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10 facts about how ‘The Boys’ ends (2011)

                                   Images from issue #59 of The Boys (courtesy of Dynamite)

Needless to say – Spoliers!

If you are a fan of The Boys, then you will probably be aware by now that the series wraps up with issue #72 (so around a year left to go). But if you are curious how the series may end, some interviews over the last few months have provided a little more insight. From the following interviews;

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/the-boys-butcher-garth-ennis-interview-110512.html

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=33930

http://www.tfaw.com/blog/2011/10/05/dynamite-month-garth-ennis-talks-about-the-end-of-the-boys/

we know that;

1) There are only 2 arcs left -the first has just kicked off with issue #60, ‘Over the Hill with the Swords of a Thousand Men’

2) The final arc will run from #66 to #71.

3) #72, the final issue, will be an epilogue.

4) There will be no more spin-offs from the main series.

5) Once The Boys ends, there will be no more comics or series featuring these characters.

6) Aside from Team Titanic, there will be one more superhero team introduced to the series.

7) A lot of history on The Seven, and particularly The Homelander, will be covered in the current arc ‘…Swords of a Thousand men’.

8) #63 should be interesting for Queen Maeve fans.

9) There is no question of Annie, having left The Seven, becoming part of The Boys.

10) Ennis completed the writing for the final issue in the summer.

Solicitation for ‘Crossed Badlands Opening Salvo’ (Avatar, 2012)

Written by Garth Ennis, David Lapham, Simon Spurrier and Jamie Delano, art by Jacen Burrows, Leandro Rizzo, cover by Jacen Burrows.
The first look at the new ongoing Crossed series, Badlands is here! Garth Ennis’ groundbreaking survival horror series has turned the comic community upside down with its unspeakable and unforgettable imagery. The Crossed Badlands preview edition provides a sample of finished pages from #1 along with an interview from the Crossed team of Garth Ennis and Jacen Burrows, and a rare peek inside the upcoming on-going bi-weekly series featuring story arcs by Garth Ennis, Jamie Delano, Simon Spurrier, and David Lapham! Along with an interview from Crossed artist Jacen Burrows. 2012 will be the year of the Crossed and this is your chance to stake a claim on the first startling images from the violent onslaught to come! This edition is limited to 5,000 copies!  Due January 2012.
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Review – The Boys #38 (DE, 2010)

A return to form after the (frankly) disappointing ‘origin’ of the Frenchman, who probably deserved something a bit better than the lame story he got saddled with. Anyway, he fares better in this issue, as The Female has her past explored. Quite a tale it is too – with Japanese scientists in a race against time to beat Vought American to a successful ‘Superhero’ compound, it is one woman who makes an (in)difference. Ennis and Robertson successfully manage to convey the fury and violence of The Female, but also her vulnerability, and you are able to pity a young child who had their innocence and joy robbed by a combination of bad luck, circumstance and one terrible mother….

Beyond that, there are hints of harder times for the Boys ahead. Maybe this interview with Ennis will give further clues. I don’t know where The Female is heading at the end of this issue, but it seems portentous. Glad to see she has recovered from that beating she took a few issues back. Loved the cover art for this issue, seems like Deadpool likes Alien as well. I think Darick Robertson wins this particular face off though – there is something quite beautiful about the art on that cover. Maybe the best one yet he has served up for The Boys.

A great start to 2010. Still one of the best titles.

Solicitation for The Boys #39 (DE, 2010)

Out In Feb 2010….

THE BOYS #39
Written by GARTH ENNIS
Art and cover by DARICK ROBERTSON
Virgin Art retailer incentive cover (1-in-15) by DARICK ROBERTSON
Signed Virgin Art retailer incentive cover (1-in-25) signed by GARTH ENNIS
32 pages
$2.99

What Hughie knows is not what Butcher knows, and what Annie January knows is something else again. Meanwhile, Frenchie tries a different tack with the
Female, and MM keeps abreast of all developments. The second half of the saga kicks off with a bang that leaves everyone reeling, in this special prologue episode to the next Boys adventure: What I Know.

Leave that dog alone! The Boys #32 solicitation (Dynamite, 2009)

THE BOYS #32
PRICE:
$2.99
Rating: MATURE
Covers: Darick Robertson
Writer: Garth Ennis
Penciller/Inker: CARLOS EZQUERRA
Colorist: TONY AVI´┐ŻA
Genre: SUPERHERO
Awards: N/A
Publication Date: JULY, 2009
Format: Comic Book
Rights: WW

UPC: 725130122636
MARKETING DESCRIPTION: With the Female gone and the survivors left reeling, the Boys find out who’s after them the hard way- walking straight into a nightmarish trap. Pulping teenage supes is one thing, but how will our heroes fair against a front-rank supe team of unimaginable power? Blood flies and bones shatter, as Butcher decides to meet fire with fire… in The Self-Preservation Society, part two.

taken from the Dynamite site;

http://dynamiteentertainment.com/htmlfiles/p-C725130122636.html

What a cover! What is it with Ennis and Robertson and their use and abuse of animals in peril on their covers?

Poor Jamie the Hamster! More importantly – Poor Terror!