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The Boys, Volume 1 by Garth Ennis
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Jul 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: comics
Read in July, 2011

Simon Pegg stars as "Wee Hughie", hapless dude whose new girlfriend is brutally killed as collateral damage in a superhero collar, etc. etc., grief, carnage. Soon enters Billy Butcher -- Henry Rollins drawling like Michael Caine -- recruiting Hughie into his mysterious (but GOVERNMENT-FUNDED!!!11!!) gang of anti-superhero operatives. The usual Garth Ennis hijinks ensues, including majestic superheroes acting like grade-Z douches (coerced blowjobs included), BDSM, droogs, tender moments interleaving the ultraviolence, you know the drill. Hilarious and fun, big ups to Darick Robertson for installing subtle humor into every frame, and for rendering Simon Pegg perfectly.
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