The Boys #59

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: October 5, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 3
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Boys and The Seven rush towards what seems like the bloody conclusion to their long-standing conflict, while Hughie does his best to stick up for himself without giving too many secrets away. It might have been the greatest near-miss of all time... but then someone does something very, very stupid. "The first bad day," says Frenchie of what follows. "Just the first.

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Oct 5, 2011

    While I didn't get the first round of the massive battle we've all been waiting for, at least this issue concluded the storyline in a very satisfying manner. I definitely enjoyed this issue more than the last bunch of issues. Read Full Review

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    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Oct 5, 2011

    Every now and then, Ennis drops a moment on you that becomes an instant classic. He does it many times over all his titles and here he does it yet again. It's a heartbreaking moment you won't enjoy in any sense of the word but you will respect the hell out of it. "The Boys" isn't a one trick pony and it refuses to be written off that easily. This is a story populated by characters who feel and react with precision. This is a book about the prices we pay and the rates we charge. This month delivers a moment that seems harsh until you understand what it hints at for the future. When "The Boys" is good it is downright superb. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Oct 8, 2011

    This issue in a way is a crossroads for the series. Or maybe the apex between what has come before and what's coming soon. It's that point between which the two vectors collide, inevitably. On one level, we've got an echo of what happened with the Lamplighter situation. Pissed at having their outright dominance questioned by the Boys (really at losing face), Lamplighter murdered Mallory's two daughters. So the Boys took care of him, in a final situation kind of way. Read Full Review

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