The Boys 9 (August 2007)

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Ennis ups the absurdly “adult content” level of the series here, ending the issue on a scene both hilarious and uncomfortable. It sort of hides the fact he’s only got five scenes in the issue.

He brings together his two story threads–the Boys and TekKnight–and then abandons the TekKnight one. Instead Hughie gets a scene to himself and then… wait, Ennis only has four scenes this issue. I think.

There’s a lot of humor, except with Hughie’s investigation scene, but not much story. In fact, Ennis constricts the story arc quite a bit here–and not just with TekKnight becoming supporting cast. He goes for the joke instead of expanding the story.

The ending alone can sell the issue, but it’s hard not to see it as filler. Ennis easily could have folded the first and last scenes together (wait, there are five scenes) without any narrative bumps.

CREDITS

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

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