Naughty List #1

Writer: Nick Santora Artist: Lee Ferguson Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: April 27, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

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I had a family once. A wife who loved me...a child we loved together. That's all gone now, been gone for hundreds of years. All because of that damn star. My name? It depends on where you live. Some call me Kris Kringle, others Papa No l, but my real name is Nicholas Sinterklass, and this is the story of what happens when you steal my Naughty List.

Up on the housetop CLICK, CLICK, CLICK! Down through the chimney with old Saint Nick!

From the mind of Nick Santora (The Sopranos, Law & Order, The Fugitive and Prison Break) and illustrated by Lee Ferguson (SYMPATHY FOR NO DEVILS, Sam and his Talking Gun) comes the Santa Claus o more

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 27, 2022

    Any interesting book, that maybe suffers from an odd release date; a somewhat Christmas themed book coming out after Easter? All things considered, this grump of Kris Kringle, a different type of bad Santa could offer a new insight on what you have to do to make the Naughty List. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 27, 2022

    The Naughty List isn't exactly a big information dump but it is in a lot of ways. We get a lot of ground covered here to set up the main story of Nicholas hunting down whoever stole his machine and is killing people but that's just at the end. So much of this is the journey for Nicholas that has made him this tired and jaded man – and has been that way for five hundred years now. Though he does get some joy from time to time with this, he's stuck in a cursed mission by aliens or something else and is just bitter and hard. It's not a bad way to provide something different – even if we've seen flavors of it before – but it does set things out well for the story to come. Santora's script is solid and viewing it as a prologue makes it digestible. Ferguson's artwork is a lot of fun and I'm excited to see what they're able to bring to the table as the story gets underway properly in the next issue. I'd almost call this a zero issue in a way as the real events are just about Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Tim Adams Apr 27, 2022

    The twisted origin story for Santa Claus, aka Nicholas Sinterklass, attempts to give his life a modern update that ultimately works. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 27, 2022

    Was I blown away by this first issue? Perhaps not, but there was definitely enough of an interesting hook that I'm seriously considering picking up the second issue when it goes on sale to see how Nicholas' story develops.A solid enough opening chapter then, albeit one which treads a lot of familiar ground and takes quite a long time to get to where it's going. But hey, who doesn't love a foul-mouthed and surprisingly dark Santa Claus retcon at the end of April? Definitely worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Multiversity Comics - Henry Finn May 2, 2022

    A bland reimagining of a character that takes a full issue to explain things that could have been skipped so we could get straight to the action. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Gizmo May 11, 2022

    This does a great job and setting Santa up as a depressed, suicidal S.O.B. but not as good a job at hooking me with a plot.

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