Thursday, June 30, 2022

Reader's Diary #3020 - Garth Ennis (writer), Darick Robertson and Peter Snejberg (artists): The Boys Omnibus Volume One

A huge fan of the tv series The Boys, I thought it was high time I checked out the source material. Usually I like to that in the opposite order. 

This time around, however, it's probably a blessing that I hadn't. Everything about the comic seems solely about shock. And to be sure, the tv show is shocking too. But wow, the show far surpasses it by giving the characters fully developed complex personalities. Plus the show explores themes of uncontrolled power, the corruption of power, and so on. The comic is a juvenile mess. Had I read it first, I'd not have bothered with the show.

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