Tuesday, August 04, 2009

The Boys (Comics You Are Not Reading)

If you haven't heard of the name Garth Ennis, it's a shame. Ennis is one of the most influential comic book writers today. From Hellblazer to the awesome Preacher comics, his resume is iconic.

But if you're looking for something different, a comic book with a ironic and sarcastic twist, The Boys is where it's at.

On Complex.com's list of the Top 40 Most Violent Comics Ever, Ennis The Boys is #21 while Preacher is #1. So what the hell is this about?

Published now by Dynamite Entertainment,the series is set in a contemporary world very much similar to real one, with one notable exception: a number of people have some form of superpower. The series follows a superpowered CIA squad, known informally as "The Boys", whose job it is to keep watch on superheroes and, if necessary, intimidate or kill them.

Trust me, it's good shit.

It makes fun of all the superhero stereotypes and does it harshly and more fucked up than you can imagine.

I'm going to try to do a Comics You're Not Reading post periodically so you can know what graphic novels Hollywood will probably turn into live action flicks.

Go read The Boys.


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