Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson Reunite to Tell the Origin of Butcher with The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker


This morning, Dynamite Entertainment announced that The Boys creators, Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson, will be reuniting in July to tell the origin story of Butcher with The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker! I’m a huge fan of both Garth’s writing and Darick’s artwork, and it was a sad day for me when Darick stopping being the regular artist on The Boys (see here). I mean, Russel Braun’s artwork is nice and all, but it’s just not the same! I’m hugely excited to see them working together again. Maybe this is a sign that he may be coming back on the regular book? Fingers’ crossed…

The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker will be a six-issue miniseries, the first issue will be solicited in the May edition of Previews, and will ship in July. Check out some fantastic preview pages below, and continue scrolling to read the press release:



April 14, 2011, Runnemede, NJ - At long last, the story of Billy Butcher, the Boys’ mysterious leader will be told! From the backstreets of London’s East End to the carnage of the Falklands War, from the heights of love to the depths of tragedy, the most violent man in comics reveals the terrible nature of the forces that drive him. And when he’s done, he’ll be ready… to finish things once and for all. Get The Boys: Butcher, Baker, Candlestickmaker #1 this July only from Dynamite Entertainment!

“This is the story I’ve been waiting to tell since the very beginning of The Boys,” says writer Garth Ennis. “A good, long, disturbing look into the dark.”

“This mini series is essential to the “Boys” legacy,” says artist Darick Robertson. “The script is one of Garth Ennis’ finest, (personally my favorite since our work together on Marvel’s Punisher: Born). It answers a lot of questions about who Butcher is and why he is the way he is. It is heartbreaking, and yet has the kind of action and humor you’d expect from the two of us. If you’re a fan of the series, this is the story you’ve been waiting for!”

“Garth and Darick have created a story so compelling, that it took till now to be able to offer to fans,” states Dynamite Publisher Nick Barrucci. “The story is powerful and the art is incredible. We want to excite fans by showing off incredible and meticulously drawn interior pages by Darick. This is THE Boys series that if you have never read The Boys, this is a great introduction to that world.”

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DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Project Superpowers, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time and more!

In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner and a host of up and coming new talent!

DYNAMITE is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s PROJECT SUPERPOWERS - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005 Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.

Dynamite also controls and owns multiple library’s, including but not limited to the Vampirella library of casts and characters, The Superpowers library of characters, The Kirby: Genesis world of characters, and the Chaos! Comics universe of characters.

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  4. Garth Ennis Talks to Dynamite About The Boys and Battlefields
  5. Preview: An Early Look at Garth Ennis’ Jennifer Blood #1

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