Klaus: The Life and Times of Joe Christmas #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Dan Mora Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: December 18, 2019 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 6
9.6Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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* In the tradition of Grant Morrison 's 2001 New X-Men Annual , BOOM! Studios presents a widescreen comic that catalogs the life and times of one Joe Christmas.
* Abandoned as a baby, Joe Christmas is taken in by Klaus. In this holiday calendar-inspired comic, experience 25 all new short stories of Klaus teaming up with Joe Christmas over the years!
* Grant Morrison (New X-Men) and Dan Mora (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) return to the winter world of Klaus for an all new holiday special!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Dec 18, 2019

    If you're looking for something that tugs on the heartstrings in all the right ways, look no further than Klaus. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Dec 18, 2019

    Klaus enchants and engages with another beautiful, poignant experience that is perfect for the holidays. Imaginative, emotional and accessible, it's Dan Mora going above and beyond with Grant Morrison. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 18, 2019

    Whether you are a fan of the Klaus series, or just someone who wants to experience some holiday cheer in comic form. Klaus And The Life And Times Of Joe Christmas #1 is worth putting on your pull-list. This book makes a great statement at the end of the year that there are always ways to tell a story than what people expect when they flip open to that first page. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Major Spoilers - Wayne Hall Dec 23, 2019

    I hope this tradition will continue for years to come, with Morrison and Mora taking more creative chances in each new issue. Thanks to you and BOOM! Studios for making this holiday season more special and more enjoyable! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Dec 17, 2019

    I love the Klaus series and am happy I have got to review them all (except for the first mini-series). I look forward to a new installment every year and Klaus and the Life & Times of Joe Christmas #1 does not disappoint. It is filled with all the Christmas Spirit you will need. The stunning art by Dan Mora will have you examining each and every page with an eagle eye. Add a wonderful scripted story by Grant Morrison you are in for a Christmas treat. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 20, 2019

    Overall I enjoyed this, but at 5.99 for digital purchase on Comixology. I think the price is a tad steep. But I will most likely try and pick up a physical copy at some stage because it would work well as an alternative advent calendar. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Dec 20, 2019

    While the choice to have no dialogue and no panel layout might not be a popular one, its still a touching story about celebrating Christmas with some amazing artwork and fun ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    myconius Dec 18, 2019

    it's absolutely amazing the level of emotion that Grant Morrison is able to achieve with a series of splash pages, chronicling in reverse, the life of one of Klaus' mortal allies, with absolutely no dialogue.

    you get a real feeling of the good times as well as the sorrow and the loss of this Joe Christmas,

    there were a few times when i felt myself getting emotional seeing some of the loss this Joe Christmas has gone through.

    a charming yet powerful read.

    Dan Mora's art really soars in this. very beautiful.

  • 10
    ohhaimark Dec 24, 2019


    -Ah man, this was just great.

    -Dan Mora's just such a phenomenal artist. Everything of his I've read, I've loved.

    -I like the calendar aspect of this. It's such a simple idea, but its executed really wonderfully.

    -Kudos to Grant Morrison for telling such a wonderful story using no words and 25 splash pages.

    -Goddamn this issue knew how to hit you in the feels. It's really, really beautiful, if I'm being honest.

    -I like how every page felt like it had a reason to be there. There were no weak pages at all. Each one had something to offer. Humor, heart, emotion, a nice little connection to the time period.

    -The reverse chronology was really effective h more

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