Thursday, December 31, 2015

BOOM! Studios Announces Second Printing for Klaus #2


BOOM! Studios knows a thing or two about playing Santa Claus, especially considering their release of Klaus #1 was such a big hit. So big, in fact, that Klaus #2 has sold out through its first printing at the distributor level, prompting a second printing. Klaus #2 second print ships with a new cover by David Rubín and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond Code NOV158280. Orders close on January 4th and copies are anticipated to be in stores on January 20th.

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.” In issue #2, as the downtrodden people of the twon of Grimsvig struggle under totalitarian rule, Klaus stealthily evades the guard and slips magical, living toys into the poorest of homes to lift their spirits.

Full press release below.
Christmas Comes Twice This Year!
BOOM! Studios Announces a
Second Printing for 'Klaus' #2

Klaus #2 2nd Printing Cover by David Rubín
December 29,  2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Looks like there was one more present left under the Christmas tree! BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the second issue of Klaus, their hit original comic series by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora that details the epic origin of the one and only Santa Claus, has sold out through its first printing at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a second printing to fill demand.

Klaus #2 second print ships with a new cover by David Rubín (The Fiction) and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond Code NOV158280. Orders close on January 4th, and copies are anticipated to be in stores on January 20th.

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.” In issue #2, as the downtrodden people of the twon of Grimsvig struggle under totalitarian rule, Klaus stealthily evades the guard and slips magical, living toys into the poorest of homes to lift their spirits.

Praise for Klaus #2:
“...a great read, and its skillful reworking of myth is for all seasons.” - Comic Book Resources
“The combination of the book's violent action and the utter innocence and nobility of Klaus' quest make for a memorable combination.” - IGN
“...an intriguing concept that delivers a fun story, with some darker undertones.” - Comic Vine
“...effectively mixes classic fairy tales with modern grit to create a fitting holiday treat…” - Pop Matters
“...this is a story that is easy to get on board with and is shaping up to be a great run.” - Big Glasgow Comic Page

Comic book fans should bear in mind that first printings of Klaus #2 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where your nearest comic retailer is? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!

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ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: the "Studios" imprint is home to The Woods, Grant Morrison's Klaus, and Big Trouble in Little China; imprint "BOOM! Box" publishes Lumberjanes, Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin, and Giant Days; All-Ages imprint "KaBOOM!" publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. And the "Archaia" imprint is home to Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox' television studio to develop properties for the small screen.

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