A Dynamic Entertainment comic book series starting in May 2006, written by Greg Pak, pencils by Nigel Raynor.
“For those who can't wait until TV’s smartest SCI FI show returns in October, the new, instantly involving comic Battlestar Galactica will satisfy any fan’s hunger. It’s a brand-new story that should appeal to both BSG veterans and comic book fans not yet acquainted with the show. In the first of 13 issues, writer Greg Pak quickly sets the pulse racing with the appearance of a ship under attack whose passengers appear to be Galactica crew members' long dead loved ones. Or are they really humanity's arch-enemies, the robotic Cylons? With just enough explanation for newcomers to the mythology, but not enough to slow down the action, I say thank ‘the Gods’ for Dynamite Entertainment's Battlestar Galactica.”
— Ileane Rudolph, TV Guide Staff Writer
“The wait is over, the new adventures of the crew of the Battlestar Galactica begin here with DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT, writer GREG PAK, and artist NIGEL RAYNOR! Dynamite Entertainment proudly presents their all-new Galactica series with a special #0 issue featuring an original story with a ‘dynamite cliffhanger’ ending that leads into the ongoing series!”
— From the Dynamite Entertainment press release
Hey, there’s less than an hour left to support the latest Dynamite Comics Humble Bundle, through which you can get HUNDREDS of digital comics, including my 12 issue BATTLESTAR GALACTICA run and the first three issues of my JOHN WICK series!
A few years back, I wrote twelve issues of a Battlestar Galactica comic book series that tied in with the brilliant Ron Moore reboot of the television series. Now Comixology is selling the digital versions of three volumes of those issues for just $2.99 each in its BSG sale! Had a ton of fun on that series and it had great art by Nigel Raynor and Jonathan Lau. Check it out and enjoy!
Writer Greg Pak, best known in my eyes as the man who sired the epic Planet Hulk, knows the Galactica mythos well, pitting Colonial prophecy against Cylon paranoia as well as fusing Viper dogfights with marine firefights. Adama’s exchanges with Starbuck, as well Baltar’s conversations with his imaginary Six, sound dead-on, so much so that you can hear the actor’s voices reading the lines. The greatest touch is Adama’s journal entries, which he addresses to the real Zak’s memory.
Greg Pak has donated signed trade paperbacks (including “Phoenix Endsong,” “Phoenix Warsong,” and three “Battlestar Galactica” trades) to the Planet Karen Benefit Auction, which is raising funds for webcomics creator Karen Ellis, whose home was recently destroyed in a fire. Just two days remain in the auction — click on the images below to bid today!
The blog Chadzilla Roars has given the first volume of Greg Pak’s “Battlestar Galactica” comics series a rave review. Here’s an excerpt:
The creative team captures the tense drama and white knuckle action of the series, with the byzantinian plot twists they throw at the reader every few pages feeling organic to plot, rather than coming across as cheap “Gotcha!” gimmicks. I’ll be picking up and cracking open Volume 2 at some point in the, I hope, not too distant future. I’ve got some catching up to do.
The fine folks at Wizard have posted a video of “Battlestar Galactica” comic book writer Greg Pak asking “Battlestar Galactica” star Katee Sackhoff a question relating to her acting process. Click here to check it out.
The third trade paperback of the “Battlestar Galactica” comic book series written by Greg Pak hit comic book stores on February 27. This final storyline of the series focusses in particular on Sharon, the Cylon played by Grace Park on the television show. Here’s what WizardUniverse.com had to say about the last issue of the series:
… the emphasis here is on human relationships and human tragedy, even if the ‘human’ in question happens to be a machine. Throughout, it’s easy to hear the voices of Katee Sackhoff, Edward James Olmos, James Callis et al delivering Pak’s smart, sad dialogue. Way to close on a high note, BSG team.
Eric Moreno has posted an extensive interview with Greg Pak as part of ComicBloc.com’s “Inside the Comic Writer’s Studio” series. The article covers everything from earliest influences to Ann Richards to improv comedy to Robot Stories and Warlock and Hulk. An excerpt:
ELM: When working with sci-fi concepts, can you just go all out and let loose all of your wildest ideas, no matter how implausible they may be or do you still have to reign some of them in?
GP: During my years doing improv comedy, one of the best things I learned was to take one crazy idea and explore it thoroughly. On an improv stage, there’s always a huge temptation to toss aliens and the Titanic and a presidential assassination subplot and an Elvis impersonation into a scene about a mouse who doesn’t like cheese. And you might get some cheap laughs with each new, crazy addition. But then you can easily lose the chance to really explore that mouse and his cheese problem and get to some really deep, character-based, emotionally resonant laughs.
In a similar way, sci-fi stories tend to work best when you take one concept and explore it thoroughly. The madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets. That’s the central hook and it provides the essential metaphor. It might be cool to see him start to fly when he’s sad and get really smart when he’s hungry and shoot optic blasts from his eyes when he’s happy. But then it’s very easy to lose track of the story and end up with briefly flashy spectacle without heart or a point that no one wants to read after a few pages.