Villain-centric comic industry trend sees Star Trek’s Khan headline mini-series at IDW

Lex Luthor in Action Comics for DC. Norman Osborn in Dark Avengers and self-titled Osborn for Marvel. There seems to be a few more villains headlining comics nowadays than before. And, IDW Publishing continues the trend with a comic book focused on Khan of Star Trek fame!

The IDW news release:

First ever comics based on most infamous Star Trek villain

Complete with exclusive Khan plush doll, coming in October

San Diego, CA (July 24, 2010) – Today at the 2010 Comic Con International, IDW Publishing is proud to announce the first-ever comic series based on the ultimate Star Trek villain, Khan! Coming in October, this four-issue series answers the question that all Star Trek fans have been asking for decades: What happened to Khan and his followers on Ceti Alpha V? Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell answers just that, explaining how this once proud warrior-king turns into the grizzled maniac seen in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan. To celebrate this next phase in Khan canon, IDW is offering an exclusive plush doll, available only through select comic retail stores.

“Khan is the classic Star Trek villain, and the Tipton brothers have crafted a truly engrossing story, one that eloquently spans the gaps in Khan’s history and makes his story whole,” said editor Scott Dunbier.

Khan Returns

When he first appeared in Star Trek’s episode “Space Seed,” Khan is an elegant, charming, and ambitious superhuman. After being marooned on an uninhabited planet by Captain Kirk for fifteen years, the Khan of Star Trek II is twisted by loss and driven to the ends of sanity by an unquenchable thirst for revenge. Available with the first issue of Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell, IDW’s exclusive Khan plush captures the vengeful tyrant, complete with mysterious black glove. Fans interested in the plush should contact their local comic store retailer, or visit comicshoplocator.com.

Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell will be written by fan-favorite team Scott and David Tipton, with Fabio Mantovani bringing this fascinating and heart-wrenching story to life. Joe Corroney and Michael Stribling provide eye-catching covers for the debut issue. Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell is a licensed product of CBS Consumer Products.

Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell #1 (of 4, 32 pages, full color, $3.99) will be available in stores in October. Diamond order code AUG10 0337.

Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell plush doll will be available at select comic retail stores in October. Ask your local retailer for pricing and availability, or visit comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

Source: IDW

(Click on the link above to get a look at a large image of plush Khan! šŸ˜€ )

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