It's a four-issue, full color mini-series with awesomely dynamic art by James Harren, who worked on the mini-series "Heralds" from Marvel this year, and colors unlike anything else in comics by Dylan McCrae, who has colored artists like Bryan Lee O'Malley and Brandon Graham.
We'll be looking at the way the world has viewed both Santa and Martians across three different time periods: the 1890s, the 1950s, and today. Both sides will be pretty significantly different each time. It's kind of my attempt to show the world the way I look at Santa Claus: a holistic approach that contains St Nicholas, Father Christmas, that guy in the Coke ads and everything else, all while trying to avoid incorporating anything that feels inauthentic or made up. I want to be true to the oldest stories, and I don't want anyone to feel their idea of Santa has gotten the short-shrift. That said, this story begins chronologically too late for us to see much of him in his pure St. Nicholas aspect.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Forthcoming: Santa Claus versus The Martians comic book
Image Comics is scheduled to release Issue #1 of a four-issue comic book titled Santa Claus versus The Martians in early December 2010. According to a recent interview with writer Benito Cereno that reveals quite a few details about the project, including a preview of some of the artwork:
Note that the forthcoming Santa Claus versus The Martians comic book is not an adaptation of the “classically bad” 1964 science fiction & fantasy film Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.