Klaus And The Crisis In Xmasville #1,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Kevin Healy
(W) Grant Morrison
(A/CA) Dan Mora
Eisner Award-winning creator Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman) and Russ Manning Award winner Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers) reunite for a brand-new Klaus Special! An evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded an evil soda corporation that uses Christmas and Santa as a marketing tactic to build their fortunes. Only Klaus can defeat the Pola Cola Corp and the zombie-like Santas that are in the evil Santa's thrall. 'It's the beautiful art and the unusual blend of grim medieval setting and whimsical fairy tale elements that truly distinguish this tale.' - IGN
Date Available: 12/06/2017
Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville is very close to dangerous. Grant Morrison indicts an alien race and Nega-Santa (my words...he doesn't really get a name) as the reason that children have lost their imaginations. Klaus faces personal loss, familial help, and an even larger Christmas conflict, the size and scope of which may only be clear roughly one year from now. Dan Mora's coloring of his own work falls away from the solid, vivid tones of the earlier work into a watercolor wonderland.
If you enjoyed the original tales, you'll love this one too. If you haven't read them, this works well enough as a stand alone issue. A double dip of magic,this. Another Christmas miracle from Morrison and Mora.
I give it 9 out of 10 Grahams