Written by Cullen Bunn
Illustrations by Alex Sanchez
Colors by Daniela Miwa
Letters by Sal Cipriano
Published by Dynamite Comics
Release Date: 8/3/2016
“In The Beginning”
This week writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Harrow County) takes us back to the late seventies with Battlestar Galactica #1. Along with artists Alex Sanchez (Katana) and Daniela Miwa (Shaft), Bunn revisits the classic BSG universe in this third volume from Dynamite Comics.
Synopsis: After nearly being destroyed to the brink of extinction, what’s left of humanity finds itself on the run from the Cylons. The truce that once existed between the twelve colonies is no more as the Colonial Fleet under the command of the Battlestar Galactica searches for refuge and the legendary 13th colony which is rumored to have settled on Earth.
The Art: The illustrations from Sanchez have a sort of obscure and distorted look which actually works well, especially with the colors from Daniela Miwa which really defines the pencil work. The action sequences are nicely captured as are the Adama scenes where the colors truly express the unknown
The Writing: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it over and over again, Bunn has a knack for storytelling, and he pays great respect to the BSG universe by taking these characters we are all familiar with and breathing new life into them. The Adama/Baltar scenes were intriguing and the cliffhanger was unexpected and has me looking forward to where Bunn might be going with this. Bunn has done his research as he references the episodes “Saga of a Star World” and “Hand of God” which might prove relevant to the direction the series takes.
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.
REVIEW: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1
Peter Rodriguez (Geek Sushi)