Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero #3 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Jackson Herbert
Cover: Stephen Segovia
A new pilot by the callsign "Starbuck" stirs
up both trouble and admiration on the Galactica.
Read the story summary of this issue at the Battlestar Wiki
Notes from the BSG
This story takes place
about six months after
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
Dipper (mistakenly referred to as Ripper)
Petty Officer Dualla
Lt. "Jolly" Anders
The Viper pilot called Dash here (Dashiell Unger) is a different
one from the one whose Viper appears later in "Resistance" (Theo
This issue is the first appearance of Dipper, Major Jackson
Spencer, mistakenly referred to in the Season Zero
mini-series as "Ripper". Dipper later dies during the fall of
the Twelve Colonies in "Serve and Protect".
Lt. Gaeta mistakenly refers to Petty Officer Dualla as
"lieutenant" here; she is not promoted to junior lieutenant
until some time during the rag-tag fleet's stay at New Caprica.
Agent Nolan works for Colonial Intelligence (ColIntel).
ColIntel also plays a role in the Zarek mini-series.
Colonel Tigh addresses seven pilot jocks of the Galactica
for the ColIntel mission on page 8. But on page 9, panel 1,
there appear to be quite a few more than seven!
Carrot is one of the Viper pilots assigned to the ColIntel
mission. He later dies during the Cylon attack on the Colonies
"Enemies Among Us".
Jolly appears for the first time in this issue (named for the
character of Lt. Jolly from BSG70), playing triad with Starbuck
and Helo. This appears to be Lt. "Jolly" Anders
(no known relation to Samuel Anders), whose Viper is
later destroyed by Cylon Raiders during the fall of the Twelve
"Serve and Protect" and not the marine corporal called Jolly in
Sagittarius Is Bleeding.
On page 11, Darja Purat is reading a book called Dominion:
The Manifest Destiny of the Thirteen Colonies. The author's
name is mostly obscured, but begins with J. Byb. In
the 19th Century, "Manifest Destiny" was an American concept of
the belief that the U.S. would spread across the continent and
later, spread democracy throughout the world. Presumably the
book Purat is reading is about the humans of the Thirteen
Colonies (including Earth) spreading across and taming the
galaxy. It's odd that the book's title and author are printed so
boldly on what would seem to be the back cover!
The small, FTL-capable craft used by the terrorists to rescue
Purat is similar to a Raptor, but appears to be a bit larger and
has a more "industrial" look. Starbuck does refer to it as a
Raptor in "Boundaries".