HAPPY!, a creator-owned miniseries from Image Comics by writer Grant Morrison and artist Darick Robertson, features an anti-hero (named Nick Sax) who “has been fired from the police force, turned on by his own employees in his murder-for-hire business […], is constantly drunk and is waging a hopeless battle against the agonies of eczema.” And Sax’s savior? A tiny, blue feathered pony by the name of Happy.
In an interview with Newsarama, Morrison describes the impetus for this comic: “I wanted to do a classic Christmas story - like A Christmas Carol or It’s A Wonderful Life - but with all the junkies, killers and pedophiles which make our modern world so colorful!”
HAPPY! #1 will be available in store on September 26th, and you can pre-order it now. The miniseries will consist of four issues that will culminate with an issue released Christmas week.