The Boys is a brutal comic, and what could be more brutal than war? Issue 54 wraps up Mallory's WWII flashback. A group of superheroes shows up at a USA army base. In typical superhero manner, they ruin everything, bringing disaster down upon the base. It's up to the human soldiers to save the day. We remember that it's easy to be brave when you're nigh-invulnerable in tights, can fly, and don't know the whole situation; but a brave, competent soldier can make a difference.