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Annual 1978


Battlestar Galactica Annual 78

The 1978 Annual published by Grandreams and printed in Holland. The annual contains interviews with all the major cast and an article about why the special effects look so poor.



Story Book Story Book


Battlestar Galactica Storybook

The Battlestar Galactica Storybook published by Grandreams in 1978 (right). This annual contains the film story spread over 96 full colour pages. The version on the left is the US and Canadian version published by Putnam. Thanks to Glen Mullaly for this image.



Annual 1980


Mission Galactica Annual

Mission Galactica - The Cylon Attack, this is the second annual based on two episodes made into a movie. Published by Grandreams 1980.



Tv Tie-In


Battlestar Galactica TV and Movie Tie-Ins

By Robert A. Lely. This book contains a very simplified version of the story for children, plus some information on the actors and the production behind the show. Considering this is meant for kids I feel the front cover may be just a bit to graphic! Published by Creative Education 1979.



Stan Lee


Stan Lee presents Battlestar Galactica

Stan Lee presents Battlestar Galactica. The official adaptation of the television sensation! In full Marvel color! Including stills from the ABC-TV-Universal smash-hit! Published by Tempo Star Books. This novel contains the first three marvel comics.


Stan Lee Vol.2


Stan Lee presents Battlestar Galactica Vol.2

Stan Lee presents Battlestar Galactica Vol.2 The official adaptation of the television sensation! In full Marvel color! This novel contains issues 4, 5 and 6 of Marvel series. The Lost Gods of Kobol and the Memory Machine. 1979. Thanks to Glen Mullaly for this scan.


Marvel Comics Issue #1


Marvel Comics Issue #1

This is the very first issue from the Marvel Comics series which lasted 23 issues from 1979 to 1981. Orginally on sale for 35c in March 1979 it contains the very first part of the Galactica story were the 12 Colonies are destroyed. Check out this great Advert for the Mattel Toys that appears in this comic. I'm sorry about the poor quality of this scan but the comic is printed on very cheap paper.

You can read a full review of the comics at Sheba's Galaxy.


Marvel Comics Issue #3


Marvel Comics Issue #3

This is the third issue from the Marvel Comics series. Orginally on sale for 40c in May 1979. Check out this great Advert for these Galacica T-shirts that appeared on the back of this comic.


Marvel Comics Issue #13


Marvel Comics Issue #13

This is the thirteenth issue from the Marvel Comics series. Orginally on sale for 40c in March 1980. Check out this great Advert for Boyer Candy Cups that appeared in this comic. Send of three wrappers and for just $1.49 you get a Cylon pen.


Marvel Comics Issue #15


Marvel Comics Issue #15

This is the fifthteenth issue from the Marvel Comics series. Orginally on sale for 40c in May 1980.


Marvel Comics Issue #19


Marvel Comics Issue #19

This is the UK version of this cominc. On sale for 15p originally in Sept 1980. You'll be glad to here Starbuck is back!


Marvel Comics Issue #20 Marvel Comics Issue #21


Marvel Comics Issues #20 and #21

Another two issues from the Marvel Comics series. Orginally on sale for 50c in Oct 1980 and Nov 1980.


Marvel Comics Issue #22 Marvel Comics Issue #23


Marvel Comics Issues #22 and #23

These are the last two issues from the Marvel Comics series. Orginally on sale for 50c in Dec 1980 and Jan 1981. A collectors item as it says on the cover.


Marvel Super Special Marvel Super Special


Marvel Super Special

Marvel Super Special 1978. This was the first version of the Marvel comics adaptation (left). Oversized tabloid (treasury) size. With poor colouring. The version on the right was the second realese that was regular magazine size, it featured the same artwork but with better colouring. Both of these versions came out before the regular Marvel comic book series and where turned into the first three issues of the marvel series with some artwork alterations. Baltar's death was removed and the ending changed. Thanks to Glen Mullaly for these scans.


Saga of a Star World


Battlestar Galactica - Saga of a Star World

by McKenzie, Colon, Simonson, Janson. This is a collection of a couple of the stories that ran in the original Marvel comics. It consists of issues 1-5, and 15-16. It has a forward by Richard Hatch and a brief overview of Galactica Comics, Books and Merchandise featuring images of my own collection as seen on this site! So I have to say it is not a bad book. I just wish they had put some page numbers in it as it's very hard to find anything.

