'The boys' by Garth Ennis.
Sick of having superhero's rammed down your throat, get on this! I strongly believe if 'The Boys ' were adapted to tv or film now it would do well as it'd be a refreshing pace from the goody goody save the day capes.
First off this is EASILY in my top all time favourite comic series! I've always been a fan of Ennis and he does what he does best with 'The Boys'! What a ride, from start to finish.
Starting, amazing artwork by @darickwr
for the first half of the series then the equally as amazing Russ Braun takes the reigns halfway through the series and keeps the momentum going, usually a change of artist can be quite off putting but this time it collaborated and transitioned very well. Darrck continued to produce his top notch covers (#16
which I've included in the pics is the first cover I'd seen and made me pick up this series). John mcree also draws up a few spin off/tie in seperate runs to help keep pace of this relentless story published on time. 'The Boys' is set in a modern world where superhero's exist and go about their daily life saving heroic duties, what I love about Ennis is his realistic spin. If superhero's where real, the collateral damage would be huge, what if they were massive assholes, and with all that power they posses who would keep them in line if they decided to push the boundaries. This is where ' The Boys ' come in.
If a 'supe' is a bit of a naughty cunt (butcher speak) and decided to use civilians as toilet paper or worse, they'd have a visit from Billy Butcher and the boys (one of whom is a female). The plot does get quite political in points and jumps through history here and there to establish the rise of the 'supes' and cause and effect. Me, I were just drawn in by the ultra violence and refreshing concept.
I LOVE all the comic pop culture references in there, if you're a true comic fan they'll be fun to spot.
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