"Perhaps [Seaguy is] too close to reality for some readers, but otherwise, what's not to get?"Seaguy, written by Grant Morrison and published by Vertigo Comics (A Darker and Edgier imprint of DC Comics), is a character whose story has been chronicled over two, three-issue limited series with a third, final, one planned. The first appeared in 2004, the second in 2009. They follow the eponymous Seaguy, and his intelligent, flying, cigar-chomping sidekick-fish, Chubby Da Choona.Umpteen years after the defeat of Anti-Dad, whose death-descent shattered Australia, and the Heroic Sacrifice of Technostrich, Seaguy is depressed as he has never had a real adventure, and can never prove himself enough to be a man as to woo his love interest, She-Beard. In an attempt to cheer him up, and to distract Seaguy from the mysterious lumps of rock with hieroglyphics on them that keep on falling from the sky, Chubby suggests they go to the Mickey Eye theme park, which they do. This leads into them finding out about a sinister conspiracy involving a mysterious being called Xoo, Mickey Eye and even the Moon itself!The storyline is confusing, as with any Morrison work.
This work contains examples of:
- Catch-Phrase: Da fug?
- Eenie, Meenie, Miny Moai: Moais who can talk.
- Esperanto, the Universal Language: This is the language that the characters actually use, but it's not revealed until the third, final, book of the first limited series. This is probably done to throw the reader off and make them see Seaguy's world as even more bizarre. It's mentioned again in the second book of the second limited series.
- Nice Hat: The sailor cap of Chubby.
- Replacement Scrappy: An in-universe retcon in which Chubby is replaced by Peppy. Even Seaguy doesn't like him.