Don’t count on a literal translation.
Don’t count on a literal translation.
On June 24, perhaps the most controversial episode of the superhero series The Boys, Herogasm, will be released. It is an adaptation of the 2009 Garth Ennis comic book spin-off of the same name.
For the premiere of the TV version of Herogasm, we decided to recall what the comics were all about. It can be assumed that the plot of an episode of Herogasm will be very different from the story told by Garth Ennis.
There are many differences between the comics and the series.
Some of the characters in the series are missing, some have been replaced or seriously changed. For example, the Boys in the comics got the permanent V serum, Victoria Newman was male, and Toy Soldier wasn’t pulled out of Russia.
The plot of the story is simple: Earth’s superheroes must fight back against an alien invasion. All or almost all heroes are sent to battle with aliens located somewhere in the region of Saturn, the inhabitants of the planet are looking forward to the results of the battle.
In fact, the heroes are not flying to Saturn. Superheroes gather on a tropical island for Herogasm, Vought’s annual private party where superheroes can unwind.
Patriot announces that the heroes go to battle
In the comics, Herogasm has already been held a dozen and a half times, the procedure has been debugged. A lot of sex workers and workers have been brought to the hotel where the heroes gather, security has been ensured. Everything that happens on the base must stay on the island.
Of course, the party attracts the attention of the Boys. Here’s what – in a nutshell – happens over the six issues of Herogasm:
- The Patriot slept with the Soldier. The comic version of this superhero is very different from the serial one: in the comics, Soldier is a rather pathetic character, he was not captured by the USSR and cannot deprive other heroes of their powers.
- Naked Patriot shoots down a passenger plane flying in the area of the island. Apparently, this scene was adapted in the first season of The Boys.
- Victor Newman, the ingenuous and dim-witted Vice President of the United States, arrives at the party. He received a special invitation to be “in the right frame of mind” when the time came to act. The Boys have their own plans for the vice president.
- The fact is that the vice president is a former head and protégé of Vought. The company is promoting him politically and plans to make him president of the United States next year, having dealt with the current leader.
- Black Noir enters the Boys’ base. After capturing Hughie for a while, Noir rapes him with her finger and then releases him. It is worth noting that in the comics, Noir is a clone of Patriot.
- The boys capture one of the Vice President’s security guards. It turns out that the vice president is a rather peculiar guy: for example, he orders bodyguards to put condoms on him.
- At the same time, the bodyguard tells how, during the September 11 attacks, Victor knocked out the US president and forbade fighters to shoot down a plane hijacked by terrorists. Instead, the superheroes tried to free the plane – but did not succeed.
- Meanwhile, at the party, The Supies awards are presented, Patriot gets the award for the greatest hero.
- The boys decide it’s time to act, but things go wrong. As a result, the vice president safely leaves the party.
Between the events described, superheroes copulate with each other so actively and diversely that Amazon Studios is unlikely to be able to adapt Herogasm close to the text. Most likely, the plot will be seriously reworked: many storylines in the series are simply missing.
After the release of the Herogasm episode, we will try to tell how the comic turned into an episode of the series. Unless, of course, there are too many differences between them.
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