The Boys, Volume 1: The Name of the Game

The Boys Volume The Name of the Game THIS IS GOING TO HURT In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night someone s got to make sure the supes don t get out of line And someone will Billy But

  • Title: The Boys, Volume 1: The Name of the Game
  • Author: Garth Ennis Darick Robertson
  • ISBN: 9789133305466
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • THIS IS GOING TO HURT In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone s got to make sure the supes don t get out of line And someone will Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother s Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys A CIA backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the mosTHIS IS GOING TO HURT In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone s got to make sure the supes don t get out of line And someone will Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother s Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys A CIA backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth superpower Some superheores have to be watched Some have to be controlled And some of them sometimes need to be taken out of the picture That s when you call in THE BOYS

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    1. somewhere in the first third, one character warns another to watch out for the "flood of blood-flecked semen" that he would probably see in his new tenement digs. I read that phrase, cringed, and then realized that at some point I'd probably be shown that image. golly gee, I was right! The Boys is that kind of graphic novel and Ennis & Robertson are that kind of writer & artist. that repulsive image is a pretty good representation of the entire escapade. synopsis: dangerous superheroes l [...]

    2. What an awesome concept this series is, there's an abundance of superheroes on the planet and not all of them are nice guys, in fact during their rescue missions they occasionally kill an innocent bystander or two. Hughie has found true love, unfortunately it's shattered irreparably when a superhero accidentally takes his girlfriend out while in pursuit of a villain (and that's not for a candlelight dinner). The Scot is approached by Billy Butcher and his dog Terror with an offer to join his te [...]

    3. Apparently Garth Ennis hates superheroes and decided to show it in this comic book about a bunch of people dressed in black who cuss a lot and torment lame caricatures of superheroes. This is the kind of weakly-written tripe made for teenagers who still think swearing and explosions of blood are the height of artistic achievement.Oh, oh but wait! The heroes are jerks! In fact they're almost entirely depicted as violent degenerates or greedy elitists who don't care about the people they serve - a [...]

    4. Having just finished the recently-released conclusion of this series. I think it's safe to say that this is my favorite work by Garth Ennis to date. The start of the series is quick and sharp. It wastes no time, and brings you into the story without a lot of tedious backstory. (Since this series is 12 trades long, I'm going to spread my thoughts about the story over reviews of several of the books, rather than write one massive rambly review.)

    5. My friend Max coined a word. "Borfs." Since "nerd" has slowly been drained of most of its negative connotations and become a synonym for "obsessive and knowledgeable" (e.g "Ask my friend about that band, he's a total music nerd"), we need a new word to describe a particular kind of person. He thought of this word while watching The Matrix, as he was wondering what kind of person thinks good guys wearing dark glasses and leather gunfighting bad guys in suits is cool. Borfs that's who.Borfs are i [...]

    6. Next to the super-earnest DC comics I've just been slogging through in an effort to branch out of my Marvel-and-indie bias, this Boys book knocks my socks off! Somehow I've forgotten how laugh-out loud funny, vile and imaginative Ennis is - and paired up with the incredible gonzo art from Robertson, this is gold-plated entertainment for me!I'm now frankly embarrassed that I somehow put three Boys volumes on a shelf for two years and haven't been devouring this immediately. Who's been keeping thi [...]

    7. I loved Preacher. Violent boy's own fantasy with a point and a moral heart. So I went into The Boys expecting it to be pretty brutal. And it is. And it's very well done pulp fiction - the heroes are conflicted and unpleasant, the villains are odious and corrupt, and the heroes inflict a world of violent hurt on the villains in superlative fashion. Well done!However, I personally couldn't get over the fact that it's so anti-women. There's exactly one pleasant female in the whole thing, and she di [...]

