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* Adama's statement regarding "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a hopeless quest of vengeance" is derived from the closing statement from the [[Original Series]], where {{TOS|Adama}} notes that the "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest for a shining planet".
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* Adama's statement regarding "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a hopeless quest of vengeance" is derived from the closing statement from the [[Original Series]], where {{TOS|Adama}} notes that the "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest for a shining planet."
 
* The phrase "[[So say we all]]" is exclusively germane to the [[Re-imagined Series]]. As common with most Dynamite Comics installments, some Re-imagined Series terminology integrates itself into the stories and comics related to the [[Original Series]] continuities. As ''1880'' is a variation in the ''Battlestar Galactica'' multiverse, its use here is not entirely glaring.
 
* The phrase "[[So say we all]]" is exclusively germane to the [[Re-imagined Series]]. As common with most Dynamite Comics installments, some Re-imagined Series terminology integrates itself into the stories and comics related to the [[Original Series]] continuities. As ''1880'' is a variation in the ''Battlestar Galactica'' multiverse, its use here is not entirely glaring.
 
* Starbuck's statement of "never tell me the odds" during the battle above {{1880|Gamoray}} is a nod to [[wookieepedia:Han Solo|Han Solo]]'s statement in ''[[wookieepedia:Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back|Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back]]''.
 
* Starbuck's statement of "never tell me the odds" during the battle above {{1880|Gamoray}} is a nod to [[wookieepedia:Han Solo|Han Solo]]'s statement in ''[[wookieepedia:Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back|Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back]]''.
 
* This issue makes note of a "Thirteenth Colony" (e.g. {{TOS|Earth}}), the first instance where ''1880'' ties into the general ''Battlestar'' mythology.  It is noted by {{1880|Adama}} as being a "lost part of the [[Twelve Colonial Empires|Empire]] that needs to be gathered back."
 
* This issue makes note of a "Thirteenth Colony" (e.g. {{TOS|Earth}}), the first instance where ''1880'' ties into the general ''Battlestar'' mythology.  It is noted by {{1880|Adama}} as being a "lost part of the [[Twelve Colonial Empires|Empire]] that needs to be gathered back."
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* The last page of the comic is a nod to the [[Original Series]] opening preamble narrated by [[Patrick Macnee]], to wit: "There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the ''forefathers'' of the {{1880|Caprica|Capricans}}, or the {{1880|Aeries|Aerians}}, or the {{1880|Sagitaria|Sagittarians}}. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."
  
 
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Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4
Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 4
An issue of the Dynamite series.
Issue No. 4
Writer(s) Tony Lee
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Penciller(s) Aneke
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Colorist(s) Alex Starling
Letterer(s) Marshall Dillon
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Cover Artist(s) Ardian Syaf (Cover A)
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Summary

It's the final battle as the Aethership Galactica and its allies take the fight to Baltar! Can this rag-tag collection of survivors defeat the mighty Cylonic Empire? And what happens when one of Galactica's allies betrays everyone? Who lives, and who dies? Come with us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tony Lee brings this miniseries to a shattering conclusion![1]

Plot

Prologue

  • Archduke Adama makes "possibly the last speech" from Galactica before launching the assault on Gamoray.
  • From the bridge of the transport, Crown Prince Adama reiterates the ground assault plan that involves Boomer and Jolly assuming control of the Cylonic Centurions and causing a ruckus while Iblis is to go to the babbage computer Lu-c-fer and destroy it, thereby disabling the Cylonic force in the process.
  • From the bridge of Queen Lotay's ship, Lady Athena notes that the Ovions stand ready to assist in the battle. Adama agrees with Athena on her desire to heal old wounds against their common enemy.
  • On Starchaser, Starbuck notes that he is not only ready to assist, but has also made a deal with Rising Star's pirate Queens for their assistance. Queen Sheba interjects with the clarification that Starbuck has sold himself into bonded servitude for their aid, promising to discuss his future later should her survive.
  • Adama concludes his speech, noting that Galactica leads a "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a hopeless quest of vengeance" and will "make galmonging sure" to finish the battle, ending in a "So say we all!"

Gamoray

  • On Gamoray[2], Imperious Leader Baltar is notified of Galactica's survival and the small fleet of incoming vessels by a Cylonic Knight. Chagrined, Baltar requests a report from Lu-c-fer confirms this and notes that Adama wishes to communicate with him.
  • Adama gives Baltar a simple ultimatum: surrender or die.
  • Baltar responds by ordering the Cylonics to fight.

