I try to keep up with some of the comic-book storylines via the web. On the down low, ya know. Just because...just for scuz. But about a month ago, I made my very first comic-book related purchase in a long, long while. A collected edition of the first six issues of The Boys, by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.
It's about a group of super-powered operatives working for the CIA who, urm, handle certain problems with a world in which sometimes superheroes need to be put down. And, as you would expect from Garth Ennis, it's super-violent and nasty in brilliant ways. The artwork by Robertson is pretty wonderful too. Even Gia loved it. I'm definitely going to do some catch-up work on the series, as most of it has been reprinted in collections as they do these days in the biz.
And now there is word that Adam McKay of Anchorman, Step-Brothers and Talladega Nights fame may be helming a film adaptation of the series. I'm down with that. As long as he doesn't recruit Will Ferrel to play Butcher. Yikes!
___________________________________________________Note: Remember to play the Badgerdaddy Trivia Challenge every day. Will Ferrell will ruin this film.