‘Krampus’ Prequel Comic: ‘Shadow of Saint Nicholas’ Preview

Just in time for the holiday season, Legendary Comics is releasing Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas, the graphic novel prequel to the upcoming film, Krampus, directed by Michael Dougherty (Trick ‘r Treat). The film stars Adam Scott and Toni Collette, and will be out in theaters December 4th.

Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas is a 129 page graphic novel featuring four sections, written by Zach Shields and Todd Casey, along with co-writer Laura Shields (Story II) and stories done by Todd Casey, Michael Dougherty, and Zach Shields. Each of the four parts or sections, features different artists and colorists, with Part I’s art done by Christian Dibari and colors by Mike Spencer. Part II’s art can be credited to Maan House and colors by Guy Major, Part III’s art is done by Stuart Sayger and colors by Guy Major, with Part IV featuring Michael Montenat on art and Mike Spencer on colors.

Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas officially releases today, and will be available at Amazon, Google Books and other retail outlets.


Official Synopsis by Legendary Comics:


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.

Chris Massari
Chris Massari
Hailing from the slums of Shaolin, but not really, Chris is a New Jersey native and Rowan University alumni in Journalism, Philosophy and Religion. He is an aspiring writer, always looking to expand his resume of stories and become better in the craft. Not only is Chris a writer but he also raps, working with Grammy winning song writer William Hart and his son Khalid, out of Philadelphia. In his free time, he practices punching people and choking them out, training in various martial arts and gyms along the east coast, throughout his lifetime. Also check him out at Ain't It Cool and ComicsVerse, as well as all things social media.