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What Comic Book Company Owns the Boys?

If you’re a fan of the hit Amazon Prime series “The Boys,” then you may be wondering which comic book company owns the rights to this twisted superhero tale. Well, look no further as we dive into the history of “The Boys” and its ownership.

The Creation of “The Boys”

“The Boys” was created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson, and first published by Wildstorm (an imprint of DC Comics) in 2006. However, due to the mature themes and graphic violence depicted in the series, it was cancelled after only six issues.

Dynamite Entertainment Takes Over

In 2007, Dynamite Entertainment acquired the publishing rights to “The Boys” and re-released the first six issues along with new material. The series gained a cult following and ran for 72 issues until its conclusion in 2012.

Dynamite Entertainment also published spin-off miniseries such as “Herogasm,” “Highland Laddie,” and “Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker,” which further explored the world of “The Boys.”

The TV Adaptation

In 2019, Amazon Prime released a television adaptation of “The Boys” that quickly became a critical and commercial success. The show’s popularity has led to increased interest in the comic book series as well.

Current Ownership

As of now, Dynamite Entertainment still owns the publishing rights to “The Boys.” However, with the success of the TV show and potential for future adaptations or merchandise deals, it is possible that ownership could change hands in the future.

In Conclusion

So there you have it – Dynamite Entertainment is currently the comic book company that owns “The Boys.” It’s fascinating to see how ownership can impact a story’s journey from cancellation to cult following to mainstream success.

Will we see more of “The Boys” in other forms of media? Only time will tell.