The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society eBook

The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society eBook


10 thoughts on “The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society

  1. Anne Anne says:

    The Boys are back and still kicking ass.Seriously They re just beating the shit out of everyone.Just when you think you re tired of Nazi bad guys, Ennis creates a douchebag racist enough to make it fun to watch as Butcher pokes his eye out And really, isn t that what we all want out of our comics You ve got the ongoing story that s happening between the supes, Vought, and the Boys, which was very good And then you ve also got a few of the origin stories tossed in.Granted, some of the stories The Boys are back and still kicking ass.Seriously They re just beating the shit out of everyone.Just when you think you re tired of Nazi bad guys, Ennis creates a douchebag racist enough to make it fun to watch as Butcher pokes his eye out And really, isn t that what we all want out of our comics You ve got the ongoing story that s happening between the supes, Vought, and the Boys, which was very good And then you ve also got a few of the origin stories tossed in.Granted, some of the stories they told Hughie about their beginnings may or may not be 100% steeped in reality.Frenchie s story was probably my favorite A joust to the death with a crusty baguette That was justwow super emotional, man.But seriously How the hell does Ennis come up with this shit And I m really hoping this makes its way into the tv series Because come the fuck on that s hilarious Looking forward to the next volume, The Innocents


  2. mark monday mark monday says:

    superheroes aren t superheroes, they re superassholes lather, rinse, repeat this time out it is The Avengers that are parodied and torn to bloody bits, with the most sadistic treatment provided to the women of course rinse, repeat Homelander gets agitated Starlight doesn t like her work life a nazi superhero villain loses an eye Hughie gets sick over all of the violence repeat i feel like i ve read this before and it tastes rather like backwash.includes a lengthy backstory for Mother s superheroes aren t superheroes, they re superassholes lather, rinse, repeat this time out it is The Avengers that are parodied and torn to bloody bits, with the most sadistic treatment provided to the women of course rinse, repeat Homelander gets agitated Starlight doesn t like her work life a nazi superhero villain loses an eye Hughie gets sick over all of the violence repeat i feel like i ve read this before and it tastes rather like backwash.includes a lengthy backstory for Mother s Milk tedious , and shorter ones for The Female predictable and Frenchie surprisingly entertaining and funny and so a 2nd star


  3. Patrick Patrick says:

    You could make an argument for the fact that the true focus of this story is the characters Their relationships and how they change and grow This is especially true of the relationship between Wee Hughie and Butcher You could argue that the entire story is about the two of them About their relationship Though personally, my favorite relationship was probably between the Frenchman and the Female Continued in book 7.


  4. Stewart Tame Stewart Tame says:

    I m apparently incapable of reading the phrase, The Self Preservation Society, without hearing the opening bars of the Kinks Village Green Preservation Society in my head, because my brain runs on music references And caffeine And cheap puns Just one of many crosses that I bear Two story arcs in this volume First, Vought American sends a team of supes after the Boys Could this be the end Of course not, silly We get to see Butcher do what he does best A familiar beard returns And I m apparently incapable of reading the phrase, The Self Preservation Society, without hearing the opening bars of the Kinks Village Green Preservation Society in my head, because my brain runs on music references And caffeine And cheap puns Just one of many crosses that I bear Two story arcs in this volume First, Vought American sends a team of supes after the Boys Could this be the end Of course not, silly We get to see Butcher do what he does best A familiar beard returns And Hughie learns that you just don t mess with some people s sweets.Second, it s origin time Mother s Milk, the Frenchman, and the Female all get their backstories told Frenchie s is hilarious and wildly implausible, quelle surprise I think this series is headed for some sort of definite end, but it s probably quite a ways off yet I m just enjoying the ride for now And, while I love Darick Robertson s artwork, it made me happy to see Carlos Ezquerra s work in this volume I first encountered his art on the hallowed pages of 2000AD Nice to see he s keeping busy Obviously only a crazy person would start reading this series with volume 6, but recommended anyway


  5. Mike Mike says:

    Wow, talk about taking it up a notch Just like I d suspected a couple of books ago, the slow burn and character development they ve been doing lately just increases the impact of balls out action that we get here.Then we slow down again and get deep inside the origin stories finally of most of The Boys As fantastically absurd and over the top these stories each are, it s amazing to me how well Ennis weaves in emotional notes that really connect me with these characters And Robertson evokes Wow, talk about taking it up a notch Just like I d suspected a couple of books ago, the slow burn and character development they ve been doing lately just increases the impact of balls out action that we get here.Then we slow down again and get deep inside the origin stories finally of most of The Boys As fantastically absurd and over the top these stories each are, it s amazing to me how well Ennis weaves in emotional notes that really connect me with these characters And Robertson evokes those emotions in every turn of the faces he portrays


