The Boys #20

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 2, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
4.8Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"I Tell You No Lie, G.I." continues as more mysteries of the past are revealed. Butcher plays a dangerous game, Terror crosses the line, and the Legend reveals the secret origin of the Seven... and the secret of Compound V into the bargain.

  • 7.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 2, 2008

    Judging from what I've written so far, it'd be easy to think I didn't like the issue. That's not the case. I continue to enjoy this series, its characters and the central hook of this story. I'm just a little concerned that Ennis might be digging a little too deep in establishing this world, when he's already populated it with enthralling and very humorous characters. Score it a hit in my book, even if its one that made me pause for concern. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 20, 2008

    To be continued... Garth Ennis has gone on the record as saying that this is the series that will "out-Preacher Preacher," the book that went far beyond the boundaries of good taste in the name of an over-arching story, and this issue is really the first one where that feels like a real statement. I'm leery of how the 9/11 plot is going to play out (as well as a reference to V-A picking Vic for their moron because the youngest Bush sibling wasn't available.) This whole issue is really the first glimpse into the inner-workings of what must become the center of the story, and it doesn't disappoint, but it does shock. From the Stan Lee stylings of the Legend, to Starlight's fellatio introduction, to the Lamplighter's cries of "Ware mah paaahr" (sounds a bit like "beware my power", doesn't it?) this issue is designed to find hot buttons, to shock. But the story, and the characterizations are still as brilliant (if unsubtle) as they have been, and the history lesson is fascinating Read Full Review

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