The first season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys has arrived on the service, and while the comic it’s based on tends to be a bit too over-the-top for some people, the TV series tones it down a bit to tell an interesting, compelling story without entirely steering away from the adult content that drew comic book readers in.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 1 of The Boys.
The series follows a world where superheroes work for a corporation–Vought Industries. And because of this relationship, sometimes the things the superheroes have to do aren’t for the betterment of mankind as it could interfere with the corporation’s interests. And that brings us to The Boys, a group of normal, everyday people, trying to keep these superheroes in check when they screw up or use their abilities for evil.
When a TV show is created that takes a look at the superhero genre as a whole, the characters that appear will undoubtedly be inspired by or total parodies of well-known Marvel and DC characters. This can be said for The Boys, so we’re taking a look at every super-powered character in Season 1 and checking out their comic book counterpart.