Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts #3 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Pencils: Jonathan Lau
Colors: Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters: Simon Bowland
Cover: Dennis Calero
The Cylons pause for an observation
of the surviving humans while our human cast makes observations
about their own predicament.
Notes from the BSG
This issue takes place during days 1-3 of the Cylon attack on the Colonies seen in
Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts is a
4-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment.
The issues of this mini-series were not individually titled.
However, the "next issue" blurb in the previous issue (Battlestar Galactica: Ghosts #2)
describes this issue as having the title "Ostinato",
so I have gone with that here. The word "ostinato"
is a motif in a musical piece that repeats throughout.
Characters appearing or mentioned in this story
Lt. Dozil Pennit
(a Number Two model Cylon)
Teresa Manning (a Number Three model Cylon)
Azila Pennit (a memory construct of Dozil's imaginary sister)
On page 6, after the Medusa successfully blasts off
from Aquaria City, the Marines shout "Hoo-ah!" On modern Earth,
this is slang used by U.S. Army personnel basically meaning
"anything and everything except 'no'". The actual equivalent in
U.S. Marine slang is "Oorah!"
On page 11, a basestar releases a wave of ships composed of
Raiders and Heavy Raiders.
On page 18, Dyson serves the new combined crew of the Orion
spiced chicken peanut soup. "Chicken" has been mentioned a few
times in the BSG2000 universe, suggesting that the fowl now on
Earth was brought from the Twelve Colonies or Kobol (or that the
Earth fowl was named after a similar species from those earlier
human worlds) and "peanut" is also later mentioned in "The Hand
On pages 24-27, Pennit
(a Number Two model Cylon plant who does not yet know he's a
Cylon) is made to experience an hallucination (projection) of
his programmed memory of a childhood farm home on Gemenon.
Projection by the Cylons is officially explained in "Torn". In
this case, it may be that Teresa (a Number Three model Cylon) is
forcing the projection onto Pennit.
In panels 2 and 3 of page 25, notice that child Pennit has a
lunchbox labeled "Viper" with the fighter ship's image on it.
On the last page of the issue, the Orion appears to
have five of the old Cylon centurions rigged in as autopilots.