Jim Lee Celebrates The Boys' TV Arrival with A Violent Billy Butcher Sketch

Comics legend Jim Lee has shared a sketch he did in honor Amazon's upcoming adaptation of The Boys.

Posted to Instagram, the sketch shows Billy Butcher near the end of a violent confrontation. Captioning the image, Lee wrote, "Feeling cute, might delete later. #excitedforthisshow???"

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Based on the Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson comic of the same name, The Boys centers around the titular group. Comprised of Butcher, Mother's Milk, Frenchie and The Female, the group deals with problematic superheroes when they get out of control. Their newest member, Hughie, is recruited after his girlfriend becomes collateral damage of the Seven, the world's premiere superhero team. The comic was originally published by Wildstorm, an imprint of DC Comics that was founded by Lee. The Boys eventually moved to Dynamite Entertainment after DC Comics was uncomfortable continuing publication of the series.

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Lee is famous for his work on such comics as Batman: Hush, Uncanny X-Men and, of course, X-Men, in which he helped pioneer the look for the team that for many is what they still think of when they imagine the team. His style was later used for X-Men: The Animated Series, and several of the characters he helped co-create remain to this day. Along with Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Rob Liefeld, Lee is one of the founders of Image Comics.

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The Boys is set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this July 26. The series stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother's Milk, Tomer Capon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad.

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