The Boys #61

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russ Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: December 7, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
7.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

As stormclouds gather, Vought-American enlist the mighty Team Titanic, but the Boys find themselves up against another super group entirely. Hughie finds Annie's patience running thin, while MM struggles to resolve an embarrassing family crisis without alerting the rest of the team. Meanwhile the Seven begin to fall apart, in part two of Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 7, 2011

    The Boys is a book that takes refuge in it's audacity, it's desire to "out-Preacher Preacher," but unlike that previous Ennis joint, this is an ensemble cast. None of The Boys is currently in their right mind (though the jury is out on whether Frenchie ever has been) and as much as I feel like I want to break the tension with a little supe-scuffle, I'm certain that it's a slippery slope to destruction. Garth Ennis has created an awesome little world here, and there is a sense of gleeful inevitability in it's almost certain imminent destruction. The Boys #61 hits all the high notes, goes for the throat, and tops it all off with some truly enjoyable nudity, for a dead-solid 5 out of 5 stars overall. It's an issue all about build-up, and the crescendo is being played for all it's worth. Here's hoping the finale lives up to it's preliminaries... Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Victor Kutsenok Dec 13, 2011

    The end is getting closer. That is how the plot is making me feel. Everyone is finally starting to put their cards on the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - David O'Leary Dec 31, 2011

    The fun is back to be sure. As we move into the final nine issues after spending years following every up and down that was put our way the payoff is promised to be coming in a huge way. The building blocks for that are now nearly all aligned and there is no better time to be reading this book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 12, 2011

    I'll let you figure out Ennis' latest lovefest of homages, because, really, you have to love all the originals to parody them this rudely. At least Russ Braun makes them look as pretty as possible. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Dec 9, 2011

    The Boys is down to the last dozen issues or so and should be in the mode of racing to a conclusion. However, the book is still in a very slow storytelling mode that just doesn't make any sense at this point. Not a lot happens in this issue as it seems to be setting up more for future issues. In the context of when this series is scheduled to end I wasn't thrilled with this issue's approach. Read Full Review

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