"A Bird to Fly"
Battlestar Galactica: Origins #7 (Dynamite)
Writer: Robert Place Napton
Pencils: Jonathan Lau
Cover A: Jonathan Lau
out of the service after the end of the war, Adama struggles to
find purpose and meets a kindred soul in Saul Tigh.
Notes from the BSG
This story opens in Caprica
City, 9 years after the end of the first Cylon War, then jumps 3
Battlestar Galactica: Origins
was an 11-issue mini-series published by Dynamite
Entertainment, covering the origins of several characters of
BSG2000. Issues 5-8 featured a young William "Husker" Adama
during the first Cylon War and its aftermath.
Many of the scenes of how Adama and Tigh met and served on
freighters together as depicted in this issue are borrowed from
scenes (including deleted scenes) from the TV episode
Characters appearing in this story
Betty (character on a TV show)
(character on a TV show)
Carolanne Adama (nee Lee)
Joseph Adama (mentioned only)
On the cover, neon signs advertise a number of bars and clubs in
Caprica City: The Lounge, Picon Pub, Joe's Tab, Caprica Club,
and Garden Beers. Another place advertises Gudd Beer sold here.
Page 1 shows signs for the Captain's Beerhouse and Martini Bar.
Inside one of the bars, advertising signs for alcoholic
beverages called (25) Ice and Guff are seen.
When Adama bumps into Pinball at the bar, Pinball remarks
they haven't seen each other since the Columbia. This
seems to imply they served on the Columbia together. In
"The Lab" the
was destroyed in a Cylon attack shortly before the
armistice was signed.
On page 4, Pinball remarks that Adama was on the Atlantia
when the war ended. This was seen in
On page 5, signs for Cafe Caprica, Klub Kobb, and the Ambrosia
Ambrosia is a type of alcoholic beverage in both BSG2000 and
Adama meets Saul Tigh for the first time in this issue. However,
the details depicted here are a bit different from those presented in
The Cylons' Secret.
Tigh tells Adama he served aboard the Brenik, a ship
that was boarded by Cylons during the war.
Tigh and Adama reflect on the fact that Cylon centurions smell
like machine oil.
On page 8, Adama says, "You've got to it get together..." It
should say, "You've got to get it together..."
On page 10, Adama meets Carolanne Lee, who will later become his
wife and the mother of his children Lee and Zak. Presumably,
her last name was the inspiration for the first name of their
first son, Lee.
On page 11, Adama is seen to ride a chopper in this
phase of his life.
Carolanne reveals that her father is the CEO of Heracles, Inc.,
a defense contractor. CEO stands for Chief Executive Officer.
Carolanne's phone number as she and Adama begin dating is
On page 13, Adama impresses Carolanne with a flight in a
vehicle that looks like an early version of a Raptor.
On page 15, in Adama's apartment, we see a pennant for the
Panthers and a photo celebrating his 1,000th landing. "The
Panthers" is a reference to the Picon Panthers, a pyramid team he
is also said to be a fan of in "Lay Down Your Burdens" Part 2.
We witnessed his 1,000th landing, aboard the Atlantia,
On page 16, panel 3, a box of Ride and a box of Picon Cereal are
seen sitting next to the kitchen sink in Adama's apartment. Ride
may be a reference to
On page 17, "Aerilon" is misspelled "Arelon".
Page 18 reveals that Adama achieved his reinstatement to the
fleet due to his father-in-law's influence with the Colonial
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