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From solicitations
It's all-out war on Ceti Alpha V! Reeling from last issue's devastating loss, Khan Noonien Singh rallies his troops for the ultimate battle for control of their world! The final missing piece of Khan's life between "Space Seed" and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is at last revealed!


For the first time since the cataclysm, the Augments have a purpose again: War. As Khan's followers cannibalize their settlement for raw materials, Joachim scouts out Tamas's hiding place. Though successful, he gives his presence away alerting their foes of the attack to come.

The two armies meet on the dusty plane and a fierce fight breaks out. Khan pushes through the ranks to confront Tamas directly. Though Tamas attempts to justify his actions, Khan is uninterested, swiftly proving his former subordinate's better in combat before unceremoniously impaling him. Inspecting the cave, Khan quickly sees the naturally growing fungi and the fresh water supply. They now have a second shelter, the power generator and food. Perhaps Tamas's legacy may yet serve them well.

Returning to the camp, Khan distastefully eyes the Starfleet insignia embedded in the doorway. Prying it from the wall, he fashions the delta badge into a necklace. If he and his people are nothing but Starfleet's discarded trash, they may as well look the part.

Days pass. And those days become months and the months become years. Years of a maddeningly quiet life, a life with no import and steadily worsening conditions. And before long 2267 has become 2285. As the Augments hunt, they witness the distant flash of a transporter. Rushing through the storm, they arrive in time to see two men exiting their settlement.

The hour of deliverance has come at last.



Khan Noonien SinghJoachimTamasClark TerrellPavel Chekov


Ceti Alpha V

Races and cultures

Human (Augment)

States and organizations


Science and technoloy

TransporterPower generator



Chronological Order
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Production history

Published Order
Previous comic:
Khan: Ruling in Hell, Issue 3
TOS comics
Khan: Ruling in Hell
Next comic:
Final issue of the series
Story continues in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


Related stories

Media featuring Khan Noonien Singh
Episodes/Movies Space SeedThe Wrath of KhanInto Darkness
Novels Space SeedThe Wrath of KhanThe Eugenics Wars (The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 1Volume 2To Reign in Hell: The Exile of Khan Noonien Singh) • Seeds of Dissent
Comics The Wrath of Khan (123) • Khan: Ruling in Hell (The First Six Months234) • Khan (12345) • Stranger Worlds (2345)

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