The endgame is almost upon us. The Boys begin their countdown to the final issue. Today I will be reviewing The Boys #60. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
The Boys #60
So let’s talk about the book. The president is having an event at the White House when the Vice President accidentally does something that results with the president’s death. Much to the chagrin of Vought American, who have been planning for this to happen anyway. With Vic the Veep being the new president, Vought American’s final plan can now be set in motion. Meanwhile, Butcher is dealing with the death of his dog and planning for his final plan to go into effect as well. This hits a snag when MM sees something about his family on the internet and storms off in a fit of rage. After discovering the cause, Butcher leaves to go find MM and bring him back to the fold. As this is happening, the Homelander is preparing as well. He is watching his remaining teammates very closely and even calls in a back-up team of heroes to go on a secret mission for him. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. The end is coming. You can really feel it in the story and the way the tension and finality of everyone’s actions are being portrayed. I was sad when I read the first page. Terror will definitely be missed and Butcher’s reaction really brought it home for me. I wasn’t too happy with the whole president interlude since real life politics was never really the point of this title. Still, it was necessary in the grand scheme of things as it moved the entire overall story into conclusion mode. I did enjoy the brutal imagery and carnage that resulted, though. So that was a plus. In fact, I really loved the entire Wolverine sequence. (Especially the humorous jab at Marvel at the end) I liked the multi layered story lines being laid out for this semi final arc. Everyone is getting some face time and all the main characters are being targeted at each other for a winner take all, last man standing, battle. The whole MM segment didn’t really do anything for me and I feel really served no purpose other than to delay Butcher while Homelander makes his move. I have no idea who the team is he brought in but they sure have fun sexual names. Hopefully that can lead to some fun double entendre writing in the coming issues. We really need some of that great humor from earlier issues to reinserted into these final books. Homelander discovering Maeve’s betrayal definitely adds another layer of backstabbing and double crossing that Garth is sure to take advantage of. With so much going on, it really is a wonder that not a lot is getting lost. Most hanging plot threads are being addressed and lots of resolutions are being set up. I feel Garth has a clear vision of how he wants this book to end and he’s doing his best to make sure that vision comes true. With the incredible and consistent art, present each and every issue, he is definitely going to get there visually. This issue’s art i particular was very memorable, especially the Wolverine scene. I feel the artist captured the rage and viciousness of this dangerous animal perfectly and it was great that he didn’t hold back at all on the carnage and violence that the animal was allowed to inflict. If only we could finally get some super hero action and battling scenes, then I would be in heaven. Hopefully next issue. In any case, I loved this opening issue and can’t wait to see where it goes from here. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|nice opening to the beginning of the end. great art||no action|
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