Lucy Dreaming is a comic book about a 13-year-old girl, Lucy, who doesn't quite feel like she fits in at school. She's not a nerd, a jock, a mathlete, or anything in particular.
But then her life gets much stranger when she starts having dreams where she becomes other people - all of them action heroes of some sort. But when she gets hurt in the dream, she gets hurt for real...
This comic contains the following tropes:
- Calling the Old Man Out: In the second issue, after her parents carefully explain to Lucy what is happening to her, she immediately declares she hates them. She then follows up by defending her declaration of hate by explaining how they kept everything a secret from her in the hopes it wouldn't bite them in the ass, and how this new power of her's was something she was totally unprepared for and has no idea what it means for her life.
- Catapult Nightmare: After most dreams, Lucy bounces awake and shouts. This happens even in class.
- Disappeared Dad: Welsey's dad is missing, but the dream world may have some clues...
- Dream Sue: A variation of this. Lucy always turns into some badass woman hero in her dreams. However, while the character she possesses is a badass with a strong reputation, Lucy herself is simply a middle schooler who is unskilled with any kind of combat. This doesn't stop her from succeeding anyway, which surprises even her.
- Dream Walker: Lucy's friend, Welsey, in issue 2, is having the same dream she is but possessing a different character.
- Emo/Goth: Lucy's male friend, Welsey, dresses in black, has dark black (possibly dyed?) hair, and wears a shirt saying "Douche is as Douche does."
- It's All About Me: The fifth issue explains why the concept of a male hero is flawed, because men are so in love with themselves and their own egos they lack the selflessness and strength women possess.
- My Nayme Is: Lucy's male friend is named Welsey, instead of "Wesley", and he's totally aware of how strange it sounds, and complains about it.
- Our Werewolves Are Different: In issue 3, Lucy's dream takes her into the form of a werewolf, who, in human form, can fire beams from her eyes.
- Parents as People: Lucy's parents did keep her abilities a secret until after they manifested, but they own up to her dressing them down and attempt to help her understand what her powers mean for her. The third issue alone has Lucy's current dream making her understand her mom and a lot of other moms out there are only human.
- Vampire Hunter: The person Lucy possesses in issue 3 is a vampire hunter, who also happens to be a werewolf, and whose daughter helps her in her vampire hunting.
- Who Names Their Kid "Dude"?: Welsey's mom deliberately misspelled his name on his birth certificate in order to be cool.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: If Lucy gets hurt in the dream, she gets hurt in real life. So that means that if she dies...
- Your Worst Nightmare: Lucy keeps dreaming that she is a badass action hero in some dangerous world. But the problem is that if she gets injured in the dream, it affects her in the real world. Therefore...