"Journey's End" Part 3
Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End #3 (Maximum Press)
Story: Rob Liefeld
Script: Robert Napton
Pencils: Ching Lau, Michael Chang, Richard Horie
Inks: Eric Cannon, Robert Lacko, Andy Owens
Escaping from the tyranny of the
future Eastern Empire, the Galactica is
sent by the Seraphs to the time just before the destruction of
the Twelve Colonies.
Because Elias has transported the Galactica back in
time to shortly before the holocaust of the Twelve Colonies,
this issue takes place during what would have been the events of
"Annihilation", the premiere
episode of Battlestar Galactica.
On page 1, as the Galactica is warped into the past of
"Annihilation" by Elias, the crew
is shown wearing their full uniforms again after having escaped
slavery in the future time of the Eastern Empire. But,
considering the battlestar had been in the possession of the
Empire, it seems unlikely that their store of uniforms (and
weapons, supplies, etc.) would still be on board.
On page 3, Rigel identifies the recognition signatures of the
six battlestars travelling to Cimtar for the Cylon Armistice as
Solaria, Columbia, Atlantia,
Pacifica, Acropolis, and Galactica.
According to dialog in
"Annihilation" and other
episodes, while the last five are correct, the sixth was
Triton, not Solaria (though
Solaria is mentioned in the novelization of that
For some reason, throughout this issue and the next, the past versions of
Commander Adama and Colonel Tigh are shown wearing red
medallions at their throats on their blue command uniforms. In
the televised episodes, Tigh was never depicted wearing a
medallion and Adama wore a silver one, not red.
On page 5, the past-Athena pilots a shuttle carrying her father
to the Atlantia. In
"Annihilation" we saw that she
was indeed his pilot (as they return to the Galactica from
the Atlantia in a brief scene).
On page 7, panel 2, Commander Cain says, "Why we're wasting time
talking, Cylon base ships are moving toward the Colonies."
Obviously, the "why" should be "while".
On page 8, panel 3, someone on the
Atlantia authorizes Apollo and Tigh's shuttle to
land, saying, "Your authorized to land, Captain." The "your" in
the sentence should be "you're".
On page 9, panel 1, we revisit the chambers of the Council of
Twelve on board the Atlantia during the early scenes of
"Annihilation". The setting and
costuming drawn here do not particularly match those of the
televised episode. President Adar's speech in panels 1
and 2, on the other hand, is word-for-word.
The dialog between the past-Apollo and Zac as they launch on
patrol on page 10 is almost the same as that heard in
On page 12, the Cylon Control Unit that was installed on the
Galactica by the Eastern Empire in the future in
"Journey's End" Part 2
(referred to as Unit 5560 by Commander Apollo) appears to have
the head of an old school Cylon, with a narrow eye-slit, instead
of the broader eye-slit seen on the future Cylons. In the rest
of the issue, Unit 5560 is drawn with the future-style, as it
Much of the dialog on pages 16-19 is similar to that used in
"Annihilation", with modifications for the plot changes
that have occurred due to future-Apollo's intervention.
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