The Boys Volume 1: The Name of the Game #1

The Boys Volume 1: The Name of the Game #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Critic Reviews: 1
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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jun 11, 2007

    Despite the more grounded elements that pop up from time to time, the shock-and-awe approach of Ennis's super-hero satire is so loud that it drowns out those quieter, more compelling moments. Furthermore, I find it impossible to accept Ennis's depiction of Butcher as a brotherly figure to Hughie. It seems obvious to me that he's manipulating, and I'm sure that's the point. However, if it's obvious to the reader, then it seems to me it should be obvious to Hughie. On the other hand, that character isn't privy to the depths of Butcher's sadism as the reader is. Still, Butcher's softer side doesn't ring true, and the potential for Hughie to be hurt even more than he has been already is a gut-wrenching notion that the audience probably won't want to witness either. Read Full Review

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