Happy #3

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.4Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

With a day left until Christmas, and time running out for Santa's innocent victims, Happy the Horse learns what turned Nick Sax from golden cop to broken-down hitman. But can he convince Nick to do the right thing or is it Happy's turn to face some uncomfortable home truths?

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Dec 21, 2012

    We finally get an inkling of where this story is going, but I have absolutely no idea how it's going to end. I am anxiously awaiting the twisted conclusion to this demented Christmas story! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Dec 24, 2012

    Well, just like Happy, his importance has increased too, and not in a good way. Merry Christmas! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Dec 20, 2012

    While "Happy" has been just as weird as everyone thought it would be, this issue gives it some solid footing before launching it into its sure to be outrageous finale. Morrison and Robertson work together very well, and it is a shame that they will be parting after only one more issue. Both creators clearly have at least one foot firmly planted in the real world " which is what makes the rest of the comic that much crazier. For a re-entrance into creator-owned comics, Morrison could not have picked a better partner. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    J.DubComics - J.DubComics Dec 22, 2012

    I really cant wait for the last issue of this series which should hit shelves next month. It has been a fantastic read and I am very eager to see if everything is going to be wrapped up. This is a Grant Morrison book so I think there may be some kind of shock conclusion which the readers did not see coming. As long as there is no time travel involved, I am sure it is going to rock. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 19, 2012

    The best thing about Happy is Darick Robertson. His dirty, detailed art gives the world a sick and twisted feel. Happy the horse sticks out like a sore thumb against a backdrop of blood, vomit and lust. We know Robertson can draw this kind of stuff better than anybody, but he's bringing his A game here. This series has looked fantastic and this issue is no slouch either. One of the best moments comes when you get to see a younger version of Nick through a series of flashbacks. It's amazing to watch him transform from a bright-eyed young man into a fat, miserable drunk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Christof Bogacs Dec 24, 2012

    I cant wait to see how Morrison and Robertson wrap up the series in issue 4, but for now Happy! #3 is thestand-outissue of the series in myopinion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 20, 2012

    If this issue had tanked, I don’t know if I would have bothered with the conclusion. Stories like this only end is so many ways: A) Everyone dies, B) Nick dies, flip of the coin if the little girl lives or not or C) Nick lives and gets his life back, but still has to deal with Happy. It’s obvious, but the journey to get there will hopefully be rewarding. I don’t know if Morrison has anymore tricks up his sleeves, but this issue convinced me to come back and find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 21, 2012

    This issue sets up what looks to be a very compelling ending to this mini-series. Morrison manages to drag the main character all the way down to the bottom of his limits while providing the reader with glimpses of what brought him there over the years. This issue is quite a ride, regardless of whether or not you have read the previous two in this mini-series. This was a very good comic book. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Dec 24, 2012

    Again, this is a mature series with adult themes that go beyond just violence and there is a lot of cursing. Don't expect happiness, but a gloomy comic in both story and perfectly-matched color scheme and artwork (sometimes). It's far from a perfect issue, but makes the first two issues worth it" for me, at least. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - MelissaGrey Dec 20, 2012

    Darick Robertsons art continues to be as dark and as grim as it needs to be and the grit is nicely offset with by Happys vibrant blue coloring. The handful of scenes where we get to see the kiddie slaughtering Santa have their own unsettling palette, supplied by colorist Tony Avina. Robertsons penchant for lovingly drawn details and Avinas expert coloring bring Morrisons vision to life, even when the story itself becomes a little lackluster. The last few pages see our surly protagonist find his motivation and its likely that ,now that the preliminaries are out of the way, the Dynamic Duo of Sax and Happy can finally get down to business. Read Full Review

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