Published on May 17th, 2016 | by gareth0
Battlestar Galactica Is Back
May 17, 2016, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Eisner Award-nominated writer Cullen Bunn’s star continues to rise, as critics rally around new projects like Harrow County, Blood Feud, and The Sixth Gun, as well as bestselling titles including Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men and IDW’s Micronauts. Now, as he returns to Dynamite for the latest chapter in the fan-favorite franchise, Battlestar Galactica, Bunn welcomes the talented Alex Sanchez (Mad Max: Ride, 30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease, Katana) to the artist’s first Dynamite project.
In the upcoming August release of Battlestar Galactica #1, humanity’s search for sanctuary takes our heroes beyond the limits of known reality and into a cosmic mystery where the hunters become the hunted, ruin and despair dot the skies, and Adama goes where friend and family can’t follow. Cullen Bunn and Alex Sanchez invite you on a journey unlike any in the annals of Battlestar Galactica!
“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,” says Cullen Bunn. “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.”
“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,” says Alex Sanchez. “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!”
“We are lucky to count both Cullen Bunn and Battlestar Galactica as significant parts of the Dynamite family, and excited to see the excellent skills of Alex Sanchez devoted to a project here at Dynamite,” says CEO and Publisher, Nick Barrucci. “What was that old advertisement? ‘Great tastes that go great together?’ That’s exactly what we have here. A superstar writer, an accomplished illustrator, and one of the greatest science fiction franchises of all time! We couldn’t be more excited for this new series!”
The all-new Battlestar Galactica series by Bunn and Sanchez will ship with four covers: Cover A by series artist Sanchez himself, Cover B by Butch Guice, Cover C by Juan Doe, and a special “Action Figure” Cover D Subscription Edition by Michael Adams. Look for this new series solicited in the June cover-dated issue of Diamond Previews, with the first issue hitting comic shops on August 3rd!