"Galactica 1880" Part 2
Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 #2 (Dynamite Entertainment)
Written by Tony Lee
Illustrated by Aneke
Cover by Ardian Syaf
The Galactica heads for a rendezvous with the
Pegasus to protect Gemini from Baltar's forces; Starbuck
and Athena flee from the pirates of the Rising Star.
On page 1, we see the aethership Galactica up close for
the first time, with the name spelled in semi-cursive script on
Learning of Baltar's impending attack on Gemini from Lord Cain,
Archduke Adama orders the few remaining ships of Caprica be
conscripted into the Colonial Army to protect Gemini and end
Here, we see that Starbuck smokes a pipe rather than cigars as
in the original BSG.
On page 5, Starbuck and Muffit quickly prep the Starchaser
for flight and Starbuck announces, "Cavorite thrusters are go!"
"Cavorite" is a substance capable of negating the force of
gravity in the 1901 novel The First Men in the Moon by
Page 6 reveals that the gigantic Cylonics are called Centurions.
In this issue, Apollo meets Count Iblis as one of his fellow
prisoners under Baltar's thumb.
This issue reveals that Starbuck formerly dated both Cassiopeia
and Sheba...at the same time. That's our Starbuck. Of course, in
the original BSG, it was Cassiopeia and Athena he was dating at
once; Sheba was strictly devoted to Apollo.
Starchaser's pursuit through the debris field is
a bit similar to that of the
Millennium Falcon through the asteroid belt in Star
Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
On page 15, Starbuck uses the adjective "galmonging" to describe
the Ovions. The term was used occasionally in the original BSG
series, but was left largely undefined. In the study of
Legend" Part 1, I speculated that it may
be similar to our own English adjective
"war-mongering". However, in this mini-series, it seems to be
used as a more general epithet.
On page 17, Apollo says, "The Hades I am." The Greek word
"Hades" (the underworld of the dead) is often used within the BSG universe in place of
The Cylonic Raiders seen at the end of the issue appear
to be based on the versions seen in BSG2000.
||Cylon Raider from BSG2000
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