Galactica: The New Millennium #1 (Realm Press)
Script: Scott Braden
Art: Mike Malbrough
Cover A by Robert Scott, Cover B by Dan Parsons
As a battle with the Cylons rages in space
outside the agro ship Rhea, the captain of the vessel
has an interlude with his frightened son.
Notes from the BSG Chronology
On pages 2-3 of the story, we see at least two agro ships in the
fleet during the battle with the Cylons. Since only one agro
ship was left after the Cylon attack in
Warriors", I'm assuming that the battle seen here is
actually another view of that same battle, shortly before the
destruction of two of the agro ships.
The agro ship on which this story takes
place is the Rhea. But what should be the last
remaining agro ship is referred to merely as Agro Ship 9 in
"War of the Gods" Part 2.
One might be led to believe that the Rhea was one of
the ships destroyed in
It's implied that Captain Jor is the
commander of the Rhea.
This story would appear to have been
inspired by aspects of the Superman mythology from DC Comics.
Here, the boy's father is named Jor and the boy himself is Kel;
in the Superman comic books, Superman's Kryptonian father is Jor-El
and Superman's Kryptonian birth name is Kal-El. The faces and
hair of Jor and Kel are also reminiscent of Superman's.
Additionally, Superman is occasionally known as the "favorite
son" of Metropolis or Krypton.
On pages 1-2 of the story, the crescent shapes of a
number of worlds are seen in the background starfield. But the
openings of the crescents are pointing every which way; this would only be
possible in a multi-star system and many of the worlds are seen
too close together to be under separate lighting influences.
Also, a planetary or lunar crescent is caused by the shadow of a
world blocking the path of sunlight, and yet this contradictorily does not appear to be
the case in some of the images seen here; crescents are seen for
On page 2 of the story, several of the above-mentioned
crescent worlds have stars or other worlds shining through
the occluded portions! This
would not be possible as even
the dark part of the crescent
still has a solid body behind
On page 5 of the story, why does
one member of the Council of
Twelve appear to have passed
out? Is it because the young boy
appears to be pointing the way
to Earth at long last?
Notice also that the star map
that symbolizes the way to Earth
on page 5 shows
constellations familiar to us
here on Earth. The one at the
top may be Pegasus. The second
and fourth from the top are the
Little Dipper and Orion. I'm not
sure of the third from the top
On page 8, notice that Jor and Kel are
visible not only through the dome of the agro ship and the
canopy of the approaching Cylon Raider, but on the Raider
cockpit's scanner as well. It appears the Raider's pilots were
On the last, single-panel-page of the story,
the Viper pilot can be identified,
from the cigar sticking from the side of his mouth, as Starbuck, who is about to blow away the Raider which is
targeting the Rhea.
If the space battle seen here is indeed the
same one seen in
Warriors" as I speculated above, then is the Rhea
the agro ship that survives that battle? Or was it one of the
two destroyed and Jor and Kel killed along with it? The last
page of the story (see paragraph above) would seem to suggest
that this ship will make it, yet the surviving agro ship has a
different name in the later
"War of the Gods" Part 2.
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