Dynamite Entertainment is relaunching the Battlestar Galactica comic book franchise, and piloting it is writer Cullen Bunn and artist Alex Sanchez. Scheduled to launch August 3, the new BSG will "follow the rules" of the old series while doing "fresh" and "new stories" according to Bunn.
"Battlestar Galactica is a franchise that meant a lot to me in my formative years, and now I have the opportunity to build on the cosmic mythology that was left behind when the television series ended," said the writer.
"I've been given the chance to write characters that I love (and a few characters that I love to hate) within the universe (and following the rules) of the classic series. At the same time, I'm going to be doing something a little different, taking the story in a new direction that will provide fresh stories but will also honor everything that came before. I'm using some of the most mind-blowing aspects of the TV show to fuel a new story that I think old and new fans alike will enjoy."
Bunn is joined by former DC artist Alex Sanchez, who worked on Mad Max and the Katana series.
"The thing that most excites me about working on Battlestar Galactica is the chance to draw the characters, ships, and concepts that Ralph McQuarrie created for the original series. He's one of my art heroes," says Alex Sanchez. "I hope to do the material justice and give it a late 70's, early 80's feel, and hope that fans will react positively and enjoy the story and my art. With the creative team assembled, I know that they will!"