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The Boys #72 – the final solicitation. (Dynamite, 2012)

BOYS #72 (MR)
(W) Garth Ennis (A/CA) Darick Robertson
THE FINAL ISSUE! The long day closes on the Brooklyn Bridge, as our hero finally meets his destiny. There’s one last deal to be done, As Stillwell finds out the real cost of doing business, and one last surprise for Rayner too – as she begins her long-dreamed of political career. The Boys’ story comes to an end in this final issue containing 24 pages of story! Contains 5 pin-up pages of brand-new art as well as a complete cover gallery!

Solicitation for The Boys #71 (Dynamite, 2012)

THE BOYS #71Covers: Darick Robertson
Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Russ Braun
Colorist: Tony Aviña
High above the streets of New York City, Hughie and Butcher reach the end of the line. There’s blood to be spilled and truth to be heard. The last Boys storyline reaches its conclusion, in the sixth and final part of The Bloody Doors Off.
1 issue till the end!!!

Hmmm…..Hughie on this cover smiling wistfully. Knowing Ennis, this is a portent of bad news for Hughie……

Solicitation for The Boys #69 (Dynamite Entertainment, 2012)

THE BOYS #69

32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature

Written by GARTH ENNIS

Art by RUSS BRAUN

Covers by DARICK ROBERTSON

The third bad day: as Hughie reels from the events of last issue, the trail leads him to the home of an old adversary thought long dead. Butcher gets in touch with a few details no one’s yet considered, and Frenchie gives our hero a brutally honest rundown on his chances- before a lethal attack at the heart of the Boys’ operation shatters the status quo forever. Hughie finally discovers exactly what he’s doing, in part four of The Bloody Doors Off.

3 issues till the end!!!

courtesy of http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/05/15/half-of-dynamites-books-for-august-possibly-the-best-half/

Solicitation for The Boys #67 (Dynamite, 2012)

THE BOYS #67
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS 
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
The ghosts of the Legend’s past rise to haunt him, and in a way so do MM’s- as he catches up with his daughter and finds out much, much more about her recent mistakes than he bargained for. Meanwhile Hughie investigates the recent tragedy and ends up in an unexpected showdown… with Monkey? The bodycount mounts in part two of The Bloody Doors Off.

Solicitation for The Boys #66 (Dynamite, 2012)

THE BOYS #66
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS 
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
The last Boys story begins with some very shady goings on in Moscow, as an old friend runs into some unexpected trouble. Butcher announces a promotion that doesn’t please everybody, Annie makes a decision that horrifies Hughie- and in the aftermath of last issue’s super-carnage, Vought-American begin the struggle for survival. Part one of the six-part The Bloody Doors Off.

Solicitation for The Boys #65 (Dynamite, 2012)

THE BOYS #65
40 pages FC  •  $4.99  •  Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS 
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
The showdown between Butcher and the Homelander turns out to be something neither of them expected, as all Hell breaks loose in the Washington skies and MM teaches Hughie one last Secret History lesson. One story ends and another begins, as Over The Hill With The Swords Of A Thousand Men reaches its bloody conclusion. Over 30 pages of story and art!  The Countdown begins!  Only 7 issues to go!

Solicitation for The Boys #64 (Dynamite, 2012)

THE BOYS #64
32 pages FC  •  $3.99  •  Mature
Written by GARTH ENNIS 
Art by RUSSBRAUN
Cover by DARICKROBERTSON
Still reeling from the events of last issue, Hughie follows his boss to Washington DC, where the US military struggles to throw a ring of steel around the Capitol. Meanwhile, MM’s research finally bears fruit, but with all Hell breaking loose will his discoveries come too late? Billy Butcher goes off to meet his destiny, in the penultimate part of Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men.

Solicitation for The Boys #63 (Dynamite, 2012)

Shipping: February, 2012

Everything comes to a head at once as Frenchie and the Female take on Team Titanic, Maeve and Annie have a heart to heart and Hughie comes face to face with the reason he joined the Boys in the first place. Vought-American are suddenly ready to parley, but with the White House in new hands and the Homelander’s plans finally kicking in, is Butcher in any mood to listen?


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http://www.dynamite.net/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C72513018402306311

Review – The Boys #43 (DE, 2010)

As an end to ‘The Innocents’, the end was satisfying enough, as we, as readers, had already got the message that these ‘supes’ were, in the main, simple and artless – big kids. Hughie and Malchemical get to face-off, but the final blow is dealt by someone else, in a manner that is funny but not neccesarily what I wanted to see. To be honest I wanted Hughie to finish off Malchemical but there are limits to what our little hero can do, and that particular super-bastard (Malchemical really gets to twirl his moustache and chew the scenery in this issue) is too much for him.

So, good-bye SuperDuper, and not before time – they had out-stayed their welcome by at least an issue. What ‘The Innocents’ was all about in the grand scheme of things, is more important. This arc has established fractures in ‘The Boys’ (no spoilers on that one – just read it) and a growing atmosphere of tension and conflict. We also seem closer to an all-out war with Vought American, and The Seven. The final panels suggest that Annie & Hughie, much as in ‘The Innocents’, are the plot device that will escalate any potential conflict between Vought American / The Seven and The Boys. Well, bring it on, because Ennis is putting all the pieces in place for an apocalyptic scrap. I don’t think he will disappoint either, because he rarely does that. And Darick Robertson contributes his usual high quality art, really emphasising the tension and violence throughout the issue.

Great issue – not so much for the Superduper story, but for what this arc represents in the wider narrative.

Solicitation for The Boys #45 (Dynamite, 2010)

THE BOYS #45
32 pages FC • $3.99 • Mature
Advanced solicited for November Shipping.
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art by RUSS BRAUN
Cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Frenchie and the Female go undercover at BELIEVE, as the huge evangelist festival takes over New York City. The Homelander meets the mysterious Oh Father and his posse, Sidekick Twelve, while Hughie and Annie both struggle with the fallout from recent revelations.

Butcher, meanwhile, makes a fateful decision of his own…