I’m not sure how dark I want my blog to be. The Boys is an incredibly dark comic. In this issue, we learn that the Justice Leagues (or analogs of them, at least) are perverted rapists who essentially jump in female members by, well, jumping them. It’s very graphic.
The thing about other Ennis works like Crossed and The Pro is that he uses shocking images that are more explicit than just about any other non-porn comics out there, but it’s not always clear why he’s doing it. With The Boys, he’s mastered his craft. We understand the need for all this: He’s trying to show a dark underbelly to the brightly colored superheroes we’ve loved since we were kids.