    8. Like Invincible I decided to re-read series I read as a kid to see if I got a better grasp on them. The Boys is one I remember fondly for being over the top and fucking insane. Well guess what? it still is years later. So you got the first few pages showing how superheroes can be pieces of shit. Watch as this poor character has his girlfriend body slammed into a wall and turn into a slush of blood. It's sad, fucked up, and you're like "FUCK THESE GUYS" and it only gets worse from there. Force Bl [...]

    9. In Watchmen, Alan Moore posited the idea that superheroes were actually not quite as perfect, as motivated by a desire for truth, justice and so on and so forth as you might think, creating a frightening world where the most morally responsible character happened to be the one who was most openly psychopathic. In The Authority Vol. 1: Relentless, Warren Ellis took a stab at taking this one stage further and seeing what a world controlled by superheroes might be like, but turned back from exposin [...]

    10. Who watches the watchmen, in this comic? The Boys. And the supes are as far as I can tell all stupes, jokes. This is really raunchy, a sort of satirical comedy about superheroes, and pretty funny. A comical bulldog is featured. Sometimes it settles down for a bit from the sex and violence and you get to see a warmer side of a couple of The Boys, but that's really just to give you a breather from the laughs. I was surprised I liked it as much as I did.

    11. Character interaction is poorly written and comes across really awkward. Plots are not particularly strong. And frankly, once you've seen him do cynicism and toilet humor for the fiftieth time, it wears a little thin. Plus, Alan Moore, Mark Waid, and Frank Miller have all tackled this basic premise in better books already. And that's just off the top of my head.

    12. UPDATED: Just reread this book, and it's still ultra-violent fun, but it also has issues. No surprises, books like this kind of thrive on being over-the-top crude. I mean the book has an anal hamster joke. They drew it in meticulous detail. So yeah.The part that's interesting (upon reread) is how the book appeals to this sense of superiority within the reader that allows them to simultaneously look down on "heroes" and tradition comic book ideals of heroism while excusing or even justifying the [...]

    13. 4.5 to 5.0 stars. Very dark, very brutal and at times very disturbing. It is also incredibly well written, highly original and brilliant.

    14. Who watches the watchmen? The Boys, of course! When superheroes get out of control, the Boys are sent in to deal with the problem. And they're more than capable. After having been disbanded for some time, Billy Butcher puts the team back together for a new assignment including their newest member, Wee Hughie. The Boys are back in town, so Earth's mightiest heroes had better behave In most other writers' hands, this would be a trainwreck. You've got extreme violence, strong language, sexual situa [...]

    15. Think of the most over-the-top Tarantino movie you've every seen. Or maybe Scorcese. Then add even more gratuitous violence and sex. Now you're getting into the realm of Ennis's world. And his world is a very cool spin on the world of superheroes, I might add. Imagine a world where superheroes are all over the place, with more coming up each day, and imagine what that kind of "loosely" checked power can do a human? What to do if a superhero happens to kill a pedestrian in pursuit of a villain? A [...]

    16. Utterly crass and unapologetic, this is Garth Ennis's best black humor superhero book yet. You may have read his previous work in this vein, The Pro about a prostitute who gains superpowers. This is just as good, if not better because he is allowed to bring in some firepower - a covert group who scares the shit out of superheroes by beating the crap out of them when they go over the line. As a concept it doesn't make a great deal of sense but Wee Hughie, our common man protangonist, really pulls [...]

    17. Ennis is a skilled writer, I won't deny that. But I didn't like Preacher, and I don't like this.I think it all comes down to two things. I don't believe that humans are all inherently evil, which seems to be his basic premise here. So naturally superheroes are all depraved monsters, because they can be. It's about as subtle as a sledgehammer, and I find it as unrealistic as a world where humans are all inherently evil and superheroes are naturally perfect and flawless. So I really couldn't even [...]

    18. I understand the bad language, ultra violence, and gratuitous sex are all juvenile but I guess I'm just a big dumb kid because G.E. can sure write a book!

