The Boys is a bloody manic mayhem dream show

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When the screen adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys comic books premieres on Amazon Prime Video on July 26th, fans will likely notice a lot of changes to the story. But creator and showrunner Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Timeless) has crafted an adaptation that honors the comics while also giving new audiences access to a story that comes at viewers hard and fast.

The Boys is set in an America where superheroes are heavily commodified and merchandised. They’re brand names. They’re not just saving the world; they’re starring in movies, splashed across billboards for theme parks, endorsing everything from shoes to cereal, and marketed within an inch of their lives.

At the center of their world is Vought International, a…

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