Just in time for Christmas my Pick of the Week is “Klaus” #1, a telling of the origin of Santa Claus written by Grant Morrison with art by Dan Mora. This first issue of a six issue mini-series is fun, if a little depressing, setting the stage for the eventual emergence of Santa Claus to bring joy to the world. More specifically, the issue is about the man who would become Santa Claus who comes to a town that he knew to have once been joyful and happy only to find it now dark and depressing and the need to do something about it with the help of weird psychedelic aliens. The first issue was a great read and I can’t wait for the rest of the series, but honestly, given Morrison’s pedigree, I thought there would be more weirdness.

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