IDW Publishing has announced the upcoming release of Star Trek: Klingons, the first in a new series of extra-sized one-shots spotlighting the franchise’s many memorable alien species.
With Star Trek: Klingons, writers Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly (Star Trek: Year Five) join the fan-favorite Timothy Green II to relate the legend of Kahless the Unforgettable, the greatest warrior of the Klingon Empire, from the death of his coward brother Morath to his victory at Three Turn Bridge.
“I was, in large part, raised by Star Trek… and no culture helped me come to terms with my masculinity, my anger, and my personal code of honor more than the Klingons,” says Lanzing. “So when I tell you the only thing more exciting to me than taking the Enterprise crew on their final journey in Star Trek: Year Five is getting to show the man behind the myth of Kahless The Unforgettable, you can believe it.”“The Klingon people provide a rich counterpoint to the Federation. They present a lifestyle that is loud and fearless, but also incredibly egalitarian and fair; no matter who you are, respect is earned, not given,” says Kelly. “We’ve been pitching this story since before we’d ever been hired to write Star Trek. We never in a million years thought it would be a story we actually got to bring to life. And with an artist of the caliber of Timothy Green II — whose detailed, beautiful work owes so much to the greats of Japanese tradition — this will be a saga worthy of Kahless.”
Star Trek: Klingons will go on sale in February, and will be followed in April by the next one-shot, Star Trek: Ferengi.