Last summer’s Star Trek Into Darkness introduced us to the rebooted version of Khan.
Now this limited run comic book series gives us a bit of the background of the character and looks at his trial for the events that took place during Into Darkness.
My feelings about the rebooted take on classic Trek tales has run hot and cold. Some of them have really worked well (the Gary Mitchell storyline) and some haven’t (the tribbles, the story of the Archons).
This storyline is a bit of both. As with last summer’s blockbuster film, I couldn’t get comparisons to other works out of my head. In this case, it’s Greg Cox’s wonderfully done Khan trilogy of novels that came out a couple of years ago.
Here I feel like we see the history of Khan, but don’t get enough of a look at what motivates Khan. Yes, he’s genetically engineered to be a superior being, but there should or could be more to him than that.
Overall, I felt like this was a missed opportunity.
In the interest of full disclosure, I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
One response to “Mini-Review: Star Trek: Khan”
Yeah, this one was odd for me, too. I kept waiting for that moment of revelation that would really alter my conception of the character, but instead, it seemed like an odd attempt to meld the OT version of the Eugenics Wars to what was in STID. Even the reveal about why Khan looked so different was just glossed over…very strange…