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Battlestar Galactica: Six (Part 1)

Battlestar Galactica

"Six" Part 1

Battlestar Galactica: Six #1

Dynamite Entertainment

Written by J.T. Krul

Illustrated by Igor Lima

Colored by Alex Guimaraes

Lettered by Joshua Cozine

Cover A by Jenny Frison

2014

 

Beginning the origin of model number six.

 

Read the summary of this issue at the Battlestar Galactica Wiki

 

Notes from the BSG chronology

 

Six takes place shortly before the events of "A Higher Purpose", about two years before the fall of the Colonies.

 

Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue

 

Number Six

Rebeka

Milt

Dr. Harper

Dr. Reindon

Simmons

Ms. Garner

Karl

Eve

Artie

Hank (dies in this issue)

Lorne (dies in this issue)

Number Three

Number One

Number Two

Number Five

Number Four

 

Didja Notice?

 

The alternate cover by Chris Bolson depicts a Six in a pile of Cylon parts, including the heads of several different Centurion models. Three are models not seen before. The one next to Six's left shoulder appears to be the standard BSG2000 model. The one above and to the left of that looks to be the same model as the unusual (possibly semi-organic) Centurion seen in Blood and Chrome.

Battlestar Galactica: Six #1 (Bolson cover)

 

The story opens on the planet Troy at the Vasirn mining outpost. Troy was the planet that Boomer believed herself to be from in her human sleeper mode, with her parents having been killed when the dome over a mining colony on the planet collapsed causing a massive explosion.

 

On page 5, the doctor says that Ms. Garner is afflicted with O.D.D. This is oppositional defiant disorder. However, this is a psychiatric term normally only used for children who suffer from "a pattern of angry/irritable mood, argumentative/defiant behavior, or vindictiveness" (at least here on Earth). They also do not hurt people or animals, whereas Ms. Garner is described as having got into a fight with an orderly, resulting in her breaking her leg.

 

Also on page 5, the doctor says Karl suffers depression stemming from Diogenes syndrome and that he is a hoarder. This is a real world psychiatric disorder causing in afflicted individuals social withdrawal, apathy, self-neglect, compulsive hoarding, and shamelessness.

 

The doctor goes on to list other psychiatric disorders suffered by the patients in her hospital, including PTSD. PTSD stands for post traumatic stress disorder. 

 

On page 6, we see there is a Six in the psychiatric hospital whom Harper says is amnesiac. She doesn't know her name so the staff calls her Eve. On page 7, she is putting together a jigsaw that appears to be of a painting of Adam and Eve! Was there an equivalent of Adam and Eve among the Twelve Tribes of Kobol? (In BSG70, there was an ancient Adam and Eve who were members of the Thirteenth Tribe, awakened after millennia of suspended animation in "War of Eden" Part 3.) Adam and Eve puzzle

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