Thee Comic Column #13: The Boys wraps up with issue #72

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Garth Ennis’ long-running series The Boys ended this week with the release of issue #72 and it was fine reading indeed. Similar to Preacher (the GREATEST comic series EVER in this guy’s humble opinion) the final issue of The Boys was an almost lilting outro compared to the absolute mayhem that has defined the series, especially in the last year and a half as the story really began to ramp up toward its conclusion. Now that it’s over I’m looking forward to going back and re-reading the series from the beginning to really smooth out some of the perceived kinks I experienced following it monthly – all most likely my own fault.

Thee Comic Column #7: Saucer Country

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Now, it might be that at the time Saucer Country #1 came out I was knee deep in re-reading (and finally finishing) Daniel Pinchbeck’s 2007 book 2012: The Return of Quetzacoatal which, in spite of the slightly misleading title*, has quite a bit more to do with UFOs and the crop circle phenomenon than it does hype over the impending ‘Cosmic Awakening/End of the World’ being touted in many circles. Reading documented cases of amazing crop circle discovery/research wet my appetite for the kind of story Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly are telling in their thought-provoking new title for DC’s Vertigo imprint.

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