blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

The Boys 16 (March 2008)

Something about the Frenchman this issue makes me wonder if he’s supposed to be some kind of homage to Steve Dillon. Robertson draws him, in his big moment–the Frenchman’s first in the series–with a very Steve Dillon-esque nose. He and the Female get a lot of time this issue. The less nice way of saying it is Ennis finally gets around to them.

While the Frenchman and the Female basically share the same plot, Hughie has his own continue with Annie. He’s also got the one where he’s supposed to take out the annoying teen superhero again. Butcher, however, has almost nothing to do. He and Mother’s Milk bicker and watch some surveillance footage; the footage will undoubtedly be important later, but Ennis plays it for humor now.

The Boys is evening out. Ennis finally gets around to emphasizing the supporting players, making for a great read.


Good for the Soul, Part Two; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, Darick Robertson; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Simon Bowland; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.


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