"The Death of Apollo" Part 3
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo #3
Illustrated by Dietrich Smith
Cover A by Mike Mayhew
Refusing to believe Apollo is dead, Starbuck gathers some
recruits to investigate the scene of the Cylon crime.
Starbuck asks Commander Adama for permission to put together a
small crew to investigate Apollo's alleged death and bring him
back if he's still alive, but he is denied. He and Athena therefore
decide to go anyway, with some help from their friends; Countess
Sephoni also agrees to help them, wanting to make amends for her
psionic error (in
"The Death of Apollo"
Starbuck, Athena, and Sephoni make off with a captured Cylon
transport, accompanied by Boomer, Sheba, Greenbean, and Breena
in their Vipers. While the Vipers temporarily hide in a nearby
asteroid field, the transport approaches the super-basestar,
then lands aboard as the Vipers draw the attention of the Cylon
Raiders. Exiting the transport, the three begin a firefight with
a hoard of centurions in the hangar bay.
CONTINUED IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: THE DEATH OF APOLLO
Battlestar Galactica: The Death of Apollo was a
6-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment.
Cover D by Ardian Syaf mistakenly depicts
stars in the dark portion of the crescent moon behind Apollo!
On page 1, Adama's quarters have been
redesigned a bit from how they appeared in episodes of the TV
series. Notice that there somehow seems to be a portal looking
out into space on the wall right next to the entry door instead
of the pair of monitors normally seen.
On page 2, Adama tells Starbuck that Xam's
writing of Apollo's name may have
just been due to a dream or an
ideo-psion. "Ideo-psion" may be the Colonial term for a "viral
On page 3, Adama tells Starbuck that Tigh
used to be a maverick pilot, just like Starbuck himself. And
Adama was the one who reined him in as needed, just as Apollo
did for Starbuck.
On page 7, panel 5, a Colonial landram can
be seen parked on the hangar deck in the background.
On page 8, Sheba remarks that they can use
the Cylon transport they captured as the exfil vehicle. If she
is referring to a transport the reader is supposed to know
about, I'm not aware of it; the transport they use looks nothing
like the Cylon transport they captured way back in
and Luck". The transport, as depicted here, looks
similar to a Cylon Raider, but larger.
On page 10, the coordinates given by Xam
with the message "APOLLO LIVES" are different than the
coordinates he gave in
"The Death of Apollo"
On page 11, Starbuck's rescue team leaves
Galactica "ten centars later..." "Centar" is the
Colonial term equivalent to one Earth hour.
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