Official Press Release
Dynamite’s hit new Battlestar series made its debut with issue #0 as part of the Dynamite’s Free Comic Book Day Flip Book, which featured a new story and art of the very first missions of the Battlestar Galactica and her crew, including Commander Adama, Starbuck, Apollo, and more.
The countdown has begun! Dynamite’s 12 issue “season” of New Battlestar Galactica: Season Zero races towards its apocalyptic conclusion as the final story arc begins!
Under the guiding hand of writer Brandon Jerwa, joined by artist Jackson Herbert, “Season Zero” has been praised for continuing the “unseen” stories of the Galactica Universe. Now, with issue #10, things are racing towards a dramatic conclusion as the events of the past 9 issues hurtle the crew towards what is now know as the “cylon apocalypse” (as seen in the re-imagined mini-series) and the reasons for the decommissioning of the Galactica are about to be revealed!
“Even with the release of the excellent ‘Razor’ movie and the Dynamite comics, the hunger for new Galactica goodness remains. That’s not a bad thing! We’re doing our level best to deliver the goods, and issue #10 will be no exception. As we head into the final lap of our 12-issue story, the action will definitely be cranked up several notches with Starbuck’s sense of destiny, the Human Model Cylon recruitment plan and a new revolution rising from the ashes of the one that preceded it. Things can only get rougher from here on out.” – BSG: Season Zero writer, Brandon Jerwa
Wizarduniverse.com’s “Thursday Morning Quarterback” column reviewed and recognized BSG: Season Zero’s relationship to the Sci-Fi Channel’s show by stating, “Writers strike? In between seasons? Dynamite’s ‘Season Zero’ of BSG is making those arguments for not having new shows to enjoy pretty irrelevant. Okay, text on the page is no substitute for the gravelly domineering voice of Edward James Olmos, but Jerwa has got the show’s recognizable plot beats down and delivers characterization that can fill that hole a lack of new TV has left in your couch-potato heart. So, brush the crumbs off your favorite sofa cushion, put down the remote and pick up an issue of BSG: Season Zero in your best impression of Kyle Gass from the end of The Cable Guy, because waiting untill April for new episodes is just too damn long-especially when there’re comics to be read!”
Season Zero will serve as a prequel to the hit SCI FI television show with a story that takes place two years prior to the television mini-series (2003) that re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. In these early days of the Galactica under Adama’s command, a mystery is unfolding across the Galaxy that has deadly implications for the human race!
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO #10 (FEB083643) Writer: Brandon Jerwa; Penciller: Jackson Herbert; Covers: Jackson Herbert and Photo Cover
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO #9 (JAN083512) Writer: Brandon Jerwa; Penciller: Jackson Herbert; Covers: Jackson Herbert and Photo Cover
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO #8 (DEC073547) Writer: Brandon Jerwa; Penciller: Jackson Herbert; Covers: Stjepan Sejic, Jackson Herbert and Photo Cover
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO #7 (NOV073466) Writer: Brandon Jerwa; Penciller: Jackson Herbert; Covers: Stjepan Sejic, Jackson Herbert and Photo Cover
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: SEASON ZERO #6 (OCT073411) Writer: Brandon Jerwa; Penciller: Jackson Herbert. Covers: Stjepan Sejic, Adriano Batista, Jackson Herbert, and Photo Cover
For art and more information please visit: http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C109469.html
Dynamite plans to have incredible support for this release with house ads, Diamond Previews Ads, online ads through news websites, as well as prints ads in Comic Shop News!
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. Dynamite’s ongoing Highlander comic book series launched to excess of 100,000 copies sold for issue #0. The recently released The Lone Ranger #1 sold out on its first day in comic shops, went in to an immediate 2nd printing, and the 2nd printing sold out from Dynamite!
Now, in addition to the ongoing Red Sonja and AOD series, DYNAMITE has released the all-new Battlestar Galactica comic by Greg Pak and Nigel Raynor – launching with a specially priced #0 issue, having sold in excess of 175,000 copies and recently featured in the pages of TV Guide, A classic Battlestar Galactica comic book series, Xena by John Layman and Fabiano Neves, a Darkman vs. the Army of Darkness mini-series and is preparing the Lone Ranger with Brett Matthews and John Cassaday – and 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 and Doug Moench’s Six from Sirius, Tim Truman’s Scout, Carlos Trillo and Eduardo Risso’s Borderline and other titles including Jim Starlin’s 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