    19. I'm very much on the fence with this book - on the one hand it's a brilliant piece of work about how absolute power corrupts absolutely, on the other hand it's a violent, misogynistic piece of work that walks (and arguably crosses) a fine line between condemning and glorifying the horror on show here.The world that we have here is one rooted firmly in reality but where people with superpowers exist. This is as a result of a drug that they have all taken, and which is heavily controlled by the bi [...]

    20. The Boys is Garth Ennis’ take on the Watchmen question: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? In a world where superhero teams are mostly about marketing and only a little about saving people, The Boys do the dirty work for the CIA, quashing corrupt supes and going after the mother of all villains, the Supreme 7. It’s the usual Garth Ennis fare, with enough grotesquerie thrown in that Wildstorm kicked it to the curb, after which Dynamite comics–which seems to be known for a robust line of boob co [...]

    21. There are at least two possible star ratings here, and both are equally „correct“. The 4-star rating (mentioned here and only here) applies to this comic under certain restrictions. Or restriction. Singular form is better. “The name of the Game” is fairly good stuff if you’re reading Ennis for the first time. In that scenario, I could easily say go for it. There are far worse comics out there and if it just happens that “The Boys” are your cup of tea, you might go one exploring and [...]

    22. I’m a clearly a johnny-come-lately when is comes to the oeuvre of Mr. Ennis – shocking to many adult readers of comic books and graphic novels, but true. DC’s Vertigo line was a major mainstay of mine in the 90s – as it brought me back into the four-color world of the comic book industry – but I somehow never meandered over to Ennis’ seminal work on Preacher (although I have now ponied-up the first volume on my library hold queue). But having previously missed this bus, I’m proud t [...]

    23. Garth Ennis is offensive, and if you aren't ready for gritty over the top Sin-City level violence & sex then you probably should just stay away from this book. The Boys does something though quite remarkable- it paints a world where superheroes aren't saints, that they have human moralities and so the "good guys" are no more than evil male chauvinist run for profit organizations. Through this all there is a small group hired by the government to enact a kind of revenge on these superheroes g [...]

    24. The Good: What happens when the superheroes are the bad guys? That's the basic premise of this graphic novel. Unlimited power goes to superheroes heads and them become lazy and corrupt. More concerned with merchandising and getting laid than keeping citizens safe. It's a really fun premise and the execution is brutally vivid and violent. Lots of possibility for future volumes.The Bad: A friend recommended this series and I should have really considered his tastes before getting my hopes up. The [...]

    25. If you like Garth Ennis' work, then you should absolutely love this. Take one part Punisher, one part Simon Pegg (who consented his likeness rights for the main character, and gives the introduction), one part superhero pulp, and a whole lot of disfunction, and you'll come close to scratching the surface of The Boys. As usual, Derrick Robertson does a wonderful job illustrating.

    26. Brutal mirada sobre la sociedad estadounidense, a través de un terrible retrato de los superhéroes. Tiene algunos pasajes implacables, tanto visual como narrativamente."Pozo séptico = yanquis""Son tan estúpidos, Hughie. Tienen tanto miedo de perder la poca fortuna que creen tener, que ni se les ocurre levantar la vista"Muy bonita edición argentina.

    27. It should be noted from the outset that a reader's appreciation—or lack thereof—of Garth Ennis's work will directly impact their enjoyment of The Boys. Those familiar with the author will expect, perhaps even relish, the detours into gross-out humor and disgusting gags, the confrontation of sexual taboos, and the predilections of fetish (and never in subtle ways), heartily rounded out with foul language and bloody violence. If you are a fan of Ennis, you should have absolutely no trouble enj [...]

    28. Garth Ennis has a knack for packaging up horrible scenes of depravity in a way that's just absurd enough to keep me from feeling sick to my stomach. There's a bit in this first volume that exemplifies that. The Boys is kind of like The Watchmen held up to a fun house mirror so that you're seeing a twisted, satirical view of a world that was already a satirical view of yet another world. I dig it.

    29. Definitely a new take on superheroes. I really enjoyed how everything gets turned on its head here. Not for kids.

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