2007, Dynamite Entertainment
Series: Book 1 of The Boys
The Good: What happens when the superheroes are the bad guys? That's the basic premise of this graphic novel. Unlimited power goes to superheroes heads and them become lazy and corrupt. More concerned with merchandising and getting laid than keeping citizens safe. It's a really fun premise and the execution is brutally vivid and violent. Lots of possibility for future volumes.
The Bad: A friend recommended this series and I should have really considered his tastes before getting my hopes up. The attempt at being edgy misses the mark as often as it hits it. The humor tries to be shocking, but is way too often juvenile at best. It feels like an awesome story being mangled by a 13 year old trying to make it hardcore.