author: Brian Jones
average rating: 3.55
book published: 2014
read at: 2014/12/18
date added: 2014/12/18
'Krampus' is the kind of over the top graphic novel satire of Christmas that I don't mind reading this time of year. I thought this one was a bit better than some I've read.
The Secret Society of Santa Clauses has a problem. Someone has stolen the bones of St. Nicholas and taken their magic. As reindeer plummet through the North Pole workshop, they know they have to take desperate measures, so they decide to enlist Krampus to help them. Krampus has been locked up for years for his usual brand of holday hijinks, so the Santas put some safeguards on him by strapping a bomb to his chest and sending him out in the snow with his wolfhound to solve the mystery. He finds his share of obstacles along the way. Can he find the bones and save Christmas?
The Santas are all the santas from around the world, and there is a nice identifier at the end of the book. The guest stars are fun. There is one that is so groan worthy, but I loved the addition, and I won't spoil that here.
The writing is pretty funny. The art isn't bad. The story is definitely not for kids, but was a lot of fun to read. I liked it.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Image Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this fun holiday parody.
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