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Jayworld August 30th, 2018 07:49 AM

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Well, to help this post along, since we are missing 4 years; I went to the local Half Price bookstore about a year ago and picked up the mini-series of "Death of Apollo" to read and was really turned off due to the lack of research into the original series as well as poor writing (i.e. the characters in the comic did not act/speak like the characters in the series). In addition, Apollo was portrayed as RIGHT HANDED in the comic. That was the first early sign that the research was off. I do NOT recommend this series. And I own all of the Dynamite Classic Battlestar series and mini-series, too.

ernie90125 September 2nd, 2018 12:29 PM

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Battlestar Galactica vs Battlestar Galactica Trade Paperback due out 16 Oct 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Battlestar-Ga...dp/1524107204/

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....4,203,200_.jpg

ernie90125 September 2nd, 2018 12:30 PM

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Exclusive: John Jackson Miller on Dynamite's new laser-blasting Battlestar Galactica series

https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/exclus...lactica-series

Eric Paddon September 2nd, 2018 12:37 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by ernie90125 (Post 314587)
Battlestar Galactica vs Battlestar Galactica Trade Paperback due out 16 Oct 2018

https://www.amazon.com/Battlestar-Ga...dp/1524107204/

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....4,203,200_.jpg

I leafed through this on-line where comic books are uploaded. I was so horrified and disgusted with what they did at the climax that it sadly reinforced every bad impression Dynamite has given me since they first started doing anything related to Galactica.

Senmut September 3rd, 2018 10:51 AM

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For those of us too unmotivated to get one, care to lay a basic outline on us?

Eric Paddon September 3rd, 2018 03:10 PM

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It's a convoluted crossover tale of both BSG entities, real and GINO. It's focused on our Pegasus with the real Cain. Iblis is in there too, but I really can't summarize the whole plot. Suffice to say the final issue ends with among other things Sheba shot dead and dying in her father's arms and a grief stricken Cain blowing up his ship.

These people at Dynamite have just never gotten it. They're as dumb as they were 12 years ago when they did their first Galactica comic and while I'm sure there's been an occasional good story from them (the one that retold Baltar's story that ingeniously reconciled the original concept of him being beheaded and surviving was the best), their overall track record has been bad for the property on all levels IMO.

AlternityOrange September 3rd, 2018 03:41 PM

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BSG vs BSG was awful on almost all levels. I've liked a few of the Dynamite books, and the new one sounds promising so far. But over all they've been disappointing. What they really need is an editor who is knowledgeable about BSG .

Senmut September 4th, 2018 05:06 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by AlternityOrange (Post 314602)
BSG vs BSG was awful on almost all levels. I've liked a few of the Dynamite books, and the new one sounds promising so far. But over all they've been disappointing. What they really need is an editor who is knowledgeable about BSG .

Anyone who can draw well...care to illustrate the VS? If I do say so myself (and I do say so!), we have amassed a collection of stories FAR SUPERIOR to ANYTHING that Hollyweird could have excreted, under the guise of BSG. I urge everyone to have a look.
An editor knowledgeable about BSG? Look no further than THE FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ernie90125 November 17th, 2018 05:44 AM

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John Jackson Miller’s Writers Commentary on Classic Battlestar Galactica #1

https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/11...r-galactica-1/

ernie90125 January 18th, 2019 08:46 PM

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Battlestar Galactica: Counterstrike Trade Paperback available for pre-order ahead of the 23rd July 2019 release date:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Battlestar-...dp/1524111376/

https://www.amazon.com/Battlestar-Ga...dp/1524111376/

Jubal February 3rd, 2019 02:15 AM

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Two Adamas? Again? That BSG vs. BSG universe is dreadful as it is. I'm not wasting any more cubits on that story.

JLHurley April 15th, 2019 06:22 AM

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IMO the latest BG series by John Jackson Miller is easily one of the best if not the best BG comic we've seen so far.

Senmut April 15th, 2019 10:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Eric Paddon (Post 314601)
It's a convoluted crossover tale of both BSG entities, real and GINO. It's focused on our Pegasus with the real Cain. Iblis is in there too, but I really can't summarize the whole plot. Suffice to say the final issue ends with among other things Sheba shot dead and dying in her father's arms and a grief stricken Cain blowing up his ship.

These people at Dynamite have just never gotten it. They're as dumb as they were 12 years ago when they did their first Galactica comic and while I'm sure there's been an occasional good story from them (the one that retold Baltar's story that ingeniously reconciled the original concept of him being beheaded and surviving was the best), their overall track record has been bad for the property on all levels IMO.

