The Boys: Dear Becky #2

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russell Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 1, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As Hughie's discoveries take him down a highly dangerous rabbit hole, what he learns about the good old days reveals a strangely conflicted Butcher- at the worst possible time, as the Boys investigate a particularly insidious supe threat.

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Jun 30, 2020

    As it is with any comic, the second issue is just as important as the first, the third, and so on. Like the second act in a play or movie, the second issue adds depth to what was established at the start. Garth and the gang do a fine job of just that. Even though there are still questions to be answered and mysteries to be uncovered, they are worth it knowing that Garth, Russ, Tony, Simon, and 'The Boys' are there right for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Jun 30, 2020

    It’s a welcome return to the dark world of The Boys. It’s a look at Butchers descent into madness and the long lasting effects of the trauma that Wee Hughie endured. It’s darkly hilarious and feels like catching up with that old friend, where no matter the length of absence the years fall away and it’s like you’ve never been away. Fans of Garth Ennis will lap this up, as will fans of The Boys, and it works as an introduction to this world if you haven’t had the pleasure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Aaron Phillips Jul 1, 2020

    Overall, it was undoubtedly a fun issue that will leave you with that warm, and uncomfortable feeling that is the quintessential to the the Boys series. It will be interesting to see where the next issue takes however, as there is a slight undertone of this plot laboring on. If you're looking for a hilarious, and unrestrained story, baked in with some Superheroes getting their arse kicked, this will feel like home! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jul 7, 2020

    The Boys: Dear Becky #2 starts getting down to business after last issue's table-setting, and is all the stronger for it. Less knee-jerk over-the-top violence, and more intrigue and introspection make for a comic that, while not yet at can't-miss status, definitely stands out on the shelves. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 1, 2020

    Dear Becky still offers the technical merits that made The Boys a hit, but fails to confirm that this epilogue is necessary. If there's a story still to be told with these characters, then it isn't apparent in these pages. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 11, 2020

    The modern-day Hughie framing sequence of the book remind me of why I liked The Boys in the first place. The flashbacks (and the nauseating ultra-violence) not so much. Read Full Review

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