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The Boys, Volume 2: Get Some (The Boys #2)

4.02  ·  Rating Details ·  4,023 Ratings  ·  144 Reviews
The second volume of the acclaimed series The Boys is here by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson! Dark avenger Tek-Knight and his ex-partner Swingwing are in trouble. Big trouble. One has lost control of his terrifyingly overactive sex-drive, and the other might just be a murderer. It's up to Hughie and Butcher to work out which is which, in Get Some. Then, in Glorious Five ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Dynamite Entertainment (first published March 3rd 2008)
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mark monday
Jun 19, 2014 mark monday rated it it was ok
Shelves: comikon
in this second installment, our ragtag band of super-powered types who monitor other super-powered types visit Gay World and then Russia.

here's a story:

so this public figure decides to get some community cred, some faggy version of Up With The People, by doing outreach to the fag community. he's a good-looking guy, so of course all the queers rally around him, and one of the younger homos even falls in love with him. well, we all know about gaydar - but did you know that some gaylords also have
Paul Nelson
Garth Ennis turns the superhero franchise on its head and slaps it where the sun don't shine with The Boys: Get Some the second volume of the series. Get Some contains two stories with the primary characters being Billy Butcher, the leader of this band of superhero bashers and wee Hughie the newest recruit.

The first story sees them investigate the murder of a young gay man and two superheroes come under close scrutiny, Tek-Knight's got a bit of a problem, he's not a legit superhero his costume i
Feb 24, 2009 Stephen rated it really liked it
4.0 stars. This series is NOT for the faint of heart or those easily offended. Dark, brutal, violent and at times disturbing. However, it is also original, well written and superbly plotted. Highly Recommended (with the above caveat).
James DeSantis
Jan 01, 2017 James DeSantis rated it it was ok

So I guess we end 2016 with a 5 star review (Deadly Class Volume 4) and get to start with this (mostly) pile of shit book.

The first half of this volume isn't terrible. It's actually kind of funny. Got a superhero who basically fucks everything. Something is wrong with him and anything around him will be fucked from hamsters, to coffee cups, to anyone's ass. It's very scary. The story is really revolving around why this poor gay person
Stewart Tame
Apr 14, 2017 Stewart Tame rated it really liked it
Still enjoying this series a great deal. Two complete stories in this volume. In the first, Tek-Knight, sort of a cross between Iron Man and Batman has a ... unique problem with his sex drive. And there's a possible murder involved as well. It's up to Butcher and Hughie to sort things out. As much fun as the story is, it pales in comparison to the second, in which the team goes to Russia. Part of what makes it sing for me is their Russian contact, Vasilii, a great big joyous bear of a man. Yes, ...more
Feb 23, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it
Good job on Ennis, not repeating the plotline from book one (which would've been so easy to do and still fun - but not this much). This gets deeper, more serious and takes us behind the facade to get to know Butcher and his connections.

There's a sense of disappointment I can't quite shake tho - after the first book blew my mind, this feels a bit of a letdown. Like as if not every page from here on out will make me pee my pants with how much Ennis hates supes - which I guess he doesn't - but man
Mar 25, 2015 Jason rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2015
Brilliant stuff again. Graphics are great and the story is top class.

Wee Hughie is starting to adapt to life with the boys and as usual has all the best scenes, like taking a dump on the floor of the Tek Warrior's secret base.

The epilogue was one of the most bizarre I've read, you gotta see it to believe it.
Apr 13, 2014 Gavin rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Boy does Garth Ennis despise Batman/Robin/Nightwing. The entire first story is a not-so-thinly veiled takedown. There's also some venom for Wolverine if you pay close attention.
That being said, this series is all about how Supes are assholes, and this goes well with proving that. It also adds dimension to Butcher and Hughie, as well as their relationship dynamic. Not as much on the other three, but I think that might be OK with me so far.
The first story seems to be an analysis of the treatment o
Sep 11, 2016 Luca rated it liked it
The second volume of The Boys has the lads going on two trips: one to Russia and one to Gay World*. A murder mystery involving a Batman/Nightwing/Robin knock-off trio in NY's gay club scene is well-intentioned and ultimately paints homophobes as villains but only ever shows things from the straight leads' perspective.

