Battlestar Galactica Is In The Hands Of An Excited Creative Team
Battlestar Galactica is an interesting franchise. You say the name and most pop culture fans will immediately get an image in their head. But whether in that image Starbuck is a male or female determines when they watched the show. For fans that grew up in the 70s, the classic take will always rule. But those who didn't find the series until the reboot think of Edward James Olmos instead of Lorne Greene.
Fans of the classic will be happy to hear that writer Cullen Bunn (Uncanny X-Men, Micronauts) is teaming up with artist Alex Sanchez (Mad Max: Ride, 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease) to tell us a tale of the classic crew. Battlestar Galactica #1 will launch in August with covers by Sanchez, Butch Guice, Juan Doe and Michael Adams.
Bunn had this to say about the series:
Battlestar Galactica is a franchise that meant a lot to me in my formative years, and now I have the opportunity to build on the cosmic mythology that was left behind when the television series ended. I've been given the chance to write characters that I love (and a few characters that I love to hate) within the universe (and following the rules) of the classic series. At the same time, I'm going to be doing something a little different, taking the story in a new direction that will provide fresh stories but will also honor everything that came before. I'm using some of the most mind-blowing aspects of the TV show to fuel a new story that I think old and new fans alike will enjoy.
On the art side, this is Sanchez's first work with Dynamite. But having worked with him myself on the 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease series, I can tell you fans will really like what he brings to the book. Sanchez says what he's most excited about:
The thing that most excites me about working on Battlestar Galactica is the chance to draw the characters, ships, and concepts that Ralph McQuarrie created for the original series. He's one of my art heroes. I hope to do the material justice and give it a late 70's, early 80's feel, and hope that fans will react positively and enjoy the story and my art. With the creative team assembled, I know that they will!