Battlestar Galactica #1
Written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
Art by Cezar Razek
Colored by Vinicius Townsend
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Alex Ross & Chris Eliopoulos
Release Date: May 15, 2013
Cover Price: $3.99
Battlestar Galactica #1 proves the theory that if you want the best, you get the best. In this case, if you have a tremendously popular science fiction franchise with a huge cast, you call DnA to write your book.
Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning have proved time and time again that they know to write an entertaining science fiction story. Add to that the fact that they’re great at working on team books or books with pretty big casts and you have the perfect match here on this book. Abnett and Lanning take everything that was right, fun, awesome, and slick about the original Battlestar Galactica series and kick it up a notch in this debut issue. Sure, we get some introductions that we don’t really need, but it’s a first issue, so, statistics would dictate that it’s someone’s first exposure to these characters and in that sense, it’s great first issue. It’s also a great first issue for fans of the property, we get a great start to what looks to be a fantastic story starring the characters that we all know and love.
Artist Cezar Razek was an interesting choice for this book, in my opinion. I might have gone with someone a little more well known, I won’t name names, but I can think of a couple of guys in the Dynamite stable that would do great on this book. Razek’s style takes a few pages to get used to, but after that, both the writing and the art totally suck you in, and you’re not even thinking about it, you’re so intent on reading this riveting story. All said and done, pleasantly surprised.
Any fan of the television show is going to LOVE this book. Anyone who’s never seen or been interested in the television show, will definitely be entertained. The only problem that I see is with fans of the 2004 series. Sorry, this comic isn’t depressing enough for you. PICK THIS BOOK UP NOW!!!