Exactly. Which is why it should always be in the hands of the fans.

Jubal April 15th, 2019 12:21 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JLHurley (Post 314931)
IMO the latest BG series by John Jackson Miller is easily one of the best if not the best BG comic we've seen so far.

Which series was that one?

JLHurley April 16th, 2019 05:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jubal (Post 314933)
Which series was that one?

It's the current monthly (or semi-monthly--the latest issue is VERY late) series. Here are some links:

https://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/v...actica_Classic

http://majorspoilers.com/2018/07/18/...920379129856:0

https://robojapan.blogspot.com/2018/...attlestar.html

It's currently at #3, although there was also a #0. Covers are reminiscent of Marvel's series back in the late 70s.

Eric Paddon August 27th, 2019 11:16 PM

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The best I could say is "eh", which is the highest rating I could ever give to anything Dynamite has done. This one didn't drive me to white-hot anger like their first idiotic effort in 2006 did (setting a five issue story in the middle of Saga that simply doesn't fit at all with the dynamics of the characters) or that repulsive crossover story with the other entity. But it keeps leaving me unsatisfied because in this format of nothing but the perpetual short miniseries, never once is there any attention paid to developing the characters or exploring the character relationships as we saw them develop in the stories. All I end up seeing are characters presented in their one-note cliche templates thrust in a wall-to-wall action story where inevitably I'm going to see and learn more about the aliens (as was the case in this story) than I am about the regulars of Galactica. I'm not knocking action, because goodness knows comic books as a visual medium thrive on it, but it's always struck me that the Dynamite mindset when it comes to Galactica has been to treat it as kiddie-fare only. So that means we'll get nothing but action and battles from start to finish and cool drawings of vipers......and nothing in the way of introspection and development in character relationships like Adama and his children, or Apollo-Boxey, or Apollo-Sheba or Starbuck-Cassiopeia. And that to me does not represent tapping into the meaning of what makes Galactica special.

I have never understood why those who get tasked with writing Galactica stories professionally, whether for novels or comics, just never get it when it comes to the essence of what makes Galactica more than just a great sci-fi action series. But then again, I suspect they're largely influenced by the propaganda that was parroted endlessly 15 years ago and really think this is what the fans of Galactica want. And no matter how much we try to point out otherwise, they just don't listen.

I have enough of an open mind to keep an eye on what comes, but honestly no one has gotten Galactica "right" in terms of an official project since Realm Press (and Max Press had started out promising before they fell apart). I wouldn't rate anything that's been done by Dynamite as superior to the good fanfic we've had over the last 25 years from a multitude of authors and which I'm happy to say is still continuing. (though I will make perhaps one exception for the Baltar story in the 2014 annual which *did* get things right in a one issue bit of introspection).

ernie90125 August 28th, 2019 03:04 PM

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Hi Eric,

I deleted the first sentence of your post as I suspect you may have inadvertently linked to a website which has unlicensed uploads of copyrighted comics. You may not have realised that at the time...but CF shouldn't have links to infringements of copyright.

Move along...move along...nothing to see here everyone!

Eric Paddon August 28th, 2019 04:00 PM

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Understand the position of not linking it. Though I have to admit it's surprising it hasn't been shut down given the scope of what they have if that's the case.

I did go through "Death Of Apollo" for the first time as well and had to shake my head at that one. Adama openly referring to Starbuck as an "idiot?" And Apollo is NOT the sort of person who would go into mope mode over not being able to fly. But what's even more ridiculous is how that story is taking place ten yahrens after the Destruction and everyone seems so utterly stagnant as if nothing's changed in their lives since day one (and Boxey, while being drawn to look older is still wearing the same outfit he had in Saga!).

Then I re-read the first Max Press series and was blown away. The characters and the interactions were just perfect. And maybe it's no surprise that the reason is because that and Realm's comics were written before there was a GINO because more than ever it's become clear that TOS by Dynamite is filtered through a GINO lens and perspective of TOS.

ernie90125 October 12th, 2019 02:12 PM

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EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: Read the entire first chapter of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: (CLASSIC) COUNTERSTRIKE trade paperback

https://www.comicsbeat.com/exclusive...ade-paperback/

Croft2018 October 26th, 2019 04:54 PM

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I've read a couple of the Dynamite BG comics and was not impressed with the stories or the artwork, which made everyone look beefy and built like Swarzenegger.

I was especially disappointed in their rethinking of Galactica 1980; absurd.


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