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"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 and final series 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 into the thousand islands of Lostralia, and the Heroic Sacrifice of Teknostrich, 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:

  • Best Her to Bed Her: She-Beard, who will only wed the man who defeats her in single combat. At the end of the second volume, Seaguy fights her to a standstill, and his words convince her to drop her sword and kiss him.
  • Bookends: Volume 1 both opens and ends with Seaguy playing a chess game with Death.
  • Catchphrase: Chubby is fond of saying "Da fug?"
  • Captain Colorbeard: An extremely rare female example with She-Beard, the warrior woman who's vowed to only marry the man who can defeat her in combat!
  • Cigar Chomper: Chubby is rarely seen without a cigar in his mouth, until after he dies.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The world is a seeming paradise united under one rule, where even death holds no power, and there is no need for heroes now that the cosmic being Anti-Dad has been defeated. But the population is being brainwashed and controlled by sinister forces beyond their knowledge, who are planning to remove free will itself.
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  • Chess with Death: Seaguy regularly meets and plays chess against Death, who is a skeleton wearing a gondolier's costume with a pair of bright blue eyeballs in his sockets.
  • Replacement Scrappy: An in-universe retcon in which Chubby is replaced by Lucky el Loro, a parrot with low self-esteem. Even Seaguy doesn't like him. For good reason; Lucky has been spying on Seaguy for I-Pol the whole time.
  • Toros y Flamenco: In volume 2, Seaguy briefly goes into hiding in the town of Los Huevos as "El Macho," a matador. However, instead of being a bullfighter, he's a bulldresser; the object of the sport is to dodge the bull and dress him up in fetching eveningwear.
  • Weird Moon: As it turns out, the moon was built 5000 years ago by a pharaoh who wasn't satisfied with just a pyramid. It was blasted into the sky after several hundred tons of Chinese fireworks were detonated under it.