Dynamite Entertainment has announced Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 by Tony Lee and Aneke.
Official Press Release
May 19th, 2014, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Following Dynamite’s incredible success with its first steampunk book, Legenderry, Battlestar Galactica is getting a steampunk makeover of its own with Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880! Written by Tony Lee, with art by Aneke and covers by Ardian Syaf and Sergio Fernandez Davilla. Make sure to pick up Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 this August!
Welcome to the world of Battlestar Galactica, as never seen before, in Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880, where #1 NYT Bestselling Author Tony Lee gives it a Steampunk spin! After Professor Baltar’s clockwork Cylonics destroy the Colonial Empire, Arch Duke Adama learns that his son Apollo is missing! It’s up to Lady Athena to travel to the Sky Pirate world of the Rising Star and ask for help from the only hope she has – the disgraced Captain Starbuck and his humanoid / Daggit copilot Muffit…
I’ve been a fan of Steampunk ever since I played Space: 1889 as a teenager, or read the works of H.G Wells and Jules Verne as a small child. I think in a way it’s one of the reasons why I became a writer, to dream of flying through the luminiferous Aether in my Cavorite-powered Space probe. Of all the current science fiction licenses out there, Battlestar Galactica is by far (in my opinion) the best designed show to throw into a steampunk setting, with talks of colonials and hierarchies and strange mechanical creatures that threaten them, and the chance of creating clockwork Cylons with punch-card brains was too good an opportunity to miss, and I’ve had a blast creating new creations from the insane Professor Baltar, and his Babbage computer Lu-C-Fer. And I think people will be surprised by the changes made in the human side of the series too, especially with fan favourites like Boomer, Jolly and Muffit…
“Tony has done a great job reimagining the classic world of Battlestar Galactica into something new, by making it something “old” in the form of Galactica: 1880.” – Joseph Rybandt, Dynamite Senior Editor
“There’s so much about the steampunk aesthetic — from the Industrial Age metalworks to the Victorian fashion flair — that Tony Lee and Aneke can explore in the Battlestar Galactica universe,” says Keith Davidsen, Marketing Manager at Dynamite Entertainment. “From the Raptors to Colonial pistols, from the Basestar capital warships to the Cylons themselves, fans will thrill to the sight of spacefaring 1880s technology, and to beloved heroes like Starbuck, Apollo, and Athena reimagined in retro-futuristic ways.”
Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ June Previews catalog, the premiere source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in August 2014. Comic book fans are encouraged to reserve copies of Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #1 with their local comic book retailers. Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #1 will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, iVerse, and Dark Horse Digital.