Happy Hour #1

Writer: Peter Miligan Artist: Michael Montenat Publisher: Ahoy Comics Release Date: November 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

First issue! In future America, being happy isn't just a right-it's the law. While the Joy Police brutally enforce the cheery code, two young people go on the run, searching for a haven of melancholy where they can safely bask in the blues. A timely tale by superstar writer Peter Milligan (X-Statix, The Prisoner) and artist Michael Montenat (Dominion, Hellraiser Annual). All AHOY titles feature extras: prose, pictures, and, perhaps, poems!

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 4, 2020

    The story is sharp and politically charged like most of the Ahoy line of books. The art is pretty darn spectacular too on this, very well done and stated. This is a fine comic indeed and I can't wait to see what is explored for the rest of this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Nov 4, 2020

    With a genuinely rag tag group of characters, a touch of intellectual wit and real emotional honesty from Peter Milligan's script, and some downright unsettling art from Michael Montenat, Happy Hour #1 is the perfect comic for folks who want to feel their feelings instead of embrace Stoic philosophy like the rest of the fake happy influencer crowd. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Nov 3, 2020

    'Happy Hour' has an intriguing premise and an entertaining cast of characters. I've never been so excited to see people feeling so miserable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Nov 11, 2020

    It's a fun thought experiment in graphic format, with some excellent art from co-creator Michael Montenat. But I'm not sure the idea is a powerful enough of an engine to push this story very far along. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Adam Brown Nov 6, 2020

    Maybe the timing is perfect for this, chiming with the current zeitgeist. To say thats the only reason I found this enjoyable however would be a disservice to the team. If you arent all politicked out then you certainly wont be doing yourself a disservice by picking this up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Tanner Dedmon Nov 4, 2020

    Happy Hour digs up the old quandary of dealing with being unhappy but also being accepting of the fact that it's alright to be unhappy in the first place. In doing so, it presents readers with an all happy, all the time dystopia that looks the part but doesn't do much to make itself stand out. Read Full Review

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