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Lara May 25th, 2014 01:32 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by peter noble (Post 314071)

OOh, err...

I actually don't mind the concept, but I've never warmed to Dynamites visual treatments so the graphics in the link leave me a tad underwhelmed :(

cheers
Lara

Senmut May 25th, 2014 11:09 PM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwww.......................

JLHurley June 4th, 2014 07:49 PM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
So...Abnett's leaving?

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...-galactica-12/

peter noble June 5th, 2014 02:48 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
No, they're cooking up the next arc which is another six issues, I think. There's going to be a death (my bet is on Apollo).

JLHurley June 6th, 2014 04:09 PM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
It's interesting though that there's no Next Issue blurb...

#12 was ok but one thing annoyed me:

(SPOILERS, I guess)

In spite of how he was portrayed in this issue, Boxey knows all about death. Wartime death. Did Dan Abnett miss the episode "Lost Planet of the Gods"? You know, the one where Boxey's mother is shot by a Cylon and dies a couple minutes after he says goodbye to her? I guess maybe the boy needs some serious time with Dr. Madusa to address his denial and/or memory issues...

Senmut June 6th, 2014 06:31 PM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Maybe it all got re-imagined? ;)

JLHurley June 7th, 2014 11:43 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
More on Steampunk G80: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...alactica-1880/ [Insert snoring Colonial Warrior smilie face]

Lara June 8th, 2014 01:44 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JLHurley (Post 314212)
More on Steampunk G80: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...alactica-1880/ [Insert snoring Colonial Warrior smilie face]

Ta for the post.
The extra artwork and the character work up seems to have missed steam punk high victoriana in favor of something a bit too pinup girl.

Cheers

JLHurley June 17th, 2014 04:09 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
And still more Steampunk...

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...king-bsg-1880/

Eugenia June 18th, 2014 12:09 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JLHurley (Post 314212)
More on Steampunk G80: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...alactica-1880/ [Insert snoring Colonial Warrior smilie face]

"...the third is a one time colleague of Baltar, who created the Cylonics and the Babbage Network with Baltar and his protege, a young scientist named Athena…"

Excuse me? :eek: Is this a typo or what?

I also finally got my hands on the Annual but haven't had time to read it yet...

PaulGTweed June 20th, 2014 07:29 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
The preview of the Unlettered Battlestar Galactica 1880 has come out. It has Giant City destroying Cyclonic Centurians. Think Terminator: Salvation. It will be dreadful, not even worth a penny.

JLHurley June 22nd, 2014 04:58 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
The preview: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...actica-1880-1/ . Just when I think I've seen everything, along comes giant, Transformer-sized Cylons shooting human-size Cylons out of the palms of their hands.

Eugenia June 23rd, 2014 04:19 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
After ordering the BG Classic Annual from the local comic specialty store, it arrived and I picked it up. Anyway, my comments on the Annual (which keep in mind I have this bias concerning Baltar.)

VAGUE SPOILER/HINTS AHEAD:

For the artwork, it was well done but kind of clunky in spots. I preferred Chris Scalf's which captured the visual design of the series even if he couldn't use actor likenesses. I guess the biggest thing I missed is that the artist (Kewber Baal) was clearly using John Colicos's likenesses but didn't capture that demented look in the actor's eyes or the whacked out smile. (I loved those scenes in the series. When Colicos got into scenery chewing mode, no set was safe...)

For the story (by Robert Place Napton), to me there was a place where it dragged during the early flashback section which then picked up when it started to tie in with the actual series. (My reaction may have been influenced by a fanfic in which Baltar was from Scorpia and the motivations for his later betrayal of the Colonies weren't dealt with in such a summary manner and even acquired the grandeur of a Shakespearean tragedy.)

I was left with the questions of "Okay, why was his father such a jerk?" and "Why didn't sensors on the Galactica go off?"

SPOILERS AHEAD:
Spoiler

Was that menage a trois a deliberate reference to Gaius's menage a trois?

Really, Dynamite guys, I watch Futurama. I ended up making Head-In-A-Jar jokes.


Overall, I'd give it a B+. It had merit, some clever tie-ins with the series, and good artwork.

Jayworld June 23rd, 2014 06:40 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Haven't picked up the new Dynamite "Steampunk" yet; may do so; but now a quandary. Went to the local comic book shop about 2 weeks ago to get the last two issues (#11, #12), and saw that #11 was sold out and they just had #12. I skipped buying it, as I won't read ahead until I read in sequence, so bummer, I have issues #1-10 and the annual and now the collection is incomplete…..

peter noble June 23rd, 2014 08:17 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Ebay!

PaulGTweed June 23rd, 2014 11:21 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Ebay, Amazon or another comic book shop!

Jayworld June 24th, 2014 07:38 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
The problem with eBay, that because of the huge increase in shipping, there are no good comic deals anymore. One single issue can cost $3.99 and up just to ship… Bummer. Will keep looking.

JLHurley June 29th, 2014 06:30 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Very, very brief interview and some artwork (not new, I think) re: the steampunk thing:

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/06/...punk-bsg-1880/

David Kerin June 29th, 2014 08:59 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
You know... I think this is a fun and cool offshoot idea. And we have a male Starbuck, a daggit, and numerous others that show it's based off our beloved original series. I'm glad to see interest in having a little fun with the original concept like this. Sky Pirate Captain Starbuck and his humanoid/daggit co-pilot? Cool!

PaulGTweed July 7th, 2014 06:25 AM

Re: New BG Classic ongoing comic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Eugenia (Post 314320)
After ordering the BG Classic Annual from the local comic specialty store, it arrived and I picked it up. Anyway, my comments on the Annual (which keep in mind I have this bias concerning Baltar.)

VAGUE SPOILER/HINTS AHEAD:

For the artwork, it was well done but kind of clunky in spots. I preferred Chris Scalf's which captured the visual design of the series even if he couldn't use actor likenesses. I guess the biggest thing I missed is that the artist (Kewber Baal) was clearly using John Colicos's likenesses but didn't capture that demented look in the actor's eyes or the whacked out smile. (I loved those scenes in the series. When Colicos got into scenery chewing mode, no set was safe...)

For the story (by Robert Place Napton), to me there was a place where it dragged during the early flashback section which then picked up when it started to tie in with the actual series. (My reaction may have been influenced by a fanfic in which Baltar was from Scorpia and the motivations for his later betrayal of the Colonies weren't dealt with in such a summary manner and even acquired the grandeur of a Shakespearean tragedy.)

I was left with the questions of "Okay, why was his father such a jerk?" and "Why didn't sensors on the Galactica go off?"

SPOILERS AHEAD:
Spoiler

Was that menage a trois a deliberate reference to Gaius's menage a trois?

Really, Dynamite guys, I watch Futurama. I ended up making Head-In-A-Jar jokes.


Overall, I'd give it a B+. It had merit, some clever tie-ins with the series, and good artwork.

There is a major contradiction between this annual and the TV series. If Baltar was turned into a Cylon, why is he limping in The Gun on Ice Planet Zero? Baltar was injured in Lost Planet of the Gods. In the annual Baltar believes the Cylons put a chip in his head as Gaius did in the re-imagined series.


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