Garth Ennis’ “The Boys” comic book series was first adopted for Amazon and released on July 26, 2019, with a second less than two years later and a third slated for June after some COVID delays. Not so long ago, The Boys on Amazon announced two spinoffs centered around the series and although one has yet to be released, this month we were finally honored with new “The Boys” content. with “The Boys: Diabolical”. Below, we’ve detailed every episode of “The Boys: Diabolical,” and a breakdown of each episode’s writer, cast, artists, and inspirations on each new episode of the anime anthology series.
Laser Baby’s Day Out
“Laser Baby’s Day Out” may seem more familiar to fans at first, aside from its Warner Bros.-style animation. for Laser Baby, the star of the episode. While it’s safe to assume this is a different baby Supe than the one Butcher also used as a weapon on “The Boys” show, we could be wrong, however. Overall the episode consisted of a Vought scientist working with the baby Supes couldn’t bring himself to incapacitate the baby so throughout the episode we saw the baby and the scientist narrowly avoid death and general danger, much like the old-school cartoons that inspired the episode. Although the episode was not voiced like any other episode with mostly sound effects to keep it more faithful to the original cartoons that inspired it, but Ben Schwartz was credited for the voice of the scientist who barely spoke, while the only other two acting credits are for the baby, who only does sounds and an actor for playing a similar minor speaking role with Superbrain. The episode was written by “The Boys” producers Seth Rogan and his partner Evan Goldberg.
An animated short where pissed off supers kill their parents
“An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents” was one of the funniest episodes of “The Boys: Diabolical” as it featured a group of misfit Supes who were each abandoned by their parents in different ways and living in a Vought establishment to keep them away from the public. In the episode, building on the news from “The Boys” when Compound V was revealed, the substance that gave everyone their powers changed the scope of how the world was vought as everyone believed that they were born with their powers. As we see in the episode, the Supes who take revenge on their parents are Boobie Face, Kingdom, Ghost, Aqua Agua, Barb, Mo-Slow, Fang and a few others. The cast of “An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents” included Ben Schwartz, Frances Conroy, Gray Griffin, Retta, Justin Roiland, Christian Slater, Kenan Thompson, Kevin Smith and others. Compared to other episodes of “The Boys: Diabolical,” this episode featured perhaps the biggest cast and the weirdest characters. The animation should look familiar to any fan of Rick and Morty or Justin Roiland in general, as he’s not only part of the cast, but also inspired the episode’s art style. Overall, as we detailed this episode of “The Boys: Diabolical,” it was clear that anyone could be cast in the show, from well-known artists and voice actors to actors and writers and more.
I am your pusher
“I’m Your Pusher” was the most page-accurate episode of “The Boys” and “The Boys: Diabolical” because it was pulled straight from the pages of “The Boys” comic book and directed by the creator from “The Boys”. Garth Ennis. The episode followed Huey, Butcher, and of course Terror, as they convinced a drug dealer named OD to overdose a drug addict Supe at a very public event. While much bloodier things happened in the episode that felt very typical of “The Boys,” one of the most interesting elements of the episode was the cast. The cast of “The Boys: Diabolical” episode “I’m Your Pusher” interestingly featured a minor cast member from the show, Hughie’s father on Amazon’s “The Boys,” Simon Pegg. Pegg also provided a foreword to one of “The Boys” latest and greatest comic book issues. The episode’s other cast members include Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, and Anthony Starr in his usual Homelander role.
Boyd in 3D
“Boyd in 3D” was an interesting side of the world that’s normally featured in “The Boys” because it showcased an even more famous side of the world owned by Vought versus superheroes. “Boyd in 3D” showed another experimental use of Compound V other than being injected into humans to give them superpowers. This episode of “The Boys: Diabolical” showed two people with below average feelings and turned them into exactly what they wanted to look like, but when two encounters become the talk of the world due to substance, can they remain human, inside and out? The cast of “Boyd in 3D” included Nasim Pedrad, Eliot Glazer, Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon and others while the episode itself was written by Eliot Glazer and Ilana Glazer.
“BFFs” was definitely one of the most hysterical episodes of “The Boys: Diabolical” because the animation was a cute, chibi anime style that showed what happens when you drink Compound V instead to inject it. After drinking, the Compound V character was able to get her hands on it, after a bad drug deal, she started making friends when she pooped. Although crude, the episode showed a different side to Compound V and showed that it should be kept in the lab. “BFFs” was written and presented by Akwafina in the lead role, along with supporting cast and voice actors, including Nicole Byer, Seth Rogan, Gray Griffin, and Chace Crawford.
Nubian versus Nubian
“Nubian vs Nubian” was one of the most interesting episodes for its mix of serious and comedic themes throughout the episode, as well as featuring a story that made the episode feel a bit more in-depth than previous episodes of “The Boys: Diabolical”. “Nubian vs. Nubian” also had one of the shortest cast lists of any other episode and featured a voice actor familiar from other adult animated works. “Nubian vs Nubian” was an intensely emotional, violent and comedic episode and was written and performed by Aisha Tyler, of Archer and Who’s Line Is It Anyway? fame, and featured a small all-star voice cast of Don Cheadle, Somali Rose and John DiMaggio who have been making headlines lately regarding Futurama news with and without the actor.
John and Sun Hee
“John and Sun-Hee” was another interesting episode of “The Boys: Diabolical” that was both surprising and moving throughout the episode as it featured an older couple dealing with the last moments together as Sun-Hee seemed to be sick but like the other episode, Compound V changed that. As in all other cases involving the misuse of Compound V, the consequences were not far behind the use of the product. While the episode’s cast might not seem too familiar, the “John and Sun-Hee” episode of “The Boys: Diabolical” was surprisingly penned by SNL alum and comedic genius Andy Samberg. While Andy Samberg provided the small voice role of a security guard, John and Sun-Hee were voiced by Randall Duk Kim and Youn Yuh-Jung, respectively. The episode’s art style was among the most impressive as it was a combination of modern and older Japanese art styles somewhat similar to “Howl’s Moving Castle”.
One plus one equals two
“One Plus One Equals Two” felt like another episode straight out of the comics with the way it depicted Homelander rising like a superhero and seemingly trying to get his anger under control. “One Plus One Equals Two” more or less showed the way Homelander was before he became the full, self-aware, Vought powerhouse he’s been known for as the face of Vought for as long as we’re in ‘The Boys’ Loop. As with every other episode of ‘The Boys: Diabolical’ we’ve detailed here, and perhaps most consistently throughout the show, Homelander’s appearances are represented by his live counterpart Anthony Starr.
Overall, as we detailed each episode of “The Boys: Diabolical”, it showed another side of the potentially Vought-led world we’ve encountered before in “The Boys” on Amazon and explored the themes quite deeply. . “The Boys: Diabolical” showed us more emotional and connected stories that are also seemingly canonical and it’s worth noting that every event that happened in Diabolical can be referenced or carried over to “The Boys” to some degree.