Monday, December 7, 2015

Klaus Gets Third Printing


Klaus #1 is an interesting origin story for a very familiar character. BOOM! Studios is big on the book and they're offering a third printing of the first issue by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora. Klaus #1 third print ships with a new cover by Mora and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond Code OCT158556. Orders close on December 7th, and copies are anticipated to be in stores on December 23rd.

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.”

Full press release below.
Santa Puts BOOM! Studios on the 'Nice' List, Publisher Announces a Third Print for 'Klaus' #1

December 4,  2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Santa has checked his list twice, and now he needs a third printing to meet the demand for Grant Morrison and Dan Mora’s Klaus #1! Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce that the first issue of Klaus, their hit original comic series that details the epic origin of the one and only Santa Claus, has sold out through two printings at the distributor level. The publisher has rushed to a third printing to fill demand.

Klaus #1 third print ships with a new cover by Mora and carries a retail price of $3.99 under Diamond Code OCT158556. Orders close on December 7th, and copies are anticipated to be in stores on December 23rd.

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.”

Praise for Klaus #1:

“Morrison and Mora are giving Santa the full Batman treatment over here.” - Multiversity Comics
“...the gritty and mystical elements of Santa’s origin should fulfill even the grinchiest comic book fan.” - Blastr
“Morrison and Mora have created the beginning of a potential future classic.” - Comic Book Resources
“...Grant Morrison is as brilliant as I hoped, but Dan Mora is simply superb here.” - Graphic Policy

“...presents both the dark, serious, and dangerous side as well as the playful, kind, and magic side.” - Sequential Tart

Comic book fans should bear in mind that first and second printings of Klaus #1 may still be found at the local comic shop nearest you. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
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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