The Boys #72 Appears To Be Garth Ennis’ Final Word On Superheroes

If that cover by Darick Robertson is anything to go by that it. Darick is returning to draw the final issue of The Boys, published by Dynamite in November.

The Boys began as a Justice League story requested by DC Comics from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, that Dan DiDio recommended be rewritten with new characters and given to their Wildstorm imprint to publish, though DC would later deny that the New York offices had anything to do with it. The comic, then published by Wildstorm, was a vicious parody of all things superheroic, to the extent that it sickened publisher Paul Levitz so much that he demanded it be cancelled, despite it being Wildstorm’s best selling title. A number of publishers tried to negotiate for the rights to continue publication, and DC wishing to be rid of it, hurried that along. The only proviso was that it couldn’t go to Marvel or IDW. Dynamite picked up the book and it soon became their best selling title too, regularly beating other DC comics sales in both floppy and collected form.

And six years later, it’s time to come to an end. The flush comes in November…

In The Boys #72, the long day closes on the Brooklyn Bridge, as our hero finally meets his destiny. There’s one last deal to be done, As Stillwell finds out the real cost of doing business, and one last surprise for Rayner too- as she begins her long-dreamed of political career. The Boys’ story comes to an end in this final issue containing 24 pages of story, 5 pin-up pages of brand-new art as well as a complete cover gallery!!!

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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