Battlestar Galactica #1

Writer: Cullen Bunn Artist: Alex Sanchez Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

The Galactica's search for sanctuary takes them beyond the limits of known reality and into a cosmic mystery where the hunters become the hunted, ruin and despair dot the skies, and Adama goes where friend and family can't follow. Cullen Bunn (Sinestro Corps, The Sixth Gun, Deadpool & The Mercs for Money) and Alex Sanchez (Mad Max: Ride, 30 Days Of Night: Spreading the Disease, Katana) invite you on a journey unlike any in the annals of Battlestar Galactica!

  • 8.3
    Geek Sushi - Peter Rodriguez Aug 4, 2016

    Having been decades since I've seen the classic BSG episodes, and being more familiar with the modern interpretation, I was uncertain if this first issue would appeal to me. As a matter of fact, it wasn't even on my radar and the only reason I read it was because of Bunn. What I discovered was an incredibly well-crafted and entertaining strong debut issue that rekindled my interest for the original television series, and another comic series to add to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Jeremy Radick Aug 3, 2016

    Though Battlestar Galactica #1 doesn't reinvent the wheel, it does provide a strong opening issue for the series, eschewing the cheesiness of the 1970's show by giving it a contemporary feel without losing the charm of the source material.Writer Cullen Bunn opts to get the ball rolling right away and though it remains to be seen whether or not the various mysteries he sets up will tie together, for a first issue it does the job of hooking you in. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Aug 3, 2016

    Overall its hard to really place Battlestar Galactica " it seems to have potential and it has some very good art, but it does require a some research if you haven't watched the series before to fully understand it. It seems a little silly in places but perhaps that will be a charm to it. With this first issue it is hard to get a good grip on the series tone so it could turn it around. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Bryan Brown Aug 3, 2016

    In the end this did not put me off completely on this new volume of Battlestar Galactica. As a fan I remain intrigued by these characters and their stories. It is nice that Cullen Bunn did a nice job treating the characters and franchise with an amount of respect. It just would have been nice to have a truly fresh story without so many recollections from past episodes. I am a fan of Bunn's work, but this isn't going to be an issue he's remembered for. This issue is just good enough to get you coming back for at least issue two. That second issue has a lot riding on it if Dynamite plans on making this series a hit. Read Full Review

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