The Boys #35

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 7, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Origins time. In the first of the two part "Nothing Like It In The World", Mother's Milk tells Hughie the story of his life to date- his upbringing in Harlem, the secret of his massive strength, the catastrophe that struck his family, and the unforgettable boxing championship disaster that led him to join The Boys.

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 14, 2009

    I'll say this for Garth Ennis: he can take something that should be horrifying and somehow turn it on it's head and make you forget that it should be such. He did it in Preacher (notably with Arseface, but to a lesser extent with Cassidy and even the Saint of Killers) and he does it here with the story of Mother's Milk. Nobody ever thinks that their life is unusual. They lived it, after all... But this issue is remarkably subtle about the question of whether the now adult, 6′8″ Mother's Milk still has to draw his namesake from it's source, and it's strange how engaging his story becomes. The death of his brother starts out ridiculous, going from farcical to horrifying to tragic in the space of a few panels, and the reaction of his father to the loss of a child is absolutely unbearable. What's most amazing about this story is how the telling of it draws us in, makes us see that this life may have had it's oddnesses, but it wasn't really all that much more unusual than any of Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Oct 8, 2009

    My reaction to this issue is a perfect microcosm of my reaction to the series right now. The Boys is a lot like a veteran athlete that you've been cheering on for so long that you feel extreme loyalty to him, even though his better years are behind him and you aren't all that interested in watching him play anymore. This series needs a big kick start and, honestly, revealing the back story of characters that have served as little more than panel dressing for the last 30odd issues really isn't going to cut it. Read Full Review

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