"War of Eden" Part 3
Battlestar Galactica: War of Eden #3 (Maximum Press)
Story: Rob Liefeld and Robert Napton
Script: Robert Napton
Layouts: Karl Altstaetter
Penciler: Hector Gomez
Hector Gomez and Rene Micheletti
After 15 yahrens, Adama is resuscitated from suspended
Read the story summary of "War of Eden" Part 3 at the Battlestar
On page 2, the doctor tells Commander Apollo that the revived
Adama has been given tri-senatine so he can move about. This is
the first mention of the drug.
On page 3, Box recalls to his grandfather how Apollo pinned a
Colonial insignia on him and told him he was a "Junior Warrior".
This occurred in "Exodus". He also
mentions the death of his mother at the hands of the Cylons;
this was in "A Death in the
Also on page 3, Adama recalls his days on the battlestar
Cerberus, serving with Cain. One of his and Cain's
adventures during this time period was chronicled in
"Baptism of Fire".
Page 5 reveals that Adama had a collection of amulets and other
On page 7, Baltar tells Iblis about a drive the Cylons
appropriated from the Unari for travelling via a warp corridor,
similar, but not as advanced as, the temporal overdrive given to
the human fleet by the Seraphs. This is the first mention of the
Unari and suggests that they are a species recently conquered by
the Cylon Empire.
On page 10, a command centurion informs Baltar of a
communication from the Imperious Leader via hypercom. This is
the first mention of hypercom; presumably the term refers to
faster-than-light communication as hyper-speed traditionally
On page 15, Adama matches one
of the hieroglyphs on the
Kobolian ark with the design on
an amulet which had belonged to
the chieftain of the Thirteenth
Tribe, which he had retrieved from a
museum on Caprica before the
flight from the Colonies. The
design is a variation on what we
know of as of the ancient
Egyptian Eye of Horus.
||Eye of Horus
On page 17, Adama suggests that Kobol was dying as the 13 tribes
abandoned it in search of new worlds to call home.
We also get an image of Kobol on page 17. The single,
cloud-obscured continent visible appears to be an image of
Mexico and part of the United States. The giveaway is the
peninsula of Baja California and the Gulf of California to the
east of it.
On page 19, Sheba is musing about her father and the Pegasus'
assault against two basestars. This is a reference to the events
of "The Living Legend" Part
2, though the Pegasus actually faced three
basestars if you count Baltar's, which pulled back from the
battle when he realized the battlestar was coming for him.
On page 21, the gas giant planet seen in the sky over the
world where the wreckage of Iblis'(?) ship was found in
"War of the Gods" Part 1,
is actually Jupiter, oriented on its axis about 180 degrees from
the way we're used to seeing it.
On page 22, Iblis places a false image of Commander Cain lying
dead in the wreckage of the ship for Sheba to see. The real body
that was in there is revealed in the Glen Larson interview on
the DVD of the pilot episode. Larson reveals that they shot a
scene of Iblis' body in the ship's wreckage and it was shown to
have cloven hooves (like the Christian devil). The network made
him take the scene out.
On page 24, another one of Adama's amulets features a symbol
known to us from the ancient Egyptians, the scarab, symbolic of
death and rebirth.
On page 26, Adama and his grandson, Cain, decipher the
hieroglyphs in the ark's burial chamber as Adam's Ark.
Adam's Ark was the original title of Glen Larson's
proposal for the TV series.
The concept of using his ancient Kobolian amulets to open
temple doors was also used by Adama in
"A Death in the Family".
At the end of this issue, it is revealed that the two humans of
the Thirteenth Tribe, the son of the chieftain, and his wife,
held in stasis chambers on the ark found on Earth, are known in
Colonial history as Adam and Eve!
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