The Boys #59
Russ Braun, Darick Robertson
Superhero guy and Butcher are squaring off and start talking. A skinny superhero is mad. Then all the superheroes fly away.
The Boys are sitting around a table talking.
The Boys go home and find... something bad. Spoiler Alert.
Butcher’s dog is dead. Probably poisoned.
A control room is watching a car get blown up and shot to shit.
Butcher goes to the Skinny Superhero’s house/place and stabs him. And stabs him. And stabs him. Cold as hell. Over and over.
The Boys are sitting around drinking.
Butcher and Skinny Superhero are still... talking? Superhero does not have much of a torso left and there’s blood everywhere. Butcher kills him.
What’s on the cover?
How’s the pictures?
The art is fantastically real with a viseral touch. At times the lines can become cartoonish, which throws off the mood of the comic.
What really happened?
This is another of those comics where you can tell the base story is told in images. A lot of the basic plot is driven in words, though. While you can feel tension in the images, if you want to know why you have to read more than the words. Otherwise, the plot synopsis from above is the basics.
Did I like it?
You either enjoy or hate this series. It’s mean. Really mean. This issue in particular reaches new depths in punishing the reader and the characters. Which may be the main goal, so bravo to the writer and artists for pushing the envelope into big time squicky storytelling.