Superheroes incorporate and go very, very bad in The Boys on Amazon Prime.

A ragtag gang of vigilantes takes on a powerful group of corrupt and venal superheroes in The Boys, Amazon's adaptation of the comic books series of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.

Ennis is also the creative mind behind Preacher, and he once said he intended The Boys to "out-Preacher, Preacher" in terms of the extreme violence and sexual content. It just so happens that the TV adaptation of Preacher started airing its fourth and final season on AMC. The two definitely share the Ennis sensibility, but much as I love Preacher, this adaptation of The Boys is even better. It's ideal late-summer therapy for anyone who's grown a bit weary of the constant onslaught of superhero movies.

(Mild spoilers below.)

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