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Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol 3 #1 (a.k.a. "In the Beginning")
Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol 3 #1 (a.k.a. "In the Beginning")
An issue of the Dynamite series.
Issue No. 1
Writer(s) Cullen Bunn
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Penciller(s) Alex Sanchez
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Colorist(s) Daniela Miwa
Letterer(s) Sal Cipriano
Editor(s) Matt Idelson
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Cover Artist(s) Alex Sanchez (Cover A)
Butch Guice (Cover B)
Juan Doe (Cover C)
Michael Adams (Cover D)
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Published August 3, 2016
Collects
Collected in Battlestar Galactica: Folly of the Gods
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ISBN 725130250643
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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![1]

Plot

  • A black hole materializes out of nowhere, trapping Galactica and its The Fleet. Unable to escape, Adama orders the Fleet to fly directly into the singularity.
  • In transit, a tanker explodes, knocking Adama unconscious and causing damage to Galactica's control center.
  • Colonel Tigh communicates to the Fleet following its transit through the black hole, reassuring its members that despite the damages and casualties that they will get through their current predicament.
  • Apollo visits the life center where Doctor Salik and Cassiopeia tend to Adama. Salik informs Apollo that Adama has suffered a severe concussion, which has been effectively treated; Salik remains puzzled as to why Adama remains comatose for over 20 centars, noting that Adama's brain activity is well into the conscious range.

Adama

  • In a dream state, Adama finds himself in his quarters, and is summoned by a voice noting that his "presence is required."
  • Adama then finds himself on the planet that Baltar was left upon, where "Baltar" explains that "we are, all of us, being summoned." As Adama justifies his decision to maroon Baltar in a humane manner despite Baltar's very betrayal of the human race, "Baltar" replies that he "still found hell" in Adama's compassionate act.
  • Adama finds himself amongst Cylons in a basestar throne room, with "Baltar" berating him for bringing a "human evil" into their midst.
  • Adama leaves and finds himself on Galactica's Core Command, reliving the opening attack at Cimtar and asks a befuddled Tigh if they can stop it from happening again.

Patrol

  • Meanwhile, Apollo leads Starbuck, Boomer and Sheba on a reconnaissance of the new realm they have been deposited into. After consoling a worried Apollo about his father, Sheba detects a planet, thickly-ringed with debris of derelicts. Boomer compares the planet to another one in the Hovian sector, itself featuring a unique magnetic field attracting derelict vessels in the same way.
  • The Viper patrol makes planet fall, and the Warriors encounter a large group of marooned survivors who desire to celebrate the blessings "to those who fell from the heavens and lived."
  • Sheba discovers a large impact crater nearby; Starbuck elects to proceed down to its center, wanting to determine what kind of ship had made it. Apollo elects to ask their welcoming committee for information before climbing down a bottomless pit.

Lucifer's Pursuit

  • At the exit to the singularity, Lucifer's lone basestar enters the realm, discovering intense interference and signs of destroyed Colonial vessels from the Fleet.
  • Lucifer orders squadrons to scout ahead, with plans to achieve what the Cylon Empire has failed to do thus far: destroy the remaining humans.
  • In this endeavor, they encounter an attacking force... that force is also Cylon.

Notes

Publication Releases

  • A version of this issue, the Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1 Rare Butch Guice "Virgin Art" Edition, released 3 August 2016. Per the publisher:
    Industry legend Butch Guice provides his unique perspective on sci-fi television's greatest space fantasy with this super-rare variant edition, presented here without trade dressing for your enjoyment![2]

Timeline

Nods

Miscellany

  • While Boxey and Muffit are seen, they do not participate in this tale.

Analysis

Questions

  • How does a "black hole" mysteriously appear right before Galactica without warning? (Answer)
  • Is there an external force keeping Adama in a coma? (Answer)
  • Is Adama able to influence the past at the Battle of Cimtar? (Answer)
  • What ship crashed on the Iblis' planet that caused the huge impact crater?
  • What are the motives of the denizens of said planet who come to welcome them?
  • Where did the other Cylons come from, and why are they attacking Lucifer's forces? (Partial Answer)

Noteworthy Dialogue

Lucifer: That ship—and the humans it houses—is far too annoying to be destroyed so easily. And so... here we are... pursuing our enemy through a black hole... into the heart of unknown space. But the Colonials will not hide for long. Dispatch scouts at once.
Centurion: By your command.
Lucifer: Here... in uncharted territory... I will do what the Cylon Empire has failed to do thus far. I—above all—will be a Cylon like no other.


Related Imagery

Covers

Other Incentives

Earlier Unused Iterations

The following are unused concept covers that differ from the final released product.

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. Classic Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1 (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 24 March 2020.
  2. Battlestar Galactica Vol. 3 #1 Rare Butch Guide "Virgin Art" Edition (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 24 March 2020.