The second arc in which we go to Russia where everyone is HARDER and TUFFER (as is wont to happen with Ennis trips to Russia) is less problematic, and gets in on the thematic meat
Two mediocre narratives in this series. The first, "Get Some," tries to take the curse of homophobia off the book by presenting a supposedly gay-friendly narrative under a barrage of homophobic language. Apparently, it's okay to use homophobic slurs if you don't really care about someone's sexuality. Of course, if you really didn't care, you wouldn't obsessively use homophobic slurs, a point that seems to escape Ennis. Especially telling is that when Butcher scans all the supposedly clean heroic ...more
Gayle Francis Moffet
Apr 30, 2013 Gayle Francis Moffet rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, 2013, may-2013
Let's be honest, this is a love it or hate it book. As I appreciate well-done, audacious violence, sex, and swearing, book 2 was as enjoyable as book 1, but if you're not into violence, sex, or swearing (or even just not into a LOT), no matter my enjoyment, it's not gonna be your bag.

But if it might be your bag, if you've heard about The Boys and found yourself intrigued, know this: book 2 builds up from book 1. There's still plenty of violence and sex and swearing, but there's also an actual ar
The Man In The Hat
Apr 09, 2008 The Man In The Hat rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics-other
I never thought I'd say this about anything, but there was too much sex and violence.

I don't have a problem with sex and violence, even gratuitous sex and violence, I'm a fan. But there are two stories in this book and halfway through the first story I was getting bored because all there was was sex and violence. The wafer-thin plot should have been wrapped up in one issue but instead the writer threw in so much sex and violence that it lasted 4! Absolutely absurd.
The second story was much bette
Jan 20, 2013 Meran rated it really liked it
Book #2 is a little calmer on the disgusting stuff. Still there though.

As Book #1, its premise is one close to my heart: every time I read a comic or book (or watch a superhero movie), I always ask the question: "But what about the people that bomb killed?" or "but the train fell off the cliff.. sure, it saved the town, but what about the people ON THE TRAIN?" Silly I know. It's just make-believe. But still! Really!!

This series answers those concerns and sheds a very strong spotlight on the 'sup
Jeffrey Jelmeland
First for the disclaimer: this series is meant for a mature audience!!! Ok, now that we have that out of the way we can get on with the review. The writing is superb, drawing the reader into the story with ease. Some of the jokes had me gasping for breath only to find myself gasping at something ludicrous a page later. Yes, the violence, language and adult situations are gratuitous, but somehow that is what makes the book and series so enjoyable. Set aside any expectations of this being a superh ...more
May 11, 2013 Sonic rated it really liked it
I have been unsure how I felt about this and therefore unsure of how to review it,...

for the most part I liked the abrasive in-your-face flavor,...
it makes you think,...

but some of it seemed unnecessarily convoluted,...

but on the whole I enjoyed it, and would probably consider getting the next book.

Also, some of it made me laugh my ass off.
Sep 28, 2015 Ian rated it did not like it
Ennis doesn't realize that, in order to tell episodic stories, you have to make the episodes interesting. Boring introductions, no insights, no development for the characters and plot that we've already established. A pit-stop from the series. A slog, from front to back. Angry. Ugh.
May 21, 2011 Patrick rated it it was amazing

Why did I like this series?

First and foremost, it's witty, clever and irreverent. These are things Ennis does well in pretty much all of his work. But in my opinion, those talents shine out particularly brightly here.

