The Boys #56

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The countdown to the end begins, as Jack from Jupiter takes one step beyond- or does he? Hughie's triumphant return is not all he'd hoped for, but Butcher has bigger fish to fry. The Boys meet the mysterious Doctor Peculiar, in part one of the four-part "The Big Ride".

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Jul 6, 2011

    All right. Now this is what I've needed. Finally, Butcher and Hughie are back together. This is what makes this book great. The interaction between these two is priceless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 6, 2011

    Remember when "The Boys" was just some frivolous fun? This issue will transport you back to those salad days and make you laugh while you cringe. It's not taking itself too seriously, and yet it's still pushing the grand narrative forward. "The Boys" is always the best when it's fun and this issue is as much fun as a barrel of monkeys. Green monkeys, and they'll take any orifice they can get. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 9, 2011

    The case involves a transsexual pimp and a murdered call boy. Make that ladyboy. Jack From Jupiter is implicated, but it may all be a frame up. The madame, Doctor Peculiar, is a feather-festooned quasi-mime, apparently. He helpfully keeps extensive files on all his clients, and seems more than cooperative when Butcher requests a look. Is it a problem that he doesn't speak, and is coded as clownishly effeminate? Or that his luxurious manor is filled with tiffany laps, figurative sculpture, and paintings of nude women? It certainly adds to the weirdness, but that's not really what the issue's about. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Bin - Josh Dean Jul 9, 2011

    All in all, way too late to jump on board but, if you are a longtime fan put off by that last arc you may be pleased to know that Ennis is back to the old format. It just may be a little too old. Read Full Review

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