Once again, it’s very hard to determine whether Ennis had these plans for The Boys all along or if he rushed things along with contrivances.
Because it sure feels like he’s rushing things along.
Most of the issue is spent with the President, who’s sort of been a character but not one to run the major sequence in an issue. It’s even been a while since Vic the Veep showed up; Ennis mentions him a lot (hence the memorable name), but it’s definitely been a while.
They’re back now, as Ennis starts moving towards the end. He also does a cliffhanger with a reference to some lame nineties series from Image. At least I think it’s an Image series–cybernetic superheroes or something. Ennis isn’t taking much pleasure out of the cameos. He always treated Boys as a black comedy at the start… but not anymore.
Still, could be worse.
Over the Hills With the Swords of a Thousand Men, Part One; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, Russ Braun; colorist, Tony Aviña; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.