Comic Review: Battlestar Galactica Classic

Published: October 3rd, 2018 – June 19th, 2019
Written by: John Jackson Miller
Art by: Daniel HDR
Based on: Battlestar Galactica by Glen A. Larson

Dynamite Entertainment, 177 Pages

Review:

I added this to my pull list when it was announced last year. I used to love reading the old Marvel Battlestar Galactica comics from the ’80s, back when the original show was still relevant and two decades before the reboot.

Even though I loved the reboot, the original BSG is still my favorite. But the two versions are vastly different in style and tone.

Dynamite Entertainment seems to do a pretty good job of adapting intellectual properties into comic book form. They have really picked up the ball that IDW dropped a few years back and are giving fans some solid, quality work. Now I can’t say that for every IP they publish but BSG and a few others haven’t been disappointments.

This miniseries, which should be an ongoing, if I’m being honest, captures the tone and the feel of the original series. I picked up issue #0 when it dropped late last year simply because the cover blew me away. It felt like the old Marvel comics from the classic ’80s run. Luckily for me, the comic also lived up to the cover that captivated me.

I like that the series also gave us some aliens that were unique to this story and in a physical sense, wouldn’t have been able to look the same had they been used for a TV episode back when the original show was still airing.

This just felt right from top to bottom. In fact, it makes me hope that someday Dynamite can do an adaptation of a similar show: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. Hell, maybe the two IPs should crossover, as they are too similar to ignore.

Rating: 7/10
Pairs well with: the classic Marvel Battlestar Galactica comics.