CM Podcast 217 – The Boys (Comic)

Hello again and welcome back to Comics Misremembered. In this week’s podcast, we focus on The Boys. This comics was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. It originally came out in 2006 under the Wildstorm Imprint – this was Jim Lee’s imprint that was published through DC.

The Boys put out 6 issues under Wildstorm before it was cancelled. We explain the reason in the podcast. Luckily, it was picked up and published by Dynamite Entertainment for the rest of it’s run which ended with issue 72 (Nov. 2012).

Here are some of the covers of that run. The image on the far left is the cover for the 1st issue and it was also used when it when the first 6 issues were collected as a trade. The next image to the right is the newest recruit to The Seven – Starlight. Poor Starlight. We talk a little about her initiation into the Seven and it was nothing that she was expecting. The final image is of a mysterious man and his connection to all of the superheroes in The Boys universe. We don’t talk about him in this podcast but maybe we will talk more about him next week when we review The Boys TV show.

Jon only just started reading this comic when he heard Amazon was picking it up as a show. He was pleasantly surprised by it and wants to read all of the series. I originally read the series in issues when it came out.

We go over some of the story and characters that you will meet in the first 6 issue and there are no spoilers in this podcast but we do swear a bit describing some of the situations in the comic. Be warned!

See you next week as we talk about the show and how much of the comic were they able to use.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 217