  6. Sam Quixote Sam Quixote says:

    The Self Preservation Society is a triumphant return to the level of storytelling found in The Name of the Game and Good for the Soul after the misfire that was Herogasm Vought American decide to do something about The Boys and send their second best supes out to sort them out Leading them is a Nazi superhero called Stormfront who takes out The Female and Mother s Milk leaving it up to Butcher to sort it out A great character from earlier in the series shows up in the finale and it s su The Self Preservation Society is a triumphant return to the level of storytelling found in The Name of the Game and Good for the Soul after the misfire that was Herogasm Vought American decide to do something about The Boys and send their second best supes out to sort them out Leading them is a Nazi superhero called Stormfront who takes out The Female and Mother s Milk leaving it up to Butcher to sort it out A great character from earlier in the series shows up in the finale and it s suggested that there s something about Butcher s past that s of particular interest to Vought And speaking of pasts, we get the origin stories of Mother s Milk, Frenchie, and The Female Mother s Milk is the best one as it links the stories of Vought with the tragedy of the Brooklyn Bridge seen in Good for the Soul this universe s version of the Twin Towers Frenchie s story is great with Ennis throwing in every single French stereotype he can Frenchie s dad, wearing a black and white striped shirt, a beret, and a string of onions, is killed by a croissant thrown by a villain saying Hee Haw Hee Haw The Female s origin is also a great story that riffs on France s most famous cartoon Gaul and certainly underlines the female is the strongest of the species line used previously The excellent Carlos Eszquerra contributes art to this book while Darick Robertson makes a welcome return after taking a break with Vol 5 Garth Ennis is as brilliant as always The Boys are back and they ve never been better


  7. Jesse A Jesse A says:

    Another good volume Back to fun.


  8. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    I m sorry but PR teams who create comics for the supe s and use RAPE as an origin story is a no go for me Only Hughie and Marrie were it for me I even lost every respect I had for Butch, even if the theory i have in mind about him and Homeland is true I can t continue this


  9. Britton Britton says:

    Ennis got his start in the mid to late 90s, establishing a reputation as an extremist in the comics community alongside Warren Ellis, though Ennis would become the Grant Morrison to Ellis Alan Moore, with Ennis sometimes going to extremes without letting his story threads come together in a natural way Does that mean Ennis is a bad writer Of course not He wouldn t be a favorite of mine if that were the case While The Boys doesn t entirely reach the heights of some of Ennis finer outings li Ennis got his start in the mid to late 90s, establishing a reputation as an extremist in the comics community alongside Warren Ellis, though Ennis would become the Grant Morrison to Ellis Alan Moore, with Ennis sometimes going to extremes without letting his story threads come together in a natural way Does that mean Ennis is a bad writer Of course not He wouldn t be a favorite of mine if that were the case While The Boys doesn t entirely reach the heights of some of Ennis finer outings like Preacher or Punisher MAX, The Boys proved itself to be another interesting series in Ennis catalogue While The Boys satire is admittedly simplistic unlike something that isnuanced like Watchmen, we see Ennis reputation for characterization shine through, with Billy Butcher being a standout and even Ennis himself lamenting that he was his favorite character to write Most of the characters in The Boys are strongly developed and their depth and likability is reminiscent of Preacher, but we also see how they change over time Wee Hughie in particular changes from a mild mannered normal person into a hardened, but still well intentioned person The satire of The Boys, while sometimes going overboard and becoming crude, usually does its job, with targets being of corporatism, crony capitalism, and the incompetence of government, in particular the Bush era I have often complained about how many modern comics have problems with pacing But luckily Ennis doesn t have this issue, and I would lobby him alongside Ed Brubaker as having a mastery of pacing, as Ennis knows when he should slow things down and when to let things speed up It is nice to find someone else to use as an example of how to pace your stories in a way to where you won t lose your audience, and Ennis definitely knows how to keep his audiences attention, for better or worse Few problems come through in the series, Ennis s writing teeters in quality near the end, with some unexpected twists coming in that shakes up the story at hold and not in a way that feels natural Though luckily Ennis manages to make it work as best as he can and manages to wrap his story up in a satisfying way While Ennis is ruthless in his mockery of the superhero genre and its conventions, some of his edgy, extreme humor doesn t really seem to go anywhere, which is a problem that pervades through much of his work Though unlike Preacher or Punisher MAX where he manages to tamper it with volumes of excellent story, The Boys sometimes does get brought down by its over the top extremes The art from Derrick Robertson, while very good and well drawn, I often compare to his extraordinary work on Transmetropolitan, and I found that he hasn t ever surpassed the strange and surreal visuals from that series In the end, The Boys, much like with Watchmen, explores how in the age of superheroes we begin to lose the humanity that we once had, and once we begin to realize that we have, it never is too late to retain it


