The Boys #43

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: June 16, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

The conclusion of "The Innocents" sees Hughie face off with the evil Malchemical in an extremely ill-advised showdown, and Butcher having one of his own with the furious Mother's Milk. The kids of Superduper get a hint of what they might be missing, as the true face of Vought-American's supe policy is revealed to them. And the man from Vought has a close encounter of his own...The countdown to the grand finale of one of the most controversial comics series begins here!

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - TheHammer Jul 27, 2010

    While it seemed obvious how this was going to play out once Malchemical found out about Auntie Sis' secret phobia of underpants I still found myself exhilerated and terrified reading this issue; it's good to know Garth Ennis can still feint to the left while jabbing with the right! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 16, 2010

    I've had my issues with this title covering familiar ground when it came to satirizing superheroes, but I was too caught up in the characters and the story to mind any of that with this issue. As I said, there's some real drama to Hughie's desperate attempt to save Super Duper and, barring the small issues I mention in "The Bad", this continues to be one of the best executed books on the shelves right now. Between this and the Lone Ranger, it's clear that Dynamite's offering a superior catalog of titles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Jun 20, 2010

    "The Innocents" has been a mostly jokey arc with Super-Duper as the team of nave superheroes that are fun to laugh at, but it also highlights the heart of "The Boys" in Hughie, a sweet, caring guy that isn't out to hurt superheroes, but is really out to punish those that aren't doing the job they're supposed to. As the series progresses, it's clear that Hughie is Ennis's ideal of a superhero: someone who does the right thing no matter what. It happens to be mine as well. Read Full Review

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