Battlestar Galactica has a special place in many a fan's heart, and because of that fan enthusiasm, Dynamite Entertainment is launching a new series with the talented team of Cullen Bunn and Alex Sanchez at the helm.
The new book will draw inspiration from the classic series while also introducing some new elements that will not feel out of place. Bunn is a big time Battlestar fan and is looking forward to working with some of his favorite childhood characters.
"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."
Artist Alex Sanchez is amped to work with the classic designs from the show, saying: "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!"
CEO of Dynamite Nick Barrucci added: "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. 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 series will launch with four covers. Cover A will be by Sanchez. Cover B is by Butch Guice. Cover C is by Juan Doe, and Cover D is by Michael Adams. You can see all the covers in the gallery, and you can pick up the first issue on August 3rd.