EXCL FIRST LOOK: Ross, Elioupolis Cover DnA's "Battlestar Galactica"

Fri, February 8th, 2013 at 11:28am PST

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Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor

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It's no secret that Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning know cosmic, and come May, the writing team return to Dynamite Entertainment to launch an all-new "Battlestar Galactica" series celebrating the sci-fi classic's 35th Anniversary.

"Growing up in the seventies, I was hooked on sci-fi," Lanning told CBR in 2012 when the pair last spent time in the BSG Universe. "As a kid I couldn’t get enough of it and grew up watching TV shows like ‘Lost in Space,’ ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Space 1999’ and ‘Land of the Giants’ and reading comics in the UK like ‘Action and 2000 A.D.’ as well as all the Marvel and DC titles I could hunt down. Star Wars took things to a new high and in its wake there followed a flood of sci-fi entertainment that I lapped up. The original series of Battlestar Galactica was like catnip to my younger self; more than filling my rabid craving for spaceships, laser weapons, robots and alien invasions! It had cool characters, snappy dialogue, creepy alien cyborgs, awesome space battles with fantastic special effects (it was 1978 cut me some slack) and a totally cute robot dog!"

Below, CBR debuts Alex Ross' cover for BSG's first issue, along with Chris Eliopoulos' "Cute" subscription variant.

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (w)
Cezar Razek (a)
Alex Ross (c)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • 5/15
MEMORIAL Part 1!  2013 marks the 35th anniversary of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series and to celebrate Dynamite is launching a brand new series, written by cosmic supremos, Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (Legion, Nova, Guardians of the Galaxy)!  Set in classic BSG continuity, this series celebrates 35 years of epic space opera when, following a surprise Cylon attack, Adama and the crew of the Galactica are forced to deploy Dr Zee's experimental temporal weapons with unexpected results that leave Apollo and Starbuck lost in time and space in an alternate reality with no Galactica and no way of returning home!
FANS, ASK YOUR RETAILER FOR THE Alex Ross B/W art retailer incentive cover

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1 CHRIS ELIOPOULOS “CUTE” EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIPTION VARIANT
Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (w)
Cezar Razek (a)
Chris Eliopoulos ©
For comic fans that sign up ahead of time with their comic shop to reserve thisissue, you can receive an exclusive Chris Eliopoulos Cute Exclusive cover!  This Super Special Subscription Variant is only available for Comic Shop subscribers and limited to INITIAL orders ONLY!

TAGS:  dynamite entertainment, battlestar galactica, alex ross, chris eliopoulos, dan abnett, andy lanning

 
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