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Anti-hero + blue stuff = success.,
This review is from: Happy! Volume 1 TP (Paperback)
The Anti-hero concept is very hit and miss. It has been used so often as to become somewhat hackneyed, but fear not, my friends! Grant Morrison has many tricks up his sleeve. One of them is called "Happy!".
So who would have thought that a pegasus-looking imaginary flying blue horse with Looney Toones qualities would fit so well in such a grisly story ?
I have to say that the first two issues were a bit of a letdown. I thought
Happy (the character) was an annoying and irritating little #@"!& of a creature and I felt very little pathos for Sax, the detective-turned-hitman who is able to see and hear Happy. However, thanks to Grant Morrison's storytelling and the fantastic plot twists, the characters grew on me and I ended up caring enough to be willing to overlook lines like "...you look like something a s*** shat out".
Happy is well written, very well drawn, compelling and funny; the ingredients you need to enjoy a graphic novel.