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The Boys #63 Review

Written by That Daley Guy on Tuesday, February 07 2012 and posted in Reviews

The Boys #63 will forever go down in the history of Ennis' smash series as the issue that turned things up to 11. It solidifies the series as one of the best examples of the super hero genre – you'd be crazy to miss out on this.

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Credits & Solicit Info:

Title: The Boys #63
Writer: Garth Ennis
Art: Russ Braun / Darick Robertson
Publisher: Dynamite


This is the issue that fans of The Boys have been waiting for. Secrets were divulged. Casualties have been taken. The Boys have received their first serious blow to the integrity and strength of the team, and the Seven (Four?) are in shambles.

The Boys #63 finally saw Hughie reach the tipping point. The events in this issue were violently integral to the development of his character, and the repercussions of his actions are going to have a serious impact on the wayThe Boys finale plays out. That's one of the best things with The Boys – every action has a clearly recognizable repercussion, and if it's not immediately made evident, it's safe to assume it eventually will be. Very, very few events in this book are just "thrown in". Ennis knows what he's doing.

If you want to verify that statement, re-read the first TPB of the series. You're certain to notice a few hits regarding what would eventually come.

Frenchie and the Female end up in a sticky situation that results in one of them losing an appendage, which marked the first time in the series' history that a super powered member of The Boys has been mortally wounded. Again, this is going to play a big part in what comes next. It's done rather masterfully – the severity of the situation isn't lost in the calamity of the events in the rest of the book.

Homelander plays the biggest part in this story, however, as we learn that he's "officially" snapped. "Officially", meaning that his  psychotic status is recognized by Vought-American, who claim themselves non-affiliates of the baby raping maniac. I'd probably claim the same thing. Probably. VA also notes that Homelander is finalizing his plan of attack on the White House, which is made evident by the mass super hero invasion that takes place during this issue.

Clearly, a whole hell of a lot has happened.

How will Hughie deal with the dissension that his actions have surely caused? What are Homelanders next moves now that he's secured the White House? What the hell is Butcher going to do next?

Answers are immediate – that's easy to see at the pace The Boys has been moving recently. Each issue in this latest arc gets better and better, and there's no signs of slowing down, even as the ending approaches. 

Review by: That Daley Guy

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