The Boys #49

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 1, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The Homelander goes head to head with the source of his greatest torment, while Vought's Jess Bradley gets a bump up- and starts considering drastic action. Butcher, meanwhile, takes us on a trip down memory lane to the Boys' first meeting with the Seven- and the nightmare that ensued for one member of the team...

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    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 6, 2010

    The Boys Forty-Nine is a fascinating study in how to make unsympathetic characters approachable, and earns a very impressive 5 out of 5 stars overall. Ennis and company are telling a story that no one else could (or even would) and its one thats well worth reading, as long as youre over 18 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Nov 30, 2010

    The hook of The Boys is that it never pulls any punches and, unlike some series that seem to gradually ease back on the provocation as they get along, it's maintained a consistent (perhaps even escalating) level of shock for almost 50 straight issues. While this current arc's spin on alternate (recent) history might be too touchy for my tastes, you've got to admire the book for living up to its ballsy promises so consistently. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Dec 1, 2010

    Next month is the milestone #50 issue, so you can see this issue setting up plenty of blocks to knock over in 30 days. We're getting inside the head of the Homelander, and you just know it's only going to get worse, and Butcher is reminiscing about an old mission. It's a good issue though it lacks any sort of hook that makes it completely memorable. The arc title probably says it all, this is about getting some ducks in a row. It just remains to be seen how those ducks will be killed and violated but it surely seems to be worth the wait. This is solid quality, and that's something to be appreciated from a comic that ships so regularly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 3, 2010

    We've waited a long time to get some of this background information. It's interesting that the most intriguing part of the book happens to be about the Homelander going crazy in the present but that's what makes this title so great in the first place. You just don't know how crazy things are going to get. This was a good, but not great read. Read Full Review

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