The Boys Vol 9: Garth Ennis is a homophobe. by the aforementioned Homophobic Stunted Growth Sack of Shit.

The Boys, Volume 9: The Big RideThe Boys, Volume 9: The Big Ride by Garth Ennis
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Ugh. This is the worst of Garth Ennis. Overly violent and bloody, meandering, overlong and just full of gay/tranny “jokes” that make it super obvious Ennis is either a serious homophobe, 13 yrs old, or has serious issues with his own sexuality…”there’s more shit on this than Elton John’s cock” really??? That’s fucking genius you dumb twat. Ennis is that guy who tells racist and homophobic jokes but then says it’s ok because he has a gay uncle, or knows a black person.

As for the book, I honestly skimmed more than half of this…Hughie and Annie still have issues, Butcher is still a nasty cunt, the Seven are repulsive, sexual perverts. Honestly, their violence and disregard for life bothers me more than how they like to orgasm.

Vought is evil, there’s gonna be a throw down, Hughie doesn’t belong here, No ones as hard as Butcher…mate. He’s almost more of a bully to Hughie than any of the Bad guys…just end this already. Even the art isn’t strong anymore…not that art needs to be good to show gay sex and bodies blown to bloody bits…

This series should have already wrapped up…it’s tired, derivative of itself, and just here to cash a paycheque. I don’t feel the passion I used to…this just feels phoned in…and way overly long.

Just not worth my effort. I expected a lot more…Preacher is next up, and depending how it goes, Ennis might be moved to my never read again list. Or maybe I’m just not 17yrs old and this shit doesn’t seem cool. Violence language and sex doesn’t a Tarantino make…

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Review: The Boys: Vol. 8 – Highland Laddie; by Garth Ennis.

The Boys, Volume 8: Highland LaddieThe Boys, Volume 8: Highland Laddie by Garth Ennis
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

To quote Wee Hughie: “I Ken sez tis shite”.

This is a diversion from the Boys into a Hughie backstory/sidestory.

It could have been interesting; instead it was a meandering, boring, impossible to understand (literally, the dialogue is stupid, and I grew up with a Scottish Great Gran and neighbours, but I could barely figure some things out).

Throw in 5 issues of Hughie whining about EVERYTHING and I just wanted to bitch slap him like the boring piece of shit he acts like in this.

He visits friends and complains about them, he complains about his parents, he complains about his EX, who then shows up and of course, in a long rambling conversation, manages to get back into his good graces.

It also involves a subplot of Hughie and his mates being the Fucking Hardy Boys or some shit. (yawn) and talking to an older fellow like a free psychiatrist and taking his food for free.

By the end of the book, Hughie is a weeping baby of a pathetic sack. I have no problem emoting, and cry at Christmas commercials, but this volume did nothing but make me skim. I may just be at saturation for Ennis, or maybe it just jumped the shark, but I nearly just walked away from this book, and I’m not sure I want to rush into the rest of the series…

It makes it clear to me, that Hughie is supposed to be our entry point to relating to this, but he’s too boring. This book just highlighted it and did everything in Ennis’ power to undo the last 7 volumes of good work.

I couldn’t suggest any stronger an option to anyone but to skip this and go right to Vol. 9 from 7.

Ugh. Terrible Shite.

Fat jokes, tranny jokes, sex jokes, dumb violence. Either Ennis slipped, or this is just what he’s become and he can’t hide it anymore…I was NOT impressed.

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