Today we are talking about The Boys, a series of comics with a loyal public that has now become a famous milestone in the super heroic landscape. The Boys presents: Diabolical is a series of eight episodes focused on the same universe as The Boys; we have Homelander, Black Noir, Queen Maeve and many others as the background to eight different stories, of twenty minutes (approximately) each.

Along with the eight episodes of The Boys presents: Diabolical, the trailer for the new season of The Boys has also been released. With fans raving and expectations skyrocketing, we tell you what we think of the series and what the expectations are for the new season.

A trailer to rule them all

The Boys presents: Diabolical has a host of notable writers: keen eyes may in fact have recognized a pair of hands already seen (and yes, there's the creator of Rick and Morty with his scribbled pupils) and, with episodes best and others worst, all fully embody The Boys TV series. If I had to draw up some sort of top list, I would place at the top Boyd in 3D, I'm Your Pusher e An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents. The first, written by Eliot e Ilana Glazer, tells of the transformation into pop star (and subsequent fall) of a couple of ordinary tenants; from the spasmodic sharing of private life through social media to the society of appearances and great scandals, it perfectly embodies the critical points of The Boys.

The Boys presents: Diabolical: a scene taken from the animated series
The Boys presents: Diabolical: a scene taken from the animated series

I'm your Pusher, of G (writer of The Boys himself) is obviously material that to say canon is an understatement: a pusher finds himself collaborating with Butcher to provide a dose of "modified material" to one of the most prominent superheroes of the moment. In this episode it's all there: a little bit of splatter, a lot of indignation, a self-righteous veil between superheroes and their true nature and, of course, a little healthy Butcher bragging rights. Last but not least the animated of Justin Roiland e Ben Bayouth: an episode where the storytelling of Rick and Morty joins the universe of The Boys to create a mix that runs smoothly, with the weird comedy of one and the scientific cruelty of the other.

The latest arrivals

As much as each episode is a small masterpiece, not all of them struck me in the same way: I'm talking about BFFs e John and Sun-Hee. The first, written by the comedian Awkwafina (recently seen in Shang-Chi) tells of a girl who, subjected to a Vought serum, finds herself giving life to her own… poop of hers. A nice episode but which, on various occasions, is found too demented and far from the gloom of The Boys. The other, written by Andy Samberg (B99, The Lonely Island) tells of a married couple struggling with an incurable disease; the episode obviously tells on several layers what inner evil and abandonment are and, although I appreciated it, I also found it not very close to The Boy. We then come to Season XNUMX trailer, released as a "special" ninth episode.

The Boys presents: Diabolical: a scene taken from the animated series
The Boys presents: Diabolical: a scene taken from the animated series

A trailer that certainly anticipates 3 things: blood, big cocks and shocks. In fact, we have bodies that explode, laser eyes that light up and a strange hero who looks too much like Captain America. And, again, The Deep getting excited watching an octopus, Homelander and Starlight posing for some promotional photos, A-Train sponsoring sodas and Queen Maeve with the sword. In short, everything that has been told to us in recent seasons seems to explode with the third season. Nothing, of course, will come to the catharsis of Homelander intent on practicing autoeroticism in front of "his of him" New York, but I would say that we are on the right track.