Between 2006 and 2009 Tokyopop published the first ever, and so far only, Star Trek manga books(ad). They published four volumes in all, starting with three TOS anthologies, and finishing off with a single TNG release. But their original plan was to start with TNG, in a book containing stories that alas were never published.
Back in 2004 Newsarama reported some details of this first planned book, including some amazing Klingon artwork by artist Shin-Ichi Hiromoto for a story called Skin Deep, by Jim Alexander. Alas the original article is no longer online, and only partially archived by the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, so when I was thinking back to this cool artwork recently I was disappointed not to be able to find it all again. Then months later when digging through some old folders, there they all were! I was delighted to discovered I'd saved a back-up of my own years ago. So now I thought I'd get them back online so others can see to. Continue below to check out some really cool Klingons!
- Skin Deep - A "Klingon battle story" by Jim Alexander, and artist Shin-Ichi Hiromoto, with art concepts as seen above.
- A "creepy space spider story" by Mike Barr.
- A "holodeck story with Worf in Feudal Japan" by Jake Forbes.
- A "Q story where he’s split into three personalities" by Chris Dows.
- A Mirror Universe story by Mark Paniccia.