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The Boys Vol 1
The Boys Vol 1: The Name of the Game | Garth Ennis
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This is going to hurt! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the "supes" don't get out of line. And someone will! Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth - superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them - sometimes - need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys! The Boys Vol. 1: The Name of the Game collects the first six issues of the hit series The Boys by Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Punisher) and drawn by Darick Robertson (Transmetropolitan, Wolverine)!
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UnidragonFrag
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So, I watched the first season on Prime a few months ago and thought it was brilliant. This has a lot of similar plot points, but so many of the characters and there relationships are different. I liked the show better, but this was still pretty good. Very gracious sex and violence.

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Jen_Reads
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Second book down for the day. This was exactly as I expected after watching the show. I enjoyed it and I‘m ok with the changes made to the series.

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Jen_Reads
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My small haul from yesterday. Thor The Goddess of Thunder was on clearance at Newbury Comics and they had volume one of The Boys (seriously though it‘s a great show and I need season 2 now). The metal bookmarks I got at Terrificon yesterday. Couldn‘t resist Loki or the Harry Potter.

tessavi Just finished season 1 of The Boys, I enjoyed it 😊 7mo
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StellaDz
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Well this is definitely what I was warned about: it‘s violent, vulgar and crass. So it gets a ⭐️⭐️⭐️ rating because it‘s disgusting, but it‘s also intriguing. Kind of an anti-superhero story, The Boys are a group of individuals that work with the CIA to reign in superheroes and make them accountable. Their tactics? Possibly overkill.

SumisBooks Have you seen the show on Amazon streaming yet? 7mo
StellaDz @TheReadingMermaid I haven‘t! I‘ve watched the trailer. If it‘s close to the graphic novel, I might have trouble stomaching it. 7mo
SumisBooks Yea I wasn't impressed. 😐 7mo
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StellaDz @TheReadingMermaid you watched it all? I found for the first time I was sneering at pages as I read them, so I can‘t imagine what my reaction will be to seeing certain things as live action. 7mo
SumisBooks Oh no honey I only watch the first episode but I still was not impressed. Like it didn't make me want to watch the rest of the episodes. 7mo
StellaDz @TheReadingMermaid ahhh okay. That makes sense LOL 7mo
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LoveToReadLiveToRead
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I‘m a few episodes into both of these tv series, both comic book adaptations and I‘m really enjoying them, though they‘re very different.

Karl Urban is brilliant as Butcher in The Boys, don‘t watch if you‘re easily offended by bad language though!

The scene where the Hargreeves siblings dance to “I Think We‘re Alone Now” was so good in Umbrella Academy, made me want to get up and dance myself!

laurenslibrary I'm on the 3rd episode of The Boys and I'm loving it so far!!! 7mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love Number Five! 7mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Both great shows (and comics)! 🤘 7mo
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GrilledCheeseSamurai
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It's ouuuuuut. 🤸‍♂️

Anyone watching this on Amazon?

I binged the first 4 episodes today and I'm enjoying it well enough.

I originally read the comics way back when they were first released and really enjoyed how dark and disturbing they were. I'm pleased to say the show is pulling that feel of the books off well.

If your looking for an R rated version of the Avengers if they were all assholes...this show/comic delivers. 🤘

Clwojick ooooooooooooo! off to look into this more... 😄 7mo
Clwojick ooooooooooooo! off to look into this more... 😄 7mo
Owlizabeth It‘s my plan for tomorrow! 7mo
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Bookbinger
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Disclaimer: I love messed up books. This was a messed up book. I was excited when Amazon announced they were doing The Boys as a show and after reading the first volume I am PUMPED and absolutely can not wait to see Karl Urban as Butcher!

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WeeWeegieBookworm
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I keep seeing ads on Facebook for Humble Bundles and couldn't pass this one up. £12 for a load of comics including the first 12 volumes of The Boys? Can't say no to that. #bargain

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collegecatlady
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Loved this one! A great pick for fans of gore and those who know Ennis as a writer who hates superheroes 😂

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collegecatlady
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1. The tagged book, Baby Teeth, and Sex Criminals vol. 4
2. Funko pops, bookmarks, book sleeves
3. May 18
4. Horror and thriller
#justbecause #jb

JoScho You and @Trashcanman are Birthday buddies 😊 you guys probably already knew that though! 2y
Trashcanman @JoScho good memory! 2y
Trashcanman Woot woot May 18th! I got you next year. 2y
collegecatlady @Trashcanman I‘ve never had a birthday buddy before so this is awesome! 🎂 2y
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TK421
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Well this was a dark, bloody, fun ride. Who polices the world's superheroes? These guys. A CIA sanctioned team of thugs and a wee Scotsman who looks (intentionally) like Simon Pegg. Yep, you find that supers can be pretty depraved, but are there darker reasons for The Boy's actions? Garth Ennis at his bloody best. #comicthon @xicanti

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Pretty sure Amazon is turning this into a show! With an excessive fake-blood budget! 2y
TK421 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk That will have to be one really excessive fake blood budget! 2y
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