"Khan" Part 2
Star Trek: Khan #2 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Robert Orci
Pencils and Inks (present day): David Messina
Pencils (flashback): Claudia Balboni
Cover by: Paul Shipper
Khan relates how he and his fellow Augments
took over the world in the 1990s!
Star Trek: Khan was a 5-issue
mini-series published by IDW.
|As Khan describes the
Augments infiltration of 20th Century power structures, page
4, panel 1 depicts what appears to be the Cheyenne Mountain
Mountain Complex entrance (from
Page 4, panel 4 depicts the entrance to the Eiffel Tower in
Khan reveals the Augments divided the Earth into seven
regions of control, each of which was led by an Augment:
Alexander Newton (North America), Asahf Ferris (South
America), Verity Cheng (Asia), Bernard Maltuvis (Southeast
Asia and Australia), Ama Owusu (Africa), John Ericssen
(Europe), Khan Noonien Singh (India and Middle East). Ferris
and Maltuvis were mentioned as past dictators by Kirk in the
original series episode "What Are Little Girls Made Of?"
The name John Ericssen comes from the
first draft of the "Space Seed" teleplay of the original TV
series. In that draft, the character of Khan was called John
Page 9 features images of the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, the
Russian flag, and the Washington Monument and the White
House in Washington D.C.
The story reveals that the Augments struck Washington D.C.
and Moscow with nuclear missiles and announced their
rulership over the Earth on September 17, 1992.
Page 11, panel 1 is an image of the Palace of Westminster in
London, England. Page 15, panel 1 depicts the palace being
bombed by Augment air vessels.
Page 12, panel 3 depicts the ancient Coliseum of Rome,
which began construction in 70 AD.
On page 15, Khan describes how nations that had previously
been enemies became allies in their attempts to fight off
the Augment takeover. The accompanying illustration shows
the flags of Israel and Palestine flying side-by-side in a
battle zone, the two neighboring states known for conflict
over territory and religious differences since the end of
The story reveals that Khan was born in the slums of New
On page 16, the Augments have a standoff with Indian forces
at the nation's capitol in New Delhi. The building presented
in panel 1 appears to be an interpretation of the
|On page 20, panel 1,
Newton is sitting behind the desk of the U.S. President in
the blood-stained Oval Office of the White House. The desk
looks to be a simplified interpretation of the Resolute
desk, so named as it is made from the wood of the British
Arctic Exploration ship
Resolute, given as a
gift to U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 by Queen
Victoria of Great Britain. It was placed in the Oval Office
by President John F. Kennedy and since then the desk has
been in and out of the Oval Office for various reasons and
used in that office by several Presidents since then:
Carter, Reagan, Clinton, G.W. Bush, and Obama. When this
scene takes place in 1992, George H.W. Bush would have been
President, at least in the real world, and he did not use
this desk. Of course, in the alternate timeline of the
Star Trek universe in comparison to our own, the U.S.
may have had a different President at this time, one who did
choose to use the Resolute desk.
||The Resolute desk
Also on page 20, Ericssen is seizing a crown in his hands.
I've not been able to identify the crown, assuming it is a
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