Press Release Dynamite Entertainment is proud to commemorate the eye-catching and thought-provoking covers of The Boys, the bestselling comic book series that spanned over 90 issues, in an all-new oversized hardcover, The Art of The Boys: The Complete Covers by Darick Robertson. This 208-page collection will showcase series co-creator Robertson’s finished cover artwork from the ongoing series, plus three spin-off miniseries, Herogasm, Highland Laddie, and Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker. In addition to never-before-seen bonus contents like the superstar creator’s pencil sketches, a brand new cover image, and artist commentary, The Art of The Boys includes a cover gallery featuring alternate covers
In this issue: This week, Stephen and Matthew take a look at the final issue of The Boys from Dynamite Entertainment. The long day closes on the Brooklyn Bridge, as our hero finally meets his destiny. There’s one last deal to be done, As Stillwell finds out the real cost of doing business, and one last surprise for Rayner too- as she begins her long-dreamed of political career. The Boys’ story comes to an end in this final issue!!! [podcast]http://traffic.libsyn.com/majorspoilers/msp468.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed DID YOU READ THIS ISSUE? RATE IT! Reader Rating A big Thank You
Or – “Well, That Cover Is A Bit Unpleasant, Ain’t It?” Harry Chapin once wrote a little ditty called “Thirty Thousand Pounds Of Bananas”, the tale of a young truck driver whose brakes give out on the downhill side while hauling the titular load. As the Boys picks up steam on it’s own race to the finish, I am reminded of a particular lyric from that song: And he said “God, make it a dream!” as he rode his last ride down. I’m pretty sure that Wee Hughie Campbell can relate…
Or – “A Mustelid Ate The President’s Face…” It’s been a while since we checked in with our friends in the Flatiron Building, and the latest updates from Boys-ville are not encouraging: Hughie continues to waffle, Butcher’s control has been questioned, and Mother’s Milk has had a horrible revelation about his former family… We’re on the downhill slide, and war seems inevitable. The only question is: What will set it off?
Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker #2, and Dean Koontz’s Nevermore #4.
Dynamite Entertainment sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1, Red Sonja: Revenge of the Gods #5, and Warlord of Mars #8, that you can check out, after the jump.
Or – “Two Guys Talking Can Be As Tense As A Fistfight…” One of the highlights of the early arcs of The Boys came when Wee Hughie sat down with the man known only as The Legend (any resemblance to comic figures past or present is probably intentional) for a history lesson about superhumans. The last couple of issues have given us even more depth and world-building as Greg Mallory explains the events that led up to the formation of The Boys themselves… It’s been a bloody story, but it ain’t over yet.
Press Release At long last, the story of Billy Butcher, the Boys’ mysterious leader will be told! From the backstreets of London’s East End to the carnage of the Falklands War, from the heights of love to the depths of tragedy, the most violent man in comics reveals the terrible nature of the forces that drive him. And when he’s done, he’ll be ready… to finish things once and for all. Get The Boys Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1 this July only from Dynamite Entertainment! “This is the story I’ve been waiting to tell since the very beginning of The Boys,”
Press Release With the release of The Boys, Volume 8 TPB, Garth Ennis will be at the Barnes and Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave in New York City to discuss this latest work and to sign copies! Following the adventures of Garth Ennis’ Scotsman Hughie, this latest installment in ‘The Boys’ series features a cover by Darick Robertson and art by John McCrea.
Or – “Maybe You Gave Grandpa The Keys, Right Before The Battle Of Verdun!” Hughie’s “vacation” didn’t really clear his head, and it didn’t fix either his life or his relationship with Annie. In fact, the only positive in the whole mess was his introduction to the former commanding officer of The Boys, Colonel Mallory, who has quite a few interesting bits of history to share with young Master Campbell…
Or – “Though This Might Technically Be Called Highland Laddie #6.5…” In five years of world-building, Garth Ennis has carefully laid out a LOT of dominoes in intricate patterns around The Boys and their corporate antagonists at Vought-American. At this stage of the game, we’re really just waiting for someone to flick a finger and start the inevitable tumble. Have you met Greg Mallory?
Or – “Butcher May Have A Heart After All…” A Garth Ennis two-parter? Either I’m having a theme weekend or this was incredibly poor planning on my part. Either way, I have been a bit surprised at Billy Butcher’s response to recent events in his life, what with forgiving Wee Hughie his indiscretion and threatening to kill Director Rayner’s family out of what seemed like sheer bastardry. There are a few unseen wheels turning, though, and Butcher’s about to be put through even more changes…