Why ‘The Boys’ Should End the Same Way as the Comics

Prime Video’s The Boys, an adaptation of Garth Ennis’ The Boys comics, follows Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and a group of people trying to kill various superpowered beings.

Their main target is Homelander (Antony Starr), the show’s “Superman,” along with many other superheroes that get in their way.

Over the show’s past three seasons, their conflict has been getting increasingly more complicated, and as Homelander’s facade continues to fall apart, Season 4 is shaping up to be truly chaotic.

The Prime Video show’s comics source material, which ran from 2006 to 2012, had an entirely different story, though.

The TV show and the comics share key story beats like Compound V and the conflict between The Boys and Homelander, but the show establishes itself as something entirely different when it introduces Ryan Butcher (Cameron Crovetti), Billy’s son.

Ryan is a key player in the show’s storyline – but he dies by Butcher’s hand in the comics.

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