Monday, January 16, 2017


author: Grant Morrison
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.94
book published:
rating: 4
read at: 2017/01/16
date added: 2017/01/16
shelves: graphic-novels
'Klaus' by Grant Morrison with art by Dan Mora is a reimagining of the Santa Claus legend for the superhero age. Consider it "Santa Claus: Year One."

In a snowy ancient city ruled by a cruel Baron, he determines that all the toys should go to his bratty son, who only breaks things. Ex-inhabitant, and soldier, Klaus decides that the children need something in their lives, so with the help of unseen beings in the forest and his wolf Lilli, he sets out to deliver toys to the town. Meanwhile, the Baron is making the men of the city dig deeper and deeper in the mines. He is also hiding something evil in the mines that Klaus will have to battle.

As you can see on the cover, this is a Klaus with a sword and weapons. His muscular arms are the size of tree trunks. He leaps agilely from roof to roof like a character in Assassin's Creed. He battles soldiers and bests them. And yet, the Santa Claus we know and love is here. My favorite scene is when he breaks forth into his signature laugh. I had a great time reading this.

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