The Boys #1-49 (Ongoing, Update)
31 CBR's 18 CBZ's | Dynamite Entertainment | Release Dates Aug 16 2006 - Dec 2 2010 | 751.77 MB Total
is an American creator-owned comic book series, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Darick Robertson, set in a contemporary world very much similar to the real one, with one notable exception: a number of people have some form of superpower. The series follows a superpowered CIA squad, known informally as "The Boys", whose job it is to keep watch on superheroes and, if necessary, intimidate or kill them. The first six issues were published by Wildstorm, starting in 2006. On January 24, 2007, the series was abruptly canceled with issue 6. DC (of which Wildstorm is an imprint) was allegedly uneasy with the anti-superhero tone of the work. In February 2007 the series was picked up by Dynamite Entertainment and it resumed in May of that year. The current issue #49 which is part of the arc entitled "Proper Preparation and Planning", is setting up a change within the Boys and their opposing group known as the Seven definitely leading to a fateful confrontation in the upcoming landmark issue #50. Typical of Ennis' work, violent and explicit yet with subtexts of his opinions on just about anything, from comic books to fanboys' preoccupation with them. In other words, terrific. Mature Readers only. HQ Minutemen scans from issue #36 to the current issue #49.