This is an odd one. But odd doesn't mean bad. In this case it means good, very good. But it is odd.
Nick Sax is an ex-cop and now he is a hitman for hire. He resides in the night chasing and being chased by murderers, villains, gangs and self-medicates with casual sex. He gets hooked up in the chase for a demented, murderous Santa Claus. But he has help from a friend, Happy.
Happy is a blue horse. A tiny (imaginary?) blue horse. Amongst the grime and shadows of a traditionally draw comic book comes a cartoony, Disneyfied flying blue horse who sprinkles blue feathers into Nick's life. It's like a happy version of Donnie Darko and more than once put a big smile on my face.
By Jeremy DEagle
Still in my infancy with regards to graphic novels I was eager to read this after seeing the 'Batman: Arkham Asylum game' coming out on the 360 soon.
This is a pretty disturbing novel. Batman appears as a far more emotionally fragile person who would be a possible inmate at the Asylum itself. The Joker and the other villains are thoroughly nasty- this is in no ways similar to the Batman show from the 60s!
All in all though, as much as I enjoyed it I did find it fairly difficult to follow. The drawing on display is excellent for a poster etc but in small panes its fairly blurry and difficult to make out.
Overall I found it fairly disappointing- however, I did have extremely high expectations.