The endgame draws nearer. Today I will be reviewing The Boys #61. Please leave a comment to let me know what you think.
The Boys #61
So let’s talk about the book. Wee Hughie is having performance issues with Annie/Starlite because he is having dreams about the evil things he has done. Meanwhile, Vought executive hires another team of heroes as personal body guards for himself and Ms. Bradley. Back at the Seven’s headquarters, A-Train and the Deep decide that now would be a good time to quit the team. Butcher sees this on the spy cams that Maeve planted. While this happens, Vought executive and Ms. Bradley have dinner together and discuss what plans are in place for the Homelander’s “removal” and the future of heroes. Back at the Boys’ base, MM returns and apologizes for running out. He then does some work and finds a way to get to Black Noir. Before anything can happen, the door is busted down by Paralactic, the group Homelander hired to go on a mission for him. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. The end is getting closer. That is how the plot is making me feel. Everyone is finally starting to put their cards on the table. Vought executive has set his future plans out and is finally revealing his secrets. (Hopefully we can see them too) Hughie finally gets the balls to stand up to Butcher and lay down some ground rules. He might even become his own man, instead of a scared follower, by the time this series is over. The members of the Seven are running for the hills. Everything is moving towards an endgame. Garth clearly has a plan and he intends on following it through to the end. I just pray that its a violent end, because this issue was once again completely action free. I like build up as much as the next guy, but all tease with no reward just gives me a bad case of blue balls. I need to finish eventually. I’m praying with the last page splash from this issue that next issue will finally have some action and carnage. Maybe even give Hughie a wake up call that no matter how much he wants to be non violent, other people won’t let him. I liked the new team introduced this issue and the jab at DC comics that they represent. (Not sure if it is at Legion or Teen Titans, but it was definitely a jab) I love Muzzeltov. (Zatanna, eat your heart out) He was freaking hilarious. It’s those little bits of comedy that makes this book so much fun to read. I wish Garth would do more of that instead of all of wasting all of those pages on Hughie wining. The art was great once again. The people looked fantastic and the sexual imagery was pretty cool. Simple, yet effective. I really enjoyed the panels between Ms. Bradley and Vought executive. Those expressions of embarrassment, shyness, and enjoyment were so clear and really nice to see. It adds a level of relate-able humanity to the characters. Great writing. What was missing this issue was the Homelander. Why didn’t he get a page or two of face time to move his plans along? I was hoping we could catch a panel or two of him dealing with Maeve and her treachery. Something would have been nice. Oh well, hopefully next issue. Also, hopefully we’ll get some action. Another issue of blue balls could be detrimental to my health. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|good plot progression. great art||no action|
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