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Meet NICK SAX – a corrupt, intoxicated ex-cop turned hit-man, adrift in a stinking twilight world of casual murder, soulless sex, eczema and betrayal.

With a hit gone wrong, a bullet in his side, the cops and the mob on his tail, and a monstrous child killer in a Santa suit on the loose, Nick and his world will be changed forever this Christmas.

By a tiny blue horse called Happy…

Story by Grant Morrison
Art by Darick Robertson

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 10.7%


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Avg Rating: 4.2
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  1. Really looking forward to this, & I’ve just realised that I have bought the whole series now on pre order online so I guess that I better like it then?!

  2. Damn, I forgot this was coming out. And I only get my comics once a month. Guess I will have to wait until next month to check it out. 🙁

  3. Oh, and this will be the first Non Marvel or DC comic I have ever bought.

  4. Man I hope this becomes a Christmas classic for me.

  5. read about this a while back and was super stoked, but forgot all about it until i came across it while pulling my comics. it’s like opening an X-Mas present ridiculously early, which by the way, is fuckin’ awesome.

  6. This is probably gonna make no sense and will be a head scratcher from beginning to end. But:

    A) It’s gonna look good
    B) I’m still gonna love it.

  7. I’m so excited to read some creator-owned Morrison material again. It’s been a while, and this sounds right up my alley. Bring it on.

    • Forgot about Joe the Barbarian. That was recent. But I didn’t care for it.

    • It’s okay, I didn’t care for it, either. It bored me.

      And Grant hasn’t exactly been kicking ass on Action, though I love Batman Inc. I have some reservations about this book, but I hope it’s as crazy good as Seaguy.

    • Agreed on Joe the Barbarian but the art was great.

    • Am I the only one who loves Joe the Barbarian. Great art, great story. Reminded me of a GAIMAN prose novel ala Graveyard book, or Stardust. Can’t wait for Happy, but I may trade wait considering I just got the Invisibles Omnibus in the mail.

    • I liked Joe the Barbarian, too. And strangely enough, I liked it more than either Punk Rock Jesus or Happy! OK, Joe is no WE3, but it was a nice solid little tale with super art. Even though I liked issue 1 of Happy!, it’s the kind of story that makes me wonder if I care enough to read another issue. What makes me think I do want to find out what happens next is Morrison’s reputation for bringing the crazy.

  8. I like the color blue so ill give this a go.

  9. Morrison? Robertson? Together? Oh yeah, how can this not be book of the week already?

  10. More Morrison is always good!

  11. Usually not a fan of Morrison’s stuff outside of New X-Men, but I picked this up and will check it out tonight

  12. Wow, Grant Morrison really likes the F-word.

  13. This felt like such a Garth Ennis book.

    • Didn’t it? I kept thinking that as I read it. The dialogue was straight out of Punisher Max, very natural and well-done. Having Darick Robertson on art also made it seem like an Ennis book. This was about the most un-Morrison Morrison book I’ve ever read. Ennis is gonna be mad he didn’t think this up first.

  14. Looking forward to this one 😉

  15. Two of my favourite things are swearing and Grant Morrison

    Needless to say I fucking loved this

  16. Any feedback on how straightforward the story is? I generally like Morrison’s ideas but feel like he sometimes gets lost in the high concepts and fails to deliver a strong narrative.

    • I disagree but this story is “Criminal” by way of “Roger Rabit”. It’s really good so far and looks pretty promising, I really don’t think you’ll have trouble understanding this

    • Yeah, so far it seems like the story is going to be pretty straight forward. Who knows with Morrison, though. It could, and probably will, go completely bat shit by the end.

  17. This is my first foray into the “trippy” Morrison that I have heard so much about. I really liked it, although I don’t really know why I did. I’m certainly interested in seeing wht happens next.

  18. on pre-view i thought ok its a new book, mini series, 2.99, blurb sounded intresting as morrison is hit & miss it was robertson on art that made me decide to go for it and well……. its like getting a finger up the arse as your about to shoot your load…surprisingly fucking awesome. might not want the finger again but will defo get the whole series best new release so far up there with saga, manhatten and scarlet spider…….

  19. This was Fantastic, Happy is just a wee cute little F’ker-POTW

  20. This was great! Felt very Morrison yet at the same time also felt like something new for him. One of the greatest minds in comics continues to deliver. Looking forward to the rest of this series and to see what else Morrison will bring to Image.

  21. I enjoyed it. Good first issue. Definitely seems like something different from GMo, but then he never really does the same thing twice. Still, there are often recurring themes in his work and I doubt we’ll see any meta commentary with this one. Which is fine. Keeping it simple may draw in new readers previously hesitant to try his stuff, and that’s always a good thing. Morrison’s constant shifting of gears and desire to push himself is one of the things that makes him my favorite contemporary writer, and this is another example of that.

    Robertson has always been a little too rough on the eyes for me, but it really works here as it did on Transmet. He fits this like a glove. As someone mentioned above, the writing does feel a bit like Ennis, but how can that possibly be a bad thing? Ennis doesn’t own the exclusive rights to grime and profanity. He wasn’t the first to write someone getting his head blown off while getting a blowie, and he won’t be the last. Despite what it may say about me, worlds of crime, sex, violence, and drugs have always fascinated me. It’s the kind of stuff I like to read. And seeing one of my favorite writers dabble in the realm of booze, broads, and bullets is a genuine treat. Throw in a tiny blue talking Disney horse and you’ve got me.

    If it were up to me, the panel of the creep in the bug costume using a hammer to smoke his roach and getting a beej from an angel would be in Best of the Week. Deliciously twisted.

    • You just sold a copy to someone that had no interest at all in this with:

      “If it were up to me, the panel of the creep in the bug costume using a hammer to smoke his roach and getting a beej from an angel would be in Best of the Week.”

      I’m in. I tried to resist but now I can’t. 🙂

  22. the blue horse looks like a unicorned donkey. seriously.
    i liked this. solid 4 stars.
    meta-neo-crime-noir on acid is now a category. well done.

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