  10. Gavin Gavin says:

    Well now, THAT was damn entertaining, and moving Somehow a foul mouthed Brit wrote the best tribute comic to 9 11 that I ve read Here it s the Brooklyn Bridge, but the sentiments are the same, beautifully conveyed by Ennis yes, beautiful and Ennis in the same sentence.Here we get a closer look inside of Mother s Milk, the Frenchman, and the Female The Frenchman s is a little silly, but that s OK, MM s is great There s also a huge throw down with Payback, the 2 VA team One of the team i Well now, THAT was damn entertaining, and moving Somehow a foul mouthed Brit wrote the best tribute comic to 9 11 that I ve read Here it s the Brooklyn Bridge, but the sentiments are the same, beautifully conveyed by Ennis yes, beautiful and Ennis in the same sentence.Here we get a closer look inside of Mother s Milk, the Frenchman, and the Female The Frenchman s is a little silly, but that s OK, MM s is great There s also a huge throw down with Payback, the 2 VA team One of the team is put into a coma, and lets just say, it doesn t bode well for Payback, and things get downright bloody You could even call itButcher y You knew he was that bad baaad man.The taking out of Stormfront the Nazi leader of Payback is a shout out to WWII all over again England Butcher barely holds him off until the US Mother s Milk arrives to help, then the Free French rise up Frenchman , but the scales are finally tipped by Mother Russia Love Sausage, arriving after Huey sent him an emergency call It s a fun little thing.Huey seems torn here, which is how MM opening up to him and the others as well the backstories Ennis also manages to mock the reboot re vamping of characters perfectly here, and a shot or two at the writers who take things too far for edgy and dark There s a perfect passage about how things need to be so dark, and I think it highlights just what s missing in a lot of the big 2 esp DC Ennis also makes a joke of Green Lantern in less than a page.This is a marked improvement from Herogasm, moves the story forward by having the characters all grow in some way Even some of the Supes are givendimensions.Very strong work here, glad things are back on track


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The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society ❮Read❯ ➳ The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society Author Garth Ennis – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk The sixth Dynamite collection of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson s The Boys is here, with The Boys, Vol Self Preservation Society You can only maim and murder so many superheroes before someone deci The sixth Dynamite collection of Garth Ennis and Volume 6: PDF º Darick Robertson s The Boys is here, with The Boys, VolSelf Preservation Society You can only maim and murder so many superheroes before someone decides to do something about it, and in The Boys.

  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • The Boys, Volume 6: The Self-Preservation Society
  • Garth Ennis
  • English
  • 07 October 2019
  • 1606901257

About the Author: Garth Ennis

Ennis began his comic writing career in Volume 6: PDF º with the series Troubled Souls Appearing in the short lived but critically acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish Troubles It spawned a sequel, For a The Boys, PDF/EPUB or Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast based comedy featuring two supporting characters from Troubled Souls, Dougie and Ivor, who would later get their own American comics series, Dicks, from Caliber in , and several follow ups from AvatarAnother series for Crisis was True Faith, a religious satire inspired by his schooldays, this time drawn by Warren Boys, Volume 6: Epub Ù Pleece Ennis shortly after began to write for Crisis parent publication, AD He quickly graduated on to the title s flagship character, Judge Dredd, taking over from original creator John Wagner for a period of several years Ennis first work on an American comic came in when he took over DC Comics s horror title Hellblazer, which he wrote until , and for which he currently holds the title for most issues written Steve Dillon became the regular artist during the second half of Ennis s run Ennis landmark work to date is the issue epic Preacher, which he co created with artist Steve Dillon Running from to , it was a tale of a preacher with supernatural powers, searching literally for God who has abandoned his creationWhile Preacher was running, Ennis began a series set in the DC universe called Hitman Despite being lower profile than Preacher, Hitman ran for issues plus specials from to , veering wildly from violent action to humour to an examination of male friendship under fireOther comic projects Ennis wrote during this time period include Goddess, Bloody Mary, Unknown Soldier, and Pride Joy, all for DC Vertigo, as well as origin stories for The Darkness for Image Comics and Shadowman for Valiant ComicsAfter the end of Hitman, Ennis was lured to Marvel Comics with the promise from Editor in Chief Joe Quesada that he could write The Punisher as long as he cared to Instead of largely comical tone of these issues, he decided to make a muchserious series, re launched under Marvel s MAX imprintIn he briefly returned to UK comics to write the epic Helter Skelter for Judge DreddOther comics Ennis has written include War Story with various artists for DC The Pro for Image Comics The Authority for Wildstorm Just a Pilgrim for Black Bull Press, and , Chronicles of Wormwood a six issue mini series about the Antichrist , and a western comic book, Streets of Glory for Avatar PressIn Ennis ended his five year run on Punisher MAX to debut a new Marvel title, War Is Hell The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle In June , at Wizard World, Philadelphia, Ennis announced several new projects, including a metaseries of war comics called Battlefields from Dynamite made up of mini series including Night Witches, Dear Billy and Tankies, another Chronicles of Wormwood mini series and Crossed both at Avatar, a six issue miniseries about Butcher from The Boys and a Punisher project reuniting him with artist Steve Dillon subsequently specified to be a weekly mini series entitled Punisher War Zone, to be released concurrently with the film of the same nameTaken from.