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Happy! is a comic-book miniseries created by Grant Morrison and Darick Robertson, and published by Image Comics.

When a hit goes horribly, horribly wrong, ex-cop-turned-hitman Nick Sax takes a bullet in his side and finds himself wanted by cops and mobsters alike. In this dark hour, he gets an unexpected visit from Happy, a little blue flying horse, who enlists him to help find a little girl who's been kidnapped by a psycho in a Santa suit.

The miniseries has been adapted into a TV series of the same name.


This miniseries contains examples of:

  • Dirty Cop: The NYPD in the Happy-verse is full of corrupt cops under the thumb of the mafia.
  • Fallen Hero: Nick Sax used to be one of the NYPD's best officers before getting in trouble. Now he's a miserable old addict pulling hits for the mob just to keep himself awash in drugs.
  • Genre Refugee: Happy is a brightly-colored, flying imaginary horse in a gritty crime story.
  • The Most Wanted: In this miniseries, cop-turned-hitman Nick Sax is being hunted by both the cops and the mafia after a job gone bad.
  • Torture Technician: Nick Sax is tortured by Smoothie, the mafia's resident torture expert.
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