The Boys #30, Jim Lee coverDynamite Entertainment has provided Newsarama with a first look inside May’s The Boys #30 - pages 1-3 by regular series artist Darick Robertson.
The issue’s story follows the conclusion of “We Gotta Go Now” which ran from issues #23-#29, a storyline which saw the Boys embroiled in the affairs of the G-Men, the world’s most profitable superheroes.
The Boys #30, page 1As Dynamite describes #30 – “In the grim aftermath of ‘We Gotta Go Now,’ everyone takes a much needed pause for breath. Vought-American tidy up the loose ends, Mother's Milk delivers some bad news, and the Frenchman makes one last appeal for reason- unfortunately, it's to the Female. Meanwhile, Hughie's not sure he can go on at all, in light of what he's witnessed, and Butcher goes to visit Rayner- with anything but romance on his mind...”
As previously announced the issue will feature a 50/50 covers by regular series artist Darick Robertson and Jim Lee. In addition, the issue will contain pin-ups by a select group of artists hand The Boys #30, page 2picked by Garth Ennis, resulting in an extra-sized issue. According to the publisher, the issue will carry a $2.99 cover price despite the extra material.
“The Boys #30 has so much going for it, that we wanted to do it justice by making it one of our most explosive releases of 2009,” Dynamite’s Nick Barrucci said. “This book has been a blast from the very beginning. Every show we hear from so many fans telling us how much they love the book and how they let all their friends know this is the book to read. So for issue #30, not only are we The Boys #30, page 3making it available with two incredible covers, one by Darick Robertson and one by Jim Lee, but we’ve invited a group of select artists to draw some pin-ups of the Boys. Included in the list of pin-up artists are some of Garth’s closest friends, making this a celebration well-worth the $2.99 cover price.”
Butcher pinup by Russ BraunMay also sees the release of The Boys: Herogasm #1 by Ennis and John McCrea.