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IDW - Star Trek: Klingons - Blood Will Tell

There are two sides to every argument, and this special collection looks at some of the most famous encounters between the two classic adversaries of Star Trek, The United Federation of Plants and the Klingon Empire — but from the Klingon perspective! Star Trek fans are used to the Klingons responding with “swift and blinding violence,” and now Blood Will Tell explains why. Also includes a gallery section by artists David Messina and Joe Corroney. Written by Scott & David Tipton with art by David Messina. SPECIAL BONUS: Blood Will Tell #1, Klingon Language variant edition, is included in this volume.

Issue 1 - "Against Their Nature"
Kahnrah, a member of the Klingon High Council, must decide if he should follow Chancellor Gorkon's lead and accept help from the Federation in the wake of the Praxis disaster (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country). Discussing the matter with his granddaughter, K'Ahlynn, he reminds her of their QuchHa' ancestry and their family history, beginning with the death of cousin Kagh at the hands of Starfleet and the incident at Organia (TOS: Errand of Mercy). Kor and his first officer, Kahlor, another kinsman, assume control of a mudball named Organia, where they find a population of sheep and a man named Baroner. Kor is intrigued by the angry young man and appoints him as his liasion. Baroner and his friend, a Vulcan trader, turn out to be troublesome Starfleet officers. When a Federation fleet arrives, Kor doesn't get the glorious battle he wanted, just a distasteful peace treaty and grudging respect for a Starfleet captain. Following the incident, the High Council decides that guile may succeed where force of arms has failed.
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Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: David Messina
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 25 April 2007

IDW Blood Will Tell #1A Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Still: from "Errand of Mercy"
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 25 April 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #1B
Cover RI-A Virgin Cover
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 25 April 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #1RIA Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 25 April 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #1 Virgin
Comics Pro Exclusive Cover Klingon Language Cover
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Still: from "Errand of Mercy"
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 2 May 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #1 Exclusive Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Still: from "Errand of Mercy"
Cover Price: $4.99
Issue Date: 25 April 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #1 Klingon A
Retailer Incentive Klingon Language Cover  
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Image: Klingon Emblem
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 25 April 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #1 Klingon B    
Issue 2 - "Beneath the Skin"
Kahnrah and K'Ahlynn continue their discussion. Klingon guile and human distrust are the subtext for the tale of distant cousin Gralmek, small in stature and strength, who volunteers for surgery and covert placement as Arne Darvin, assistant to Nilz Baris, a Federation administrator on Station K-7 responsible for development of Sherman's Planet (TOS: The Trouble With Tribbles). Unfortunately for Gralmek, visiting Captain Koloth and his crew, and the Klingon age of espionage, fuzzy vermin are formidable adversaries. Gralmek's service is rewarded with discommendation, but his story suggests that Klingons and humans may have something in common.
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Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 23 May 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #2A Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: David Messina
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 23 May 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #2B
Cover RI-A Cover RI-B
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 23 May 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #2RIA Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 23 May 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #2 Virgin
Issue 3 - "The Order of Things"
Klingon High Council member Kahnrah and his granddaughter, K'Ahlynn, continue their discussion of Klingon experiences with the Federation. When espionage fails miserably as a tool for expanding the Empire (Blood Will Tell #2), the Klingons begin a campaign of conquest by subterfuge on the planet Neural (TOS, A Private Little War). Kinsman Krell, commander of the IKS Korthos, visits Neural on a regular basis and plants the seeds of conquest firmly in the hearts and minds of the village people after selecting Apella, a hapless villager, to be his liasion. In spite of Earther interference with the hill people, Krell is successful. K'Ahlynn finds little to admire in the Federation's response to Krell's efforts, but Kahnrah needs to know if humans can be trusted, and still hasn't made a decision about Gorkon's plan. Stardate: After 9521.6, following the explosion of Praxis, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country with a flashback to 4211.4, Commander Krell's Log Entry #3854, IKS Korthos.
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Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 4 July 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #3A Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: David Messina
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 4 July 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #3B
Cover RI-A Cover RI-B
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Still: from "A Private Little War"
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 4 July 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #3RIA Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 4 July 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #3 Virgin
Issue 4 - "Blood Reign O'er Me"
K'ahlynn accompanies her grandfather, Kahnrah, to the Museum of Military Triumph and Conquest. They meet Morglar, an old comrade of Kahnrah's, and former security officer aboard the Voh'Tahk, commanded by Kang. Morglar recollects the events of Day of the Dove. Trapped on the Enterprise, Kang and his surviving crew engage in a bloody standoff with the crew of the Enterprise, feeding a malevolent entity. Morglar and his security team kill humans, over and over again, but in the end, he loses his blind hatred. He also believes that asking the humans for help might not be such a bad idea. Kahnrah makes his decision and prepares to go before the High Council.
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Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: David Messina
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 1 August 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #4A Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Still: from "Day of the Dove"
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 1 August 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #4B
Cover RI  
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 1 August 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #4RI    
Issue 5 - "Losses"
Having made his decision to support Chancellor Gorkon's proposal to seek Federation help, Kahnrah finds himself hunted in the mean streets of the First City. Armed with his mek'leth, he eludes four assassins and encounters his granddaughter. For a moment he believes K'ahlynn will help, but discovers that she is opposed to begging for help from humans. In the end, blood does tell, and Kahnrah must kill K'ahlynn. In the council chamber, Kahnrah casts his vote for change and for survival.
Cover A Cover B
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: David Messina
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 5 September 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #5A Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Still: from "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
Cover Price: $3.99
Issue Date: 5 September 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #5B
Cover RI  
Writers: Scott Tipton, David Tipton
Artist: David Messina
Cover Artist: Joe Corroney
Cover Price: None
Issue Date: 5 September 2007
IDW Blood Will Tell #5RI    
 
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