Official Press Release
May 18, 2006, Runnemede, NJ – Following the top selling introductory Issue #0 (selling in excess of 175,000 copies!), Dynamite Entertainment has released images and information concerning the release of the first issue of the ongoing series focusing on SCI FI Channel's hit original series Battlestar Galactica. The comic books are developed through a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
"First off, we would like to thank retailers and fans for their support! Issue #0 exceeded our wildest expectations, and we have high hopes for the equally strong debut of issue #1," commented Dynamite Spokesperson J. Allen. "Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor have knocked it out of this Galaxy and with the end of Issue #0 leading right into the opening of Issue #1, fans will not want to miss out of the first issue!"
Concerning the integration of the comic and the show, comic writer Greg Pak explained: "We're 100 percent tied into the continuity of the television show - our storyline takes place in the middle of the second season, right after the return from Kobol and before the arrival of the Pegasus."
As for the story itself, the writer continued: "Our story begins as the Galactica discovers a group of human survivors in a small Medivac ship under attack by Cylons. Commander William Adama suspects a Cylon plot. But President Laura Roslin points to the Sacred Scrolls, which contain an ancient prophecy: 'The dead shall return in an ark of fire.' Who are the "Returners"? Will they unite or divide the fleet -- and heal or break the heart of Commander Adama?"
Issue #1 is available now for PRE-ORDER with a scheduled in store date of late July.
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA #1 (MAY063027): WRITTEN BY GREG PAK WITH ART BY NIGEL RAYNOR; COVER ART BY SUPERSTAR ARTISTS MICHAEL (CIVIL WAR/WOLVERINE ORIGIN COVER ARTIST) TURNER (25%) AND BILLY (UNCANNY X-MEN) TAN (25%), ALONG WITH NIGEL RAYNOR (25%) AND A PHOTO COVER FEATURING THE CAST (25%)!
The biggest comic book event of 2006 begins here as Dynamite Entertainment launches the all-new, Battlestar Galactica comic book series based on the all-new "re-imagined" Battlestar Galactica on SCI FI!!
Picking up from the final pages of the best-selling #0 issue, Battlestar Galactica #1 features the ongoing creative team of writer Greg (Planet Hulk) Pak and Nigel Raynor! Joining the inside team we have the all-star team of cover artists Michael Turner with colorist extraordinaire Peter Steigerwald, Billy (Uncanny X-Men) Tan and Nigel Raynor; plus, a special photo cover showcasing the beautiful and deadly Six!
Our story focuses on an "untold tale" taking place in between seasons of the popular show and the return of characters not seen since the smash mini-series that re-launched Galactica to critical acclaim. Don't miss out, and don't forget to ask your local retailer about the special incentive covers!
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BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE BSG #1 MICHAEL TURNER SKETCH COVER!
BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE BSG #1 MICHAEL TURNER NEGATIVE ART COVER!
BE SURE TO ASK YOUR LOCAL RETAILER ABOUT THE BSG #1 MICHAEL TURNER RRP COVER!
ALSO AVAILABLE WITH A #1 CYLON FOIL COVER (MAY063031) AT THE MSRP OF $19.99 EACH!
About Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica is the gripping saga of humanity's last remnants and their struggle to find a new home while fleeing from their deadly Cylon enemies. Redefining the space opera with its gritty realism, Galactica has distinguished itself by the intensity and present day relevance of its stories and the command performances of its ensemble cast. The series confronts everything from religion, politics and sex, to what it really means to be "human." Galactica has struck a chord with audiences, who have made it one of the most talked about series on television.
Season 3 of Battlestar Galactica is slated to premiere on SCI FI Channel in October 2006. Battlestar Galactica is from NBC Universal Television Studio.
About Universal Studios Consumer Products Group
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group (USCPG) is responsible for global licensing and retail strategies as well as building brand recognition of the extensive catalogue of NBC Universal properties. Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a unit of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
About Dynamite Entertainment
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling titles and properties. Beginning with their Army of Darkness comic book series – launching as the #1 independent comic in July of '04 – and recently ranked the #1 selling Independent Horror comic -- and continuing to their best-selling Red Sonja series – issue #0 alone selling over 240,000 copies and ongoing issues and one-shots recently ranked among the best-selling titles in unit sales and dollar volume – and not only has Dynamite consistently released Red Sonja as THE top selling single comic outside of Marvel and DC Comics, Dynamite successfully places more titles in the Top 100 than most non-Marvel, non-DC publishers. Dynamite's new monthly Battlestar Galactica series is the company's first major launch of '06, debuting with an impressive 175,000 copies in initial orders sold for the introductory #0 issue.
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE is preparing and launching the all-new Painkiller Jane series from creators Joe Quesada and Jimmy Palmiotti; the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday, Battlestar Galactica with Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor, Classic Battlestar Galactica, the Re-Animator, Highlander, have launched Red Sonja Vs. Thulsa Doom with Luke Lieberman and Peter David and a Red Sonja Vs. Claw cross-over with DC Comics' Wildstorm imprint, Dynamite has more on the horizon!
In addition to the creators mentioned - Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics, including Alex (Justice) Ross, John (Astonishing X-Men) Cassaday, Michael (Superman/Batman, Aspen Comics) Turner, Jim (All-Star Batman) Lee, Michael (Red Sonja) Avon Oeming, Mike (Red Sonja/X-Men) Carey, Jim (Justice) Kruegar, Greg (The Incredible Hulk) Pak, Brett (Serenity, The Lone Ranger) Matthews - as well as working with up and coming new talent and enhancing strong creators!
The company also produces new and classic material from such creators as Paul Gulacy, Doug Moench's Six from Sirius, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso's Borderline and other titles, Jim Starlin Dreadstar, in addition to reprint editions of classic Red Sonja material and more.
For updated information on Dynamite Entertainment and their titles, please visit the Dynamite website at www.dynamiteentertainment.com