The Boys: Volume 12 – The Bloody Doors Off – Garth Ennis

Boys 12But it finished last volume? There was a neat little conclusion and everything. Well a slightly clever/ slightly clunky finale. So this is to tie up all the loose ends and give us a lovely happy ending right? Well this is Garth Ennis so what do you think?

This is the book that ends it all with a bang – a blaze of glory. Now that the tale is told what will become of the characters? How will he make sure that neither he nor anyone else starts pimping out The Boys as happened with the Crossed title Ennis created? It won’t be pleasant but it will be very shrewd.

This is an astonishingly good book. Because we have invested all this time in these characters and in this world we care about it so much. Ennis recognises this and knows just how to stick the knife in. This is one of the most tense and gut-wrenching reads ever as all bets are off. There is humour, there is genuine emotion, and a few political points to be scored to boot.

The art is great with the ensemble delivering a top notch performance to match the riveting story. There are some outstanding portraits and expressions that really grab you and deliver the emotional right-hook this book is all about.

This is the finest of all the books in the series. Saving the best till last this is the epitome of a Double Thumbs Up!!


Tomorrow: Sherlock Holmes: The Trial of Sherlock Holmes – Leah Moore & John Reppion

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