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Battlestar Galactica: Counterstrike (Part 4) Battlestar Galactica
"Counterstrike" Part 4
Battlestar Galactica (Classic) Vol. 4, #4
Dynamite Entertainment
Written by John Jackson Miller
Art by Daniel HDR
Letters by Taylor Esposito
Colors by Natalia Marques
Cover A by Marco Rudy
Published: 2019


An apprehensive Apollo begins an investigation of the fleet's new allies and new enemies.


Didja Know?


Battlestar Galactica (Classic) Volume 4 was a 6-issue mini-series published by Dynamite Entertainment in 2018-2019.


Characters appearing or mentioned in this issue


Commander Adama
Siress Tinia (?)
Colonel Tigh
Thane Korbok

Didja Notice? 


On page 3, one of the female members of the Council of Twelve looks like she's probably Siress Tinia from the episode "Baltar's Escape".
Siress Tinia Siress Tinia
Siress Tinia in this issue Siress Tinia in "Baltar's Escape"
After testing the Colonial Movers cargo ship coupled to an Okaati harvester for speed, Jolly reports to the Council that he felt like a pirate. Starbuck then quips, "Believe him. Jolly's got the costume and everything." This is likely a sneaky reference to the costume Jolly wore during his undercover assignment in the final storyline of the Marvel Comics BSG series ("A World for the Killing", "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair", and "The Last Hiding Place"); writer John Jackson Miller is known to be a fan of the Marvel series.

Jolly is seen in his disguise in the image on the right, the cover of Marvel's Battlestar Galactica #23 (though he is actually disguised as a civilian merchant for his assignment of tracking down the fleet's food pirates, not as a pirate himself).
Jolly's disguise


On page 10, Apollo remarks to Thane Korbok that he once knew a man named Thane who was a cold-blooded murderer. Korbok responds that "thane" is a title he holds. Apollo is referring to the man Thane who was released from the prison barge in order to participate in the mission to sabotage the Ravashol Pulsar on the planet Arcta in "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero" Parts 1 and 2.


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