Darick Robertson and Tony Aviña just brought back The Boys’ Homelander for the cover of Mutiny Magazine #1. He looks as evil as fans remember him.
Even though Dynamite Comics The boys officially concluded his story, Mutiny Magazine just brought Country back with a new cover for its first issue. The boys cCo-creator Darick Robertson returns with colorist Tony Aviña as he brings his classic style to the world’s most famous Supe. Of course, anyone who’s read the comics or watched even a bit of Amazon’s hit adaptation knows that Homelander really is the worst of them all. But it’s also incredibly popular, which is part of why the first issue of the new magazine sold out on its first day of release.
Although Darick Robertson is best known for his art in The boys and Transmetropolitan, he also drew several DC and Marvel Comics, including several issues of Wolverine. In the Wolverine 2003 series, Robertson illustrates an underrated storyline titled “The Brotherhood,“ where Logan tracks down the killers of an innocent girl named Lucy Braddock. It’s obvious Robertson knows how to draw smug, vengeful anti-heroes, whether it’s Wolverine from Marvel Comics or Billy Butcher from The boys.
FairSquare’s Mutiny Magazine focuses on both mainstream and indie comics with a variety of features, interviews, and original comic stories. The first issue fittingly includes an interview with Garth Ennis, who co-created The boys and Homelander with Robertson. big fans of The boys know that Ennis got into superhero comics quite late in life. Unlike Robert Kirkman Invincible, another satirical critic of the superhero comic genre, Ennis said he hated superheroes. The character of Homelander perfectly displays all this resentment. Although the too dark tone of The boys and Homelander’s crimes are probably too dark to be “realistic”, they highlight the abuse of power that happens in the real world. Fans can find out more about Ennis’ thoughts and learn more about his new comic book series in Mutiny Review.
Most fans might not remember the names of comic book colorists, but Tony Aviña should change that. His work for DC Batman ’66 and Wonder Woman ’77 looks amazing and accurately captures the color of the television adaptations. He also worked with Darick Robertson on the very first issue of The boys, which makes him just as much a long-time collaborator as Robertson when it comes to Homelander.
Especially after The boys‘ television adaptation, the world yearns for more mature, satirical and critical superhero stories. Some might say the Marvel Cinematic Universe has drained longtime fans of superhero excitement. Perhaps others have simply never hopped on the superhero hype train. Nevertheless, Country will be back in season 3 of Amazon Prime The boys.
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