August 29, 2007, Runnemede, NJ – DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT has announced that the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: Zarek Trade Paperback collection will contain a foreword written by Richard Hatch, the actor who plays Tom Zarek on the newly re-imagined Battlestar Galactica series, as well as hot shot viper pilot, Apollo, on the original series.
Collecting the complete four-issue Battlestar mini-series event (issues #1 – #4) written by Brandon Jerwa with art by Adriano Batista, the New Battlestar Galactica: Zarek collection is available in a Mass Market Edition with a stunning photo cover, and as a Previews Exclusive Edition with a cover by Adriano Batista! Additional bonus material includes a complete cover gallery, behind-the-scenes bonus material and more!
Revealing content from Zarek’s own novel “The Revolution Within,” the Battlestar Galctica: Zarek series tells the untold origin of Tom Zarek and the Sagittaron colony. This four-issue series shows Tom’s beginnings as he grows up in a loving home amidst a slave state and alongside a Cylon work force- all in the shadow of the First Cylon War. It’s through these humble, and tragic, beginnings that he becomes the man we see in Battlestar Galactica today, and this is where fans will learn all about him!
About writing the forward, Richard Hatch exclaimed, “It was certainly my pleasure to write the foreword for Dynamite’s Zarek collection. The dedication of Battlestar fans has always been outstanding and an absolute testament to the show’s powerful themes and strong philosophies. Tom Zarek is an intriguing and philosophical character and it’s been amazing for me to play such and influential part of Battlestar history.”
Dynamite stated, “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to tell Tom Zarek’s beginnings, and to have Richard Hatch-Tom Zarek himself, and Apollo from the original series!- take time and write the foreword is just awesome! Richard is a great person, devoted to his fans, his work and the characters that he portrays. His foreword is incredibly genuine and motivating as he recounts his work on Battlestar and how the show impacted his life and so many others.”
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ZAREK – DIRECT MARKET PREVIEWS EXCLUSIVE COVER (APR073576) Features a cover by Adriano Batista!
NEW BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ZAREK – MASS MARKET COVER (APR073575) Features a stunning photo cover!
Written by Brandon Jerwa in his most poignant and powerful work to date, illustrated by Adriano Batista and featuring stunning and cinematic covers by both Batista and Stjepan Sejic, Tom Zarek: The Revolution Within is a must – read. Also features a complete cover gallery and bonus material!
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Battlestar Galactica Zarek #4 (Cover B – Adriano Batista)