Seaguy

Seaguy Aye aye Seaguy Straight from the brow of one of comics most remarkable creators Grant Morrison comes Seaguy a hero without purpose in a World Without Evil Seaguy follows the strange adventure of

  • Title: Seaguy
  • Author: Grant Morrison Cameron Stewart
  • ISBN: 9781401204945
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aye, aye, Seaguy Straight from the brow of one of comics most remarkable creators, Grant Morrison, comes Seaguy, a hero without purpose in a World, Without Evil Seaguy follows the strange adventure of would be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try to decipher the mystery of Xoo, a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand Aye, aye, Seaguy Straight from the brow of one of comics most remarkable creators, Grant Morrison, comes Seaguy, a hero without purpose in a World, Without Evil Seaguy follows the strange adventure of would be hero Seaguy and his faithful companion Chubby Da Choona as they try to decipher the mystery of Xoo, a ubiquitous new food that seems to have evolved into a brand new conscious life form Quirky and heart wrenching at the same time, Seaguy is something utterly and completely new.

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    1. Seaguy, an ordinary bloke in diving gear, lives in a world which used to have superheroes but doesn’t need them anymore – they simply go to the amusement park and ride the rides forever (literally!). Meanwhile, Seaguy himself is dissatisfied with his own life and wants some adventure. He can’t stand watching TV shows every night, eating processed dinner meals every evening, living a homogenised, safe life without trouble – he wants to be a hero and do heroic things! And then a bizarre ne [...]

    2. I think this story is probably the most successful example of 'random' or 'disconnected' humor amongst the numerous (mostly terrible) attempts I have come across.The real problem with such a construction is that it denies a basis, as Morrison himself denies the influence of metaphor or allegory. I cannot stand the oversimplifications of didactism or allegory in writing, and prefer the presentation of a case by showing many views and ideas, and leaving the conclusion to the reader.However, when a [...]

    3. Seaguy is absolutely the best super hero comic ever. I hesitate to say that out loud, because if you haven't read it, you might think it's all big and important and pretentious (like that crap, Watchmen.) This is a very small book. A sad and horrifying book, full of sweetness and frightening television, an innocent hero and amusement park snacks that taste of shame. And Cameron Stewart's artwork really pushes it over into genius territory.

    4. While this is a quick, enjoyable read, I just didn't find it to have much in the way of a payoff. There's a ton of big, interesting ideas dumped into this book into a big idea soup, and unfortunately it feels like it's got just a few too many ingredients. I love Grant Morrison, but this one's a little all over the place.I enjoyed the surreal, expansive world Morrison crafts here, with its satirical commentaries on the entertainment industry, Big Oil, consumerism, corporate culture, and many more [...]

    5. Grant Morrison, as I’ve said elsewhere (and as is pretty obvious just from sampling any cross-section of his oeuvre), is a big idea guy. I love this about him. Unfortunately, I often don’t find his dialogue or storytelling to be all that compelling. In some ways, that makes Seaguy the perfect niche for him. The book doesn’t need great storytelling or plausible dialogue. It’s a comedy—and in many ways an absurdist comedy.It’s like a not-quite-as-awesome version of Mignola’s The Amaz [...]

    6. Pareciera que todo lo que ocurre en Seaguy son sólo un montón de cosas que pasan, sin mucho sentido no conexión entre sí, y probablemente así sea. Es probable que Grant Morrison haya pensado este volumen con esa intención, de que el lector sienta que algo falta y se quede con ganas de una segunda parte, pues es hasta el final de este volumen que vemos que existe algo que le da coherencia a las aventuras de Seaguy, pero no sabemos más de ello sino después, en el segundo volumen que contin [...]

    7. I've tried to like Grant Morrison, but cleverness by abstraction doesn't work for me. I want his stories to work on a real level and a metaphorical one. They never work on a real level for me.

    8. Okay, first things first, I didn't love this story. Liked it, but not enough to give it more than 3 stars for good execution. It helps to know that I have a small bone to pick with Grant Morrison. He writes truly fantastic, very Manic Boy-friendly stuff, but--and this goes for the stuff I love as well as the stuff I don't--he has a tendency of writing his characters as ciphers for his strange ideas. They don't discover so much as belatedly remember and recite the secrets of their universe, which [...]

    9. The most difficult element of Seaguy is it's relentless fantasy. I'm the type of dude who picks out symbolism immediately and tries to it as a decoder ring for the work as a whole, desperate for some unifying message hidden by the author.Half-an-animal-on-a-stick oh, this is about the war for oil!Mickey Eye oh, this is about the crisis of corporate culture! The Battle of Anti-Dad oh, this is about comic books!She-Beard oh, this is about third wave feminism!Seaguy is about all those things, in th [...]

    10. Back in 2004, Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart brought us this quirky, cute & fun mini-series with enough crazy ideas for multiple sequels. In fact, I believe Morrison originally wanted to make a trilogy of three 3-part Seaguy stories. I wonder if that's still the case, because we haven't seen any new Seaguy minis since the three-part Slaves of Mickey Eye was released in 2009, but that one was never collected in a trade paperback (and why is that?). also mentions that the planned final pa [...]

    11. You know it's Morrison from the attack of the giant balloon animals. This zany post-modern super-hero satire freely steals from mythology and popular culture alike to create a strange and free-wheeling mystery-adventure. In that respect it is somewhat like the League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen - but whereas Alan Moore's work synthesises the common themes and strands, Morrison heads straight for the jarring juxtaposition. (To be fair, the things he lifts are far less direct than Moore's, but ther [...]

