"The Last Hiding Place"
Battlestar Galactica #23 (Marvel)
Story and art by Walt Simonson
Inks by Klaus Janson
pirates are uncovered; a clue to the path to Earth is found.
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This was the final issue of the Marvel comic book series of
Battlestar Galactica, ending over a year after the TV series was
In this issue, Muffit, who was destroyed in issue #14,
"Trial and Error", is repaired
and returned to Boxey; Master-Tech Shadrack's findings indicate
that Earth lies within another galaxy from their own; and the
Cylons receive a signal regarding the human fleet's path of
retreat, setting things up for the segue back into the TV
episodes (starting with
"The Gun on Ice Planet Zero", where the
Cylons are chasing the fleet again, and into
"The Lost Warrior",
where the fleet enters another galaxy.
As Apollo sifts through the Galactica's data
banks on page 3, panel 1, there appears to be a robot manning a
console behind him.
Page 7 reveals that Sire Uri's homeworld is
Page 11, reveals that the top deck of the
Rising Star used to be a
private club for Sire Uri and his cronies.
On page 14 panel 3, Boomer uses the Earth
phrase, "Holy cow!"
On page 16, Apollo identifies Magda Kocinik
as the leader of the food pirates. On page 22, he also
identifies Jolly's roommate on the Burnham as Sire
Kocinik, Magda's husband. This suggests that a Colonial woman
takes her husband's name as part of her own upon marriage. (This
is also evidenced by Apollo's reference to Siress Uri in
Page 23 reveals that the symbol of the 9th
Lord of Kobol itself indicates the bearings and distances to the
pulsars that Adama learned about from his recollections (gleaned
by the memory machine) of the inscriptions in the
tomb of the 9th Lord on Kobol.
On page 27, Jolly reflects on the fact that
his roommate "Pops" (Sire Kocinik) on the Burnham, was the food
pirate's inside man and that he will never trust anyone over 200
again. This could be a joke of exaggeration, but could be taken
literally, as the BSG novels suggest that even Adama is over 100
As punishment, Commander Adama decides to
leave the pirates behind in their headquarters ship, the
Justice, with its star drive rendered useless, stranded as
the rest of the fleet makes the first hyperspace jump on their
new course for Earth. Unfortunately, this course of action
allows a pilotless Cylon drone to pinpoint the last known
location of the human fleet and signal the Cylon Alliance,
setting the robotic menace back on the fleet's path.
With the Justice left behind, this
brings the fleet down to 217 ships (last seen at 218 in
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