The Boys VS The Umbrella Academy-Which Is The Best?

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The Boys, a very niche take on Superhero is pitted against The Umbrella Academy which comes from a bigger Streaming Giant Netflix. Many have wondered in the pop culture bizz which show to watch first, The Boys or The Umbrella Academy.

We ourselves at The Movie Culture have wondered the same and have had many arguments while keeping in mind the distinct tone of both of these properties. So much so that The Movie Culture have articles published covering the last seasons of The Boys and The Umbrella Academy respectively.

Below down we have mentioned which is better and superior at the end of the day by segregating some of the themes and factual information based on these topics, let’s dive into The Boys VS The Umbrella Academy.

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The Boys

The Boys is an American superhero web television series developed by Eric Kripke for Prime Video. Based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, it follows the eponymous team of vigilantes as they combat superpowered individuals who abuse their abilities.The series premiered on July 26, 2019. 

Ahead of the premiere, Amazon renewed The Boys for a second season, which premiered on September 4, 2020. A third season has also been ordered, and a spin-off series is in development.

The Umbrella Academy Netflix series

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy is an American superhero web television series based on the comic book series of the same name written by Gerard Way. Created for Netflix by Steve Blackman and developed by Jeremy Slater, it revolves around a dysfunctional family of adopted sibling superheroes who reunite to solve the mystery of their father’s death and the threat of an impending apocalypse.

The series is produced by Borderline Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment, and Universal Cable Productions. The first season was released on Netflix on February 15, 2019. In April 2019, Netflix reported that 45 million households had watched season one during its first month of release. That same month, the series was renewed for a second season, which was released on July 31, 2020. Both seasons received positive reviews from critics.

Into The Comic World 

The Boys Vs The Umbrella Academy as you know , these shows are based on comics. The comics are as good as the shows and one would enjoy reading them. The Umbrella Academy –  Created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá. The first six-issue limited series, The Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite, was released by Dark Horse Comics between September 14, 2007 and February 20, 2008. It won the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Finite Series/Limited Series. A second series, The Umbrella Academy: Dallas, followed in 2008.

After a hiatus the series returned in 2018 with The Umbrella Academy: Hotel Oblivion released between October 3, 2018 and June 12, 2019. A proposed fourth series is in development to be released in 2020.

On February 15, 2019 a television adaptation premiered on Netflix. In June 2019, Dark Horse Comics announced that they had partnered with Studio71 to make a card game based on The Umbrella Academy.

The Boys – Written by Garth Ennis and co-created, designed, and illustrated by Darick Robertson. It was originally published by Wildstorm (DC Comics) before moving to Dynamite Entertainment.

The series is set between 2006–2008 in a world where superheroes exist. However, most of the superheroes in the series’ universe are corrupted by their celebrity status and often engage in reckless behavior, compromising the safety of the world.

The story follows a small clandestine CIA squad, informally known as “The Boys”, led by Butcher and also consisting of Mother’s Milk, the Frenchman, the Female, and new addition “Wee” Hughie Campbell, who are charged with monitoring the superhero community, often leading to gruesome confrontations and dreadful results; in parallel, a key subplot follows Annie “Starlight” January, a young and naive superhero who joins the Seven, the most prestigious – and corrupted – superhero group in the world and The Boys’ most powerful enemies.

Ennis has said that The Boys would “out-Preacher Preacher”, presumably referring to the extreme violence and sexuality that were that series’ hallmark. Started in October 2006, the series concluded in November 2012 with the release of the 72nd and final issue. The book was adapted by Amazon Studios into a television series, which premiered on July 26, 2019.

The Boys Vs The Umbrella Academy comparison

The Boys Vs The Umbrella Academy

It’s obvious that we like ‘The Boys’ more than we like ‘The Umbrella Academy’. Both shows are best in their own way. The Boys gives us the dark and gory vibes with a superhero twist while The Umbrella Academy gives us cozy and warm vibes with all the siblings drama which makes it crazy when they all have outstanding superpowers of different kinds.

The Boys is rated 18+ on Amazon Prime. According to Amazon, 18+ for a TV series is the equivalent of TV-MA. TV-MA means the series was designed for mature audiences only and may contain foul language, graphic violence, graphic sexual activity, nudity, or a combination of these while The Umbrella Academy is PG-13. 

As you know these shows are produced by two different production companies, The Boys is produced by Sony Pictures Television,Amazon Studios,Kripke Enterprises,Point Grey Pictures,Original Film,Kickstart Entertainment andKFL Nightsky Productions.While The Umbrella Academy is produced byBorderline EntertainmentDark Horse EntertainmentUniversal Cable Productions and distributor Netflix with three others. 

The Movie Culture Synopsis

The Movie Culture obviously also liked The Boys more than The Umbrella Academy. The Boys have got the THE SPICE, and The Umbrella Academy is CUTE like we love KLAUS and Number 5 and even Vanya a little bit.

BUT we LOVE BILLY BUTCHER along with Hugie and FRENCHIE. They’re all such great characters played by stunning actors and we admire them alot. 

Adorable shows , they’re both a must watch!!According to us and guess according to all The Boys fans , the feeling, the vibe this show gives off is SMASHING bruhh.

And about The Umbrella Academy , this show is…how does Vanya says? Yeah, EXTRAORDINARY!! We love them both and you’ll do too. Just that you can watch The Umbrella Academy with your family and maybe even your younger siblings BUT The Boys , you either watch it with your friends or the people who don’t mind violence and gore and language.  

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  • Semin Tungekar is a Mumbai based writer who has contributed a number of Articles to The Movie Culture. She also has a nack for Digital Arts which she constantly puts out on her domain.