The Boys: Herogasm #2

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: John McCrea Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 17, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
4.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

NOTE: This comic is for adult viewers only, due to sexual content and nudity.
The first-ever Boys spin-off mini-series features the pairing of Ennis with Hitman artist John McCrea and covers by Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson! Things heat up at the super-retreat, as new heights of hedonism are scaled and Jack From Jupiter introduces A-Train to the depravity of 'Forbidden'. The Homelander, meanwhile, is indulging in a little peccadillo of his own- one that will have far-reaching consequences for the world's superhuman community. Hughie finds himself talking dirty, Payback get an offer they can't refuse- and the Boys put thei more

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 21, 2009

    Though an improvement over the first issue, the second issue of "The Boys: Herogasm" is still so mired in sex and drug jokes that aren't funny or were at one point until beaten into the ground that it still seems a lesser addition, a watered-down version of the monthly book. The plot does pick up the pace a bit here and, hopefully, it will continue in that direction. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 24, 2009

    First of all, let me say that Major Spoilers does NOT condone the use of illegal and/or disgusting substances, nor the utilization of orgies to get at your political enemies, though we do not, in theory, have a problem with multiple partners within the boundaries of a healthy consenting adult relationship. (Or, maybe that's just Matthew. Bygones...) However, this issue seems to have gone a lot further into the realm of shock and awe than the previous, even as the plot makes it's first step forward. If you are an adult, and you don't have a problem watching implied sex and drug use, this issue has several things going for it. John McCrea's art is interesting, and the fact that it's not photo-realistic does help to offset some of the creep-factor of half-naked superheroes. Garth Ennis takes some chances with his script, and while it doesn't ever really capsize, there seems to be a palpable sense of "How do we top last time?" The balancecomes outa little bit off-kilter, Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jun 27, 2009

    I still dont understand all the subplots and who is trying to outfox who. Although I joined this new series with #1, I still dont know what its purpose is about and why I should care about this comic book. Thats because the writer assumes that you have read the series from which this one spins off from, The Boys. Well, I havent and in comic book writing, not assuming that your reader picks up your book for the first time is a capital sin. I should not have to go through years and volumes worth of material to figure out what is happening in the pages of this comic book. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jun 18, 2009

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