Klaus #3

Klaus #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town's children and must fight his way past Lord Magnus's guards to avoid imprisonment.

  • 10
    GWW - Geekindad Feb 3, 2016

    As a comic reader of a little under 6 months now, I have to say that Morrison and Mora have won me over as author and artist, and I will actively be seeking work from them in the future and from the past. If you aren't reading this, because you think a story about Santa is too childish for you, I would urge you, go get Klaus, and enjoy what these two are doing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Feb 3, 2016

    Despite the at times incredibly bleak and cold art from Dan Mora, Klaus is a comic that has a good feeling about it. No matter how dismal things looking right now for the town's people, there's a genuine sense of hope given to both the reader, and the oppressed citizens under Lord Magnus's rule by the man who will become Santa. It's an almost tangible thing that reaches beyond the printed page; no matter how bad things get, they can get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Feb 5, 2016

    "Klaus" #3 is told like a tale of old. Instead of imposing a narrator though, Morrison and Mora allow us to discover the magic and mystery as it unfolds. The power of hope mixed with a swashbuckling holiday hero is a concept that could have been expected to turn into something schmaltzy or too straightforward. Instead we get a story that makes us feel like a child again as we gasp and awe with each turn of the page. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Feb 3, 2016

    A solid and entertaining continuation of The Santa's crusade to bring light back to Yuletime, A joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 4, 2016

    Klaus is a very different comic compared to Grant Morrison's usual fare. The emphasis is less on high-concept storytelling or deep themes and more on weaving a charming, fairly lighthearted look at the origins of Santa Claus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 1, 2016

    This is a new history of Santa Claus that I have most definitely never heard before. I’m really excited to see what becomes of Grimsvig and, even more so, what the heck is happening between Klaus and Dagmar. This series gets more and more enthralling with each issue. If you’re looking for a really good story accompanied by some amazing artwork, look no further! Klaus is just the series for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    First Comics News - Richard Vasseur Feb 1, 2016

    Richard VasseurRichard Vasseur is a Canadian who has had a love of comic books his entire life. I started out as just a fan reading comics every chance I had. This evolved into writing reviews for a small newsletter which evolved into having my own column at Jazma Online and doing interviews. I also worked briefly as a columnist at Comic's Buyers Guide. Everyday I am involved with doing something comic book related and I love the hobby. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 8, 2016

    Overall, though, "Klaus" #3 is a fun read that continues the pleasant, inoffensive story of its predecessors. I'm curious for issue #4, and I'll check in to see where it goes, but I'd really love to see this series have more to say about its themes and characters in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 2, 2016

    Overall then, while this latest issue has its fair share of dynamic moments and a final panel that hints at a deeper story to be told, I still cant shake the niggling feeling of disappointment at just how by-the-numbers Klaus has been so far. Those looking for an enjoyable, inoffensive fantasy romp about hunter becoming Santa Claus should probably give this a look, but those of us hoping to see Grant Morrison weave more of his trademark magic are likely to end up with the comic book equivalent of a lump of coal in their stocking. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Thomas J. Angelo Feb 3, 2016

    Santa Claus should never star in such a dull book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Feb 5, 2016

    Klaus is a book that both intrigues and confuses me- it’s a Grant Morrison penned Santa Claus origin story, but somehow it ended up only just getting started before Christmas passed it by. So this issue and the four others to follow will be released in an increasingly more spring (and also summer)-time feeling world. Unless there is some sort of crazy El Nino stuff happening where we end up getting Christmas weather in May, I think this book may have missed it’s prime release schedule by quite a bit. But beyond the issues with the release schedule, I cannot find much to say to the detriment of this book. It is a Santa Claus Story that will see it’s last issue released in (maybe) June, but it still is a very well crafted story, and Dan Mora’s artwork really makes you FEEL like you are in this ancient village in the depths of winter. I wasn’t sure what this issue would be about, because of Klaus being in a bit of a pickle, running from the law and all- but it ended up working pretty well- if not mostly being setup for the idea that Klaus delivers presents to the children of this town through their chimneys, almost entirely by coincidence. Also, the end of the issue teases that number four will finally give us answers as to the relationship between Klaus and Dagmar- Lord Magnus’ wife. We also see there is more to this story than just a baddie, Magnus, and his need to crush the life and livelihood out of his subjects- this issue we get teased with some powers well beyond that of mortal men at play. Add this to the “spirits” that guide Klaus’ hands (literally) while he sleeps, or trips on some strange mythical cauldron of herbs and spices like the Colonel has. This issue shows a good relationship between Klaus and his pet wolf/companion Lilli, and the massive divide between Magnus and his subjects AND teases that there is a history between Klaus and Dagmar. While some of the “traditional” Santa Claus moments feel a bit obvious in this story, it

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