The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #5

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 16, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
7.7Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Colonel Mallory finds our hero rotting in solitary confinement, at his lowest ebb after the dreadful events of last issue. An offer of employment may provide respite but will taking a job like this one mean slamming the door forever on any hope of redemption?

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Nov 23, 2011

    I don't know how he did it, but Garth Ennis managed to make this issue more emotional and intense than last issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 28, 2011

    We've seen Butcher become the cold killing machine he was almost raised to become, and understand clearly how Becky's death (and the insane way it happened) inevitably placed him on this path. We'll cheer when the Homelander finally pays for his crimes. But is Billy's revenge the best we can hope for? Becky lived her final days in silent suffering in order to keep him from this path of violence as long as she could. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 16, 2011

    "Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker" has been consistent with other minis for "The Boys" in that issues can be high and low. This mini has easily been the best, with many issues right up at the highest peak. This issue crests down lower than the rest, though it is still enjoyable and decent. Butcher's origin is about to wrap up and most of it has been what we might have expected. The highlight was his wife and she's gone now so the final slope toward what we know, and love, must be around to wrap things up. For now, though this is an issue with most of the characteristics we like about this series, it's missing a bit of the heart. Read Full Review

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