The Boys 13 (December 2007)

For most of this issue, Peter Snejbjerg fills in on the art and it completely changes the tone of the book. It’s most obviously with Hughie, who Snejbjerg gives wide Eisner eyes. The Boys becomes more emotive and a lot more fun. It’s particularly interesting during the dramatic finish, when Hughie’s the only primary cast member present. Snejbjerg captures his panic and makes it joyous to read.

Otherwise, not a lot happens. Hughie and Butcher investigate some things, there’s a little with the bad guys (but not much) and a couple easy jokes. I don’t think the Female has had her face in a panel for two issues now. But it works, partially due to Ennis’s pacing, but mostly because of Snejbjerg.

Snejbjerg draws The Boys like he’s in on the joke. It probably only works because he’s a fill-in. The sharp change from Robertson acts as pressure release.


Glorious Five Year Plan, Part Three; writer, Garth Ennis; artists, Darick Robertson and Peter Snejbjerg; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.


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