"Hell Hath No Fury"
Battlestar Galactica #20 (Marvel)
Written and drawn by Walt Simonson
Inks by Klaus Janson
returns to claim Starbuck.
Apollo and Starbuck head out in an armed scout ship to meet the
Scavenge World fighter squadron away from the fleet. Eurayle
tries to use her mind control to force Apollo to attack her
traitorous Starbuck, but the two men have taken the precaution
of tying Apollo to his chair so he can't move. After a few shots
exchanged between the ships, Starbuck convinces Eurayle to meet
him aboard the scout ship to discuss their issues.
Eurayle finally admits she does not really want to kill the
young lieutenant, but she must in order to win back the support
of the denizens of Scavenge World, as she has lost face for
allowing him to escape. Thus, Apollo proposes a duel to the
death between the two to decide the issue.
Soon they meet on the surface of the scout ship, wearing
spacesuits with magnetic grapples in the boots and gloves to
maneuver on the metallic skin. A length of rope binds Starbuck
and Eurayle together as they engage in a fight with impact war
hammers as weapons. The fight lasts just a couple of minutes
until Eurayle smashes Starbuck's helmet, instantly freezing him
the cold of space.
Starbuck's body is brought back inside the scout ship. Eurayle
has won back the support of her followers and she and they
return to Scavenge World.
On the scout ship, Starbuck sits up finally and peels a thin,
clear thermal plastic-shield from his face. It kept him warm and
oxygenated just long enough to convince Euryale's followers that
he was dead and she had won.
Just then, they receive a communication from the Galactica that
a flight of Cylon Raiders is headed for the fleet and the scout
ship speeds back.
CONTINUED IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #21
The title of this issue comes from the paraphrasing of a line
from William Congreve's 1697 play, The Mourning Bride: "Heaven
has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a
woman scorned." The more well-known paraphrase in full is "Hell
hath no fury like a woman scorned."
This issue's title is not to be confused with the later
"Hades Hath No Fury", an
issue of the Realm Press BSG comic book series.
It appears to be Omega on page 2, panels 1
and 2, but he is referred to as an ensign instead of sergeant as
he was depicted in the TV series.
This story reveals that the
Galactica has an armed
scout ship called the
Centaurus. The little
vessel actually looks slightly
like the Raptors from
On page 7, Jolly reveals that Commander
Adama has chosen him to take on an undercover mission to stop
the food pirates who have recently been striking ships within
the fleet. Why does Adama choose him, a Viper pilot? Does Jolly
have some qualifications that make him particularly suited to
Also on page 7, Jolly tells Boomer he's
being planted aboard a likely target of the food pirates, a
Sequarian freighter. The name "Sequaria" does not match any of
the 12 Colonies, so it must be an outpost or alien world known
to the Colonials.
Page 17 reveals that the Colonials have a
skin-tight thermal plasti-shield which can be worn over the
body to briefly protect a person from the cold and vacuum of
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