A Review: STAR TREK: KHAN #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR TREK: KHAN #1 from IDW Publishing. The story is by Mike Johnson (with story consulting by Roberto Orci), pencils and inks (present day) by David Messina,  pencils (flashback) by Claudia Balboni, inks (flashback) by Marina Castelvetro, colors by Claudia ScarletGothica, and lettering by Neil Uyetake.

Khan Noonien Singh is on trial for his actions during the events of STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS. But what the Federation wants to know is where did he come from and how he got here. Khan proceeds to tell a story of an orphan in New Delhi in the 1970s. This boy (and others like him) were captured and genetically altered to become the ultimate soldiers. But what these scientists didn’t realize is with advance skills, intellect, and abilities, would lead to advance ambition.

Mike Johnson has done a great job writing this new Trek, whether it’s the altered classics or original stories. THIS is the Khan we hoped for when we first met him in the famous episode. STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS showed a little, but with this mini-series is where we will get the full picture. They might even answer the question that has been asked since the casting of Benedict Cumberbatch. This book is worth keeping an eye on.

Oh, nice easter egg at the beginning to the issue (think of the episode “Court Marshall”).

STAR TREK: KHAN #1 is in stores now, or available to order at www.IDWPublishing.com.