Wednesday, 23 June 2010

GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: The Boys (6): The Self Preservation Society - Garth Ennis, Darrick Robertson


It had to happen sooner or later: the supes get mad enough to go after the Boys. One of the world's most powerful superteams decides to hit our heroes, all guns blazing, and the Female is the first to fall into their lethal trap. Pulping teenage supes is one thing, but how will our heroes fair against a front-rank supe team of unimaginable power? Blood flies and bones shatter, as Butcher decides to meet fire with fire...


If there’s one thing guaranteed to brighten my day, its getting to spend time with “The Boys.” Garth Ennis has a real touch of humour, his characters are people you just tend to love and to be honest, it’s a great idea to have a team of people set up to kick the hell out of the superheroes for when they step out of line. Of course this earns them enemies, of course its got Ennis’ warped humour and of course you’re guaranteed top art as Robertson’s involved. This is the Superhero Graphic novel series for adults. I love it, my twin loves it and my Dad loves it (as I’ve just discovered that the latest offering has been “borrowed” proves.) Great stuff and definitely something to make any readers day no matter how bad the previous events have gone so far.

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