The Boys 7 (May 2007)

Ennis has worked out his pacing issues. He splits the issue between The Boys figuring out their next case and the Batman analog confessing he’s compulsively raping them (mineral and animal). His first issue away from Wildstorm–and DC–Ennis really seems to enjoy sticking it to DC. The Batman analog is hilarious and rather mean-spirited.

Of course, Ennis is mean-spirited to superheroes in general so it’s not only targeted slights. The Boys lets Ennis have a whole lot of fun, but it’s hard to say if he and Robertson homage anything. The little old comics man at the end–he sort of looks like the Tinkerer but he might just be a little old man.

While it’s a rather amusing issue–there’s some great exposition with the Boys–it’s just a bridging issue. Ennis does a good job hiding the finish, but there’s nothing substantial about it.

CREDITS

Get Some, Part One; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, Darick Robertson; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Simon Bowland; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

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