The Boys #4

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 25, 2006 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 10
7.0Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

They're young, they're beautiful, they're the number one teen super-team: they're Teenage Kix, and they're right in The Boys' gunsights. Hughie gets his first look at our heroes doing what they do best - and isn't too keen on some of the things he sees.

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - David Wallace Nov 21, 2006

    The Boys stands as a fairly novel (if still a little unsophisticated) concept, and there's definitely a fair bit of enjoyment to be gleaned from its pages, whether through the cheeky writing or the strong art. However, it's already in danger of becoming repetitive and over-familiar, and if the story isn't given a kick in the pants by the time the next issue rolls around, the book is going to find it increasingly difficult to maintain reader interest in the long-term. That said, I was probably wrong to dismiss it as completely puerile and adolescent with the previous issue, as this instalment proves a little more unpredictable and morally complex than I first suspected. Yes, those lowest-common-denominator elements are still in evidence, but this issue suggests that there's going to be more to this book than hardman posturing and willfully iconoclastic parodies of superhero comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Steven G. Saunders Oct 26, 2006

    I don't recommend new readers to start with The Boys #4 as they would feel lost and left scratching their heads as to what exactly the hell is going on. It is clear that this issue will look much better in the trade paperback that better be released. There was no big fight in this issue, like I'd hoped, but I can see it coming soon. This is build up. This is motivation to root on the Boys. This should culminate in satisfaction, and I bet that's what Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson are going for. Read Full Review

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