The Boys #32

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Carlos Ezquerra Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 1, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
4.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

With the Female gone and the survivors left reeling, the Boys find out who's after them the hard way- walking straight into a nightmarish trap. Pulping teenage supes is one thing, but how will our heroes fair against a front-rank supe team of unimaginable power? Blood flies and bones shatter, as Butcher decides to meet fire with fire... in The Self-Preservation Society, part two.

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 7, 2009

    There are some timing issues with this particular issue, coming as it obviously does AFTER the events of the only-halfway-completed Herogasm limited series. I also have some issues with Ezquerra's art, which is unattractive in a way that I think (but can't quite confirm) is intentional. Garth Ennis' scripting feels somehow different without the slick art of Darick Robertson, and Ezquerra's ugly, rough-hewn Butcher is almost a completely different character than the smirking devil-may-care lad Darick draws. Given that one of his own has been attacked, though, it's very apropos to seeButcher's facade slip to show the monster underneath. This series has long been one that revels in the moments that you can't believe they got away with, including a particularly uncomfortable sequence that more than likely cost Stormfront his testicles, ina not-so-serious look at some serious violence, in an issue not shy about the bloodletting. This isn't the time for a casual reader to come Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 2, 2009

    . There are some interesting and welldone moments hereandthere in this book, including some strong character development for Annie and the first time we really see what Butcher is capable of, but ultimately the issue's excessiveness feels stale and the poor art destroys all hope for the issue to rise above Read Full Review

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