Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo 2

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Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #2
Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo #2
An issue of the Dynamite series.
Issue No. 2
Writer(s) Dan Abnett
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Penciller(s) Dietrich Smith
Inker(s)
Colorist(s) Fran Gamboa
Letterer(s) Simon Bowland
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Cover Artist(s) Mike Mayhew (Cover A)
Dietrich Smith (Cover B)
Livio Ramondelli (Cover C)
Ardian Syaf (Cover D)
Adaptation of
Published January 2015
Collects
Collected in Battlestar Galactica: Death of Apollo
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ISBN 725130224408
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The Colonial Fleet has finally found an unexpected promise of salvation, after ten years of desperate survival. Yet is it all it seems to be? The Cylons have been quiet for a long time, but they never sleep and they never give up. Apollo and his fellow warriors embark on a dangerous mission to unlock the truth... and the consequences will change the lives of all aboard the Galactica forever. The shocking, continuity-shaking story continues from cosmic superstar writer Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy)!.[1]

Plot

  • Major Apollo's squadron escorts Taurella back to the Fleet. Captain Athena directs Countess Sephoni's shuttle to launch bay alpha.
  • In core command, Commander Adama celebrates the return of the ship and Sephoni, commenting that her psionic gifts are well known and that she could be of assistance in their quest to find Earth. He reminds Colonel Tigh of Athena's previous advocacy of psionics, where Tigh replies that he's simply glad to be reunited with survivors.
  • A full ceremonial welcome is ordered and executed. Apollo presents Adama to Sephoni and her court. In the initial meeting, Sephoni senses Adama's hesitation, where he notes that he wonders "not what they have seen, but what they haven't."
  • In a lounge, Sephoni (accompanied by Taurella's Captain Rekort) tells Adama, Tigh and various assembled command echelon crewmembers of her divination of Earth's location, and tells of her survival from being hounded by the Cylons. She claims to have heard the clarion call of human minds of the Thirteenth Colony, and upon divining their coordinates, sought to divine the location of the Fleet. This is when she was able to connect with Xam's mind and ascertain their location.
  • Later, Captain Starbuck ruminates "in an existential manner" on Sephoni's endowments, but is quickly brought to heel by Adama who opens the floor for discussion regarding Earth's coordinates.
  • Athena advocates for sending a recon patrol to the coordinates, while Tigh also agrees, despite his misgivings on the efficacy of psionics. Apollo volunteers himself and two "new graders," Zurel and Neats, to head up the recon patrol over Starbuck's objections.
  • With the meeting adjourned, Apollo discusses his decision with Starbuck, reasoning that should things go badly he'll need Starbuck to be by Xam's side. They discuss Starbuck's plan to live forever, and how that ties into Apollo's continued existence as well, seeing as he doesn't want to be forever lonely in his ascended plane of existence.
  • Major Apollo's search flight trio launches, finding a dead moon at the coordinates. Zurel gets a magnetic reading, which on the other side of the moon reveals itself to be a Cylon super basestar flanked by a massive swarm of Raiders.
  • On Galactica, Adama orders red and blue squadrons to launch, but is stopped by Apollo as he reports on the size of the forces and advocates for the Fleet to flee.
  • In due course, the encounter turns disastrous and all are horrified as Apollo's last transmission is severed.
  • A shocked Adama orders Tigh to move the Fleet to escape. Sephoni offers her condolences, and Adama orders her and her court to be incarcerated on the suspicion of being Cylon agents.
  • As Athena and Tigh hug in mourning for Apollo, a rampaging and distraught Starbuck storms core command. Adama tells him that Apollo is gone.
  • Boomer reports to the bachelor officer's quarters, informing them of Apollo's fate and that telemetry confirmed Apollo's snuff dive.
  • Sheba's thoughts go to Boxey and to who will be telling him. As it turns out, that burden is on Adama and Athena.

Notes

Releases

  • An additional exclusive subscription variant cover (Cover D) featuring the work of Ardian Syaf was made available to "comic shop subscribers and limited to initial orders."

Artworks

  • Mike Mayhew's original artwork for "Cover A" was done in watercolor on 11" x 17" Fabriano Artistico 140lb. hot press watercolor paper, painted with a combination of both hand-brush and airbrushing techniques. As of 7 November 2021, Mayhew's sale price for the unique piece is $2,500.00 USD.[2]

Nods

  • Sheba's romantic relationship with Apollo seems to have dissipated, given her reaction to Boomer's news regarding Apollo's demise.

Errata

Analysis

Questions

Noteworthy Dialogue

  • Dialogue 1
    Speaker 1: Dialogue.
  • Dialogue 2
    Speaker 1: Dialogue.

Related Imagery

Covers

Preview Pages

Please Note: These are used for promotional purposes by the publisher, and are provided here in the same vein.

External links

References

  1. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE DEATH OF APOLLO #2 (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 06 November 2021.
  2. Mike Mayhew Original BATTLESTAR GALACTICA DEATH OF APOLLO #2 Cover Painting (backup available on Archive.org) (in English). Retrieved on 7 November 2021.