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    Did You Spot These 10 Differences The Show "The Boys" Made From The Comic Book?

    From Herogasm to Soldier Boy, there have definitely been some significant changes.

    ⚠️ Spoiler alert: This post covers both The Boys series and comic book. ⚠️

    Fair warning if you haven't finished the season or the comics, you might want to turn away now. YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

    Season 3 of The Boys has wrapped, and hot damn, it was a good one.

    Of course, the big thing comic fans were excited about for this season was Herogasm after showrunner Eric Kripke had tweeted a photo of the script.

    From day one, everyone dared me to make this episode. CHALLENGE MET MOTHERFUCKERS #TheBoys #TheBoysTV @TheBoysTV @PrimeVideo @SPTV #SPNFamily @Sethrogen @evandgoldberg

    Twitter: @therealKripke

    Now, the show couldn't do exactly what the comics did as some of the stuff in the source material was pretty crazy and intense, which included Hughie getting a thumbs up from Black Noir which, if you know, you know.

    So the show took a decent pivot in changing some things to service this season's story arc, and for me, I think they stuck the landing.

    I figured this would be a perfect time to show some of the major differences this season had from the comics and just what these changes could mean not only for Season 4 but the show in general. Let's get to it.

    The Cover Art for The Boy comic shows Butcher Frenchie Mothers Milk The Female and Hughie standing in a circle looking down

    1. Victoria Neuman

    Claudia Doumit as Victoria Neuman speaking to Homelander in  a horse stable

    In the comics, Victor Neuman is Vought's former CEO who eventually becomes Vice President of the United States and bears no powers, unlike in the show.

    Vick the Veep looking off into the distance surrounded by secret service agents

    Victoria seemingly has more depth in the show and more aspirations as somebody who is trying to protect her daughter and rise in the political game to carry on Vought's agenda for her pseudo-father Stan Edgar.

    vitctoria looking at the camera

    2. Soldier Boy

    Jensen Ackles as Soldier Boy talking to Homelander

    This Captain America-like character was the original Homelander in every way you can imagine. He was an abusive comrade to his team, so much that they betrayed him, and he also killed plenty of innocent people, including M.M.'s (Mother's Milk) grandpa, with no regrets.

    In the comics, Soldier Boy was multiple people, though we only see two, and none were Homelander's father or had radiation blasts that would depower other supes. The first version of Soldier Boy also fought in World War II but had little combat experience. After exposing his platoon's location, he's killed, similar to what happened in Nicaragua in the show. However, Ackles' version was captured by his own team.

    Soldier Boy from the comics standing in front of his team during World War two

    The second version of Soldier Boy was introduced in the Herogasm spin-off and was no better than the first; he was a coward who wasn't the leader of Payback and was desperate to get himself into the Seven.

    Soldier Boy from the comics wetting himself in fear

    3. Queen Maeve

    Dominique McElligott as Queen Maeve fighting Homelander

    It was good to see Maeve get a happy ending in the show, considering she didn't get one in the comics. Although she sacrificed herself to protect Starlight in the graphic novel, she was easily defeated by Homelander and didn't stand a chance.

    Queen Maeve from the comic books with The Legend sitting on her lap as she sips a martini

    It was good to see that in the show, she could hold her own with Homelander and even got the best of him so she could take Soldier Boy outside before he killed The Boys.

    maeve speaking to someone off-camera

    4. A-Train

    Jesse T Usher as A train shooting his commercial for an energy drink

    He is a one-note character in the comics, so to see his arc in the show play out as well as it has is refreshing.

    A Train from the comics smiling at someone

    For me, A-Train is someone I have turned around on this season. Though you see his selfish actions throughout this season, which for me was just self-preservation against the madman who is Homelander, the tragedy of his brother coupled with Homelander's abuse, and a new heart could be the formula for him to grow a pair and help The Boys finally.

    a train holding a can of side with his face on it to camera

    5. The Deep

    Chase Crawford as The Deep talking to someone

    The Deep in the comics is more like Black Manta than Aquaman. He is not seen talking to fish and certainly not having any intimate relationships with them either.

    The Deep from the comics in his full costume wearing a divers helmet peaking through the opening exposing half of his face

    The show has also made The Deep more immature and dim-witted than in the comics, making him this pretty-boy-type character, whereas, in the comics, he is seen wearing a full divers helmet and always has a stern look on his face.

    Chase Crawfords the deep looking surprised

    6. Stan Edgar

    Giancarlo Esposito as Stan Edgar speaking to Homelander

    In the comics, James Stillwell is pretty much the same as Esposito's Stan Edgar. Although you might think that Elisabeth Shue's Madelyn Stillwell would've been that character considering the last name, it's Stan who embodies James Stillwell the most.

    James Stillwell looking very bored by a conversation

    Stan Edgar is intelligent, ruthless, and the one person at Vought that isn't intimidated by Homelander. He makes calculated moves that will benefit the company and knows exactly how to keep his supes in line. James Stillwell in the comics composes himself in the same way, though with some slight differences.

    James Stillwell standing in front of a fire saying We can clean up our own shit

    7. Black Noir

    Nathan Mitchell as Black Noir

    It was a huge shock to see Black Noir get disemboweled by Homelander, especially for comic book fans who know just how strong he is in the comics. The show made Black Noir a completely different person who was a part of Payback and was brutally beaten by his former team leader Soldier Boy.

    Black Noir from the comics posing

    In the comics, he's just as strong as Homelander and was made that way to be the fail-safe if Homelander ever went too far off the deep end. He has done horrible things and is a more horrendous supe than the Blonde Superman. It's a shame we don't get more backstory for this mute supe, but the little arc he did have this season was still great.

    Black Noir standing in front of Starlight with Jack from Jupiter behind him and A Train

    8. Homelander

    Antony Starr as Homelander smiling for a photo with a menacing look

    If you can believe it, Homelander in the comics is actually worse than the one on the show. The depravity that he shows in the comics is just on another level bad. He is actually the one who sexually assaults Starlight as well as Soldier Boy and is just as detestable as we see in the show, if not more.

    Homelander from the comics flying by air force one with the seven

    The show clearly made it a point to make him bad but dial it back to make his character hated but not as vile as the comics. Ryan isn't around in the comics, so we never get to see his attempt at fatherhood, which I think gives the show's character some depth and vulnerability that we don't see as often in the source material.

    Antony Starrs homelander and ryan

    9. Herogasm

    Jack Doolan as Tommy and Kristin Boothe as Tessa welcoming Chase Crawfords The Deep into Herogasm

    Welp, it finally happened, the moment that comic fans had been waiting for, and for me, it didn't disappoint.

    A super hero making a face as with his hands behind his head

    The first significant difference was that in the comic books, Vought is the one backing Herogasm as a way to let their heroes and villains blow some steam through sexual debauchery and lots of drugs.

    Homelander from the comics accepting an award while The Deep and Starlight applaud him and Hughie is peaking up through a trap door

    10. Billy Butcher and Hughie's Powers

    Lastly, we have the gruesome twosome of Butcher and Hughie who have a budding adventure in Season 3, and both got powers temporarily. As a comic book fan, I was waiting to see the moment in which these two would be super-powered, seeing that in the comics, not only are they super-powered, but so is M.M.

    In the comics, Hughie and Billy's abilities were more focused on strength and durability, though in the show, they gave them laser eyes and naked teleportation.

    Tell us you thought of this season of The Boys? Are you glad the show made some pivots from the comics? What are you excited to see in Season 4? Let us know in the comments below.