John McCrea

The Boys 65 (April 2012)

And Ennis comes up with a huge surprise reveal–before teasing a surprise in the next issue. He doesn’t go as far with it as he could; he basically does a Brubaker. He reveals something in the characters’ history to change everything they knew and so on. He doesn’t do a full Brubaker though. I was […]

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The Boys 39 (February 2010)

Ennis is tying some stuff up–or at least buying the laces–with McCrea and Burns on the art. It’s not the right issue for them, it’s all way too mundane. Butcher finally finds out about Annie, Frenchie tries to get the Female hooked on 2000 AD, we find out Mother’s Milk has some issues from his […]

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The Boys 33 (August 2009)

I really wish I could remember the name of the Wonder Woman analog because Ennis does some great stuff with her this issue. He also does something interesting with the Homelander–setting him up to attempt being a superhero. But those developments are on the Seven side of things…. On the Boys side of things, Butcher […]

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Herogasm 6 (November 2009)

Ennis sure doesn’t resolve a lot this issue. In fact, he might not resolve anything. I thought for a minute that hooker from last issue was going to be important, but no. He doesn’t resolve Hughie’s story, he doesn’t resolve the company man’s story…. About all he does resolve is the Wonder Woman stand-in and […]

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Herogasm 5 (August 2009)

This issue’s very confusing. First, Ennis wasn’t clear enough before about Hughie’s interaction with Black Noir. I think that name’s right. But it was a lot more traumatic than I thought. Second, McCrea and Burns don’t draw Hughie well. Forget Simon Pegg, he looks exactly like the Frenchman here. Made he and Butcher’s scene awkward. […]

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Herogasm 4 (August 2009)

It’s entirely unclear why this issue should be part of Herogasm and not part of The Boys proper. Ennis finally explains a little more about “Vic the Veep,” who’s sort of like the retarded messiah from Preacher, but the vice president. He also explains what happened with the U.S. government on The Boys’s 9/11–I’m not […]

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Herogasm 3 (July 2009)

This issue feels more like the regular Boys, even with McCrea and Burns on the art. Ennis opens the issue with the Boys on their mission–of course, he saves a reveal for the last page. Regardless of the actual reveal, Ennis shows a different hand. He’s intentionally keeping stuff from the reader to pique interest. […]

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Herogasm 2 (June 2009)

It took until the Boys show up I forgot they hadn’t made an appearance yet in this issue of Herogasm. Ennis has a lot going on–the moronic vice president arriving, the company man explaining the situation to some of the heroes… the Superman stand-in killing everyone on a plane. You know, little stuff. Maybe it’s […]

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Herogasm 1 (May 2009)

Herogasm definitely gives Ennis the chance to unwind. Even when the art gets a little lazy–the art’s from John McCrea and Keith Burns–you can tell they’re still having fun. There’s still an edge to the writing, but Ennis is back in his “making fun of superheroes” mode. One just wishes DC had kept the series […]

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