I should have seen it coming, last issue’s cover star died, so it makes sense that this issue’s would to, but when Frenchie uncovered that bomb… it still shocked me. And then BOOM! Both he and The Female are dead and it’s just unbelievable how quickly Ennis has turned Billy Butcher from a likeable anti-hero to one of my most hated figures in comics. This is a trick Ennis likes to do a lot actually, he slowly showed in Preacher that Cassidy wasn’t a loveable rogue, he was a very bad man, he even had the same perspective on Frank Castle by the end, but this may be the quickest and biggest turnaround, Butcher is just terrifyingly evil. He’s not even really evil, just driven. I really don’t know how Hughie is going to stop him, but I can’t wait to see it. I also can’t wait to re-read the whole series and look for clues as to Butcher’s overall megalomaniacal plan. There’s also more than just Butcher to wrap up here, there’s Annie, and also the Vought Pair, who have started sleeping together, Jesus, how creepy was that scene at the start, his expressionless face, even whilst in bed. 3 issues left, and only 2 Boys left, it’s a fight to the finish.