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After several years of writing Batman and Superman comics for DC, Grant Morrison returns to the grimy, dark side of comics with Happy!, his first swear-filled, gory, and truly unpleasant comic since The Filth – and who better to join him than Darick Robertson, artist extraordinaire of the cheerfully vulgar Transmetropolitan and ultra-violent The Boys?

Set at that most corporate of holidays, Christmas, the family-centric festivities are subverted in this comic that portrays Santa as a junkie paedophile who’s been kidnapping and murdering children without getting caught. Meanwhile down-and-out cop-turned-hitman and all-round human wreck Nick Sax (Saint Nick?) is the unlikely hero who must stop him. Except, bah humbug!, he doesn’t care. So instead of being visited by three ghosts, a small blue goofy-looking unicorn called Happy shows up, the imaginary friend of one of the kidnapped children that only Nick can see. But can the upbeat and determined Happy convince the jaded, »

- Noel Thorne

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