First Look: Review of @Boomstudios Klaus #5 by Grant Morrison.
I really enjoy it when someone takes an old classic story and puts a different twist on it. Grant Morrison of Batman and Justice League of America fame has put a brilliant twist on the classic Santa Claus story by giving us “Klaus”, which is Santa’s origin with a Norse mythology background.
This classic twist is written so well. Too many times in the past we as readers have been severely disappointed when a new writer is brought in to work on an established character. I can honestly say that when ever Grant Morrison has been involved I’ve personally never been disappointed.
Klaus in this story arc is a wanted criminal, who isn’t afraid of the corrupted law, and who is willing to get his hands dirty in order to bring some happiness to the simple town folk.
The writing is superb, it’s not complex or overly simplistic, it’s spot on. Grant is able to convey everything needed for each panel from the story line, to the character dialogue and finally with each character’s emotion.
Accompanying Grant through this tale is artist Dan Mora. I haven’t experienced any of Dan’s work up until this point, but I will say that i’m thoroughly impressed. His artistry reminds me a lot of the classic Batman and X-Men comics. Klaus mirrors some of the characteristics and morals of our beloved Dark Knight. He’s on the outskirts of the law, a vigilante of sorts trying to bring peace, joy and love to his beloved community. Dan’s artistry reminds me of Todd McFarlane’s “Spider-Man” and his own creation “Spawn” with his character definitions and actions.
This installment within the series shows us more attempts of Klaus to bring cheer during the Yuletime and more examples of what he’s willing to do to do just that. We also get a glimpse of just how wicked Magnus is and how far he’s willing to go to stop Klaus in his attempts. Klaus is beginning to sway the people, but it’s clearly going to be a rough road since so many of the people are terrified of their ruler.
Can Magnus catch a man who’s willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good? Can Klaus make a difference? Will the people see the light before it’s too late? Klaus #5 will be on your local comic book stores shelf on May 4th. What better way to celebrate “Star Wars May the 4th be with you” than by visiting your local shop?
With the combined works of Grant Morrison and Dan Mora, this comic is worth picking up. If you haven’t read this series yet, then I suggest a quick trip down to your local comic book shop to pick it up. I hope Grant and Dan team up for some more work beyond this.
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