"The Law of Volahd" Part 2
Battlestar Galactica #2 (Season II) (Realm Press)
Story and Art by Chris Scalf
Scripting by James Kuhoric
Cover by Chris Scalf
Back Cover by Robert Scott
Starbuck learn the secret of Volahd.
Read the story summary at the Battlestar Wiki
Commander Adama uses the term "kilon" as a
measure of speed through space. This is the first reference to
such a unit.
On page 7, after Sheba has been removed from
their cell to face Volahd, Apollo tells Starbuck, "I don't know
how, but I know she is in big trouble." Uh, it's probably
because Taron already told them (in
"The Law of Volahd"
Part 1) that Volahd has judged them all to be evil and
"...the sentence for evil is death!"
Volahd is revealed to be a Cylon IL-series,
communicating to the natives via holographic projection. It is
not clear whether "Volahd" is the Cylon's real name or one that
is native in origin in order to be more closely associated as a
god by them. The latter might be the more likely since the
IL-series Cylons previously (and since)
have all had names with
a sinister association on our modern Earth and "Volahd" does not
seem to directly reference anything Earthly; however the name
might be a sort of bastardized anagram of "devil" (dahvol).
Where did Averna get the Acmaran energy
staff on page 12, with which she dispatches one of the captors?
She did not have one before this and it does not appear as if
either of the two Acmaran guards who were carrying the
unconscious Sheba had one with them.
On page 20, Sheba asks Apollo how they are
going to get past the Cylon centurions guarding their Vipers,
saying, "We have no weapons!" What happened to the energy staff
Averna used on page 12? She's standing right there next to the
two humans as they speak!
The depictions of Volahd's basestar crashing
into the planet while the electrical discharges of the planet's
force field crackle beneath it, are similar to the scenes of the
Imperious Leader's basestar going down over Carillon in
Starbuck's "Yeeee-ahh!" as the four Viper
pilots escape the destruction of the city of Salis seems a bit
callous considering the city's destruction means the death of
thousands of Acmarans, most of whom were merely innocent dupes
of Taron and Volahd.
For some reason, the shelves behind
Commander Adama's desk in his quarters on page 29, panel 5, are
empty! They always had books and knick-knacks (including a Viper
helmet) on them in the TV episodes.
The super-basestar on page 30
and the depiction of elite Cylon
Vulpa Six on page 31 both appear
to be modified versions of early
BSG production paintings by
McQuarrie production painting of
Notice that Vulpa Six has a blue-lighted
What was the purpose of the Cylon
experimentation on Acmarans, much of which seems to have
involved added cybernetic enhancements to the Acmarans
biological bodies? Were they to become a new type of centurion?
Is there any association/relation between
Vulpa Six and the gold Command Centurion called Vulpa who
appeared in "The
Gun on Ice Planet Zero" parts 1 and 2?
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