The basic contradiction to this concept is that the Boys are supers too, of course. They have the same powers as the heroes they take down. And the same lack of morals. They have to in order to knock some sense into them. But in the relativistic world that Ennis has created, they qualify as the good guys fighting the bad ones. In a very strange way, this is a very hopeful, emotional and even sentimental comic book. Read Full Review
The book's only saving grace is Darick Robertson's artwork. His characters are consistent, his storytelling is clear and dramatic, and he creates a convincingly grubby and dirty world for the book's characters to inhabit. However, some of this issue's finishes leave the pages feeling a little rougher around the edges than usual, although this is perhaps an intentional stylistic choice given the brutality of some of the violent scenes. Still, the reasonably solid visuals aren't enough to convince me that it's worth following the series any longer, as it appears that The Boys isn't going to have the depth or sophistication that it requires to offset its broader, juvenile elements. Read Full Review
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