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Star Trek: Khan (Part 5) "Khan" Part 5
Star Trek: Khan #5 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Robert Orci
Pencils: David Messina
Inks: Giorgia Sposito
Cover A by: Paul Shipper
February 2014

 

Khan's trial comes to an end.

 

Didja Know?

 

Star Trek: Khan was a 5-issue mini-series published by IDW.

 

Didja Notice?

 

As Khan brings up information on his cryosleeping followers on a Section 31 computer on page 4, panel 3, a sub-window labeled Arrick Robotics is seen, along with the website address www.robotics.com and the term "Arobot controller". These are all references to modern day company Arrick Robotics.

 

This issue reveals that Section 31 performed a mind-wipe and facial reconstruction on Khan before awakening him from his cryosleep in order to prevent him from realizing who he really is and thus making him easier to control.

 

Page 18, panel 2 shows the Royal Children's Hospital, previously seen in Into Darkness. Panel 3 depicts Thomas Harewood visiting his daughter at the hospital and panel 4 the wreckage of the Kelvin Archive, both also scenes from the film.

 

The story ends with Khan sentenced to cryosleep with the rest of his crew, as he was last seen at the end of Into Darkness. 

 

Unanswered Questions

 

As Kirk asks at the end of the issue, was Khan's story of his past accurate? Or embroidered to make himself the hero of his own story?

 

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