We have a pretty exciting announcement here at The Winchester Family Business. Our dear friend Lynn Zubernis at Fangasm has announced that her latest book, SUPES AIN’T ALWAYS HEROES, is available for pre-order! This is her first book for The Boys and she is sharing the editing duties this time with her colleague Matthew Snyder. The book is slated for release on October 10, but the publisher is providing a sweet incentive if you pre-order.
Supes Ain’t Always Heroes has plenty of great nuggets to offer. On top of several chapters taking a deep dive into twisted and complex world of The Boys, there are exclusive interviews with The Boys creator Darick Robertson, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, and others. This is a must for any fan of the show.
I’m especially excited about this project because I contributed a chapter in the book! My chapter is, “Promoting The Boys: Blurring the Lines Between Entertainment and Reality.” It explores the strange dilemma of a show that is very anti-establishment and critical of corporate marketing in a hard edged way finding huge success thanks to a mega corporation and its wildly creative corporate marketing strategy. There’s plenty of other great chapters in here as well.
Here’s a little info about the book from the publisher, Ben Bella books:
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.
BenBella books is providing a great incentive for pre-ordering! You can submit your pre-order from any retailers and get exclusive digital original artwork of Karen Fukuhara as Kimiko by Christine Griffin (aka Quickreaver) and Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy by Amberdreams. The artwork will be delivered on release day of Supes Ain’t Always Heroes on October 10th.
Find the full details about the book, including how to submit your pre-order, at https://smartpopbooks.com/theboys.
As a bonus, the authors 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. This is a charity near and dear to Eric Kripke’s heart and everyone involved in this book couldn’t be prouder to support it!
If you’re a fan of The Boys and enjoyed Lynn’s other Supernatural books, then this is a must have for your library. We’ll have plenty more about this book as the release date approaches, but for now, pre-ordering comes with some great advantages!