The Boys #50

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: January 19, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Boys' first encounter with the Seven reaches its bloody conclusion in the terrible aftermath of 9/11, as Mallory gets what he's looking for and Butcher very definitely does not. The Homelander shows just how far he'll go, Maeve finds a solution of her own, and the status quo is set- just in time for it all to fall apart... ALSO FEATURES: pin-ups, Interviews with creators Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson and more!

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Sacks Jan 23, 2011

    So The Boys #50 is, in some ways, a perfect anniversary issue because it illuminates some of the most important themes that Ennis loves to explore. This issue might have made a little more sense for me in the context of the whole story, but it still works great as a standalone story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jan 19, 2011

    With fifty issues down, we know this world completely. We now know how it all started. The only thing left is to watch it come tumbling down, and this issue points a thick finger to the fact that such destruction is about the only satisfying conclusion Butcher would ever wish for. He knows if you leave anyone alive the whole bureaucratic process will only replicate itself in a new form. There is no way Butcher will leave a scrap of work for anyone else to complete or replicate. This is a look at the mentality of the man engineering the end game. Lord, and anything more powerful, help them all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 22, 2011

    Indeed, a less impressive issue of The Boys is still a more compelling read than many regular monthly books on the stands. The Boys #50 only suffers in comparison with previous issues of the same book, giving us more depth and background and edging us closer to Butchers endgame, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Oh, and BRING BACK DARICK!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jan 23, 2011

    Robertson's cover is a clever play on the first issue, a window into an alternate moment. Braun's straightforward style has been a seamless transition from Robertson's slightly more pointed caricatures, as the characters remain utterly familiar. Tony Avina's colors maintain the mood, all that vulnerable skin surrounded by long black trenches and shadowy architecture. If the blood-soaked hangar is a bit over-the-top (and repetitive), well, this has always been a book where subtlety is more in the form of slowly dawning implications in the midst of graphic scenes of violence. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jan 23, 2011

    What happened to the last version of the Boys, and how was Lamplighter involved? Its pretty much as readers have surmised, but it's still interesting to watch it play out--especially when Queen Maeve requests an audience. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Morgan Davis Jan 23, 2011

    At some point, Ennis is going to become his creation. His pet subject of revenge is going to consume him and there will be no other colors in his palette. Id personally rather get off the ride before then. Read Full Review

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