Likely riding the wave of online hype surrounding “The Batman,” each one of the posters for “The Boys” puts a fun twist on a specific piece of Batman-centric media. Kicking off the thread is Kimiko “The Female” Miyashiro (Karen Fukuhara), whose poster takes heavy inspiration from the Robert Pattinson-led 2022 film. The black and red tones are incredibly similar to some of the posters made for that movie, though her middle finger is a new addition.
Next up are Billy Butcher and Frenchie (Tomer Capon), serving as the focal point of posters labeled “Butcher Begins” and “Frenchie: The Animated Frenchman,” respectively. The former depicts Butcher’s smirking head against a black background, evoking the visual style of promotional material for director Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight” trilogy. As the subtitle implies, Frenchie’s image calls back to the widely-beloved “Batman: The Animated Series” — lightning strikes and all.
Finally, there are the posters for Hughie Campbell (Jack Quaid) and Marvin T. “Mother’s” Milk (Laz Alonso), which bring us back to the realm of live-action movies. “Hughie Forever” is written across the first one, clearly paying homage to 1995’s “Batman Forever” with its bright green color palette. Mother’s Milk’s simply reads “MM,” though the black and gold font and factory-like background make this a reference to “Batman” from 1989.
All in all, these are some well-made character posters that serve a dual purpose. Not only do they honor Batman’s legacy in pop culture, but they remind us all just how badly we need “The Boys” back on our TV screens.