"Apollo's Journey" Part 3
Battlestar Galactica: Apollo's Journey #3 (Maximum Press)
Story: Richard Hatch
Art: Hector Gomez
makes use of the power within his bloodline hinted at by the
The cover of this issue depicts
a Viper with a nose missile
similar to those seen on Vipers
"First Date". This makes the
Vipers look a bit similar to a
SHADO Interceptor from the Gerry
and Sylvia Anderson TV series
On page 1, Apollo tells Sheba that Count Iblis transported the
Borellian Nomen from their Earth Colony to the Galactica as part
of his plot. But that's not quite accurate: the Nomen were never
on Earth, they were still being held on the prison barge at the
time, as seen in
"Apollo's Journey" Part 1.
Page 2 reveals that Colonel Boomer is acting commander of the
Galactica with Apollo missing and Athena held hostage
with the bridge crew by the Nomen.
On page 6, we get our first look
at Spectre Mark VIII, previously
mentioned as the commander of
the Cylon attack fleet headed
for Earth in
"Apollo's Journey" Part 2.
Spectre has a similar, but more
metallic, appearance to Lucifer.
Also on page 6, as the Cylon attack fleet emerges from warp and
scans for Earth, a centurion informs Spectre that the legendary
planet is not detected, nor do any Type 7 planets exist in the
system. This is the first expression of the term "Type 7 planet"
in the BSG universe. It may represent the Cylon designation of a
human habitable world.
On page 11, we see a large number of Nomen facing off against
the boarding party from the Pegasus. We've had no
previous information in this storyline that there were any more
than just the three Nomen Maga, Bora, and Taba. The number of
Nomen seen here also conflicts with the numbers of Nomen left
alive as described in the Hatch novels. Here we see at least 12
Nomen, probably more unless some of the figures in the
background crowd are regular humans who have joined the Nomen
mutiny. There even appear to be some Nomen attacking the ark on
Earth on page 15, but I prefer to think they are just human
convicts released from the prison in New Eden City (as seen in
"Apollo's Journey" Part 2).
On page 13, Iblis announces to Apollo he's willing to kill him
and "subvert another descendant of Kobol and use him to wield
the amulet--as I planned to use you!" to which Apollo responds,
"Her? Athena?! No!" But Iblis said "him" not "her"!
What are the secrets of Adam's ark that he has not revealed to
the Colonials? Both Count Iblis and Adam himself suggest there
is something more to the ark.
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