Pre-order Supes Ain’t Always Heroes, the new book that takes a deep dive into the hit TV show The Boys, edited by Lynn S. Zubernis and Matthew Snyder! To thank you for your early support of the book, we’re giving you exclusive digital original artwork of Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko by Christine Griffin and Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy by Amberdreams.
The author and publisher will donate 20 percent of the royalties from sales of Supes Ain’t Always Heroes to the Venice Family Clinic, a community health center in Los Angeles. Find more information at venicefamilyclinic.org.
About the Artists
Christine Griffin, aka Quickreaver in fandom, is a fine artist, illustrator and sometimes-writer, working in the imaginative realism and pop culture fields. Her original artwork can be seen on the beautiful covers of Family Don’t End With Blood and There’ll Be Peace When You Are Done. For more, visit christinegriffinart.com or christinegriffinart on IG.
Amberdreams (she/her) resurrected a long lost love of traditional media when she joined the Supernatural fandom in 2009, and now draws or paints nearly every day, producing beautiful original works. You can find her art at archiveofourown.org.
Get Your Downloadable Original Art
- Pre-order Supes Ain’t Always Heroes from your vendor of choice.
- Fill out the below form with your email address and upload an image of your receipt.
- Check your email for a message from Smart Pop on December 5 and download your art!
Note: The bonus content will be delivered separately from the book and will arrive via email on December 5.
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About the Book
Go deeper inside the hit TV show The Boys and its characters with psychologists, media experts, filmmakers, and more—including the original comic series’ co-creator and the actors behind Soldier Boy and Stormfront.
Supes Ain’t Always Heroes offers a fresh look at The Boys, delving into the show’s unflinching depiction of celebrity, politics, social media, corporate greed, racism, sexism, and more:
- The true difference between Homelander and Billy Butcher—and who the show’s biggest villain really is
- What Soldier Boy’s characterization says about how we define masculinity
- How today’s media landscape has contributed to The Boys’ success
- What the evolutions of Hughie, Starlight, A-Train, Mother’s Milk, and other show standouts reflect about addiction, family, identity, and self-acceptance
PLUS: Exclusive interviews with The Boys comics co-creator Darick Robertson and actors Jensen Ackles (Soldier Boy), Jim Beaver (Robert Singer a.k.a. Dakota Bob), Aya Cash (Stormfront), and Nathan Mitchell (Black Noir) provide a unique glimpse behind the scenes. Comments from editor interviews with more of the show’s stars give further insight into their experiences in bringing these complex characters to life.
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