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Battlestar Galactica Season Zero – issue #1 September 12, 2007

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Though there isn’t any new Battlestar Galactica on the tube , there is some great stuff at the comic book store.

I just finished reading Battlestar Galactica Season Zero issue #1 and…WOW great frakking stuff. Solid plot and character stuff..art isn’t fantastic but it’s not bad either.

The 6-issue Season Zero series follows Commander Adama and crew as they take on their first mission on board the Galactica. Though this is issue #1 its not actually the first issue in this series.

As reviewed here on ShowMeSciFi.com there was an issue zero for season zero – it was arguably the most widely read/printed/distributed Battlestar Galactica comic book of all time.

Star Wars TIE Fighter Oreo Cookie August 24, 2007

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We’ve all seen the crazy news stories where someone has seen the face of the virgin mary or jesus in a piece of toast and tried to sell it on eBay.

Apparently one dude thinks his Orea cookie looks like an Imperial TIE fighter from Star Wars.

This braniac has started the bidding at $2.97 for cookie (normally you’d buy a whole pack for that price). It’s unclear as to whether or not the imperial march or the TIE fighter ‘wwhooooosh’ will echo in your ears if you actually take a bite of this blessed Oreo.

eBay Oreo TIE Fighter Auction

[oh and hey don’t all Oreo cookies look like this? Now if he found an Oreo that looked like an AT-AT Walker or Yoda…that would be something…]

Star Wars Legacy Issue # 14 Cade Skywalker Captured by Sith July 16, 2007

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Star Wars: Legacy #14–Claws of the Dragon pt. 1 is the first issue of a new story arc in which we will finally find out who Darth Krayt really is .

This is yet another awesome issue that is brilliant drawn and written. Cade Skywalker makes his way to Coruscant where he is ultimately captured by the Sith. It is also painfully obvious that Cade is more comfortable with a blaster than with using the force, something that isn’t a suprise I suppose since he did leave his Jedi roots behind for many years.

Though this issue is a stepping to stone to issue 15 – which is likely one of the most highly anticipated Star Wars comic book releases in a generation – it’s still worthy of much merit and praise.

We learn that Darth Krayt is dying and that Cade Skywalker may be his only chance for survival.
The Mynock (Cade’s ship) has got some info on it and thnx to a friendly Hutt, that info is going to fall into friendly hands.

Oh and the art…WOW…we see the first real shots of Coruscant in the Legacy era and of the Legacy era Tie Fighter (which are sort of like Tie Interceptors on steroids).

That said…i can hardly contain my enthusiasm for issue 15. FINALLLY we’ll find out who Darth Krayt is.

I wonder if anyone in the ShowMeSciFi discussion forum is actually right.

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Apocalpyse #3 May 14, 2007

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All-Out War as the Galactica and her Viper’s do battle with the Cylons and their Raiders as Adama has ordered the virus released against the Cylon Empire! But, all doesn’t go as planned for Starbuck as he finds himself left behind on the Cylon world!

Another solid issue in a real solid storyline.

Starbuck getting stuck behind isn’t anything particularly inventive but he was just about to propose to Cassie so that kinda adds a twist to the whole thing. Only one issue to go and then this series is done.
Will all the cylons turn into reptiles and Will Galactica make it to Earth?

Just a few more weeks and then we’ll all find out.

Battlestar Galactica Season Zero Issue Zero – The Most Popular BSG comic of all time??? May 9, 2007

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bsgseasonzero.jpgThe series has barely begun but Battlestar Galactica Season Zero can already lay claim to being the most popular BSG comic book of all time.

How can that be??? It’s only at issue Zero.

EASY.

Dynamite gave issue Zero away.

On Free Comic Book Day.

They gave away …drum roll please…

….

100,000 COPIES

Is it any good? Not really. It’s a pre TV movie era prequel that likely won’t ever be considered to be canon. Adama crosses into Cylon space to rescue a lost expedition and run into..surprise surprise – CYLONS.

Kinda reminds me of the bulldog episode.

Artwork is crap and the story is real baseline. But hey it was FREE.

Battlestar Galatica Zarek issue # 4 The Circle Is Complete April 29, 2007

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Zarek isn’t just a freedom fighter, he’s also a hero that saved lives when the Cylon invasion happened.

What’s more he returned to the prison barge that was transferring him to a parole hearing once he saved people from the Cylons.

AMAZing.

