Sunday, April 12, 2009

Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1

Written by Grant Morrison
Art by Cameron Stewart

It's nice to see Grant Morrison step away from high-profile mainstream comics, and return to a world where he can be as confusing and odd as he wants, without fear of large-scale fanboy alienation and venom.

Seaguy is a very strange comic. The first series was light-hearted fun that never really made a lot of sense, but was enjoyable as a surrealist romp. This sequel has a darker tone to it - Seaguy is depressed after the loss of Chubby da Choona, and is being manipulated and watched by Seadog, who is involved in some sort of Phase 2 that has to do with some kind of changes to New Venice.

I'm sure it will all make sense at some point. Actually, I don't really even care that much - it's a fun comic to read. What I like most about it is how it tells the story in a very conventional super-hero way, but without feeling the need to fit squarely within that genre. I wish Morrison would devote more time to this type of book.

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