Klaus: The Crisis in Xmasville #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 6, 2017 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 6
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Dec 13, 2017

    BOOM! Studios seems to have developed a new tradition in producing a new Klaus one-shot each year. Morrison and Mora have truly captured lightning in a bottle, and each time they revisit these characters is an event worth celebrating. From the first page to the last, Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 is batshit crazy in all the right ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 11, 2017

    Morrison's use of the commercialization of Christmas to tell this story is done in a fun way without being too in your face. The artwork throughout is top notch. Especially when we see so many zombie Santa'son the page. East slightly different than the others. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - John Jack Dec 25, 2017

    Go ahead and call this John Jack's pick of the week, no small feat as this week is chock full of killer reads! I would recommend this book as an ideal Christmas present for just about anyone, but it's too late for that isn't it? Man, I can't get over how much I liked this book! I'm gonna go read it again! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Hub City Review - Matthew J. Theriault Dec 7, 2017

    Klaus is Christmas Superman, replete with red cape, an indefatigable product of the greatest imagination of our generation, a perfectly designed emblem of highest selves. One which, even in the face of a harsh reality which parasitically preys upon our hopes and dreams, is so powerfully potent a symbol that we cant but believe in. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 6, 2017

    Regardless of whether you've read Morrison and Mora's previous Klaus work, this standalone issue is well worth the relatively high price of admission. It's a fun, clever take on all sorts of holiday tropes. It looks fantastic, and it taps into many of the same themes that have made Morrison's superhero work so powerful and emotionally resonant. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Mickey Rivera Dec 8, 2017

    Klaus is here to remind us of why winter holidays exist in the first place, and surprise, it's not so we can wake up one morning and voraciously tear open shiny packages filled with consumer products. These winter months have always brought a killing frost and long nights. In place of warmth we throw feasts, in place of light we look to each other" because what else is there to do? It's too goddamned cold and there's hungry wolves in the woods waiting to eat our faces off. The spirit of Klaus and his jolly fists keep the dark and hunger away. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joe Glass Dec 8, 2017

    Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville #1 is a beautiful and fun entry to comics Christmas stories, and well worth a read if you need something with a bit of brightness and sweetness this cold Holiday Season. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 5, 2017

    Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville is another great entry to the Klaus mythos. When Klaus has to battle the Pola-Cola corporation and an evil Santa, things get ugly quick and he may need some help to save Christmas! If you haven't, you really need to pick up all the books in this series. Plus, it would make anexcellent gift for any comic book fan. I am just saying if somebody wanted to put the hardcover of Klaus, a copy of Klaus and the Witch of Winter, and Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville in my stocking I would not be upset! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Tony Dillard Dec 5, 2017

    This sequel from Boom! Studios is pricey at $7.99. But it's also 50 pages long and that without ads! Considering that another holiday special coming out this same week from a Distinguished Competitor is selling for $10, Klaus is a refreshing and unique holiday special that is pretty much worth the money! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Dec 8, 2017

    An excellent creative team crafts something that never quite comes together. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Dec 5, 2017

    This special took some backsteps with clich corporate evil plans but in the end still lands on the heart of the series and shows why we can never forget Klaus and the joy he brings us. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Dec 10, 2017

    Ultimately then, while the artwork is truly top-notch, the story is just a little too weird to land with any sort of authority. Its not quite on the lump of coal end of the spectrum, but nor does it deliver on the near-limitless potential of a story based around a sword-wielding, ass-kicking Santa Claus. That said, this is well worth a look for fans of Morrison, fans of great artwork, or simply those who like their festive fables to hit them like some sort of weird, disorienting, alien-filled acid trip. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Dec 13, 2017

    As someone who's been reading since the first issue of the original series, I enjoyed Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville. And really, other people like that are the ones I'd mainly recommend this to. If you haven't read either of the other Klaus books, I don't think this is the best jumping on point. In addition to the prohibitive price, it frankly feels far more geared toward returning readers than new ones. But hey, if you really want to check this one out, and I'm the only dissent on the matter, then screw what I say. Read Full Review

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