***** (5 out of 5) · Books · Graphic Novel

The Boys (Prime Video and TPB Vol 1)

The Boys

Comics by Garth Ennis, and Darick Robertson

Show by Eric Kripke, Evan Goldberg, and Seth Rogen


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I watched the TV show before I read the graphic novel, so I am going to start off by talking about the show.

It was amazing! I binge watched it all in a single night.  I didn’t mean to, but I have no self control.  I started 7 pm and finished at 3 am and it was totally worth it!

It was dark and gritty and at parts super gross, but I enjoyed it! Karl Urban was amazing and I loved him with an accent ❤ (also I think his accent is real but I have only seen him in things without it??)

The show dealt with a lot of serious stuff and the main one I noticed was sexual assault.  I thought it was handled really well. The Boys didn’t try to hide or beat around the bush.  It jumped right in and dealt with it. It was raw and real.  I also loved how they turned the tables.  Woman aren’t the only ones who get assaulted.  Plus karma is a bitch!

The ending just about killed me!!!! I NEED SEASON TWO RIGHT NOW!!!! I hate cliffhangers. I’m so pissed and so intrigued all at once. When is season two going to air?!?!  I am going to read the comic but I have heard it is super different than the show so who knows if it will even answer my questions?!?!

And that brings us to my review of the 1st volume of The Boys:

After going into the comic expecting it to be completely different from the show, I was actually surprised at how similar it was.  Granted I only read comics #1-6 (of 72) so there is still a chance it will get even more different.

I mean, it was different, but not overly different.  A lot of the show was the gang getting together but the book pretty much started out with gang already together. And we don’t know a ton about The Seven yet.  Actually, we don’t really know much of anything yet.  I need to keep reading!!

Overall the show is amazing! I would highly recommend it, unless you are not old enough to watch R rated movies, or if you don’t like gory stuff.  I would also recommend the comics so far, but I will let you know for sure once I have read more!

Also here is a random The Boys meme that I really like:


11 thoughts on “The Boys (Prime Video and TPB Vol 1)

  1. The show looks so good! 🙌 Im a sucker for binge watching a good show – especially ones with heroes and/or violence. I’m working my way through Good Omens at the moment and plan to start this ASAP. Love that last meme 😂

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  2. I’ve only read the first comic but I was glad they took Homelander out of that assault in the beginning. I actually think the show does a better job of making his character more terrifying.

    And from now on I think Karl Urban should use the accent in everything 🙂

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    1. They did make him super terrifying with his slow decent into craziness. I mean he was probably always crazy but he slowly lost control of his facade. I thought they did a really good job with it!

      And I agree!


  3. I tried to get into this- found it wasn’t what I was expecting and floundered a bit. It definitely had some great moments though. Glad you enjoyed it!


  4. I adore that meme, it’s so spot on. My husband started watching this show. I appreciate it because it feels so…real. I really really really dislike some of the the graphic gross stuff in it though so I couldn’t watch it LOL. 🙂


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