Battlestar Galactica: Cylon Apocalypse #2
Dynamite (2007)WRITER: Javier Grillo-Marxuach ARTIST (including selected cover): Carlos Rafael COLORIST: Carlos Lopez LETTERER: Bill Tortolini
I’ve already shown in a fairly recent Friday Night Fight how Apollo and Starbuck manage to chase off the Cylons. Doctor Wilker finally learns what the “infidel” was working on, a chemical that would turn Cylons into organic beings, except something went wrong at it turns them into monsters after tearing them apart. Adama, with some reluctance, tries to use it to bargain their way into getting free passage through the wormhole, but when Abbadon tries an early double cross, Adama sees no other way than to use the “nano-cybrid” on the Cylon world.
What they got right: So there is a faction of Cylons that seems to desire being organic again. (The original Cylons were lizard-people whose creations turned on them in the classic series.) If the writer makes the reasoning work, this could be a good idea. I like the conflict with Adama wondering if even Cylons deserve the punishment of the nano-cybrid, while Apollo is all for it, still remembering what the Cylons have done to them. How will this affect him later?
What they got wrong: This will all fall apart if there isn’t a good reason for the “infidel”‘s actions. Really, that’s all I have. A potential problem.
Recommendation: This is still a good story and I hope it stays that way. It’s worth checking out.