Ho-Lee Shit. What a twist! This over-sized issue blew up my expectations and fucked with the entrails! It was amazing. First of all, there’s the action stuff, with pretty much all of the superheroes getting wiped out by the Air Force, which was awesome, especially when Oh, Father got killed. But the real meat was the shocking revelation that it’s not the Homelander who was the real enemy, but Black Noir! That whole explanation was amazing, the idea that he was bred to be the one to take down Homelander, a perfect double, the fact that he was the one who did most of the heinous things, that he raped Butcher’s wife, that hell, without his impact, Homelander was probably not a bad person, it was a fantastic shock, and one I didn’t see coming. I’m not sure if I do feel sorry for Homelander or not, he did do some bad things, but only because he’d been tricked into thinking he’s already done worse. It’s tricky. When I re-read this series it’s going to cast everything in a different light. But either way, he’s dead now, and so is Black Noir, and boy, was it cathartic to see Butcher kill him and get revenge, what a moment. My only question now is, there are 6 issues left, what else can possibly happen to top the events of this issue? I have no idea, none. But I’m excited. Once again, Holy Shit!