The Boys 8 (July 2007)

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So the Female and the Frenchman are the comic relief and Mother’s Milk is the revelatory exposition. M.M. does have some character otherwise, but not a lot. The situation works–supporting cast and main cast–but Ennis doesn’t even bother to disguise it. The Female and the Frenchman are just here this issue so readers don’t forget about them before the next big fight.

Ennis keeps the split between Batman (sorry, TekKnight) and Butcher and Hughie. Butcher and Hughie are doing an actual investigation, which gives this issue of The Boys a different flavor. It’s a detective book–and a good one–all of a sudden. Ennis is very careful with his colloquial conversations. He does a great job naturally dropping references.

There’s a great bit with the Alfred stand-in. Besides the rather adult content, Ennis is basically riffing on the goofiness of the Batman franchise.

It’s good stuff.

CREDITS

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

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