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SDCC 2013: Tony Lee Writes New Battlestar Galactica Miniseries

BSGStarbuck-TempLogoJust months after the launch of Dynamite‘s ongoing Battlestar Galactica series, they publisher has announce author author Tony Lee will spotlight the origin of a beloved sci-fi character in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck four-issue miniseries.  The Starbuck miniseries is based on the classic 1978 version of Battlestar Galactica like the ongoing comic.

Tony Lee will bring the science fiction sensibilities honed on such comics as Doctor Who and Star Trek to the Battlestar Galactica franchise, exploring a fan-favorite character immortalized on television by actor Dirk Benedict.  Lt. Starbuck, a likable rogue who serves as a Viper pilot aboard the spacefaring battleship, is a character with more than enough charisma and innate heroism to carry his own solo series.

Battlestar Galactica: Starbuck will truly explore a beloved character whose past life remained — until now — a mystery.  An episode of the classic television series entitled “The Man with Nine Lives” aired in 1979, with the character Chameleon only briefly mentioning that Starbuck was an amnesiac child on Umbra.  Practically his entire life, from being discovered as a feral child through the moment he first appears in the pilot episode “Saga of the Star World,” is an unexplored territory that Lee gleefully will venture into.