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The Boys, Volume 5 by Garth Ennis
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Dec 22, 2009

did not like it
bookshelves: 1-star, comics-other

The Boys wants to have its cake and eat it, too. It wants to condemn certain behaviour but takes great delight in showing it in great detail. It's been the biggest flaw of the series throughout and it all comes crashing into a heap in this collected edition.
It's humour is schoolboy level, thinking that a man farting on a woman's head is funny, but at the same time it tries to tackle some serious political issues. But then shows lots of sex and condemns it at the same time. Which it has been doing for all the previous books, too. And now it's just reached critical mass and imploded in onitself. The entire "plot", for want of a better word, could have been done in less than one book. But then we wouldn't have been able to "snigger" at a the description of an invisible woman in a threesome.

For the first time ever I'm giving up on a limited series before it finishes. No more for me, I'm out.

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