The Boys: Dear Becky Vol. Collected (mr)
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The Boys: Dear Becky Vol. Collected (mr)

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Russell Braun Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Hardcover: August 17, 2022, $29.99 Trade Paperback: March 3, 2021, $19.99 Issues: 8, Issue Reviews: 40
6.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Twelve years after the events of The Boys, Hughie finds himself back home in Scotland where he intends to finally marry Annie in the company of friends and family. But the sudden appearance of a peculiar document sends our hero into a tailspin and threatens to bring the events of his nightmarish past crashing down on him in the worst possible way. There was one story about The Boys that Hughie never knew. Now, whether he likes it or not, he's going to.

Collects issues #1-8 of The Boys: Dear Becky.

  • 7.0
    C.V.R. The Bard May 11, 2021

    "Dear Becky" had more substance than the first volume because of the added tear-jerker of a love story. If you've read this book and can empathize with any of the characters, then you've probably already lost love. Ennis playing on this was gold enough to get through the more rougher parts of the tale.
    The action, stark political stances, and expletives are still all here - but these elements are all reigned in and more controlled because of the presence of Becky, through memory and spirit surrounding the overall read.
    Not too much is spoiled for the series prior, so "Dear Becky" still provides a warn welcome to go back when it's all said and done.
    Superhero ambush after superhero ambush, the dark humor still hits and even though this time around Hughie is gaining love instead of losing it, the feeling of absence and regret is still heavy throughout the entirety of this read, making all the subplots nearly an afterthought with the presence of Billy's letters that even I've found myself writing to my own Becky, once upon a time ...

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