Comic Con News: Khan Returns

Official Press Release

Khan Returns

First ever comics based on most infamous Star Trek™ villain

Complete with exclusive Khan plush doll, coming in October

[Star Trek: Khan: Ruling in Hell 31 cover A]San Diego, CA (July 24, 2010) – Today at 2010 Comic Con International: San Diego, 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.

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 [Khan retailer incentive plush doll]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.

Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.

About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The Transformers and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; Fox’s Angel; the BBC’s Doctor Who; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studios; and is the print publisher for EA Comics and ComicMix.

IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.

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