"Apollo's Journey" Part 2
Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Journey #2 (Maximum Press)
Story: Richard Hatch
Art: Hector Gomez
flees just as the Nomen take control of the
On page 1, panel 1, Apollo flies past Saturn.
Page 3 reveals that
the three Borellian Nomen Maga, Bora, and Taba were
recaptured near the lunar moons of the planet Terra in an
unchronicled tale. It is also revealed that the Nomen's laser
bolas were taken and destroyed by fleet security at that time,
forcing them to now use plasma rifles.
When the Borellians take over the bridge of the Galactica,
Adam manages to escape from the battlestar in a Viper, with
the injured Commander Cain in the passenger seat. But he apparently took the
time to dress Cain in his Warrior's uniform, the same
blood-stained one he was brought into the Life Center wearing
after being shot by Apollo in
"Apollo's Journey" Part 1,
despite having been stripped of his clothing for surgery under
the laser scalpel of Dr. Salik.
On page 8, Commander Cain tells Sheba to have Colonel Tolen
execute attack pattern Cain Omega. In the Richard Hatch novels,
Tolen was seemingly serving in some other capacity than the position of Executive Officer he
held in the 2-part "The
Living Legend", having been replaced by Colonel Tacitus. It
could be argued that Tolen simply regained favor after Tacitus
was presumably killed in the destruction of the Pegasus
On page 9, Iblis' dialog balloons appear to be covering up panel
3 of the page so we can't see what was depicted in it!
On page 10, Apollo's teenage son, Cain, and Muffit, make a move
to stop the Nomen by activating the intruder control system's
paralysis gas. Possibly Muffit was assigned as Cain's pet when
he was little, after Boxey went into the Colonial Service.
On page 10, young Cain knocks out an unidentified Noman with a single club to
the head by his staff. Judging from the hardiness of the Nomen
as depicted in the Hatch novels, it seems unlikely that a single
clout to the head would render one unconscious.
On page 11, panel 2, one of the escaped prisoners from the
Earthbound New Eden City prison facility appears to have a
barcode type of mark on the back of his bald head. Did the
Colonial authorities of the fleet, or New Eden City, barcode the
prisoners for identification? Strangely, only the one escapee
appears to have the barcode, though all of the escapees depicted
have entirely or almost-entirely bald heads. And why do the Nomen,
who were still incarcerated on the prison barge in orbit before
their escape rather than in the Earth facility, still have all
their hair? Is it in deference to a Nomen custom? A difference
in the rules between the fleet and New Eden City?
On page 13, Baltar's baseship, the Hades, appears to be orbiting
Earth, or, at least, a planet with oceans and continents.
Lucifer remarks that they've been ordered by the Imperious
Leader to remain "here", in close proximity to Earth, until the
rest of the Cylon fleet arrives. Is the Hades hiding on the
opposite side of the Earth from the Colonial fleet? Or orbiting
an Earth-like planet in a neighboring system?
Also on page 13, Lucifer tells Baltar that the lead baseship of
the attack fleet is commanded by Spectre Mark VIII. A presumably earlier
Spectre IL model was last seen in
"A Destiny Among the Stars".
The group of Nomen who have taken control of the Galactica
bridge seems to be made up of just Maga, Bora, and Taba. And
then young Cain knocks out one of them near Intruder Control,
leaving only two. Yet, not only three, but apparently four,
are seen holding the President and Council hostage on the last
page of the issue! Possibly the fourth Nomen is simply an error
by the artist.
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"Apollo's Journey" Part 3, the Nomen are back to three members
on the bridge, so the third Nomen who was knocked out by young
Cain earlier must have regained consciousness and returned to