The Boys 28 (March 2009)

760771Hughie disobeys orders to try to help the G-Wiz, which doesn’t go well for them. It also doesn’t go well for the reader because Higgins is back on the art and he’s bad. He’s bad when he’s just doing regular scenes (he draws Butcher like a hobbit at one point) and he’s even worse for the bloodbath with the Frenchman and the Female.

Ennis tries to fit a bunch of characters in–the bad guy suits, the Legend, everybody gets an appearance (except Annie)–only it’s all very slight. When Mother’s Milk reveals the secret of the G-Men, it’s been obvious to the reader for a couple issues.

Hughie’s behavior also doesn’t make any sense. He’s not a social worker. Ennis hasn’t been playing him like one; needing him to be one these last few issues has been a misfire.

Ennis never found a story for this arc.


We Gotta Go Now, Part Six; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, John Higgins; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

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