Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1
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Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1

Writer: Grant Morrison Artist: Cameron Stewart Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 1, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 1, 2009

    Fans of the original series are treated to numerous, small callbacks (Doc Hero finally gets that beer he asked for!), but "Slaves of Mickey Eye" is new reader friendly, too. Without the constraints of corporately-owned shared universes, Morrison and Stewart deliver an absurd and insane comic with just about the strangest (and yet most earnest) superhero of the twenty-first century. Here's hoping it won't be another five years until this trilogy concludes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 1, 2009

    I might not have batted an eyelash when I first learned that Seaguy was coming back, but I'm certainly glad I gave this series a second chance. Morrison has made something more out of this little project. I'm certainly excited for the remaining two issues now. After all, there simply hasn't been enough weird in my pull list since Final Crisis ended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 3, 2009

    The last major work we saw from Cameron Stewart was The Other Side, his Viet Name war story collaboration with writer Jason Aaron. He brought a sharper level of detail to bear on that project, and with his return to Seaguy's world, he adapts his style once again. There's a simpler look at play here that's in keeping with the wide-eyed, innocent super-hero concepts that are blended with the bizarre acid-trip plotting. Stewart's designs are fantastic. The contents of the Cabinet of the Cryptosaurs look incredibly cool, and Prof. Silvan Niltoid looks like he could have been plucked from an issue of All-Star Superman. The thick linework and weird amalgam approach to character designs are also in keeping with Kirby's mad ideas of the '70s. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Apr 6, 2009

    There will be a certain weirdness threshold for anyone reading Seaguy; youre either able to go along with it all or you arent. I dont think either camp is more intelligent or more open minded than the other. Theyre both perfectly valid responses to what is, at a base level, an absurdist tragedy. But if you can find enjoyment in the four color wonder of it all, then reading Seaguy can be a rewarding experience--particularly since theres a chance we might get a few answers along the way. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 3, 2009

    I'm not entirely sure what's going on here, yet, but I'm intrigued. I think I may be in a minority, but reading this issue didn't leave me confused in a "WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?" manner, but instead in a "puzzle that I don't quite have all the clues to unravel" manner. The issue has beautiful art going for it, as Cameron Stewart nails every page, switching from pathos to sillness to sheer terror and back with ease. Seaguy is a mystery, wrapped in an enigma, with a slice of avocado and red pesto hummus sauce, and I liked the hell out of it. Granted, being one of the few who remembers the original series probably works in my favor, but the book entertained the hell out of me. Seaguy's return is a long overdue winner, and Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1 earns a strange-but-still-wonderful 3.5 out of 5 stars. I expect great things out of this series, and I recommend it to anyone who has an open mind and a sense of the bizarre. Read Full Review

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