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The Boys Omnibus Vol. 1 TPB Paperback – April 2, 2019
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- Publisher : Dynamite Entertainment; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 344 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1524108596
- ISBN-13 : 978-1524108595
- Reading age : 16 years and up
- Item Weight : 1.56 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.6 x 0.7 x 10.1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,145 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Good read though. I recommend it to anyone that has the stomach of the gore and sex.
Darick-with-one-R does a great job on the artistic visuals. He honed those skills on the excellent Transmetropolitan comic book, which I highly recommend any lover-of-science-fiction to read.
Starlight - The sole purpose of Starlight is to introduce an innocent, blond, pretty, all American girl and then pointlessly degrade her. She's accepted into the 7, and on first meeting with Homelander, he and 2 other 7's drop their trousers and demand blow jobs to let her in the group. Bc why not humiliate a new member and guarantee they hate you. In her other scene her costume gets adjusted to show more skin. Bc of course.
Butcher / CIA head - Every time they meet, they have sex while telling each other how much they despise each other.
Wee Hughie - Hughie is a weak, waffling wimp with no apparent positive qualities. He seems like a pure loser. Yet for no apparent reason, Butcher recruits him and brings him into his presumably elite gang.
Compound V - A compound exists that instantly turns normal people in super people. But for some reason, the people that control the compound - the government - don't take it themselves, because who wants to be super?
Mini Nina (or whatever her name is) - a midget Russian who has apparently killed more people than anyone in the world, who everyone is afraid of, and who really likes giant dildos. Oh, and Butcher kills her by putting an explosive in the dildo. Of course!
The book itself is mostly about Butcher and his gang mindlessly stumbling through adventures accomplishing almost nothing. Nothing that either they, or their antagonists, or the other random characters that show up do makes any sense at all. There is no real character development and no real plot. The sole purpose of just about every inch of progress is to provide another excuse for over gory, over sexual sensationalism.
So if you like cheap, brainless sensationalism - sex, violence, nudity, etc. - that is poorly drawn and has no remotely intelligent quality - this is the series for you!
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The characters are over the top yet also relatable, and there is absolutely no regard for political correctness and over sensitvity. Character can be crass or violent and yet make compelling arguments against overreach and violence. And because this is an older comic it do not push its politics down your throat like modern Marvel or DC.
If anything, Boys show how far the comic book industry has fallen, and what can be done when comics are written by artists rather than activists.
There are strong female characters, strong minority characters and an LGBT sub plot, but none of it feels forced or artifical. These characters have a part to play in the story and weren't added in as tokens to pander to publishers. They comment on racism, sexism, homophobia, and corporate greed while placing the story above all else.
A good read, though possibly too much sex and violence for some people's taste.
The Boys will spank the bas%/!s when they get outa line.
Cant wait to see the tv series.