Published by Titan books. ISBN 1 84023 930 1.

The Memory Machine


Battlestar Galactica - The Memory Machine

by Roger McKenzie, Klaus Janson, Tom DeFalco. This is a collection of issues #6-13 of the Marvel Comics series.

Published by Titan books. ISBN 184023945X. Thanks to Alan Piper for this scan.

Star heroes Pocket Books


Star Heroes Pocket Books

These are basicaly the Marvel comics compressed into smaller books. Picture here are books 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11. Which feature the following stories:- The Trap, Trial and Error, Derelict, Berserker, Ape and Essence, The Daring escape of the space cowboy, Hell hath no Fury, and A World for the Killing. Published by Marvel 1980

Mad Magazine


Mad Magazine July 1979

This issue of Mad featured a spoof of the show called 'Cattle Car Galaxica'. Thanks to Mary Wernke for the Cover scan. You can read the comic strip by clicking the links below.

Click to see Mad page #1
Click to see Mad page #2
Click to see Mad page #3



Look-In 1983


Look In TV Annual 1983

Published by Independent Television Publictions in 1983. This Annual is made up from articles taken from the weekly kids comic. It contains an item on Film and TV Extra Terrestrials. The Look-In comics also ran a Battlestar Comic strip.

Click on the Look-In Annual to read the article and look at the pictures!


Dynamite 01


Dynamite Comic #1

Published by Dynamite Entertainment based in New Jersey in 2006. This is the first issue. Written by Rick Remender with art by Carlos Rafael. The story is about Starbuck being stranded on a planet just like in Galactica. What is different about this story is that it takes place between Saga and Lost Planet. Serina is still alive but is not yet married to Apollo. Thanks to Mary Wernke for sending me this.


Dynamite 02


Dynamite Comic #2

Written by Rick Remender, Art by Carlos Rafael, Covers by Dave Dorman and Carlos Rafael. Dynamite entertainment's all new adventures of the classic Galactica crew continue from creators Rick Remender and Carlos Rafael! In this issue: Stranded behind enemy lines, Boomer and Starbuck aid a desperate group of abandoned colonials against a superior Cylon force.


Dynamite 03


Dynamite Comic #3

Written by Rick Remender, Art by Carlos Rafael, Covers by Dave Dorman and Carlos Rafael. Dynamite Entertainment's all new adventures of the classic Galactica crew continue from creators Rick Remender and Carlos Rafael! Along with the last remnants of a shattered Sagittarian colony, Starbuck leads a rag-tag group of freedom fighters against the overwhelming power of the Cylon army.


Dynamite 04


Dynamite Comic #4

Written by Rick Remender, Art by Carlos Rafael, Covers by Dave Dorman and Carlos Rafael. Our opening mini-series from writer Rick Remender, artist Carlos Rafael, cover artist Dave Dorman and the classic crew of the great Battlestar Galactica concludes! Issue #4 features more pulse-pounding action as Starbuck, Boomer, and a band of rag-tag colonial survivors work desperately to defeat the Cylons.


Dynamite 05


Dynamite Comic #5

Written by Rick Remender, Art by Carlos Rafael, Covers by Dave Dorman and Carlos Rafael. The adventures of the classic grew of the Galactica continue! Issue #5 features the wrap-up of our pulse pounding first story arc - featuring the rescue of Starbuck and a lost group of Colonial survivors ands takes the action back to space.


Dynamite Apocalypse 01


Cylon Apocalypse Comic #1

Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Art by Carlos Rafael, Cover Art by Jim Starlin, Pat Lee, Michael Golden and Carlos Rafael. Thanks to Mary Wernke for sending me some of the covers.


Dynamite Apocalypse 02


Cylon Apocalypse Comic #2

Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Art by Carlos Rafael, Cover Art by Jim Starlin, Pat Lee, Michael Golden and Carlos Rafael.


Dynamite Apocalypse 03


Cylon Apocalypse Comic #3

Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Art by Carlos Rafael, Cover Art by Jim Starlin, Pat Lee, Michael Golden and Carlos Rafael. Thanks to Mary Wernke for sending me the Adama cover scan.


Dynamite Apocalypse 04


Cylon Apocalypse Comic #4

Written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Art by Carlos Rafael, Cover Art by Jim Starlin, Pat Lee, Michael Golden and Carlos Rafael. Thanks to Mary Wernke for sending me the Cassiopia cover scan.