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on 26 January 2011
This book put me off reading any more in the series.
This saddened me greatly since I like the premise and am a fan of other Ennis works (see The Pro & Preacher).
In this volume it seems the ideas run dry so the inevitable back stories are aired, masked by a cynical sense of self awareness and irony which would have inspired humour in the earlier editions. The back stories themselves seem spread a bit thin and rushed, dispensing with detail in favour of gore.
Perhaps the history of The Boys is essential at this stage, but all at once? It just feels like filler at a time when the story as a whole was gaining momentum.