Gamoray's Orbit

  • The fleet begins targeting the Cylonic communications relays to hinder Cylonic communications.
  • Athena tells Apollo to proceed with their landing on Gamoray, telling Boomer and Jolly to ensure the prince lives, or she'll "flay the skin off" them should they survive.
  • Iblis interjects, replying that he'll ensure the babbage computer is "upgraded" to prevent Baltar's further use of it.
  • Boomer plugs himself into the Cylonic freighter's computer, believing it to have the most current codes to allow them to pass Gamoray's shield.
  • The codes work, and the freighter descends upon Gamoray while being ignored by the Cylonic Raiders.
  • The Raiders engage the other ships in the fleet.

Gamoray

Notes

  • Gamoray's name is referred to sans the "y" ("Gamora") throughout this issue. For clarity, the Battlestar Wiki's articles and summaries will always prioritize the name as stated repeatedly in Steampunk Battlestar Galactica 1880 3.
  • The reason for the Ovions hostile nature towards humanity, which began the Ovion Wars and lead to the creation of the Cylonics, is never stated.

Nods

  • Adama's statement regarding "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a hopeless quest of vengeance" is derived from the closing statement from the Original Series, where Adama notes that the "rag-tag fugitive fleet on a lonely quest for a shining planet."
  • The phrase "So say we all" is exclusively germane to the Re-imagined Series. As common with most Dynamite Comics installments, some Re-imagined Series terminology integrates itself into the stories and comics related to the Original Series continuities. As 1880 is a variation in the Battlestar Galactica multiverse, its use here is not entirely glaring.
  • Starbuck's statement of "never tell me the odds" during the battle above Gamoray is a nod to Han Solo's statement in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • This issue makes note of a "Thirteenth Colony" (e.g. Earth), the first instance where 1880 ties into the general Battlestar mythology. It is noted by Adama as being a "lost part of the Empire that needs to be gathered back."
  • The last page of the comic is a nod to the Original Series opening preamble narrated by Patrick Macnee, to wit: "There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe, with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Capricans, or the Aerians, or the Sagittarians. Some believe that there may yet be brothers of man who even now fight to survive, somewhere beyond the heavens."

Analysis

Questions

  • How much of Iblis' consciousness still remains intact?
  • How will Baltar control the Cylonics without Lu-c-fer? Are there others like Lu-c-fer in existence?

Noteworthy Dialogue

This is possibly the last speech I will ever give, so be gentle with me. Professor Baltar almost eradicated the human race. Only a few colonies survive. But he's weak. He's spent too much energy and now the time to end him has come.
I say now--we are the Colonial Empire, and we refuse to bow to Cylonic tyranny. The last aethership Galactica may lead a rag-tag fugitive fleet on a hopeless quest of vengance--but we'll make galmonging sure that we finish the job. So say we all!
Boomer: Get in. Log on. Kill Cylonics. Sounds easy, doesn't it?
Jolly: Sounds like suicide, Boomer.
Boomer: Ah well, you never wanted to live like this, did you? I mean, it's a nightmare to shower.
Jolly: And I snag the arm on my uniform sleeve constantly. Until the next life, Lieutenant.
Lu-c-fer: Hello, father.
Iblis: You've been a bad babbage computer, Lu-c-fer. Daddy's going to have to give you a spanking now.
Starbuck: You got stabbed with a fishbowl? Man, I'd hate to be you when I tell everyone.
Apollo: Starbuck... why did you... leave? The... Galactica that is?
Starbuck: I was in love with your sister, but your father wouldn't allow it. I was told to give up--or leave. And I could never give her-- (Cylonics appear) -- ah, felgercarb. I knew it was too good to last.
  • Athena discovers Iblis has uploaded himself into the babbage computer:
Athena: Lu-c-fer! Stop this immediately!
Iblis: You're too late princess! Lu-c-fer is gone! I control the Cylonics now! This is the Age of Iblis! And there's nothing you can do about it! I've shed my human form and entered the aether! Pure energy! God incarnate! And my Cylonics? Fully functional and eager to kill for me!

Related Imagery

Covers

Even though the covers are not identified with letter designations on the cover identification sheet inside of the issue, they are used below for consistency and order purposes.

Preview Pages

Please Note: These are used for promotional purposes by the publisher, and are provided here in the same vein.

References

  1. Steampunk Battlestar Galactica: 1880 #3 (backup available on Archive.org) (in ). Retrieved on 28 June 2019.
  2. As opposed to the previous issue, the name "Gamora" is used instead of "Gamoray," which had been established in the previous issue.