If you’re looking to get your fix of The Boys ahead of its season two premiere on Amazon this September, not only do you have the spinoff comic book The Boys: Dear Becky hitting shelves in your local comic shop, but Dynamite Entertainment has now announced the launch of an official novelisation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s original comic book series, beginning with The Boys: Name of the Game.
“I remember reading the first issue when it came out and just being floored. It was the type of story the industry needed,” said writer Dan Wickline, who has penned the adaptation. “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.”
Check out a teaser trailer for the book here…
The Boys: Name of the Game novelization by writer Dan Wickline takes a deep dive into a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky, and masked vigilantes prowl the night, and someone has to make sure the supes don’t get out of line. Hughie Campbell is in love for the first time in his life. Everything is going perfectly with his girlfriend Robin until she is tragically killed as collateral damage in a battle between supes. Meanwhile, Annie January has just achieved her ultimate dream. As the hero Starlight, she is promoted to the most powerful team of heroes in the world – The Seven. That dream quickly turns into a nightmare when she traumatically learns the truth about her idols. The mysterious Billy Butcher lost his wife due to supes as well. He’s tasked by the CIA to reunite his clandestine team to get the supes in check, by whatever means necessary. When Butcher recruits Hughie for The Boys, the grieving young man finds a purpose in a world of superpowered narcissists living like they’re gods. When all these forces come together, all hell breaks loose.
The Boys: Name of the Game is available now.