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8of5 July 11 2013 07:07 PM

First details of nuKhan prequel comic
 
IDW have officially announced the Khan, prequel comic, which will be six issues and start in October. Mike Johnson on 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. 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.
And the cover:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-69oUvkHLDR...ek+Khan+1A.jpg

I'm really looking forward to seeing a bit more of the story of Khan and Marcus, and hopefully some more on the origins of the USS Vengeance. Less fussed about seeing another version of the Eugenics Wars, but can see it being appealing to nuTrek focused fans that might not have come across the novels. Plus it should be fun to see the Eugenics Wars.

Dick Whitman July 11 2013 08:00 PM

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I loved the Eugenics Wars book. Has ever been depicted in comics before?

F. King Daniel July 11 2013 08:00 PM

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Whoever wrote "gives the fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars" needs a good slap.

Christopher July 11 2013 08:41 PM

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Looking at that shot of him running on the cover has started the Six Million Dollar Man theme playing in my head. "Better, stronger, faster" indeed...

Cue the inevitable questions about whether the comics are canon and overwrite the novels' version of the Eugenics Wars (answer: no). Still, I've enjoyed it in the past when different tie-ins have given different versions of certain events (e.g. the rise of the Mirror Universe, the start and end of Kirk's 5-year mission, etc.), and it could be interesting to see an alternative take on the EW.

Villordsutch July 11 2013 08:41 PM

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I was just popping over to mention this over at Flickering Myth to - http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2013/0...ming-soon.html

However, you know and I've dragged my feet haven't I?

JD July 11 2013 11:51 PM

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This could be pretty cool. I wonder how different their Eugenics Wars will be from the novels?

The Wormhole July 12 2013 03:15 AM

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JD wrote: (Post 8366608)
This could be pretty cool. I wonder how different their Eugenics Wars will be from the novels?

I'm going to take a stab in the dark and guess they're going to depict the Eugenics Wars as "open" warfare and clearly fictional as opposed to the novels making it somewhat clandestine and tying actual events into part of the war in some way.

Christopher July 12 2013 03:36 AM

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^That would be my preferred approach. We've already seen the hidden-history take, now let's see the alternate-history take.

Admiral Buzzkill July 12 2013 03:53 AM

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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 8365546)
Whoever wrote "gives the fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars" needs a good slap.

How much of the Eugenics Wars have you seen?

Kertrats47 July 12 2013 04:08 AM

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Admiral Buzzkill wrote: (Post 8367511)
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King Daniel Into Darkness wrote: (Post 8365546)
Whoever wrote "gives the fans their first look at the legendary Eugenics Wars" needs a good slap.

How much of the Eugenics Wars have you seen?

Two very excellent books worth of it by the talented Greg Cox!

Therin of Andor July 12 2013 04:14 AM

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Kertrats47 wrote: (Post 8367568)
Two very excellent books worth of it by the talented Greg Cox!

Exactly. We read them. We haven't "seen" them.

nightwind1 July 12 2013 05:07 AM

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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 8367592)
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Kertrats47 wrote: (Post 8367568)
Two very excellent books worth of it by the talented Greg Cox!

Exactly. We read them. We haven't "seen" them.

I don't know about you, but when I read a good book, I "see" the story in my mind.

Ain Jalut July 12 2013 06:12 AM

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Will the same guy who did the cover illustrate the story?

Kertrats47 July 12 2013 06:13 AM

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nightwind1 wrote: (Post 8367709)
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Therin of Andor wrote: (Post 8367592)
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Kertrats47 wrote: (Post 8367568)
Two very excellent books worth of it by the talented Greg Cox!

Exactly. We read them. We haven't "seen" them.

I don't know about you, but when I read a good book, I "see" the story in my mind.

THIS exactly. :bolian:

Therin of Andor July 12 2013 06:57 AM

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nightwind1 wrote: (Post 8367709)
I don't know about you, but when I read a good book, I "see" the story in my mind.

Exactly, but now you'll see what's in the mind of an IDW illustrator.


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