“Even Jolly Old Saint Nick has to make ends meet!”
Santa Claus: Private Eye, an all-new, full-length crime fantasy releases as a trade paperback on November 29, 2017, courtesy of Darby Pop Publishing. This not-so-merry tale was written by Jeremy Bernstein with interior and cover art by Michael Dorman and Rob Schwager.
One day each year, Santa Claus brings presents to children all over the world. The other 364, he moonlights as Nick Santana, a down-on-his-luck detective, trying to make his way in the lonely city. Instead of his red and white suit, Nick sports a trenchcoat and fedora. Instead of the North Pole, Nick works dark corners and rain-slicked streets filled with gangster, guns, and – of course – femme fatales. ‘Cuz no one knows better than Santa Claus that the nicer they look, the naughtier they can be.
“Santa Claus: Private Eye is a sexy, modern noir thriller, in the vein of The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep…but with Santa Claus subbing for Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe,” said Jeff Kline, founder of Darby Pop Publishing.
The Santa Claus: Private Eye trade paperback hits comic book stores, bookstores, and select online retailers on November 29, 2017 – in plenty of time for Christmas – and will be available for the suggested list price of $14.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code SEP171446.
For a listing of Santa Claus: Private Eye, visit https://www.
About Darby Pop Publishing
Founder Jeff Kline started Darby Pop Publishing with the goal of using the visual medium of sequential art – aka comic books – to tell all-new stories. As a life-long lover of the form, Jeff convinced a small circle of his movie/TV friends to join him as he “broke into” comics after writing/producing more than 1000 episodes of television over the past two decades. Four years and nearly one hundred separate releases later, Darby Pop Publishing continues to be a creator-owned labor of love.