– by Shockey

Legenday Comics has published the Prequel to Krampus the movie coming this Thanksgiving.  With mastermind Michael Doughtery helming the graphic novel this story gives a unique twist to the holiday spirit.  Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas follows the same blue print behind Trick R’ Treat: Days of the Dead which gives you three different tales and links them all together in the fourth story.  

Michael Doughtery does a great job managing the flow of the stories never really focusing on one major character.  The story allows each character to find redemption during a time when we all assume everyone is happy and fine.  

The artist do a great job of not portraying this novel to be too scary but also capture the warmth of family and forgiveness  throughout the stories.

For those of you who don’t like the traditional Holiday story this story puts a great spin on how the Holidays are a tough time for a lot people.  Krampus does a great job of showing the true meaning of the holidays from a different perspective.  While reviewing this graphic novel the story reminded me a lot of “A Christmas Carol” “Bad Santa” and “Christmas Vacation” combined.  

If you are a fan of Michael Doughtery or a different perspective of the holidays I highly recommend this graphic novel.


Ancient folklore warns of a mythical counterpart to Santa Claus, who punishes naughty children every Christmas… his name is KRAMPUS. Michael Dougherty presents the official graphic novel – KRAMPUS: Shadow of Saint Nicholas – based on his festive horror comedy, which expands the mythology of this iconic terror with an anthology of three deliciously twisted morality tales that will leave you praying you are not on the naughty list.

At the most wonderful time of the year, a drunken mall Santa comes under siege from some very mischievous Christmas spirits, a dysfunctional cop becomes trapped with the man who ruined his life and the wealthy town “scrooge” must face the shadows from his past as his home comes under invasion from the homeless. This Christmas, Krampus will make sure they all get what they deserve.

Michael Dougherty, the writer/director behind cult horror hit Trick ‘r Treat, is joined by a fantastic team of creators, uniting Krampus co-screenwriters Zach Shields and Todd Casey and artists Fiona Staples (Saga), Christian Dibari (Hoax Hunters), Maan House (Witchblade), and Stuart Sayger (Bram Stoker’s Death Ship) to deliver a twisted gift for the holiday season.

Source: Legendary Comics

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