Fans of The Boys have a lot to look forward to, including the upcoming The Boys Diabolical Animated Shorts next month and season 3 of the Amazon Prime Video series in June. Now, Dynamite is releasing a few collections to put on your bookshelf.
First up is the ultimate companion volume, a scriptbook allowing fans to go behind the scenes on how writer Garth Ennis, artist Darick Robertson, and the rest of the team brought this controversial series to life. Following that is the second omnibus tome of the complete series, in its premier presentation.
In a new paperback volume just under 200 pages, Ennis has curated a selection of seven standout scripts from the title’s run. Whether for iconic moments, interesting technique, or personal attachment, the choices include The Boys issues #1, 21, 38, 47, 53, 65, Butcher Baker Candlestickmaker #5, and Dear Becky #1. Each issue is presented with the full script by Ennis, followed by the final artwork by artists Robertson, Russ Braun, Keith Burns, and John McCrea.
The book is the perfect add-on to the set of three oversized hardcover omnibus volumes, with the second also now available to order. This installment includes the “Herogasm” story arc, a controversial look at the debauchery of the supes. Despite fans’ uncertainty on how it can ever be included in the series, the Prime show is set to incorporate elements of it in the next season. Fans of Wee Hughie will be excited to also read his spotlight miniseries, traveling back to Scotland and learning more about his origins.
The Boys Oversized Omnibus Volume 2 collects The Boys (2006) #31-47, The Boys: Herogasm #1-6, The Boys: Highland Laddie #1-6, as well as additional extras including a complete cover gallery, script pages, introductions, and more.
The Boys: Scriptbook TP VOL 1 & The Boys: Oversized Omnibus HC VOL 2 are slated for release in May 2022. Fans are encouraged to preorder copies in March with their local comic book retailers. The books will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more.