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.
[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]