With the second season of The Boys ready to return to Amazon Prime, Garth Ennis is returning to the comic book roots of the series with The Boys: Dear Becky.
Picking up in-story 12 years after the finale of the 90 issue epic run, the marriage of Hughie and Annie (Starlight) is derailed by a mysterious document that threatens to rip open the scars of the past and reveal nightmarish truths about The Boys.
“Originally I never intended to do more with The Boys at all, but for obvious reasons I’ve found myself thinking about the story and characters again over the past couple of years,” said writer Garth Ennis in a press release from Dynamite Entertainment. “There was one aspect of the original story, and one character in particular, that I never felt got a fair shake- Becky Butcher, whose demise motivates her husband Billy to do the terrible things he does, but who only actually appears in two issues of the original book. I liked writing Becky very much, almost as much as Butcher himself, and I wanted to look in greater detail at how her relatively brief appearance cast such a long shadow.”
Joining Ennis will be Russ Braun, with series co-creator Darick Robertson returning to contribute covers for the series.
The Boys: Dear Becky #1 arrives in April 2020.