The Boys omnibus 1 – Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother’s Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: A CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth superpower! Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them ,sometimes, need to be taken out of the picture. That’s when you call in The Boys! After the opening story arc introducing Hughie to the team (issues 1-6), Dark avenger Tek-Knight and his ex-partner Swingwing are in trouble (issues 7-14). Big trouble. One has lost control of his terrifyingly overactive sex-drive, and the other might just be a murderer. It’s up to Hughie and Butcher to work out which is which, in Get Some. Then, in Glorious Five-Year Plan, The Boys travel to Russia ,where their corporate opponents are working with the mob, in a super-conspiracy that threatens to spiral lethally out of control. Good thing our heroes have Love Sausage on their side.
The “Supers” here are egotistical, vindictive, sex-crazed, drug-addicted, or beholden to corporate agendas, and so there needs to be a force that can keep them in check. That’s where the Boys (and The Female) come in, but this ragtag group might not be all that different from the Supers. It’s funny, action-packed, and comes close to crossing the line of obscenity.