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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.