Kahless has long been known as the most fearsome Klingon
IDW Publishing is expanding its lineup of Star Trek comic books and graphic novels to include one of the Federation’s most dangerous foes—the Klingons. In the February, IDW will release an oversized comic book all about Star Trek: Klingons. According to Space.com, this newest comic is part of IDW’s expansion in the universe to focus on the origins of the franchise’s aliens. And what better Klingon to start off with than Kahless?
The warrior king’s life is chronicled in the extra-long issue that is written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly who were two of the leady story architects on the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Year Five series. The authors are joined by Timothy Green II who was the artist of sci-fi hits Starlord, Annihilators, and Animal Man. And together, they chronicle the legend of Kahless the Unforgettable, including the death of his cowardly brother, Morath, to his resounding victory at Three Turn Bridge.
The writers have pitched the story of Kahless for quite some time
Collin Kelly, in a press release posted on IDW’s website, said he and Lanzing had been pitching Kahless’ story ever since they’d been hired to write for Star Trek. They never thought they’d be able to write 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,”"
Klingons mean a lot to Lanzing who credits the alien culture for helping him come to terms with his masculinity, his anger, and his personal code of honor.
"“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.”"
Star Trek: Klingons arrives on February 23rd and will be followed by Star Trek: Ferengi in April.