The Boys: Herogasm

by on Nov.25, 2009, under Comics

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I liked Preacher. I’ve liked several of the tales in War Stories. I really liked his run in Hellblazer. And up until this point I’d liked The Boys. But as I believe I’ve mentioned in passing before, Garth Ennis has always had a problem with using violence as a punch line. Sometimes this works, as in some of the sickest moments in Preacher, but sometimes it really doesn’t.

Herogasm is one case where it doesn’t. One of the main characters gets raped and spends the rest of the book stumbling around, clutching his stomach and looking upset. I just don’t think rape jokes are funny. Not cool, Garth.

The art is also lame, totally static and plastic.

Preview at the link above.

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