To say that this issue marks the end of The Boys is somewhat disingenuous. In truth, the series ended last issue. Issue #72, the final issue, is merely the epilogue – a final, subtle goodbye to the characters we cared about, and the tying of loose ends from the series. Well, what ends remain that is – let’s be real, most of the characters didn’t quite make it to this point. While this issue doesn’t measure up to the high points of the series, particularly in comparison with the stellar previous issue, it’s still good for what it is. Besides, if you’ve been reading this far into “The Boys”, you already know you’re picking this up. READ MORE
The Boys #71 is here, and with it comes the end of one of the best series in comics. I know, I know, there’s still another issue left, but that’s just the aftermath. For all intents and purposes, this is the last issue of “The Boys” as we know them, and it delivers in spades. HEAVY spoilers follow, so if you’re reading this to figure out if you should buy this issue, or start this series, do yourself a favor: close your browser and go grab every issue. Thank me later. READ MORE
Garth Ennis’ highly popular Dynamite title, The Boys, is coming to an end this November with issue #72. Thankfully, this is not a cancellation. The termination was planned by Ennis from the get-go. The issue will tie up loose ends, and offer one last adventure for The Boys in order to bring the six-year run to a satisfying close.
It was also reported by Bleeding Cool that “The Boys” movie adaptation is still in the works, with Adam McKay on board to direct, and a possible Simon Pegg as Wee Hughie. We may just have more of “The Boys” in the coming years. See the press release, the cover art, and quotes from Ennis below. READ MORE
As you can tell the EFM in Berlin is literally destroying our front page, so again we’re going to lump a few stories into a late night edition of “News Bites” (mostly for my sanity).
First, THR reports that Columbia Pictures is no longer part of The Boys club. The studio was developing the adaptation of the violent and edgy comic book from writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson but has put the project into turnaround. The book follows the adventures of a CIA squad, known informally as “the boys,” whose job is to keep watch on the proliferation of superheroes and, if necessary, intimidate or eliminate them. Writing duo Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay, as well as Seth Rogen, had worked on the screenplay since the project was first set up in 2009. Producers Neal H. Moritz of Original Film and Kickstart’s Jason Netter will now shop the project around town. It’s an amazing comic that deserves a small screen series treatment.
Robert Kirkman, the comic book writer who created “The Walking Dead” and the hit AMC television series by the same name, is firing back at the lawsuit filed Thursday by childhood friend and collaborator Tony Moore, who claims he was duped into signing away his rights to the lucrative franchise. In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, Kirkman, repped by attorney Allen Grodsky, writes:
“The lawsuit is ridiculous, we each had legal representation seven years ago and now he is violating the same contract he initiated and approved and he wants to misrepresent the fees he was paid and continues to be paid for the work he was hired to do. Tony regularly receives payment for the work he did as penciler, inker and for gray tones on the first six issues of The Walking Dead comic series and he receives royalties for the TV show, to assert otherwise is simply incorrect.” Full story here.
On the heels of the news this week that is out of ’ ,
Sony Pictures confirmed the departure of 19-year-old singer and actress Miley Cyrus from the upcoming animated vampire flick Hotel Transylvania, 3D, featuring Adam Sandler voicing the lead role of Dracula. Cyrus would have played Mavis, his teenage daughter, but was quickly replaced by former Disney darling Selena Gomez, says THR.
Also inside, we’ve landed a new look at Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins from Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, along with first details on the retelling of the classic Edgar Allan Poe tale The Mask of the Red Death. READ MORE
Oh, Garth Ennis…you crazy, crazy man. It seems like we say it at least a couple of times a month, but “PREACHER” creator Garth Ennis delivers more “NSFW” previews than any other writer out there. Beyond the break we have your monthly dose of “THE BOYS” previews to the tune of 5 pages, but be advised that it is definitely NSFW. Read on for the ‘skinny’ (Pun fully intended).
As if Garth Ennis (“CROSSED”, “PREACHER”) needed to get any more controversial this year with his popular “THE BOYS” monthly from Dynamite Publishing the writer is going into very sensitive territory with religion. (Oh, come on, he did create “PREACHER” for crying out loud) Inside you can take a look at the first 5 pages of the 44th issue of the title that goes on sale July 8th. Read on for the skinny.
Now that it is official that the ever popular (controversial) Garth Ennis (“PREACHER”, “CROSSED”) original “THE BOYS” is on its way out you can bet your money on there being plenty of loose ends tied up, and plenty of characters killed off. The start of all this will of course be with this weeks issue #43 that concludes the “INNOCENTS” arc, and inside you can read the first 5 pages of the issue. Read on for the skinny.
Between the ever controversial “CROSSED” and his other brainchild, “THE BOYS”, I think that it is safe to say that Garth Ennis (“PREACHER”) isn’t afraid to push the envelope. Fortunately for us the writer continues to thrive as a story teller, being one of the boldest, and most entertaining voices in the genre. Inside you can read the first 6 pages of the newest issue in his award nominated “THE BOYS” series and get all the details. Read on for the skinny.
Garth Ennis has been accused of being nothing but a ‘shock’ writer lately. After all, this is the same Garth Ennis who brought readers the most deplorable piece of comic fiction with “CROSSED”. I say the guy can do what he wants. He has earned that much since beginning his career all the way back in 1989 “TROUBLED SOULS”. No, if there is ANY writer who isn’t affraid to push buttons it is good ol’ Garth. (“CROSSED” had a character who named ‘Horse Cock’ who beat people with, well, a horse cock for God’s sake) So with rumors circulating that “THE BOYS” is on its way to an end, and with Samuel Bayer expressing interest in the movie adaptation, and ‘Horse Cock’ aside, I present to you fine readers the first five slur filled pages of “THE BOYS” issue #41. Read on for the skinny.