The Boys 26 (January 2009)

546422I’ll never complain about Robertson being lazy on The Boys again. Actually, I probably will, but I sure do miss him this issue. John Higgins fills in and, while he can handle a lot of the content, he misses the nuance to some of it. He draws Annie like any other bimbo comic book blonde. Gone is the innocence. It changes the character quite a bit.

Higgins’s finest work might just be on Terror. He might draw the dog better than anything else.

Ennis is stretching out the story arc unnecessarily with this issue. Hughie’s interlude with Annie doesn’t build from the previous foreshadowing, Butcher’s subplot is just a tease, Mother’s Milk only has two pages. The Frenchman and the Female only have one.

Ennis focuses on the G-Men because he’s got some good X-Men jokes. But he’s overdoing it. Making fun of the X-Men is easy.

CREDITS

We Gotta Go Now, Part Four; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, John Higgins; colorist, Tony Avina; letterer, Simon Bowland; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

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