Amazon Prime's new superhero series, The Boys was released today. The series is based off of a Dynamite Entertainment comic book written by Garth Ennis, and created by Supernatual, Revolution, and Timeless creator Eric Kripke, and produced by Preacher producers Seth Rogen and Even Goldberg. It takes place in a world with superheros, but the big twist here is that they are pretty much the most sick, twisted individuals you can imagine, and are controlled by a corporation called Vought, who also covers up all the sick shit the heroes get up to. The show follows Hughie Campbell, who joins up with The Boys, a group of anti-Superhero vigilantes, after a speedster know as A-Train runs through his girlfriend, killing her. The first episode also follows a superheroine known as Starlight, who joins their world's equivalent to the Justice League, known as The 7, and very quickly discovers how horrible they are. The first episode already has a few hints that this storyline might end up joining up with Hughie's at some point. The cast: Karl Urban as Billy Butcher Jack Quaid as "Wee" Hughie Campbell Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk Tomer Kapon as Frenchie Karen Fukuhara as Female Anthony Starr as Homeland Erin Moriarty as Annie January/Starlight Dominique McElligot as Queen Maeve Jessie Usher as A-Train Chance Crawford as The Deep Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir Elizabeth Shue as Madelyn Stillwell So far I've watched the first episode, and I really enjoyed it. One thing I will start off with is it is definitely not a show for the easily offended or the squeamish, in the first episode alone we get a graphic death, a girl forced to give a guy a blow job (we don't see her do it, but the scenes before and after make it clear it happened), mid air sex, and a shit load of swearing. One thing that surprised me is just how much the 7 line up with the Justice League, Homelander is Superman, Queen Maeve is Wonder Woman, The Deep is Aquaman, A-Train is The Flash, and Black Nori is Batman. The only one who doesn't directly line up to a JLA member is Starlight. I'm curious how horrible Homelander is, because they specifically say that he's the only decent member of The 7, and in a show like this that usually means that he's going absolute worst one. We already get a hint of this at the end of the first episode. I really enjoyed it overall, the characters are all pretty interesting, the writing was good and they already seem to be setting up The 7 to be the kind of characters you love to hate. They also set up a couple of interesting mysteries with questions about what exactly A-Train was up to when he ran through Hughie's girlfriend, and references to some kind of mysterious substance that Madelyn Stillwell and Homelander are apparently willing to murder a planeful of people, including a kid, to keep secret.