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The Boys #16

March 7, 2008

The Boys #16 (Dynamite Entertainment)
By Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson

As Hughie finds himself growing closer to Annie (he not aware that she’s a superhero, she not aware that he hunts them), the Female goes missing, and the rest of the team goes searching. The Hughie/Annie stuff here is really good — you can honestly buy them as two lost souls whose lives haven’t turned out as they expected reaching out to one another, finding someone else to connect with. The book hasn’t totally lost its “shock value” mentality, though — the last page gag really serves no purpose other than to make people gasp and say, “I can’t believe they put that in a comic book”! The Female’s story isn’t as interesting either, mostly because the character herself isn’t that interesting. She’s a cipher, more of an idea than a character, and that doesn’t grab me. This book is going about half-and-half for me right now… the stuff I like, I realy like. The stuff I don’t… meh.
Rating: 7/10

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