    12. This one sits in the Flex Mentallo/Supergods region of Morrisonia, as it seems to be another attempt at picking off the surface of super heroism and trying to find the useful elements that lie beneath. Seaguy is the last hero in an apparent utopia that doesn't need him anymore. He seeks a quest to prove himself to the love of his life, the wonderfully Morrisonesque She-Beard. This leads him to discover that his utopia has a dark heart - don't they always - and the death of his best friend Chubby [...]

    13. I've read almost all of Grant Morrison's work. "Seaguy" made me saddest.I wasn't expecting it to. In 2002, Morrison wrote "The Filth," which was essentially the forceful jettison of Morrison's entire worldview up until that point. "The Filth" is painful to read, but not overwhelmingly so. It ultimately builds to a catharsis, and as a whole tells an interesting story."Seaguy" was written in 2004. It is considerably bleaker than "The Filth." Unlike "The Filth," however, it starts on a relative hig [...]

    14. This review is for Seaguy, and the second volume Seaguy: The Slavesof Mickey Eye.These books had great art by Cameron Stewart, and a lot of Grant Morrison weirdness. I realy wanted to love the book it has some weird concepts, and bizarre takes on The Disney empire and superheroes. Also thinly veiled commentary on consurism, the media, a handful of other subjects. In the end, it just didn't work for me. Volume 2 was better than volume 1, but where I was really expecting the story to pull together [...]

    15. Seaguy is a wonderful ride through pure comics, unconstrained by the bonds of tedious reality and good taste. The story is shorter in form, and entirely less overburdened with misplaced narrative ambition, than Grant Morrison's equally strange work in The Invisibles. And with Cameron Stewart's bright and bold artwork thrown into the mix, Seaguy is an unqualified success. I've encountered few other works that revel in the pure joy of comics so well, and don't ruin the dance with unnecessary flour [...]

    16. "Seaguy" is fantastically strange and Morrison (as always) is trying to do something interesting and metatextual. But it's impossible to say if it works or not, since this book is the first act of a proposed trilogy. And it feels like it. "Seaguy" just ends and teases the follow-up book, which ultimately came out five years later. The final book is not scheduled for publication at this time, so you're left with two incomplete volumes. I think this will be more enjoyable when it is complete, beca [...]

    17. I just read this again for the first time since it came out in single issues a million years ago.I originally didn't really care for it to be honest, but I now know that was more due to the point in my life I was at when it came out than to the quality of the book itself, as I really enjoyed it this time.I think the two most important things I learned from this book are : 1) Sometimes you're the hero someone was waiting for whether you feel like you are or not.2) Don't eat friends.

    18. It's a send-up of:the tormented hero clichethe need for meaning, reason, logic, and unityheroism in generalculture in generallife in generalan absurdist take on the Fool's journey (if I remember correctly, Morrison helped design a Tarot set and is a practicing magician) where there is no meaning to the symbols of the Arcana. Characters die and are replaced, mysteries uncovered only to be found false, mythology plundered by corporations.Is there really anything to get? Just read and laugh.

    19. I might not be the brightest bulb, but I just don't get it. Don't get me wrong, it sincerely had me laughing in parts, but I just never got the allegory they were aiming at.You have to meet people halfway, you can have be as ridiculous as you want, but somewhere it has to be grounded with something we can relate to. It had me laughing it parts and I almost get the satire, but eventually it's just a big acid trip.That's what I get for putting off The Invisibles.

    20. This is planned as part of a trilogy and I think it is maybe going to be easier to read within that framework. There were some nice touches here but I found it hard to connect with this in quite the same way as I have with his other work. It's not that there's anything wrong with it but something about it didn't quite gel for me.

    21. I don't like giving 1 star, but this really did nothing for me. I picked it off the shelf at the library seeing the names Morrison and Stewart (who does the fantastic web comic Sin Titulo), but, geez. Maybe I'm missing the point because I haven't read any super hero comics, and I'm guessing this book is a parody of the super hero. Not for me, I'm afraid.

    22. Normally I find Morrison's work impenetrable in its craziness and pseudo-philosophising. Fortunately in this case, in partnership with Cameron Stewart, he has sidestepped the psychobabble and focused on a straightforward, bumbling misadventure. It is still random, mind you, but it is fun from start to finish.

    23. Wonderfully delirious. Seaguy, the over-eager superhero that no one needs, sets off in search of adventure with his floating fish sidekick Chubby da Choona so that he can impress a bearded warrior woman. He finds adventure when he has to rescue his own food, which has newly evolved sentience. And that's just the start.

    24. The second issue of Seaguy is wonderful. The first issue is bizarre and acclimating. The third issue feels totally weird and tacked on (odd that a 3-issue story would have dead weight). The second issue, though, has wonderful brutal emotions layered on fantasy and mostly unintelligible criticism of mass consumerism and,I think, the environment.

    25. Grant Morrison - still odd. This one is very light for him, as there's none of the methyl-pick-an-alkaloid-induced "what does it all mean" stuff Well, there's none past the "fourth wall," but poor Seaguy.

    26. Just heard the good news! Seaguy was originally intended as a 3 part series, and the next installment is coming out soon! I did really like the circularity of this first story, but can't wait to see how he continues it.

    27. Un desborde de imaginación visual y conceptual para una historia que parece de corte ligero pero acaba volviendose bastante dura pero que a pesar de ello no convence La historia se queda a mitad, cerrandose en el segundo volumen que continua basicamente en la misma linea

    28. A fun, funny attack on the complacency and lack of imagination in modern comics. It's Grant Morrison so of course the ending makes no sense whatsoever.Best bits were Lady She-Beard, realizing the grizzly on the chocolate polar ice cap was actually a polar bear, and the smoking moai.

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