With season two of the Prime Video streaming adaptation set to debut on September 4, fans of The Boys now have something to whet their appetite for Butcher’s gang of unlikely—and deadly—heroes. Dynamite has released the first volume novelization of the popular comic and streaming series, The Boys: Name of the Game. Available in both digital and print versions, writer Dan Wickline takes a deep dive into the world created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson with his prose version of the original six-issue story arc. The books also add new details to the official canon.
In a world where meeting your hero is a bad idea, Billy Butcher and his cohorts do what needs to be done to keep the dangerous and corrupt powered individuals, or Supes, from doing harm. While the world views them as heroes, The Boys know better, especially Hughie, whose girlfriend Robin dies tragically during a super-powered battle.
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“I remember reading the first issue when it came out and just being floored. It was the type of story the industry needed,” said Wickline. “Garth and Darick have created such an amazing world over the series run, and I’m getting a chance to introduce that world to another audience that may not normally pick up a comic book, as well as revealing a few details and fleshing out parts that even longtime fans will greatly appreciate.”
Wickline’s career in writing comics has extended to many different publishers including Humanoids, IDW, Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, and Zenescope. He co-wrote the recently released SEAL Team Six: No More Volume 13 and has his own Lucius Fogg series of Urban Fantasy novels.