April 02, 2019
6.5 X 10.1 X 0.6 inches | 1.56 pounds
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About the Author
Garth Ennis has been writing comics since 1989. His credits include PREACHER (recently adapted into a hit TV show for AMC), THE BOYS, HITMAN, CROSSED, and the war comics series WAR STORIES and BATTLEFIELDS. He has also written successful runs on THE PUNISHER and FURY for Marvel Comics, and recently revived the classic British war character JOHNNY RED. Originally from Northern Ireland, Ennis now lives in New York City with his wife, Ruth.
Darick Robertson is an American comic book artist, writer and creator with a decades-long career in the industry. His notable works include co-creating the award winning Transmetropolitan, The Boys, and Happy! He has illustrated for both Marvel and DC Comics on characters including Batman, The Justice League, Wolverine, The Punisher, and Spider-man.
LIBRARY JOURNAL -- Wee Hughie is a sweet, moralistic Scotsman, desperately in love with his girlfriend. After she is killed during a battle between a careless superhero and his nemesis, Wee Hughie is recruited to work alongside the Boys, a CIA-backed squad tasked with keeping the world's superpowered population under control. Soon Wee Hughie discovers that many of the greatest heroes are secretly vicious and depraved, driven to extreme behavior by their celebrity status and often protected by corporate interests and political operatives who wield even more power than men and women capable of bending steel with their bare hands. Author Ennis (Sara) and illustrator Robertson (Transmetropolitan: Book One) revel in graphic sex and violence. And while their often juvenile sense of humor may keep some readers at bay, those willing to stick with the series will discover that the more extreme elements of the story juxtapose fascinatingly with a deeply moralistic, human, and even romantic point of view. VERDICT This omnibus volume collects issues 1-15 of the continuing story line that inspired the highly anticipated upcoming Amazon Prime streaming series and should see high interest from readers.