(Continued in book three.)
Just keeps getting better. Superheroes are degenerate, entitled, selfish, money hungry scum.
Looks a lot like today's generation of Wall street and other rich only admitted lifestyles.
Mar 14, 2015 Dan rated it did not like it
Wow. The extreme homophobia, racism, and sexism in this book is making me reconsider reading this series.
And the art actually got WORSE half way through this book, somehow...
Michael Hitchcock
Apr 25, 2015 Michael Hitchcock rated it it was amazing
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I can't decide if this is original and off-the-wall, or childish and sex-obsessed, but I can't seem to stop reading...
D'Iberville Library
Feb 23, 2017 D'Iberville Library rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
This installment is split between two main stories. The first follows The Boys as they investigate the homicide of a homosexual teenage boy. The second introduces Russian supes and the corruption of the corporation behind the supes marketing. In several scenes, it illustrates just how far Butcher will go to destroy depraved enhanced humans.

Highly recommended series.
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Feb 06, 2017 Shoumik rated it it was amazing
Scroll down if you're not used to Garth Ennis's writing style.
Meet Tek-Knight a billionaire superhero like Batman, after an accident involving a gamma ray, developing an appetite (more of an uncontrollable compulsion) to copulate with just about anything. From superhero comrades, to watermelons, cats and just about anything. Garth Ennis comes back on volume 2 with the most hair-raising storyline in the series yet, involving a murder of a gay man, with ties to the outside forces.Volume 2 of the
Sep 03, 2012 Tom rated it liked it
This second volume of the Boys covers two story arcs; Get Some and Glorious Five Year Plan. As with Name of the Game there is plenty of violence and humour to keep you satisfied if thats all you want from a comic - especially in Glorious Five Year Plan which features exploding vibrators and the introduction of communist ex-superhero Love Sausage who steals the show and delivers some of the most hilarious lines of the series thus far.

Get Some takes a bit of a different turn for the series; the v
Bobbi Gutierrez
Aug 19, 2013 Bobbi Gutierrez rated it really liked it
Recommended to Bobbi by: Thrista
Shelves: graphic-novel
Now for those who read my last post on The Boys Volume 1: Name of the Game know that this series is very hard to describe! The word intense comes to mind. The artwork and story line tend to be very graphic. The language can be crude, so if your sensitive to those types of things, don't pick this up. On the flip side if you are looking for good chuckle or surprises while reading, this is a MUST READ!

Now The Boys series follows a group extreme killers with various skills. The world is over run wit
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 25, 2011 Mikael Kuoppala rated it liked it
The second installment to "The Boys" series does what I hoped for after reading the goofy but nicely daring opening volume. "Get Some" finally tackles some actual themes and issues to go along with the witty bantering and shock effects that Garth Ennis admittedly does know how to write.

The majority of the book covers a story about a murder of a young homosexual man connected to a superhero who's built his image around gay activism. Ennis makes some truly poignant observations about homophobia, b
Jonathan Schildbach
Mar 08, 2012 Jonathan Schildbach rated it liked it
I like this book in spite of myself. The violence is pretty standard-issue Ennis, but he seems to get more over-the-top with the sexual content, which is essentially junior-high-level sexual humor. On some level, I guess I admire him for committing to it, but mostly I just roll my eyes at how obvious and dumb it is, and wonder who it's supposed to appeal to, given that this is a "mature" title.

I'm also a little confused at Ennis' suggestion in the first story arc that one can use demeaning langu
Jan 11, 2009 Erik rated it really liked it
Get Some collects the next two story-arcs that take us again into the unsavory under-belly of the superhero world. The first involves a sex-obsessed Batman-style hero, named the Tek Knight, who will feels a compulsion to f*ck anything that moves and who gets himself involved in a bizarre sex-triangle & murder (an awful combination of problems, you must admit). All while the second takes the cast of the Boys to Mother Russia to combat the horny Tsarina Nina and her sordid and sex-depraved all ...more
Mar 02, 2010 Laura rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, comic
Does Garth have a problem with people who are gay? I really wondered this while reading one of the stories in this Volume. I just got a vibe he does but sprinkled it like he doesn't. Really it's not my concern if he does or doesn't but the storyline kind of irked me.

I understand fully well that all the characters are rather crude but there is a point when flipping through the trade and on every second page and the 'c'* word crops up gets a little bit stupid. All the swearing that went on to just
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Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting ch ...more
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