KLAUS #1-7 (Grant Morrison / Dan Mora)

En prévision du Comic Con International de San Diego, Boom! Studio annonce l’arrivée du célèbre scénariste Grant Morrison (Multiversity, Nameless) dans ses bureaux. L’éditeur lèvera le voile sur le projet dans les jours à venir.

Il s’agit de la dernière annonce en date de l’éditeur depuis le(s) mystérieux projet(s) de Mark Waid et J.G. Jones.

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Le site de l’éditeur: boom-Studio.com

Nom d’une hypercompression ! Va falloir suivre ça !

All-Star Papa Noël. C’est ainsi que le scénariste Grant Morrison résume le titre Klaus sur lequel il collabore avec l’artiste Dan Mora. Il y racontera les origines scandinaves du plus grand mythe super-héroïque de tout les temps: Santa Klaus.
Le premier arc fera six numéros mais le scénariste laisse entendre qu’il pourrait s’installer bien plus longtemps si l’envie lui en prenait.

Klaus #1 sort en novembre.

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[quote]The first image that came to me, and this kind of sums it all up, is this ferocious-looking, almost “Conan the Barbarian” young man with black hair and a black beard, the snow is coming down onto him, it’s turning his hair and beard white. That was the image that came to me first. It really became about that. We’ve never seen him young. We’ve never seen how the hell this happened – how did he get to be Santa Claus? It seemed such an obvious, ridiculous idea, that I really seized on it and it became a kind of “Lord of the Rings” meets “Batman Begins.” [Laughs]

I thought it was such a franchise-able thing. It allows me to create my own Batman, my own Superman, my own Doctor Who. There’s so much you can do with this character. Everyone’s familiar with it, but no one really knows him. It was all about just getting to the roots of this thing. Here’s a massive icon everyone around the world knows – how deep can we dig, how can we we make him human? We take this quite seriously, and do it like Frank Miller did “Batman: Year One,” but with Santa Claus.

We go back to the shamanic roots of the character, and the mythological roots of the character. It’s a man suddenly finding himself in a much bigger, stranger world. [/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE GRANT MORRISON[/size]

ça s’annonce très intéressant comme projet avec une excellente idée à la base (partir des origines nordiques du mythe pour l’aborder sous le prisme super-héroïque mâtiné de Conan le barbare, avec la barbe du héros qui blanchit sous la neige), j’ai hâte de lire ça. En prime, le dessinateur a l’air bon au vu de l’illustration.

Morrison oublie tout de même la fantastique histoire de Frank L. Baum, Santa Claus: La Légende du Père Noël, racontant les origines définitives (à mon sens) du mythe.
Elle a d’ailleurs été illustrée par un Mike Ploog au sommet de son art.

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C’est tout con, mais c’est accrocheur.

Jim

Voici la couverture variante de Klaus #1 par Chris Burnham:

Source: www.newsarama.com

La deuxième couverture variante de Klaus #1 par Frazer Irving:

Les premières images de Dan Mora:

Source: comicsalliance.com

Les premières pages suivies de la couverture variante par Dan Mora:

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]Klaus #1 (of 6)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Dan Mora
Cover Artists:
Main Cover: Dan Mora
Jackpot: Frazer Irving
BOOM! 10 Years Incentive Cover: Brian Stelfreeze
Incentive Cover: Chris Burnham
Format: 32 pages, full color
Price: $3.99
On sale: November

Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!
What It Is: 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.”[/quote]

Source: bleedingcool.com

[quote]KLAUS #1

STORY BY Grant Morrison
ART BY Dan Mora
LETTERS BY Ed Dukeshire COVER BY Dan Mora, Frazer Irving, Felipe Smith
PUBLISHER BOOM! Studios
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE Nov 4th, 2015

What’s to Love: Grant Morrison is one of the most prolific and best-selling writers in comics, earning a reputation for his ability to effectively revamp superheroes like Animal Man, Batman, and the X-Men. His creator-owned titles are also highly praised, including The Invisibles, Nameless, We3, and Joe the Barbarian because no one tells mythical stories better than him. In Klaus, Grant reimagines one of the biggest cultural myths in history, and we could not be more excited to pair him with one of our homegrown talents, Dan Mora (Hexed)!

What It Is: 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.”[/quote]

Source : www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]This particular mini-series, which I hope will be the first of several, takes place when he’s around 30 but in issue #4 we get to see him as a baby, a kid, and a young man. What we don’t see in this first one is Santa Claus in his traditional guise as a jolly rotund old man.

I particularly like his white wolf pal, Lilli. I always like creating new animal characters for comics and Lilli is my favourite right now. I also like the idea of making Santa Claus a bit more edgy, dangerous, and psychedelic. I think it’s good to have an alternative to the Coca-Cola corporate Santa.[/quote]

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Ça sent le sapin dans la maison des indés ! Review de Klaus le dernier Morrison !!

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Ca donne envie. Mais ça sera complet à noel ?

Non. A Noël, la mini-série en sera à son deuxième numéro sur les six prévus.

[size=150]INTERVIEW (RAPIDE) DE L’ARTISTE DAN MORA[/size]

[quote]KLAUS #2

STORY BY
Grant Morrison
ART BY
Dan Mora
LETTERS BY
Ed Dukeshire
COVER BY
Dan Mora
PUBLISHER
BOOM! Studios
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Dec 16th, 2015

As the downtrodden people 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.[/quote]

Source : comicbookresources.com

La mini-série Klaus passe de six à sept numéros.

[quote]I liked the idea of having my own Superman or Dr. Who—an instantly recognisable, familiar character who could appear in any kind of adventure or story but who wasn’t already owned by some entertainment corporation. Santa Claus fit the bill perfectly; not only was he open source, he seemed relatively untouched by the revisionist’s hand. I figured someone would get around to doing Santa as a superhero if I didn’t, so I went for it and Klaus is the result.

Ultimately, it was a big hot choice between Santa Claus or Jesus Christ. Santa won the toss. Otherwise, Christ appears prominently in an upcoming project for Heavy Metal magazine![/quote]

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[quote]Klaus #3

Story by
Grant Morrison
Art by
Dan Mora
Letters by
Ed Dukeshire
Cover by
Dan Mora
Publisher
BOOM! Studios

Cover Price:
$3.99
Release Date
Feb 3rd, 2016

Klaus is caught delivering presents to the town’s children and must fight his way past Lord Magnus’s guards to avoid imprisonment.[/quote]

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Source : comicbookresources.com