I’m not sure if this Battlestar Galactica Zarek series is considered to be BSG canon, but it should be.

From the first issue all the way to this last one, Zarek has held my attention with solid action, plot and character development of Zarek.

Zarek is a somewhat misunderstood BSG character, piece by piece in the SciFi show they’ve pulled out tidbits of his backstory…BUT this comic book series IS the backstory.

If you missed individual issues at your local retailer, you’re still in luck. A tradepaperback version of the collected four issue set will be out in July.

Battlestar Galatica Zarek issue # 3 April 27, 2007

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Continuing from the first two issues in this series (which ShowMeSciFi reviewed here), this third issue take us into Zarek’s life behind bars.

Zarek is of course a beloved character because of Richard Hatch and the classic BSG attachment BUT this comic book series takes it to another level.

Out in the public Zarek’s story was definitely interesting, behind bars its even better. What kind of genius is this dude? A real methodical and well organized one.

It’s too bad this is only a four issue series but then again, it is only filling in a very specific gap.Who is Tom Zarek and how did he end up on the prison barge?

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Apocalypse issue #2 – Cylons came from snakes?! April 17, 2007

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With the popularity of the new re-imagined Battlestar Galactica, there has been alot of speculation about how the Cylons evolved from machines to flesh and blood.

Cylon Apocalypse issue #2 offers a potential answer – though it will never EVER show up in the new series – since Cyclon Apocalypse is a classic era based comic.

Long story short is that the Cylon are experimenting with some kind of biogenic substance that reverts the cylons to a reptilian/mamilian form.

In this issue of the comic (which continues from the excellent issue #2). Adama decides to try and negotiate with a Cylon viceroy but as well all know there is no negation with the cylon.

GREAT FRAKKING STUFF. It really makes me wish that the new show was
a) actually on now instead of on an 8 month hiatus
b) that the new show had an imperious leader, viceroys and cylon mainframe worlds.

In the absence of the SciFi show, the Dynamite Entertainment comic series is THE BEST BSG thing running.

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Apocalypse – issue #1 April 12, 2007

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Dual revelations rock the rag-tag fleet as a routine Viper patrol puts them on the edge of a bizarre scene – Cylon Raiders attacking one of their own Basestars!

With the regular SciFi channel series out till January..comics are the only salvation for BSG fans.

Dynamites Cylon Apocalypse is a welcome respite…

Sure it’s classic era stuff..and sure they now use the word FRAK alot more often..

But it’s good (pulp) fun. Art is rudimentary but o.k, story is predictable but entertaining.

This is the first issue in a four issue set and one that we’ll continue to review here on ShowMeSciFi till it’s conclusion.

What happens when New Cylons Find Old Cylons? April 6, 2007

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Just because SciFi network has no new episodes of Battlestar Galactica for another 8 months doesn’t mean that their aren’t ‘new’ BSG stories being told.

The Battlestar Galactica comic series is one such outlet

The current thread in Dynamite Entertainments main BSG #7 has a wickedly cool plot line where the fleet finds an ancient antebellum Cylon fleet (that is pre-cylon war cylons – the cylons that the colonies used to fight earch other at one point and look like te ones from the classic series – By Your Command – and all that..)that ends up taking commands from Adama. He then uses the old cylons to fight the new ones.

Why can’t the TV show do stuff like that?

I guess it’s cause Mr.Moore and crew are too tied up worrying about big moral issues and frakking around with character issues rather than trying to whoop it up with some good cylon on cylon smackdown action.

AT this point, with the show off the air for 8 months, Dynamite’s BSG comics series really is the BEST BSG ticket around.

Oh and if you ever doubted that Starbuck is a Cylon…don’t.  Just check out the cover (above) for issue number 7!

Battlestar Galactica Zarek -issues 1 and 2 February 22, 2007

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The first Battlestar Galactica comic series that I read from Dyanamite was decent but not dynamite (gotta love puns). Zarek is another story altogether.
and
yes

IT’S DYNOMITE.

The only reason why anyone cares about Zarek in the show is because the character is played by Classic Battlestar Galactica veteran Richard Hatch. The Zarek comic dives deep into Zarek’s past and in the first two issues that i’ve read thus far, provides a riveting tale that kept me turning the pages.
The art in this series is also very solid, morso than in the Dynamite’s regular Battlestar Galactica comic.

This is SciFi comic book story telling at its finest and is definitely not to be missed.