BOOM! Studios has announced that Grant Morrison and Dan Mora will return for another “Klaus” Christmas special this December. Titled “Klaus and the Life & Times of Joe Christmas,” the completely silent one-shot will tell the story of a child who becomes one of Klaus’s greatest allies.
“As ever, working with Dan Mora on a new ‘Klaus’ story is a highlight of my year,” said Morrison, in a statement to ComicBook.com. “For this year’s special we decided to do something a little different by creating a Christmas advent calendar story featuring 25 iconic scenes from the adventures of Klaus. We wanted to give Dan free rein … while also providing a narrative element that allows the images to tell the exciting, poignant, and completely wordless life story of one Joe Christmas, from his humble beginnings to his inevitable end.”
The story will not only be wordless, but feature 25 two-page vertical spreads that each tell their own mini-story, according to BOOM!’s official solicitation. Mora said that he ” … worked overtime to capture every nuance of storytelling, character, and action to bring this Klaus story to life and introduce everyone to the ‘Life & Times of Joe Christmas,’ making this a very exciting challenge for me and hopefully a very exciting issue for fans.”
You can read the full solicitation for “Klaus and the Life & Times of Joe Christmas” below, and you can find the comic in stores and online on December 18.
“Klaus and the Life & Times of Joe Christmas”
Nothing’s calm but all is bright in this once-in-a-lifetime special KLAUS event—a completely silent issue! Meet Joe Christmas, a regular human man who’s known Klaus all his life, and fought beside him for most of it. Each of the 25 two-page vertical spreads will feature a new Christmas adventure with stunning illustrations by Dan Mora depicting a day in the incredible life of Joe Christmas, a very special young boy who grows up to become one of Klaus’ staunchest allies and closest friends.