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The first teaser for The Boys, Amazon Prime’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s dark graphic novel about blue-collar vigilantes taking down corrupt superheroes, is a bit of in-universe programming: a commercial for Vought, the agency that manages caped crusaders through the kinds of careers more commonly seen for celebrities or politicians. It’s a short clip but nonetheless gives you a sense of the world that Eric Kripke (Supernatural) and Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher) are adapting for television.
This particular teaser’s release during New York Comic-Con is well-timed to the series’ general presence at the convention; there’s a giant poster at the Javits Center reading “F*** SUPERHEROES” above a giant rant about reining in these godlike protectors who are more likely to use their superpowers and/or mythical weapons for their own gain.