There were a few differences between the original Battlestar Galactica and the recent 2003 series. One that immediately stands out is the addition of female Cylons. Most people, even if they haven't watched the newer series, are familiar with Six, portrayed by Tricia Helfer. Now the female Cylon is getting her own five issue miniseries at Dynamite Entertainment, written by J.T. Krul with interior art by Igor Vitorino. Jenny Frison and Chris Bolson will do covers and a photo cover with Helfer will also be available.
"Ever since Dynamite started making Battlestar Galactica comics, I made it very clear that I would leap at the opportunity to write in that universe," says J.T. Krul. "Not only was I a fan of the original series, but I think the revitalized version developed by Ronald Moore is one the best television shows of the past decade. Like most great science fiction, Battlestar Galactica teaches us about who we are by showing us where we might end up."
The series will take place in the days before the last great Cylon War. A woman known only as Eve, haunted by memories of worlds she's never seen, is locked away in a psychiatric ward on the planet Leonis. One of the visions is calling out to her and the question is whether or not she's crazy. This is where readers will witness the evolution of Number Six as she learns to live, love and hate.
"When it comes to the Cylons, the story has always been less about how they look human and more about how they act human," adds Krul. "That aspect is at the core of this story. Focusing on Number Six, we explore the development of a Cylon on an almost psychological level. Through various existences on various planets of the colonies, Number Six sees what it means to be human. Perhaps the most striking feature separating humans from Cylons is the fear of death. Much of human behavior is driven by it, and Cylons have no real concept of it. It's a vital lesson any Cylon must learn in order to understand how the human mind works. But it's not enough that Number Six understand them. She must come to empathize with them. And eventually, she must come to loathe them."
The first issue is on sale in April. Dynamite has been publishing Battlestar Galactica comics on each incarnation of the show since 2006. BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SIX will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors' PREVIEWS catalog. The series will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.