"Days Without End"
Battlestar Galactica #12 (Dynamite)
Written by Dan Abnett
Illustrated by Cezar Razek
Cover by Livio Ramondelli
Boxey and Muffit seek a safe place to play
on the Galactica.
As Boxey and Muffit seek a
safe place to play on the Galactica, they keep getting
told by adults that the place they're at is not safe too play
in. Along the way, he witnesses a burial in space for some
recently fallen Colonial Warriors. Finally, his grandfather,
Commander Adama, allows them to come up to the command core and
inspires him with a vision of the stars in space through the
main view port. Boxey tells him he wants to be a Viper pilot
like his dad and grandpa and he wants to be the one who finds
At the end of the day, he sits down to
dinner with his father, Apollo, who asks him what he's been up
to today. Boxey responds simply, "The usual."
The alternate cover of this issue by Ken Haeser features a
cartoony likeness of a Cylon Centurion in love with a toaster.
Obviously, this is a reference to the Colonial derogatory
epithet for Cylons, "toasters", introduced in BSG2000 and since
used at times in newer stories set in the BSG70 universe as
Colonel Tigh gives Boxey a bit of a lecture when he hears the
boy use the word "pogees". "Pogees" seems
to be a Colonial equivalent of "shit".
Boxey tells Boomer he's not scared of dying because "...when
people die they come back. Muffy did. He always does." Boxey is
probably referring to Muffit II's brushes with death in
"Fire in Space" and
"Trial and Error", and maybe
the "resurrection" of the original, living daggit, Muffit I, in
the form of the robotic Muffit II in
"Exodus". But is Boxey deliberately ignoring the death of
his mother, Serina, in "A
Death in the Family"?
Boxey witnesses a memorial service aboard the Galactica
for fallen comrades lost during the recent battle with the
Cylons (in "The Adama
Gambit" Part 2), including the Viper pilot called Hightail.
But there are caskets, which Boxey deduces must be holding
peoples' bodies and his grandfather does nothing to correct the
notion, even though the Colonial Warrior called Hightail at
least, died in space in a Viper explosion, so no body.
Adama takes Boxey and Muffit to the bridge even though it is
considered out of bounds for civilians. Of course, Boxey was on
the bridge at least once before, to witness the fleet enter a
new galaxy at the beginning of
"The Long Patrol".
Boxey tells his grandfather he wants to be a Viper pilot and the
person who discovers Earth. In Dynamite Entertainment's
comic-book mini-series reimagination of
Troy (Boxey's adult name) and Dillon discover one of Earth's
Voyager probes, leading the fleet to Earth.
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