"Khan" Part 4
Star Trek: Khan #4 (IDW)
Written by: Mike Johnson
Story Consultant: Robert Orci
Pencils (present day): David Messina
Inks (present day): Giorgia Sposito
Pencils & Inks (flashback): Luca Lamberti
Cover A by: Paul Shipper
Khan's early days as a member of Section 31
Star Trek: Khan was a 5-issue
mini-series published by IDW.
On page 4, Admiral Marcus answers the amnesiac Khan's (whose
memory has been altered to believe he is John Harrison) questions
about being a soldier
with, "That's like calling the Mona Lisa a
painting..." Of course, the Mona
Lisa is the famous painting by Leonardo Da Vinci,
painted in the 16th Century. And Khan is a nearly perfect
This issue introduces Lt. Yuki Sulu, the sister of Lt.
Hikaru Sulu of the Enterprise, and reveals she is a
member of Section 31.
Page 6 reveals that the John Harrison alias for Khan
provided by Section 31 has the middle name Richard.
Possibly, this is a reference to the Spanish version of the
name, Ricardo, the first name of the Mexican actor who
portrayed Khan in "Space Seed" and The Wrath of Khan,
The ship seen in spacedock on page 8 is the
USS Vengeance, seen commanded
by Admiral Marcus in Into
The same image of three shuttlecraft seen below the
Vengeance on page 8 is repeated on page 9 and also in "Khan"
Part 5 on page 21!
This issue reveals that the personal transporter device used
by Khan in
Into Darkness was
designed by Khan himself while working for Section 31 as
Throughout this issue and the next, the Klingon moon Praxis is mistakenly
called "Praxxis". It is revealed here that Khan, as
Harrison, implemented a plan for Section 31 that brought
about the destruction of the moon, which had been providing
dilithium fuel for the Klingon Empire. In the original
timeline, Praxis was blown apart due to overmining much
later, in 2293.
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