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on 28 July 2014
A paperback collection of a four issue long comic series. Telling a complete and self contained story over the course of four issues and a single volume.
It's a story full of violence and strong language and adult moments, so this is strictly for grown up readers only.
It's written by popular writer Grant Morrison, and drawn by the very talented Darick Robertson.
It's New York. It's Christmas. And Nick Sax, a one time good cop now a hitman, is wounded and on the run from the Mob, for a secret they think he possesses.
Then he meets Happy. A small blue horse with wings. Who can talk. Happy Is the imaginary friend of a girl who is in great danger. And Nick's one chance at redemption....
The tone of this does take a little getting used to, as it tries hard to get in as much of the violence and language and adult moments as possible. Presumably to emphasise the kind of world Nick is in.
As a result when Happy appears the resulting relationship between the two - since Nick reacts as well you would under such circumstances - is something that takes a time to click.
And yet, reading all issues in a row, this does build up a decent momentum as a story and starts to get you hooked. Turning both into a pretty decent action thriller and a good character drama. As Nick reveals he's not quite lost all his humanity.
It's not quite five star material, and it's not a comic that will appeal to everyone. But it's not a bad read and not a story I shall forget in a hurry. For the right reasons.