Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Publication Date: November 4, 2015
Set in a dark fantastic past of myth and magic, Klaus tells the story of how Santa Claus really came to be. Where did he begin? What was he like when he was young? And what happens when he faces his greatest challenge? Drawing on Santa Claus’ wilder roots in Viking lore and Siberian shamanism—taking in the creepier side of Christmas, and characters like the sinister Krampus—Klaus is “Santa Claus: Year One.”
I forgot I was saving this one for the holiday season! Sad that I missed reading and posting around Christmas, but happy that I got around to reading it. This is the first in a short installment (from what I can tell) about Klaus, Santa Claus to be exact.
The first issue follows a wild man selling furs into a town where the Baron is keeping everyone poor and down and how he is beaten and thrown out, the guards taking all of his wares. What comes from this is magical and I really hope I can find the others in this series because this was a wonderful beginning to a re-telling of sorts about how Santa Claus came to be and I loved it.
All that being said this is not a series for younger audiences, there is a lot of violence (and a very bratty child I wanted to punch in the face...)