Garth Ennis Comes Back To The World Of The Boys


If Marvel does movies right, DC got television and series adaptation in the bag by a long stretch. I mean Marvel has yet to charm anybody with their TV skills and it would take them years to create anything that even holds a candle to Arrowverse. In my opinion, Maybe DC characters are built the TV way. I mean you really cannot separate DC characters from their lore. You can’t give the one dimensional outlooks. The reason Batman is so difficult to get right is because everyone tries to pick up from the full grown version of him. But the full grown version has a layered story which you can’t deny or ignore. Even the characters they kicked to the curb make good TV adaptations.

Whenever a comic property does well it generates renewed interest on screen as well as print. One of the recent hits in the Superhero genre has been The Boys.

The Boys has been developed by Eric Kripke for Amazon, it follows the titular team of vigilantes as they fight back against superpowered people who abuse their abilities.

Amazon was so confident in the series that they renewed it for a second season even before its premier. And it stood tall on its hopes as it is being appreciated all over the world by fans and viewers alike. I mean there was never really any doubt, that the creator of Supernatural will get the dark and gritty world that is The Boys, right and give everyone a hit.

This renewed interest in his creation inspired the legendary Garth Ennis to revisit his characters and create a prequel/ sequel.

In the series, the marriage between Hughie and Annie (Starlight) is suddenly derailed by a mysterious document “that threatens to rip open the scars of the past and reveal nightmarish truths about The Boys.”

Ernis says that the reason he wanted to reopen this world was because he felt that the character of Becky Butcher, Billy’s dead wife was not really explored in his previous comics.

He wishes to do that in this series.

The Boys was first published in 2006 as part of the Wildstorm imprint at DC, where its controversial and anti-superhero nature quickly saw it kicked to the curb. Dynamite began publishing the series with issue #6 and did so until 2012 where it concluded after 90 issues including various spin-offs. Amazon Studios adapted it for television last year thanks to executive producer Erik Kripke. The TV series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, and Erin Moriart and quickly became a huge success for the streaming service. Season two is set to be released later this year.


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