Sunday, August 3, 2008

Battlestar Galactica: Origins #8

ADAMA - Part 4 of 4

First Baltar, now Adama. Robert Place Napton has crafted an excellent and intriguing tale concerning probably one of the most, if not THE most, important character on the TV show Battlestar Galactica-- Commander William Adama. Up until part 4, this series has been terrifically paced and executed, covering Bill Adama's life from when he was in the First Cylon War right up to when he meets Saul Tigh and his family life start to fall apart. Now, the fourth part isn't bad. In fact, it is quite good! My only complaint is that maybe this should have been 5 or 6 parts or something. This issue feels a bit "scrunched", if you will. Regardless, the Battlestar Galactica: Origins comics are some of the best things out there today, especially if you are a BSG fan. Robert Napton delivers the goods in snappy style that should make his peers jealous, and we BSG nerds would be absolutely fracking crazy not to pick up the Adama Origins issues. I should also note that this some of artist Jonathan Lau's best work, his pencils adding a special dimension to the story that no wordsmith could. Special mention goes the colouring work, as well. And it sure is cool to see Julian DiMarco from Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero pop up. It brings me joy to see Dynamite continue to kick ass with this license.

Lethality: Five of the seven in the Viper group wiped out. No word from the Raptors...

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