blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

The Boys 72 (November 2012)

884852And what does Ennis do for the finish? Pretty much exactly what I figured he’d do.

There’s nothing really new to it, except maybe some gesture of humanity from the corporate jerk, which makes one wonder why Ennis bothered. Darick Robertson comes back (with assists from Richard P. Clark). It makes sense, since Robertson created the series with Ennis, only Russ Braun’s been doing the book for ages….

Having Robertson back doesn’t remind of the good times. For better or worse, Ennis broke the comic to the point nothing could fix it. The new and improved Hughie is a laughable creation. I don’t think Ennis could get one natural scene out of him–first thing, he tries (and fails) to show the old Hughie shining through.

After not even faking caring for dozens of issues, Ennis attempts to put on a sincere face. It doesn’t work… but could be worse.


You Found Me; writer, Garth Ennis; artists, Darick Robertson and Richard P. Clark; colorist, Tony Aviña; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

One response to “The Boys 72 (November 2012)”

  1. I loved this series but it absolutely could have been half the length without losing anything. Still, we might not have gotten great moments like Superduper, The Homelander dumping a family into the ocean, or the Wonder Woman stand-in’s fanboy gladly sacrificing himself, or the pedophile version of Professor X without Ennis taking his sweet time. Boy does that guy hate him some superheroes, and bless him for it.

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