BOOM! Studios is excited to announce KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE by Eisner Award-winning writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, The Multiversity) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Dan Mora (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, WWE: Then. Now. Forever.), the third story in the critically acclaimed reimagining of the Santa Claus origin story. KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE continues the holiday tradition of a new Klaus release from BOOM! Studios in December, dating back to the franchise launch in 2015.
In KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE, an evil Santa from an alternate dimension has founded a soda corporation that uses Christmas and holiday cheer 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.
"Last year's Klaus special drew on a lot of traditional Christmas lore from around the world. This year, the influences are more contemporary, and CRISIS IN XMASVILLE takes some of its inspiration from the history of soda marketing and Santa," says Morrison.
"It is a pleasure to once again be working with Grant Morrison on a new Klaus story," says Mora. "I've been waiting for this all year!"
KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE features a main cover illustrated by Mora and a variant cover by John Cassaday (Star Wars). Print copies will be available for sale in December at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
"Grant and Dan have established a new holiday tradition by delivering a brand-new Klaus story two years running now," says Matt Gagnon, Editor-in-Chief, BOOM! Studios. "And with a new villain being introduced in KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE, the rogues gallery gets bigger, the mythology of the world expands, and our love for this series continues to reach new heights!"
KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios' eponymous imprint, home to a world-class group of licensed comic book series and ambitious original series, including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, WWE, Big Trouble in Little China, Victor LaValle's Destroyer, Godshaper, Grass Kings, and Mech Cadet Yu.
For continuing news on KLAUS AND THE CRISIS IN XMASVILLE and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
"...[Klaus] is appealing to readers across the board." - CBR
"...a bold, bloodthirsty saga combining Nordic folklore with dynamic storytelling by the masterful Morrison." - Syfy Wire
"...a truly touching series, and I suggest you all get hip to it!" - Graphic Policy
"...Mora's art is something out of a painting." - Bleeding Cool
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.