"A World for the Killing"
Battlestar Galactica #21 (Marvel)
Written by Steven Grant and Walt Simonson
Pencils by Brent Anderson
Inks by Klaus Janson
captured by a lonely alien; Jolly undertakes an undercover
assignment within the fleet.
Read the story summary at the Battlestar Wiki
CONTINUED IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #22
On page 6, panel 2, Athena, having run low
on fuel and landed on the mysterious planet, decides to leave
her helmet on as she explores even though her ship's
instruments say the air is breathable. This may support the
contention in the article in
Battlestar Galactica Official Poster Magazine #2 from 1978
(as discussed in the study of
"Annihilation") that suggests that the lights of the helmets
are the emitters of a personal force field that help protect the
pilot's air supply.
On page 6, panel 5, Athena sees a strange
creature on the planet and thinks, "Thank the Council it didn't
see me!" This is the first time the Council has been invoked as
if it were a secular metaphysical power.
On page 8, panel 3, Athena sees what she
describes as a perfect replica of her family's old dining room
On page 10, the undercover Jolly ejects from
a Colonial shuttle on what he refers to as a bubble-baby, a
small, one-man pod. This vehicle has not been seen before or
since in BSG.
Page 14 is the first appearance of Ligea
(later revealed to be Sire Uri's former girlfriend, Medea, from
earlier issues of the comic) who goes on to help Jolly in his
mission and even becomes his lover.
Also on page 14, Jolly reveals his
undercover name as Silenus.
The shape-changer, Res, tells Athena that he
has read her thoughts and taken on the form of her perfect
lover. It's interesting to note that he appears to have silvery
hair, like her father, perhaps meant to suggest that she
subconsciously adheres to the old adage that a woman seeks a man
who reminds her of her father.
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