Thursday, March 01, 2007

Not-So-Random Rereading: The Boys #1-6

Today, decided to give all of Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E., Fell and The Boys a reread. The two formers were both great reads, but I don't have anything to say about them. The Boys, though . . .

In issue six, Butcher talks to Hughie about why a group like the Boys needs to exist. Basically, he argues that superheroes are amateurs that aren't that good at what they do, often accidentally kill people, and, generally, are dangerous for the average person.

Kind of funny how Garth Ennis is the man to write the most convincing argument in favour of Marvel's Superhero Registration Act, isn't it? Even more funny that The Boys began right in the middle of Civil War.

The book really is a twisted look at the concept of superheroes from the average person's perspective, specifically the average person in the Marvel universe after the New Warriors and a bunch of little kids got blown up by Nitro.

The Boys is basically a group that would exist without the SRA.

Just made me chuckle a little.