Klaus is Christmas’ Superman, replete with red cape, an indefatigable product of the greatest imagination of our generation, a perfectly designed emblem of highest selves.
Klaus is a Christmas miracle, perfectly hitting on the meaning of the holiday while still accomplishing such superlative world-building, avoiding the logical inconsistencies of so many other seasonal specials, and telling a thrilling tale in its own right
Since Saturnalia, solstice festivals such as Yule and Christmas have always been about the conquest of light over darkness, and long before comic books stories of heroes across all cultures have been about the same. Morrison’s genius is in making explicit a connection so obvious it’s easily overlooked; so simple it becomes sublime.
Klaus #6 smartly and subtly synthesizes the real pagan roots behind Santa Claus with the superhero tropes the comics medium demands… like Klaus himself, that which Morrison builds is made with magic and always gives the gift of joy.