Battlestar Galactica is back for another series at Dynamite. This time around, the creative team is John Jackson Miller and Daniel HDR. Yes, that’s the same JJM known around The Beat for his Comichron site and sales estimates. JJM also is a New York Times bestselling author who’s got a lot of Star Wars under his belt, both prose and comics.
In this “Counterstrike” story, the Galactica encounters another fleet of survivors feeling an enemy. Are two fleets enough to fight back against the Cylons or can two fleets even come to a mutual agreement.
And for a bit of fun, the first issue, a #0 issue, will be priced at 35¢ with a cover harkening back to the original Marvel Battlestar Galactica series.
Official PR follows:
Dynamite Entertainment today announces New York Times bestselling author and comics writer John Jackson Miller (Star Wars, Star Trek, Halo) and artist Daniel HDR (Red Sonja) will deliver a new miniseries timed for Battlestar Galactica‘s 40th anniversary year!
“Forty years ago this fall, tens of millions of people watched the original Battlestar Galactica pilot and TV series, which inspired interest in BSG comics, models, and toys that’s endured ever since. I was one of those kids in the audience every night — and it’s a delight to get to tell a story set in the original Galactica universe, set soon after the events of the first season,” said author John Jackson Miller.
In Battlestar Galactica, Commander Adama and the remnants of humanity discover a second fugitive fleet, fleeing a different mortal enemy. Can the two armadas join forces, making common cause against the dreaded Cylons? And what would success mean for the quest for Earth?
“Battlestar Galactica often grappled with a single strategic tension: run, or turn and fight? That question inspired one of the series best-loved episodes, in which another surviving Battlestar was discovered,” added John Jackson Miller. “Our Counterstrike series goes a step farther, as the Galactica officers discover another fugitive fleet, much like theirs, running from a mortal enemy. Could making common cause solve both their problems?”
Dynamite Entertainment has been developing Battlestar Galactica comic books since 2006, focusing on each incarnation of the franchise from the classic continuity of the 1978 television series, to the Galactica 1980 follow-up, and finally to the reimagined series aired on Syfy from 2003 through 2009. Dynamite’s latest publication was a crossover between the two versions, in Battlestar Galactica vs. Battlestar Galactica.
“We’ve been admirers of John Jackson Miller’s writing for some time,” remarked Nick Barrucci, CEO and Publisher of Dynamite Entertainment. “His work on Star Wars was a leading factor in approaching him for this special BSGseries. With a .35 cent introductory issue, we’re harkening back to the classic old Marvel days and giving readers every reason to pick up this series.”
Battlestar Galactica #0 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ August 2018 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in October 2018. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Battlestar Galactica #0 with their local comic book retailers. Battlestar Galactica #0 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.