I read The Boys

#1 Posted by Red L.A.M.P. (2782 posts) - - Show Bio

G-Man gave me 5 or 6 issues of The Boys the other day. I read it last night and loved it. This is the type of comicbook that 'I' would like to write. Very smart and very gritty. It's going on my pullist.

#2 Posted by Le Francais (362 posts) - - Show Bio

Of course it is !!

#3 Posted by G-Man (39827 posts) - - Show Bio

And the fact that Darick is such a nice and cool guy makes it all the better. I don't know WFT DC was thinking by canceling it. They were probably too worried about getting letters from angry mommies. At least it's got a new home.

Now when is #7 gonna hit the stands?

Staff
#4 Posted by sunblazer (23 posts) - - Show Bio

As far as I've read, they got picked up recently by Dynamite but no official word is set for the publication of issue seven. The trade is expected sometime in March for the first 6 issues.
Post Edited:2007-02-14 13:32:03

#5 Posted by sunblazer (23 posts) - - Show Bio

In case anyone was curious, the trade and the rest of the series is picked up Dynamite officially and will begin printing June with issue 7 and the release of the trade.

#6 Posted by G-Man (39827 posts) - - Show Bio

Darick also mentioned that there will be a new cover to issue #7. He wanted something more eye-catching than what was originally planned.

Staff
#7 Posted by Ebony Bishop (792 posts) - - Show Bio

I never questioned why DC got rid of them. I always questioned why they'd publish it in the first place. I mean, the same comic company that publishes Superman, the biggest boy scout comic of all time, publishes a comic where an obvious Superman rip-off demands oral pleasure from another hero?

The gerbil made me laugh though.

#8 Posted by G-Man (39827 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah. Even though it was through Wildstorm, it was still close to DC. It's like why bother doing this if you're not gonna have the balls to keep putting it out. I could see if sales were low but they weren't. Did they not realize what they were getting with the series? I'm sure it was made perfectly clear.

Staff
#9 Posted by The Amazing Pinball (1 posts) - - Show Bio

HAHA! I am such a n00b. I'm wondering to myself why this book has been so late. I had no idea it was canceled which bums me out. But at least it shall be resurrected. Garth Ennis is proving to be a very entertaining fellow!

#10 Posted by Buckshot (19357 posts) - - Show Bio

After some mentions from G-Man I got a few issues of The Boys and it seems very much like Team Achilles to me. Humans with a hatred for super humans and government permission to police and kill them. The Boys has more cursing, sex and British people, but overall I think they're very similar, and not just in the basic premise but in execution as well.

Moderator
#11 Posted by TOD (4 posts) - - Show Bio

How old is Team Achilles? I love the grittier, more realistic supe genre of comics - the Boys and The Authority are both great. Is Team Achilles something that I'll have to search for, or are there still new ones being made?

#12 Posted by Asymmetrical (23748 posts) - - Show Bio

okay, umm, I just read this comic because people always tell me to read The Boys



and although I loved it, I was wondering if this even compares to the actual series? is it better or worse?
#13 Posted by Lady Tlieso (9935 posts) - - Show Bio

that picture is so wrong, funny but wrong

#14 Posted by Asymmetrical (23748 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lady Tlieso said:
" that picture is so wrong, funny but wrong "
well, that cover is basically all that is happening the entire comic :P

that's why I was wondering if that's what The Boys is like or not...
#15 Posted by Lady Tlieso (9935 posts) - - Show Bio

seriously? just an entire comic about that?! o_O

#16 Posted by Asymmetrical (23748 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lady Tlieso said:
" seriously? just an entire comic about that?! o_O "
hahaha! no, well, I mean that kind of stuff is happening the entire issue but that's not what is being focused on (the entire time anyway)
#17 Posted by bumnut (1847 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
"
@Lady Tlieso said:
" that picture is so wrong, funny but wrong "
well, that cover is basically all that is happening the entire comic :Pthat's why I was wondering if that's what The Boys is like or not..."

Yeah, the actually series is definately worth it.  And yeah, that's basically what that mini is about, so don't use that as a basis to judge the actually series is on, the series is more versitile than simple sexual inuendo all the time (though there is that too ;-)
#18 Posted by Lady Tlieso (9935 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
"
@Lady Tlieso said:
" seriously? just an entire comic about that?! o_O "
hahaha! no, well, I mean that kind of stuff is happening the entire issue but that's not what is being focused on (the entire time anyway) "
ah ok, that makes more sense. lol  i was having trouble understanding how an could be focused on that only. hehe
#19 Posted by Asymmetrical (23748 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lady Tlieso said:
"ah ok, that makes more sense. lol  i was having trouble understanding how an could be focused on that only. hehe "
with Garth Ennis...its quite possible :D
#20 Posted by Asymmetrical (23748 posts) - - Show Bio
@bumnut said:
" Yeah, the actually series is definately worth it.  And yeah, that's basically what that mini is about, so don't use that as a basis to judge the actually series is on, the series is more versitile than simple sexual inuendo all the time (though there is that too ;-) "
oh wait! I just realized that The Boys and The Pro are both written by Ennis! and since I loved The Pro (with all the sexual innuendo and superhero parodies) I guess The Boys is just my cup of tea!

now, to fit it into my already crowded "to-read" list :O
#21 Posted by Lady Tlieso (9935 posts) - - Show Bio
@aztek the lost said:
"
@Lady Tlieso said:
"ah ok, that makes more sense. lol  i was having trouble understanding how an could be focused on that only. hehe "
with Garth Ennis...its quite possible :D "
which is why i was a little concerned lol
#22 Posted by Asymmetrical (23748 posts) - - Show Bio
@Lady Tlieso said:
"
@aztek the lost said:
"
@Lady Tlieso said:
"ah ok, that makes more sense. lol  i was having trouble understanding how an could be focused on that only. hehe "
with Garth Ennis...its quite possible :D "
which is why i was a little concerned lol "
well, he wrote the Preacher, which is one of the greatest comics ever made...so...have you ever read Ennis out of curiosity?
#23 Posted by BillyButcher (69 posts) - - Show Bio

aztek:
The series is much better than Herogasm, I think Herogasm would be kind of hard to fully understand without the full backstory.

#24 Posted by BloodTalon (476 posts) - - Show Bio

My wife just got me vol 1 and 2 of The boys for our anniversary and I just finished #1 it was awesome I loved it and can.t what to read #2

#25 Posted by Billy Batson (59391 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah it's not bad.
BB

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.