Sunday, June 27, 2010
the Boys #43 - Dynamite Entertainment
Things finally hit the fan this issue. After what Mother's Milk found out from the Legend, he goes to confront that guy from Vought-American. I don't know what he hoped to accomplish there, but . . it just serves to make him madder at Butcher. He's finally realized that the reason Butcher sent him after Super-Duper was because . . he knew that eventually he'd cross paths with Malchemical. With him witnessing Hughie's involvement with Annie, he convinced himself that he was working for Vought. So he figured he'd have Malchemical take him out. It didn't even occur to him that Hughie hadn't even made the connection as to who Annie was. 'How could he not know?' To which Mother's Milk replies, 'Oh shit, I dunno! How could he answer the goddamned door wit' blood from the bitch's snatch all over him? How could he end up takin' a shit on the floor of Tek-Knight's cave? Because he's Hughie, man . .!' And then he tells him that he heard the guy from Vought give the order to waste Hughie. So obviously Hughie can't be working for him. Meanwhile, while all of this is going on, Hughie has gone into Super-Duper's house to confront Malchemical because he's decided to use his superior power to make all of these idiots his bitches. Butcher's been watching as Malchemical has been moping the floor with him. So when Butcher finally goes in to save him, Hughie is pretty beaten up. And as Malchemical comes at him in gaseous form, Butcher simply pulls out his lighter and blows him up. He wants to take out the rest of Super-Duper also, but . . Hughie convinces him that they don't really know what they're doing. The issue ends with Butcher and MM arguing. And Annie, it appears, has taken off from the Seven's orbital platform towards Earth. I wonder if she knows about Hughie's condition. Also the Homelander is sitting on the outside of the platform looking down on the Earth and thinking. 'What I know? I can do anything. Maybe it's time I got started.' That sounds rather ominous. Anyways, now that they've finally got this situation with Hughie sorted out, Butcher knows that he still is loyal to the team . . we can move on to the next story-arc. It seems that Hughie is the only one that doesn't have a clue about Annie. But then, Hughie doesn't have a clue about much, which is what I think makes him such a likeable character. This is one of those books that no matter how could the current story-arc is . . I can't wait for the next one. I've really enjoyed the work that Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson have done on this book. I know it's not for everyone. But that's ok. If you don't like it . . don't pick it up.