I approve of this development of Grant Morrison and Dan Mora reuniting yearly for a conveniently timed Klaus one-shot. Neither is Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville a easy little vacation jaunt. It is a daring, bold story that crams an terrible lot of coronary heart, wit and world-building into one 50-page story. It is as if the creators crammed a whole miniseries’ price of fabric into one difficulty.
The Klaus saga takes a flip for the meta right here as the setting shifts to 1985 and the the efforts of the Pola-Cola company to grab management of the X-Mas vacation and the picture of Santa Claus himself. Throw in some pressured baby labor and a warfare between Klaus and his Bizarro Universe self and you’ve got received , old style Grant Morrison comedian in your arms. It is received all the high-concept storytelling, bizarre humor and heartfelt character work one may ask for. Morrison crafts a really dense narrative, however one which flows cleanly and simply from begin to end. Impressively sufficient, this difficulty capabilities fairly nicely as a standalone story, not requiring any prior expertise with the franchise.