The Boys #3

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 4, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

The dark new series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson heats up as Wee Hughie gets his first taste of action with the Boys when Butcher throws him into the deep end. Meanwhile, meet the planet's mightiest heroes, The Seven, and the young superheroine who would join them.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Oct 9, 2006

    Ennis hasn't lost his touch, that much is apparent, and Robertson does art in such a way to make this comic seem truly cinematic. This is some compelling stuff, people, and I can barely contain myself to wait and see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Tyler Daniel Jul 24, 2016

    The Boys #3 is another solid issue by Ennis who keeps pushing the pace and giving us what we want. "Cherry" is still an introductory issue, but we are finally able to see where things may be headed. With most character introductions out of the way, a plot is developing and already we can start making some predictions about how this story will pan out. It's becoming apparent that there should be a super-fight between The Boys and the 7, but when that will take place is still very vague. In the meantime, I'm content with The Boys running over Teenage Kix. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Oct 19, 2006

    In its attempt to take a more mature and cynical approach to superheroes, The Boys seems unable to escape its juvenile roots or provide us with characters that are any better-defined or more realistic than the over-simplistic archetypes it lampoons, and whilst I'm sure it'll be popular with a certain segment of the audience for whom a bunch of heavies in black leather pounding on superheroes seems novel or cool, many other readers will likely find themselves turned off by the book's self-satisfied tone. I appreciate that Ennis isn't going for subtlety here, but the "extreme" elements that he injects into the book actually take away from what could be a far more compelling story if these indulgences were reigned in a little (does our graphic restroom view of the immediate aftermath of Annie's distasteful encounter with her heroes really add anything to the book? Wouldn't the strong language employed by the Butcher and his crew have more impact if it wasn't peppered throughout every se Read Full Review

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