Remember those genetic supermen who took over the world back in the early 1990s? And the white British guy with the East Indian name who seemed to be in charge of most of them?

Give it some thought–it’ll come back to you… younger readers can ask their parents.

Well, this overlooked period in recent history is being brought to life in comic form by Mike Johnson and Claudia Balboni (and overseen by Roberto Orci) at IDW. As the cover indicates, the comic will focus on Benedict Cumberbatch‘s Khan Noonien Singh from Star Trek Into Darkness, not the late Ricardo Montalban’s Khan from the original series and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

I guess they just weren’t sure HOW badly the internet had already ruined the “big reveal” that Cumberbatch‘s character was actually Khan–so they decided to just say “Fuck It!” and destroy all pretense that this fact was ever supposed to be a secret at all.

In any case, as a fan, I’ve always been curious about exactly how the Eugenics Wars went down. Much like how as a Star Wars fan I used to wonder exactly what the Clone Wars were like, and as a Dune fan I used to ponder the details of the Butlerian Jihad…

The answers to these questions have lead me to suspect that sometimes a back story should just STAY a back story–but maybe the third time will be the charm.

Source: Bleeding Cool

Category: Comics, Film

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