"Zarek" Part 3
Battlestar Galactica: Zarek #3 (Dynamite)
Writer: Brandon Jerwa
Art: Adriano Batista
Colors: Scott Kester
Letters: Simon Bowland
Zarek's time in prison is spent
Zarek and Mason are incarcerated at the
Colonial Corrections Department Tauron Detention Facility.
There, they meet fellow prisoner, Duby, who acquires a notebook
for Zarek to write his controversial book, The
Revolution Within and to smuggle it out of prison for
After the infraction of the manuscript
smuggling, Zarek, Mason, and Duby are transferred to Luna Three,
a mining work facility nicknamed Cold Hell. There, Zarek soon
replaces the prison leader and works a deal with the warden for
improved privileges and benefits for the prisoners in exchange
for increased mining output form the inmates. Before long, the
newly-elected President of the Twelve Colonies, Richard Adar,
arranges a televised conference with Zarek. The President tells
Zarek he will pardon him if he will renounce violence and tell
his public followers to do so as well. Zarek refuses the offer.
CONTNUED IN BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: ZAREK
Notes from the BSG
This issue takes place about 13-8 years before the fall of the
Battlestar Galactica: Zarek
was a 4-issue mini-series published by Dynamite
Entertainment, covering the origin of Tom Zarek.
Characters appearing or mentioned in this story
Warden Dr. Sara Freeman
Jordan Valance (mentioned only)
Karen Zarek (mentioned only, deceased)
President Richard Adar
Education Secretary Laura Roslin
Zarek and Mason are incarcerated at the Colonial Corrections
Department Tauron Detention Facility, run by
Warden Dr. Sara Freeman. Zarek's prisoner number there is
839839. Zarek writes his book,
Revolution Within, while in prison here.
Zarek has his manuscript of
Revolution Within smuggled out of the prison and
sent to a publisher,
Jordan Valance, at 230 Charon's Pass, Sagittarion City,
Sagittaron 8C9-TY. The Sagittaron zip code seen here has a
different format than that on Caprica seen in the
Imperfections of Memory".
On page 6, the newscaster remarks that Zarek has been in prison
for 7 years and will be eligible for parole in another 13 years.
This corresponds to his parole hearing on the rag-tag fleet's
prison ship Astral Queen in "Bastille Day".
On page 8, Zarek, Mason, and Duby are transferred to a prison
facility on a moon called Luna Three. The name may be intended
as an homage to the
"Experiment in Terra" episodes of BSG70, which mentioned
some Terran outposts named Luna 1 through 11. Here,
Luna Three is also known as Cold Hell.