This week Dynamite Entertainment has sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of The Boys: Herogasm #1, The Complete Dracula #1, and The Black Terror #4.

Covers: Darick Robertson
Writer: Garth Ennis
Penciller/Inker: John McCrea
Colorist: Tony Aviña

Rating: MATURE
An evil so profound it threatens all mankind… the mightiest heroes on the planet uniting to defend us all… a secret crisis of such utter finality that a countdown to civil or infinite war seems unavoidable… but have you ever wondered what really happens during Crossovers? The Seven, Payback, Teenage Kix, Fantastico and every other supe on Earth team up for an annual event like no other… and where the supes go, can a certain “five complications and a dog” be far behind? Vought-American prepare to make their move, in a story that will change the world of the Boys forever: Herogasm #1.

The first-ever Boys spin-off mini-series features the pairing of Ennis with Hitman artist John McCrea and covers by Boys artist and co-creator Darick Robertson!


NOTE:  There are no censor bars in the shipping version

Story: Bram Stoker
Adapted by: Leah Moore, John Reppion
Artist: Colton Worley
Covers: John Cassaday

Rating: TEEN+
As the Count leaned over me and his hands touched me… a horrible feeling of nausea came over me, which, do what I would, I could not conceal.”
— Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Dynamite presents an unprecedented comic book series that tells the complete story of the Lord of the Undead–Dracula! For the first time in 112 years the tale that Bram Stoker intended to tell is told (including “Dracula’s Guest”!). If you thought you knew how it began or how it ends, you were wrong! Writers John Reppion and Leah Moore are joined by painter Colton Worley for a 5 issue odyssey of life, death, and the blood that flows within us all!
This fully painted series features a massive 32 pages of story and art per issue, each page fully-painted in a rich, moody style by Worley, all under covers by modern master John Cassaday! Moore and Reppion also provide bonus material such as script pages, annotations and more!



Writer: Jim Krueger
Penciller/Inker: Mike Lilly
Covers: Alex Ross, Mike Lilly (2 connecting covers), and Mike Lilly (1-in-25 connected cover)
Colorist: Vinicius Andrade

Rating: TEEN+
From the shocking last page of issue #3 comes the startling conclusion to the opening story arc of DYNAMITE’S PROJECT SUPERPOWERS series!

Overseen by Alex Ross, scripted by Jim Krueger and illustrated by Mike Lilly, issue #4 promises to close this arc with a BANG as the Terror may finally get an answer and the SUPERPOWERS make another drastic and dramatic move that changes the world forever!


via Dynamite Entertainment

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  1. Ok
    May 19, 2009 at 10:29 am — Reply

    Herogasm looks like yet another Alan Moore rip-off. Top 10- chicken soups…..cah mon!

  2. Salieri
    May 19, 2009 at 10:52 am — Reply

    Yes, much as I love everything The Boys, it’s hard to do a serious or even semi-serious criticism of the superheroic genre without looking like you’re imitating Alan Moore these days. Adding the pedophilia and the outer-space excuse just hardens the blow.

  3. Salieri
    May 19, 2009 at 3:18 pm — Reply

    And “Hardens”, in the same sentence.

    Oh, yes.

  4. Jim
    May 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm — Reply

    I find it funny that they censor nipps but leave the vibrator and giant mound of coke in plain site.

  5. Ok
    May 19, 2009 at 10:21 pm — Reply

    yeah- whos the mo-ron who censored this? Someone illegally scanned and uploaded and then said “oh wait, nipples- must cover with black bars”.

    Coke and vibrators are ok, b/c the censors didnt know what those were.

  6. Ricco
    May 21, 2009 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Great, now I can never re-read “Annihilation” or “Annihilation: Conquest” without wondering if any of it actually took place…

  7. May 22, 2009 at 12:05 pm — Reply

    Got to read Herogasm the other day — Wow (but not in a good way). Talk about playing into every adolescent straight boy’s most chauvinistic fantasies. Even the gay-couple subplot is homophobic — based on straight boy’s fear of homosexual contact (moreover, it doesn’t get near the explicitness that the hetero sex scenes get).

    Come on, folks — you gotta acknowledge that you got a lot of gay boys reading the comics too — you think that if you draw over-developed male bodies in overly-tight costumes that you’re only going to attract straight boys?????

  8. ~wyntermute~
    May 22, 2009 at 9:02 pm — Reply

    I read Herogasm too, and think that if I read “The Boys” on a regular as well, it would all tie into the same “joke”… Or “critique” or whatever word you want to use to describe the social maladies the creators have injected into the characters in order to lampoon whatever aspect of things they’re lampooning. Cuz, like, yeah, Herogasm was a pretty “straightforward, sexist, macho” comic, but if “The Boys” is as revolutionary and amazing and wonderful et. al. in its social criticism/violation of tropes as everybody implies it is, then this is pretty much par for the course I was expecting. Buncha titty, buncha implied degeneration, and then it’s all set sideways when we realize the GOOD GUYS are the degenerates and perverts and so on. Then we learn about the evil machinations that result in the Power People staying in power, and The Boys are sent in to murder it all away. I mean, I did _NOT_ expect to see a Marvel Swimsuit Special, knowing as I did before even flipping the book open that it was in-continuity with Billy Butcher & Pals. As I’ve said in other places, The Boys ain’t my “thing” but other people have used the same device effectively through various other media… “A Clockwork Orange” springs to mind as something that was terribly uncomfortable and “horrible”, but still seems to get the message through to NOT take what you see at face value. That’s what I think “Herogasm” is all about, and to a lesser extent “The Boys” as well.

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