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'This book will out-PREACHER PREACHER.' - Garth Ennis Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan), co-creators of two of the most thought-provoking comics of the last decade, introduce their first original collaboration for a new monthly series: THE BOYS - a dark, twisted look at super powers, super-people, and the men and women who make sure the world's 'heroes' never go too far. With a quarter-million super-powered beings in the world, someone's got to watch what's going on beneath all those masks and capes. In a U.S.A. uncomfortably like our own, that task falls to The Boys, a government-funded group of operatives dedicated to keeping the 'supes' in line. Team leader Billy Butcher, described by a confidential C.I.A. report as 'the most lethal individual ever encountered by this agency,' is on the hunt for new recruits - but it takes something special to join this outfit. You have to be smart. You have to be strong. And you have to hate supes with every ounce of black passion in your heart.

Englishman called Butcher meets Susan L. Rayner, the new director of CIA and tells her that he wants to be in charge of their anti-supe team, Rayner reluclantly agrees. They also have sex on her office desk.

Meanwhile in Glasgow, Scotland, a civilian called Wee Hughie is at fair with his girlfriend. While his girlfriend is telling him that she has fallen in love with him an american superhero, A-Train throws an villain right thru her, leaving Hughie to hold his dead girlfriends severed arms.

While gathering information, Butcher, who needs one new member to his team, finds out that Hughie did not want any monetary compensation because of the tragedy. This is unusual, and Butcher travels to Scotland to meet Hughie.

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Not a bad start 0

I'll admit, this isn't my style of comic. The art is somewhat sloppy, the swearing is rather gratuitous, and there's some pretty painstakingly-illustrated bits of violence, but Ennis manages to pull together something that's pretty damn readable.The concept is solid and one that I, personally, enjoy quite a bit. Basically, this man, Butcher, is putting together a new incarnation of a previous team of government-sanctioned individuals that's organized to keep tabs on and, if necessary/possible, k...

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The Beginning 0

When people think of Garth Ennis most of the time they go for the most immediate link of him and Preacher. Preacher is considered to be his best by many for a plethora of reasons that is almost to long to go through. While Preacher was a great series with an amazing and compelling story, I can not of the opinion that it is the best that Ennis has done.The Boys is an intense series that takes an idea that has been mulled over before and shows us how Ennis would do it. Each character is very belie...

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In the Name of love 0

I loved this idea although it's not a new one, heroes existing in a realistic world where power corrupts and absolute power corrupts apsolutely.  Like Marshal Law by Pat Mills 1987  and Alan Moore the watchman 1986 and so on but the boys is completely different to either and all others simply because Garth Ennis has his own individual cynical sarcastic style that deliberately delivers a demented demanding demystifying portrait of realistic post Human's  with a super power's playing silly bugger...

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