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What’s to Love: Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!

What It Is: Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism—taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus—Klaus is “Santa Claus: Year One.”

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RegRegular CoverDan Mora1
VarJackpot Variant CoverFrazer Irving2
Var1:100 Retailer Incentive Variant CoverChris Burnham (a) & Jordan Boyd (c)3
VarBOOM! Studios 10 Years Incentive Variant CoverFelipe Smith4-6
RELocal Comic Shop Day Exclusive Variant CoverDan Mora7
RECards, Comics & Collectibles Exclusive Variant CoverCully HamnerMissing
RENewbury Comics Exclusive Variant CoverVanesa R. Del Rey8
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“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And he’s bad-ass!” 0

Originally published at The Hub City ReviewThe most wonderful time of the year is finally upon us. The fully decorated Christmas tree in my living room, up since the day after Halloween, will certainly attest to such. So will this week’s publication of Klaus #1, Grant Morrison’s gritty reboot of the “jolly old elf,” albeit neither all that jolly or old in his telling. It’s part of a growing trend of reinfusing the historically darker elements back into the yuletide ...

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