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Tuesday Review: Happy #2 by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson

Tuesday Review: Happy #2 by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson | Comic Books | Scoop.it

I picked up the first issue of Happy in passing, not really knowing what to expect and what I received is a mob crime story mixed in with fantasy elements. Happy, written by Grant Morrison with art by Darick Robertson, is an interesting tale of murder and fantasy. Morrison has had a long love of magic in his stories and this comic is no exception. It combines territory that seems fairly new to Morrison, crime stories, and throws it in with what could be considered his bread and butter, magic. I’ve always been a fan of Grant Morrison with his original series being some of my favorites.

In this issue we have our hero, Nick Sax, and the little blue flying horse escaping the mob hospital where Nick is about to be tortured for a password to a fortune. As in the previous issue, Nick is the only one who can see the little blue flying horse that claims to be more than a hallucination and the imaginary friend of a girl named Hailey. In the first issue the little blue just appears while Nick is being taken to the hospital, giddy with joy that Nick can see him (or her?) and prompting Nick to save this girl named Hailey. The first issues has a very gritty feel until we encounter our blue friend at the end but the 2nd issue still holds on to that rough feeling.

The second issue of Happy moves very quickly in the beginning. Before I knew it I was on page 10 but the meat of the issues comes in the last half of the issue. The first 10 pages are full of action and violence, sweet sweet violence. Our little blue horse friend gives a lot more information about his mission, saving Hailey, who seems to be in some sort of danger (which is thoroughly explained at the end.) Our little blue horse (a warped My Little Pony?) proves to Nick that he is, in fact, real in a way that parallels Nick’s character. The first part of this issue is where the majority of the forwarding of the story takes place but as I said previously, the meat of the issue is in the 2nd half. In the 2nd part we get a more in depth look at Nick and a small glimpse into his past. The writing is amazing and clever. There is a bit of dark humor sprinkled into this issue. It’s also very nice to see Morrison writing something original again.

At the end, however, it leaves me wondering how the story will be wrapped up with just two issues left. The story still feels like there is a lot to tell and the blue horse seems to have his work cut out for him if he wants to convince Nick to help save Hailey. Nonetheless, the issues don’t feel like Morrison is trying to cram too much into them. I love the pace of the book with its mixture of action in the beginning and heavy dialog closer to the end. Morrison is doing a really interesting series with Happy beyond the genre mixing. He is telling a truly adult story in a fairy tale fashion.

If you haven’t picked up Happy then I highly recommend it. There seems to be a lot of amazing things coming out of Image comics and indie publishers in general. It’s a great time to read indie comics if you are sick of the traditional comic book rehashes. Happy is just one of the great books currently coming out of Image.

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DC One Million Omnibus And More

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Okay, I don't mean DC are putting out a million omnibuses. But there are quite a lot of trade paperbacks and hardcovers coming up. Including One Million Omn
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Jim Lee And Geoff Johns Discuss The Astrophysics Of The DCU

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Jim Lee is right of course, Superman would win.  You are dreaming with that weak sauce argument,  Geoff Johns.
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When Batman Broke The Sword That Killed Damian With His Bare Foot

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Endangered? Joe Pruett, Mike Perkins and Laura Villari Are Doing... Something

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Five Hundred And Twenty-Five Free Digital Comics From ComiXology

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The Vorpal Blade That Killed Robin

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Pepper Armors Up? The New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

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"Prepare For Heavy Metal" - New Iron Man 3 TV Spot

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Featuring lots of Iron Man suits and some acrobatics.
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When Nick Spencer Left Supergirl

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More Of Those DC WTF Gatefold Covers For April

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DC Puts All Three Hundred Copies Of Hellblazer On ComiXology For 99 Cents Each. First Issue Free.

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John Stewart - He Lives?

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Neil Gaiman returns to Marvel, and he's bringing a Spawn character with him?!

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The New York Times has just announced that very famous comic book writer Neil Gaiman is returning to Marvel, and that's not even the weird part.
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Sophia Anne Walker's curator insight, October 25, 2013 2:43 AM

Is this like Stan Lee claiming he created The Hulk and The Fantastic Four all by himself? LOL. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby co-created most of the old marvel characters. One writer and one artist (penciller/inker).

 

 

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UFC Champion George St-Pierre To Play Batroc The Leaper In Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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So That's What DC Is Doing With The Infinite Crisis Trademark

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COYOTE TANGO: Techno-Tyrant Leaves Path Of Destruction On New Pacific Rim Poster

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The Wolverine - New Images Reveal Viper, Yukio, Mariko And More

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Mark my words when I tell you that Mariko, as played by Rila Fukushima, is going to walk right out of this film with fanboy hearts still beating in her hands.
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Marvel Universe Looking To Recruit Robert Redford, Give Him A Job At SHIELD

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When Karen Berger Told Douglas Rushkoff Not To Do His Comic At Vertigo

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The Man Who Carved Darth Vader's Mask Is Busy On The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Speculator Corner: Spawn #9 By Neil Gaiman And Todd McFarlane, The First Appearance Of Angela

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