When IDW Publishing printed Star Trek: Countdown To Darkness, they had to skip around mentioning Khan in the series, because the villain was one of the big mysteries of the Star Trek Into Darkness movie. Now that the movie has been out in theaters for awhile, IDW Publishing has announced a new miniseries that will focus on Benedict Cumberbatch’s character Khan.
Star Trek: Khan will tell the story of “how the master villain of Star Trek Into Darkness became the intergalactic menace seen in the blockbuster film.” Star Trek: Khan will be a six issue miniseries with the first issue being released in October 2013. The series is being written by Mike Johnson with art by Claudia Balboni. Robert Orci, who was the Star Trek Into Darkness’ screenwriter, will oversee the series.
“We’re traveling back in time to show Khan’s rise to power and give fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars,” says Johnson. “As the series unfolds we will see the events that led to Khan leaving Earth aboard the Botany Bay, and then jump forward to witness his awakening in the future by Admiral Marcus.”
“Much like the way the Star Trek: Countdown comic book and our follow-up Nero miniseries helped flesh out that character after the first Star Trek movie,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “Khan will add dimension and depth to this new iteration one of the most classic villains in all of Star Trek lore.”