"Line of Communication"
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #8 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Jackson Herbert
Cover: Jackson Herbert
The Galactica is assigned to
deal with a problem that Adama himself is blamed for
creating…Colonial revolutionary Byron Dane.
Read the story summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki
Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero
was a 13-issue mini-series published by Dynamite
Entertainment, covering the crew's adventures starting with
Commander Adama assigned to the command of the Galactica,
two years before the fall of the Colonies.
Characters appearing or mentioned in this story
Null (Lt. Eric Oehler)
Petty Officer Dualla
Number Three (D'anna Biers)
Number Two (Leoben Conoy)
Galactica's Master-at-Arms, Sgt. Hadrian, appears here
for the first time. She goes on to appear in several episodes of
The Galactica employs mostly Mark II Vipers due to
Commander Adama's preference for non-wireless computers in his
ships, but a Mark VII is seen on the hangar deck in the
background of panel 5, page 2.
The character of Eric Oehler, call sign Null, is probably a
reference to the real world Eric Oehler, member of electronic
music band Null Device.
On page 4, Number Six refers to the Number Three model as
"D'anna", so she is presumably the same D'anna Biers Number
Three model that is part of the fleet in episodes of BSG2000.
On page 5, the Number Two known as Leoben Conoy takes an
interest in Starbuck when he sees her as a member of Byron Dane's
security personnel. He is later seen to be infatuated with her
in episodes of BSG2000.
On page 6, a reporter for the Colonial News Network interviews
people about dissident Byron Dane.
Colonial News Network is probably meant to be a Colonial analog
to CNN (Cable
The two men who make contact with Dane in the ambulance on page
14 are humanoid Cylon models Numbers Four and Five.
On page 16, Vipers are depicted launching from the front of
Galactica's head; but Vipers have always been
depicted as launching from the sides of the hangar bays in the
On page 18, panel 2, notice that a portrait of Commander Adama's
family is seen hanging in his quarters aboard the Galactica.
There also appears to be a portrait of himself hanging next to
it (unless it is meant to be his father, Joseph Adama, in later
Cally (Callandra Henderson) makes her first appearance in this
issue. She is a recurring character through most of the TV series.