Having conquered Amazon Streaming with one of the best shows of the year, The Boys is now coming to full-cast audio dramas, courtesy of GraphicAudio.
The company has just signed a deal with Dynamite Comics for the right to adapt all six collected volumes of Garth Ennis's brutal subversion of the superhero genre.
There's no date yet for when we will hear the first tale.
The series is set between 2006–2008 in a world where superheroes exist. However, most of the superheroes in the series' universe are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behaviour, compromising the safety of the world.GraphicAudio, who I consider the American equivalent of Big Finish when it comes to the highest quality of audio productions, has an impressive track record with comic book adaptations, having brought to life a number of seminal Marvel and DC tales in the past.
The story follows a small clandestine CIA squad, informally known as "The Boys", led by Butcher and also consisting of Mother's Milk, the Frenchman, the Female, and new addition "Wee" Hughie Campbell, who are charged with monitoring the superhero community, often leading to gruesome confrontations and dreadful results.
In parallel, a key subplot follows Annie "Starlight" January, a young and naive superhero who joins the Seven, the most prestigious – and corrupted – superhero group in the world and The Boys' most powerful enemies.
Their version of Crisis On Infinite Earths is one of my all-time favourite audio plays, but, sadly, no longer appears to be available.