Battlestar Galactica Volume 2: The Adama Gambit

Battlestar Galactica Volume 2: The Adama Gambit - Dan Abnett, Robert Place Napton, Deitrich Smith

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Based on the old series, an electrical storm sees them going off course and encountering some strange goings on, many of the crew are having unsettling dreams of the 13th Colony, more commonly known as earth. They are still being pursued by the Cyclons and Commander Adama begins to doubt his usefulness as a leader when he puts the crew in jeopardy over his obsession with earth. Two other stories centre around the aftermath of the battle with the Cylons and feature young Boxley and the origins of villainous Balter are revealed.


To start off with the bad, the art was all over the place in the first couple of issues. Some of the drawing was terrible, it was as though a pre schooler had drawn the characters features. It was so inconsistent that I nearly put this down and DNF'd, however due to the engaging storyline I kept reading and thankfully the art vastly improved although I've certainly viewed graphic work that I enjoyed more.


The draw card for this was the story itself, the battle with the Cylons was done well, keeping me flicking the pages to see what happened next. I loved the storyline about Commander Adama having a crisis of faith in his abilities, when he finally put himself into action it made it all the better. The story with Boxley was a nice inclusion that dealt with the reality of war and the sacrifices that people make for what it right, I really liked this one, it was kind of touching and added a little more depth to the story.


Apart from the issues with the artwork I did really enjoy this one, much more than I expected to.