Just over a month ago I switched back to getting the boys monthly, in doing so I picked up all the singles that I’d missed whilst trade waiting and read through the entire series again, and loved every minute of it. Sometimes I don’t get the Ennis love that a lot of people have, but ‘the Boys’ is not one of those cases. Herogasm #1 is the first issue of a mini-series that is attached to the main title. In this issue we see what ‘really’ happens during cross-overs and big events.
This was a great read, lots of sex, profanities and all around good times. If you haven’t read this title before you, you don’t know what you’re missing. The one thing that I really dig about this title is the parodies of existing DC and Marvel characters, and this issue was full of not just those but references to various “cross-overs”.
Darick Robertson is sorely missed on art, not that John McCrea did a bad job, I just always enjoy reading Simon Pegg as Hughie. I always enjoy seeing another interpretation of someone’s characters and John Mc Crea did an outstanding job.
My one gripe with this issue was that it didn’t feel different to the main book in any way, and am a little confused why this was a mini rather than just fleshing out an arc in the main title and making it longer. Overall this wasn’t as strong as the main title, but was still a great over-the-top read.
Overall - 7