Battlestar Galactica: The Death Of Apollo #1

Battlestar Galactica: The Death Of Apollo #1

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Dietrich Smith Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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The shocking new Battlestar Galactica event starts here! The fleet has been travelling for ten years, and at last the human survivors seem to be leaving the war and the Cylons behind them. But the threats never go away. A voice from the past and a bizarre twist of fate leads Galactica into danger once again, and events will take place that will change everything, forever. A milestone in Battlestar continuity, by Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett and cosmic superstar artist Dietrich Smith.

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Logan Dalton Dec 3, 2014

    Abnett's character-driven writing and Dietrich Smith's clean, photo-realistic art make Death of Apollo #1 a great introduction to classic Battlestar Galactica as well as a solid start to the end of its journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - AJ Dec 9, 2014

    Dietrich Smith's pencils are fairly good in this issue and they certainly evoke images of the classic show, given what I see in this issue and what I've seen of the old show in stills and random videos. And that's perfect since it helps pull me into the story and I just can't let go as a result. There can be some panels where the characters' faces are a over-exaggerated or the dimensions are just wrong, but by and large Dietrich brings a strong vitality to this issue that is then perfectly reflected in the colours by Frank Gamboa. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Dec 2, 2014

    The artwork is deliberately very reminiscent of the original television series. This is nowhere more true than in Smith's depictions of the technology of the original series. The technical quality of his artwork is outstanding. His attention to detail is impeccable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Dec 8, 2014

    OnceApollo and company make it to the lost vessel, things start to kick off whereBattlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo really finds its solid footing. Abnett does a good job weaving together pre-existing iconography and mythology of the Battlestar Galactica universe to create his narrative. You get the sense he really got deep into what makes the series tick and pluck the best bitsabout the classic Battlestar Galactica show. With all being said, the safe, limited feel becomes a niggling problem with Death of Apollo. Compared to Dynamite's other new release this week, Shaft, Death of Apollo is a better-constructed comic, but far less innovative or imaginative in what it wants to do with its characters and its universe. It's still quite good and I'm thoroughly interested in where Abnett will go next with his story, I just hope that he takes it in a more bold and daring direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Dec 8, 2014

    But hey if youre a fan of the toaster glory of Galactica 78, you will absolutely enjoy this in-continuity comic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Dec 4, 2014

    So I guess the long and the short of it is that this didn't really click with me per se, but if you're a fan of Galactica '78, I can absolutely see how you might enjoy this book. If you're more into new Galactica, you'll see things that'll make you smile, but as said, the story may be a little bit lost on you. Read Full Review

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