100 Issues Ago April 2011

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?


Having recently watch the entire series of The Boys on Amazon, I figured now was as good a time as any to highlight the original series.

The issue above was focused on Wee Hughie’s conversation with Greg Mallory, the founder of The Boys, specifically his first encounter with the Vought American heroes during World War II. This issue isn’t the grand exploits of the Justice Society during the war; the heroes featured here barely have a moment to blink before inadvertently bringing down a German attack on Mallory’s outfit that wipes out everyone – supes included – with the exception of Mallory himself.

THE BOYS is a tough series that pulls no punches and delights in ripping to shreds the superhero archetypes and this issue’s no different, easily puncturing the whole Captain America/Justice Society World War stories while celebrating the efforts of the real men who fought there.

100 Issues Ago November 2010

I came across this “100 Issues Ago” panel in an old JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA and thought I’d tidy it up and re-purpose it. If one month = one issue, what was I reading 100 Issues Ago?


Ahh, THE BOYS, Garth Ennis’s take on the superhero genre filled with hate and contempt for the subject material.

As much as I like superheroes and can happily suspend disbelief while reading them, I’m also happy to read this vicious skewering of the whole thing. When I saw this cover in my list of November 2010 titles, I had to include it!

Can’t wait to see what the new TV series does with this.

Good News For The Boys

Garth Ennis’ series that royally rips into superheros, The Boys, appears to be heading to Amazon as a TV series, headed up by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the same producing pair who are behind the adaptation of Preacher.

After the mess that was the Green Hornet film, I was dubious of Rogen’s involvement but after two seasons, the Preacher show works a treat so I’ll be interested to see what they do with The Boys.

I wonder if they’ll keep the opening line: