Of course, in saving New Yok City, a whole new slew of problems awaits Hughie as he approaches the final issue of the series as the “last Boy standing.” “Hughie’s real triumph comes next issue, along with his final word on the world he’s had to inhabit for the last few years,” Ennis said. “As I say, he’s running to catch up. He has just enough insight to understand the part he’s been playing, which comes just in time for Butcher to pull yet another fast one on him.”
But for now, readers will have a month to savor Butcher’s fare thee well as it plays out in #71. “The whole thing, it’s his issue, his story. Hughie provides a nice epitaph for Butcher in #72.”
Readers can look forward to a resolution of Hughie and Annie’s romance in the final issue as well, which welcomes back co-creator Robertson on art, but the writer teased a few other superheroic twists to his final word on the capes and tights set. “There’s the question of Rayner’s political career, as well as Vought-American’s future. And Hughie gains some insight into who the real enemy might have been all along.”
Stay tuned to CBR over the next month for more on the finale of “The Boys” including more complete issues from the run and artist interviews!