"Behind Enemy Lines"
Classic Battlestar Galactica #2 (Dynamite)
Written by Rick Remender
Art by Carlos Rafael
Cover by Dave Dorman
is aided by a ragtag band of human survivors on Maytoria.
The squad that has saved Starbuck from the Cylons turns out to
be a ragtag band of humans who have survived the assault on
Maytoria. They take him to their makeshift stronghold in a
blasted up trade center building. Upon arrival, he finds that
they have rescued the injured Boomer as well.
Back at the fleet, Apollo, remorseful for having had to leave
Starbuck and Boomer behind, gets some face time with Serina.
On Maytoria, the surviving humans learn from our two pilots
about the sad state of the Colonies and the fleet. They decide
to steal a Cylon cargo ship to escape the planet and attempt to
catch up to the departing fleet. Just then, the Cylons suddenly
attack the hidden stronghold. Temporarily fighting off the
Cylons and escaping into the bowels of the building, the
survivors are shocked to find that Boomer has a miniature Cylon
tracker planted on his jacket.
CONTINUED IN CLASSIC BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #3.
I chose "Behind Enemy Lines" as the title
myself, since Starbuck and Boomer are trapped on what is now a
The cover of this issue has an Aztec type of theme to it, but
there are no Aztec flavorings within the story.
Page 2 reveals that virtually all parts of a Cylon's armor have
tracking systems embedded, so even a piece can be tracked.
Page 3, panel 2 shows that the Maytorian survivors have rigged
up a door at the entrance to the old trade center. The two doors
look as if they may be the wings of viper craft (though they
seem to be a bit larger than typical viper wings should be).
On page 4, Stadra's father says "felder garb" instead of the
actual epithet "felgercarb". Rather than a mistake though, it
may have been an intentional character bit by writer Rick
On page 9, Stadra asks, "How many battlestars do we have left,
six--seven?" If she believes there could have been that many
left she must have thought there were more than that before the
ambush at the armistice. As far as I know there are no confirmed
sources of how many battlestars existed before the Cylon attack
at the armistice. There appeared to be five present in
"Annihilation". Some sources say
there were six at the time or even as many as 12.
On page 10, Apollo says they have a lot of "top dog fighter
pilots" on the Galactica. Shouldn't that be "top daggit"?
On page 11, Apollo is discussing his days in the Academy, when
he was feared lost during a training exercise until he was found
"in the dessert". Uh, I think he means "desert"! Dessert is what you
have after dinner (because two S's are sweeter than one, y'know).
On page 12, Apollo tells Serina he's afraid that if he mourns
everyone he's lost he might never recover. This may have been
partially intended by the writer as a retroactive foreshadowing
of Serina's impending death in
"A Death in the Family".
The Sagittarians in this story seem to have dual (first and
last) names. Is this
unique to Sagittarians? Most of the humans in BSG70 seem to have
just one name.
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