Friday, June 16, 2017

Booknote: Battlestar Galactica: Folly of the Gods

Cullen Bunn, Battlestar Galactica: Folly of the Gods. Mount Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment, 2017. ISBN: 9781524103149.

Genre: comics and graphic novels
Subgenre: science fiction, adaptations
Format: e-book galley
Source: NetGalley

If you enjoyed the original film, or the original television series, you will probably enjoy this series as well. It captures the feel of those works quite well.

In this story, the fleet is caught in a black hole that sends them to another part of the galaxy. To make matters more difficult, the Cylons pursuing them get caught in the same black hole and end up in the same place right behind the fleet. Then, because things cannot get worse, except they do, there is a different group of Cylons, and the humans and the original Cylons need to get into an uneasy alliance in order to survive. What caused them to travel this unexpected path? Without spoiling much, I will say it was an enemy from the  Galactica's past.

As I mentioned, if you enjoyed the original 1970s series, you will probably enjoy this. The story moves along at a good, steady pace, and the intrigue slowly builds up. The art captures the feel and imagery of the series to an extent. It is not perfect. Some of the characters look better than others, but overall the art works. In the end, it was a light and quick read. It is entertaining, but there is not much more to it. It is a title to borrow rather than buy I'd say. I liked it; I like it enough that I would read others in the series.

3 out of 5 stars.

This book qualifies for the following 2017 Reading Challenges:

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