The Boys #72

The Boys #72

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Darick Robertson Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: November 14, 2012 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

FINAL ISSUE!!! The long day closes on the Brooklyn Bridge, as our hero finally meets his destiny. There's one last deal to be done, As Stillwell finds out the real cost of doing business, and one last surprise for Rayner too- as she begins her long-dreamed of political career. The Boys' story comes to an end in this final issue containing 24 pages of story!!!Contains 5 pin-up pages of brand-new art as well as a complete cover gallery!!!"Job done. The end of a long, long road, and I have to say I enjoyed every step along it." - Garth Ennis"We told you it was going to hurt!" - Darick Robertson

  • 10
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Nov 19, 2012

    The Boys #72 delivers the perfect ending to one of the most epic superhero stories of the last decade. I wouldn't hesitate to rank this series equal to Preacher in a list of Ennis' best works. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Nov 11, 2012

    With every loose end tied up, I can't help but simply be speechless. For this comic series to be so extreme at some points, a nice, simple ending is all a reader could ask for. In the end, the simplicity of this issue really won me over. I will miss this series but of course, all good things must come to an end. I give it a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Nov 13, 2012

    All in all, The Boys has been an excellent run and I'll be sorry to see it go. But it was fun whilst it lasted, and it made the impact it wanted too. Very few titles can say they've done that as well as The Boys. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GeorgeShunick Nov 15, 2012

    This isnt the most exciting issue. There are a number of moments that will elicit a chuckle, but other than that its mostly just Hughie paying respects to his former friends, talking to Stillwell, and being reunited with Annie. Its just a way of saying goodbye to the characters, especially Hughie himself. Theres nothing wrong with that, but its just not capable of meeting the high quality of some of this series. So The Boys doesnt go out with a bang, just a farewell. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Nov 14, 2012

    "The Boys" #72 is a coda and a simple one at that. Ennis and Robertson bring their book to a close and there are some familiar smiles to be had but this is far from the masterful ending I was looking for. The six-month gap in story allows for some easy transitions, but the pretty little bow of happily ever after isn't necessarily deserved. Ennis chooses to deliver a positive message over one that could have been more powerful. I wonder if he as a creator and we as readers will heed it. Read Full Review

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