The Boys has already proven a hit on Amazon and has been renewed. Here is a pretty definitive first appearance list. There are a ton of characters in this series so if I missed one or two feel free to add them below.
The Boys are hot. There’s a sentence I never thought I would type. Anything related to this property is seeing a lot of love thanks to the recent TV show announcement. This short story from Ennis was only reprinted in the expensive and rare Definitive HC Vol. 1. The Campbell cover is the one to get.
NOTE: There is another new Boys story in the 2010 annual for which there is an Adlard Zombie 1:15 variant
This release is important thanks to the 50 pages of previously unpublished work.
Diamond Previews June 2006
Predating the first issue of the series, this ordering publication is becoming increasing harder to find when an optioned property is previewed within.
The Boys 7, 7b, 7c
First appearances: The Legend, Stormfront, Tek Knight, Swatto, Mind-Droid, Guiseppe, Swingwing, Payback ( team ), Laddio
The Boys 23, b, c
The Boys 24, b, c
First appearances: Air Burst, Jetlag, Dime-Bag, Buzz Cut,Pinwheel, Cold Snap, Flamer, Dude with no Name, Luckless, Ground Hawk, Discharge, Critter, Europo, Five-Oh, Puss Puss ,Stacker, The Divine, G-Wiz ( team)
First appearance: Soldier Boy, Crimson Countess,
OTHER BOOKS TO LOOK OUT FOR
Along with the first printings of the trades there are some other books to keep on your buy list
Who knows what the print run is on this one but reprints are now routinely sought after by collectors. When Dynamite took over the series they issued this reprint for issue 1. Buy it cheap right now before the word gets out.