looking forward to the next issue and I can say that if you are a fan of the original series you will love this continuation too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene May 20, 2013

    Ultimately, they go down a different avenue than what was unexpected and that made me immediately excited for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez May 14, 2013

    Overall, a pretty solid start to reviving the classic Battlestar Galactica. It's not the amazing opener I was expecting, but we're just gettingstarted. The story is set up, we really have no idea what's coming. Fans of theoriginalshow should definitely hopon board. The writing is off tounenthusiasticstart, but I see itimproving. Battlestar Galactica is officially back. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 19, 2013

    Those hoping for a comic book follow-up to the recent series, or even something continuing the prematurely aborted Caprica, may be disappointed to find that this is based on the original Glen A. Larson series from the 1970s. Yet it's still a great licence for Dynamite to keep exploiting, not least of which when sci-fi masters Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning (collectively known as DnA) are aboard for their take on this series. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Brandon Dingess May 20, 2013

    "Battlestar Galactica" #1 filled a campy, space-opera-sized hole in my heart. It suffers, of course, from having to introduce the original series to readers who may be more familiar with Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff as Adama, Apollo and Starbuck respectively. This first issue wasn't stellar, but it was a solid effort and looks like it might build into something interesting. If you liked any iteration of BSG, then check it out (except "Galactica 1980"""if that's your favorite, then you stop reading and go contemplate your errors of judgment); if you stick around for a couple of months your devotion may be rewarded. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp May 21, 2013

    The art by Cezar Rezak isn't bad but certainly doesn't do much to make a story that's focused mostly on explaining the basics of the classic storyline for new readers all that interesting. And despite the absurdity of time missiles, the plot to this first issue by co-writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning feels sluggish and even, at times, uninspired. As much as I'd like to give this title time, there's not much here to prompt me to pick up next month's issue. Pass. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 15, 2013

    "Battlestar Galactica" #1 is a fun comic in places, but there are too many elements that are not fun. Exposition and flat dialogue isn't the sort of thing to lure people in. The high concept at the end is fun but it's saved for the cliffhanger when maybe it should have dropped earlier so we might see what is being done with it. With just this issue, this relaunch feels a little flat and that's a real shame. There was the opportunity for much fun, and while it's hinted at, that doesn't mean I had any. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - Jeff Marsick May 16, 2013

    Abnett and Lanning pureed a mixture of original characters, bad dialogue and tired clichs into this lumbering piece of fan-fiction. Read Full Review

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