Forget everything you know about Christmas and forget everything you think you know about Santa Claus, because Grant Morrison is here to set the record straight in Klaus. Santa Claus wasn’t the puffy and jolly red nosed humanitarian you know him to be now, he was something much more bad ass.
Klaus #1 is the dark re-imagining of Santa Claus using fantasy and viking lore. In Klaus #1 you have a strapping young Klaus faced with troubled times in a kingdom he once thought he knew. Met with aggression from the kingdoms guards Klaus is turned away but not without first seeing the anguish of its over worked and starving townsfolk.
Grant Morrison adds a dark and mystical quality to the Santa Claus mythos, something I’ve never seen before. Helping Morrison with all aspects in the book is Dan Mora, bringing all of the fantasy right to the forefront of the book. Mora’s art is fantastic, with colors popping from each page. I couldn’t help but just read the book in amazement, everything comes together so well. The art, the story, the fiction, it’s all just so fun to read.
With the holiday season drawing ever so closer there couldn’t be a better time to read Klaus #1 and get learned on the real meaning of Christmas.