I rarely review the same comic book two issues in a row, even though I am pretty sure I am the only one here at Word of the Nerd who even picked up this book. Battlestar Galactica, it has been done and redone then done again. I do have to admit that in spite of the repetition that this series so far has been fresh and entertaining. My review of issue 1 will probably sound a lot like this one and I will try not to repeat myself too much.
Apollo and Starbuck find themselves in a desperate situation as they discover the Galactica has been displaced in time, leaving them no refuge from Cylon pursuit. What they soon discover is that things and people have changed around them and that they are the ones who’ve been displaced. Struggling to find answers, Starbuck is taken captive by the Cylons and Apollo comes face to face with his father, but not the father he knows.
That’s the book in a nutshell. It was a quick read. Even though I wasn’t overwhelmed by this second issue, I still rather enjoyed it and more importantly plan on picking up the next issue. As I put into my review of last issue, it is nice to see the classic Galactica characters back even if in comic form. I can almost hear the music of Stu Phillips in my head as I read.
So where are we going? We see something nice? To meet someone important? By the way, I wouldn’t let your tech drones play with the hardware on my ship. Very dangerous, very unreliable blowing-a-hole-through-time stuff there.
I can’t really tell you what I think is so good about this book. The writing isn’t extraordinary but tells the story adequately. My favorite parts were the uses of the classic BSG curse words like “frack” and “felgercarb”. Writers Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning carry forward the momentum from the last issue and even though the writing doesn’t stand out, it does flow nicely and moves things along. What does stand out in this issue is the art by Cezar Razak with coloring by Vinicius Townsend. To sum it all up, this is not the best book you’ll probably read from this week, but you could do a lot worse. Fans of the classic Battlestar Galactica will enjoy this book, I know I did; but it has a way to go to win over new readers.
Writer: Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning
Art: Cezar Razek
Genre: Science Fiction