Lots of stuff going on here. Some of it is setup, some of it is cleanup. Butcher sees his lady friend from the CIA–the dog does do something hilarious, even if Robertson doesn’t focus on him like he used to–while Annie (the Christian Supergirl stand-in) has a crisis of faith and Hughie gets a secret mission of his own.
What’s strange is how nice the issue turns out to be. Butcher and the CIA lady, amidst their angry banter, are sort of cute together. Hughie and Annie are positively adorable. Shame the rest of The Boys have to sit the issue out.
There’s also a lot of information in the issue, mostly in Annie’s section. She’s remembering her days as a big time superhero and offering commentary. It paces the issue, which is almost entirely conversation.
The issue is practically genial… as genial as Ennis gets anyway.
Good for the Soul, Part One; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, Darick Robertson; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Simon Bowland; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.