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"Perhaps [Seaguy is] too close to reality for some readers, but otherwise, what's not to get?"—Grant Morrison
Seaguy, written by Grant Morrison and published by Vertigo (An 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, but Needs More Love.
Contains such Tropes as:
- Book Ends: Vol 1
- Catch Phrase: Da fug?
- Captain Color Beard: She-Beard
- Cigar Chomper:Chubby
- The Conspiracy
- Crap Saccharine World
- Chess with Death
- Chekhov's Gunman: Seadog
- Dead Sidekick
- The Dead Have Eyes: The Death
- The Dog Was the Mastermind
- Died in Your Arms Tonight
- Downer Ending: Vol 1
- Eenie Meenie Miny Moai: Moais who can talk
- Esperanto, the Universal Language
- Funetik Aksent: Chubby
- Father Neptune: Seadog
- Flying Seafood Special
- Gosh Hornet
- Grant Morrison: Self explanatory.
- Hot Amazon: She-Beard.
- Mind Screw: See "Grant Morrison" above.
- Nice Hat: The sailor cap of Chubby
- Non-Human Sidekick
- Painting the Fourth Wall: The Death
- Seadog Beard
- Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Vol 2.
- Replacement Scrappy: An in-universe retcon in which Chubby is replaced by Peppy. Even Seaguy doesn't like him.
- World Gone Mad