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Klaus: How Santa Claus Began

Illustrated by Dan Mora
Published by BOOM! Studios
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

Comics legend Grant Morrison introduces us to an old friend, Santa Claus, as we've never seen him before.

He’s a myth. He’s a legend. He’s loved worldwide by children and adults alike . . . but does anyone truly know the origins of Santa Claus? Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the origin story of Santa Claus. It’s the tale of one man and his wolf against a totalitarian state and the ancient evil that sustains it.

Award-winning author Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity) and artist Dan Mora (Hexed) revamp, reinvent, and re-imagine a classic superhero for the 21st century, drawing on Santa’s roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism, and taking in the creepier side of Christmas with characters like the sinister Krampus. Klaus finally answers the burning question: what does Santa Claus do on the other 364 days a year?

Grant MorrisonMBE is a Scottish comic book writer and playwright. They are known for their nonlinear narratives and countercultural leanings in their runs on titles including DC Comics's Animal ManDoom PatrolBatmanJLAAction ComicsAll-Star SupermanGreen LanternThe FlashVertigo's The Invisibles, and Fleetway's 2000 AD. They have also served as the editor-in-chief of Heavy Metal and currently operate as an adviser for the magazine. They are the co-creator of the Syfy TV series Happy! starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. Morrison is also an occasional actor, with their most recent appearance being a brief cameo as a news broadcaster in the 2017 horror comedy film Mom and Dad, which starred Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair.

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