Using Star Wars as a guideline, we’re exploring comic books based on licensed properties that Marvel Comics published from 1977 to 1986.
And we’re beginning the journey to find a lonely plant . . . known as . . . EARTH!
So excited! Battlestar Galactica was absolutely the product of a bunch of people trying to cash in on Star Wars, which if I’m honest, that’s what this podcast is about! Not that I’m cashing in on anything, but the comics we’re covering — or many of them at least — came about because of the success of Star Wars. Because let’s face it, Man from Atlantis and Logan’s Run didn’t cause anyone to think, “Hey, money in them there pages!” But Star Wars?
But even if it was a cash in, it was a high quality cash in that captured kids’ imaginations. And I was one of those kids and so we present the first issue of the Battlestar Galactica comic book series!