"The Boys imagines a world where superheroes are quickly becoming one of the nation’s most valuable resources that just so happens to be monopolized by a monolithic corporation with morally bankrupt leadership who’d do anything to protect the Vought brand," says Charles Pulliam-Moore. "Madelyn Stillwell, the company’s vice president, makes for a classic villain because the brand she represents is the evil corporation to end all corporations. The public obsessively follows the real-world adventures of the Seven, a Justice League analogue, while also flocking to theaters to see big-budget movies about their super-heroics. Capes appear on TV selling products, working the late night talk show circuit, appearing in public service announcements—they’re everywhere, all under Vought’s carefully orchestrated direction. While those ideas are what part of what made The Boys an interesting comic book, they end up making Amazon’s live-action adaptation of the series feel somewhat hypocritical because, like...it’s Amazon."