Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Boys : Ennis /Robertson

FYI, just got through volumes 4 and 5 of this series and I have to say it's an improving experience. Like Preacher, it's blood, sex and guts - with bells on - however, there's enough politics and intrigue to make it not seem gratuitous  ... no hang on ... there are plenty of scenes that are completely gratuitous and that's another reason why it's fun to read!

I'd argue that the premise of super heroes gone bad has been touched on before - and the idea that they are closely linked with international politics and power. Nevertheless, the way they need to be 'managed' by Butcher, Wee Hughie and co. with a real degree of black humour, does create an engaging and entertaining concept. The 'supes' too are comedic/nasty enough for us to relish their (frequent) demises. Artwork is generally dynamic and there are only a few 'dry' scenes which flesh out the political narrative.

Why not 'ave a butchers for yourself.

Reviews of volumes 6 and 7 seem consistently positive. We'll see... I'll comment.


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