While Christmas may still seem a long way off, the pre-holidays solicits are full of festive themed comics. BOOM! Studios have announced the latest entry in their own annual Yuletide tradition with new Klaus work from Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. We have a preview of this year’s “silent” story alongside the press release from BOOM! below.
Your First Look at Grant Morrison & Dan Mora’s KLAUS AND THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS From BOOM! Studios
Discover a Brand New Klaus Special Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen Before this December 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (November 21, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at KLAUS AND THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS #1, a special oversized issue of the Eisner Award-nominated reimagining of the Santa Claus mythology that is entirely wordless, from visionary writer Grant Morrison (Green Lantern, All Star Superman) and superstar artist Dan Mora (Power Rangers: Shattered Grid), debuting in December 2019.
Nothing’s calm but all is bright in this once-in-a-lifetime special KLAUS event—a completely silent issue! Meet Joe Christmas, a regular human man who’s known Klaus all his life, and fought beside him for most of it. Each of the 25 two-page vertical spreads will feature a new Christmas adventure with stunning illustrations by Dan Mora depicting a day in the incredible life of Joe Christmas, a very special young boy who grows up to become one of Klaus’ staunchest allies and closest friends.
KLAUS AND THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS #1 continues the annual holiday tradition of new Klaus comic book releases, dating back to the franchise launch. Now, get a glimpse of a never-before-seen period of Klaus’ past, complete with gigantic battles against monsters, beautiful moments of holiday spirit, and special guest appearances from old allies and new foes.
KLAUS AND THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS #1 is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; and The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David Lopez; Angel by Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.
Print copies of KLAUS AND THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JOE CHRISTMAS #1 will be available for sale on December 18, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.