Friday, April 03, 2009

Review - The Boys #29 (Dynamic Forces, 2009)



The Boys find out the chilling truth about Godolkin

This is an uncomfortable and hard to read issue at times, as we finally learn the truth about Godolkins recruitment tactics, his proclivities and Government / Big Business' willingness to turn a blind eye to the whole mess. Hughie, who has led from the front throughout this storyline, and is rapidly becoming my favourite member of the team, is fired up and ready to make a stand against the forces of Godolkin...but to say anything else would ruin the surprise. But what a surprise it is.

The art is exemplary, especially the final face-off which is an exceptional epic. The dialogue is sharp and pointed, the plotting tight. A highlight of the week.

Verdict - This issue, the culmination of the whole Godolkin / G-Men storyline, has a satisfying conclusion, showing that it isn't always The Boys who have to clean up the mess that superheroes make. The Boys is going through a great run of form at the moment, so let us hope it continues. 9 out of 10.

The Boys #29, published by Dynamic Forces, is out now.

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