The writers known collectively as "DnA," Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, are back out in space for another interstellar adventure. Known for their work on the Marvel Cosmic titles, Legion of Super-Heroes at DC, as well as their own scifi work, the pair are taking the just-renewed Battlestar Galactica 1978 license for anew series at Dynamite Entertainment in 2013.
“I'm really looking forward to working with Dynamite on this Battlestar Galactica project,” said Dan Abnett in a press release. “I've been a fan of Battlestar Galactica since I was a kid, and it's going to be great for Andy and I to get our cosmically-honed teeth into such a long-standing and beloved Science Fiction franchise.”
His writing partner Lanning added, "The original series of Battlestar Galactica was like catnip to my younger self; more than filling my rabid craving for spaceships, laser weapons, robots and alien invasions! It had cool characters, snappy dialogue, creepy alien cyborgs, awesome space battles with fantastic special effects (it was 1978 cut me some slack) and a totally cute robot dog! So, imagine the thrill and excitement to be given the chance to develop something in the Battlestar Galactica universe: to get to play with characters and concepts that I’ve grown up with, that are such a part of my formative years."
NBCUniversal Licensing pointed out in the release that next year marks the 35th anniversary of BSG, and they're excited to renew their working relationship with Dynamite and especially excited for DnA to come aboard. No artist was named for the project as yet.
This marks the next in a long line of big announcements for Dynamite Entertainment this week in the days leading up to New York Comic Con. Monday, they announced Mark Waid will be relaunching Green Hornet in 2013 and Garth Ennis will continue his string of creator-owned projects there with a new Crime line and the title Red Team. Andy Diggle, known for his Marvel and DC work, will also be doing a Crime line book, though the title and concept are as yet unrevealed. Today, the company also announced that best selling novelist Jim Butcher will be writing an all-newDresden Files story exclusively for comics called Ghoul Goblin. This follows-up on years of working with Dynamite to adapt previous stories about Harry Dresden.
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