Star Trek: Khan - Paul Shipper’s Covers

Posted by The Daily Zombies Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Learn more about Khan, the enigmatic master villain featured in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness with IDW's official tie-in comic book series, Star Trek: Khan, complete with amazing covers by New Zealand artist Paul Shipper

"My name is Khan."

With that out of the way, we find the revealing of Benedict Cumberbatch's antagonist character of John Harrison as Khan Noonien Singh in J. J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness a satisfying process and the eventual film a well-made entertaining space-faring adventure. And we have Cumberbatch to thank for that given the fact that his moving portrayal as Khan Noonien Singh is definitely one of the most illuminating highlights of the film. 

And now fans of Cumberbatch's iteration of Khan can rejoice yet with the upcoming release of Star Trek: Khan, a six-issued limited series written by Mike Johnson with art by Claudia Balboni with the film's screenwriter Roberto Orci overseeing the project. Promising a revealing look at the origins of the enigmatic master villain, fans will be witnessing the legendary Eugenics Wars and the awakening of Khan by Admiral Marcus. 

Adding more elements to entice you on this upcoming series, New Zealand artist Paul Shipper has been tapped to conjure the cover art for the series. Without further ado, hit the jump to check out the first two covers of the series.

Cover for issue #1. 

Cover for issue #2. 

Here are more information from the official press release:

A new miniseries and more spin out of the blockbuster Star Trek Into Darkness!

San Diego, CA (July 12th, 2013) - This October, STAR TREK: KHAN will show intrepid readers just how the master villain of Star Trek Into Darkness became the intergalactic menace seen in the blockbuster film. Over six thrilling issues, Khan's secrets will be unlocked and the origin of evil will finally be uncovered.

Helmed by the veteran Star Trek team of writer Mike Johnson and artist Claudia Balboni, the series will be overseen by the film's screenwriter, Roberto Orci.    

"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."

In addition to KHAN, the only place to continue the epic story of J.J Abrams' Star Trek film universe is in the pages of IDW Publishing's ongoing Star Trek series. Also available is the collection of STAR TREK: COUNTDOWN TO DARKNESS, the exclusive prequel mini-series leading into the hit film.
If that weren't enough, the full run of the STAR TREK ongoing series has been filled with "Easter eggs" leading in to the new film! Fans without possession of a secret-unlocking tricorder are urged to pore over the first twenty issues of Star Trek.

As Johnson says, "Now that Into Darkness is in theaters, fans reading the ongoing series from issue #1 will pick up on details, both specific and thematic, that set up the movie and the stories that follow it."
STAR TREK: KHAN is a licensed product of CBS Consumer Products.

The ongoing missions of the starship Enterprise continue throughout the year, only from IDW!


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