What is the true story of Compound V? This is the story in the comics of The Boys versus the Amazon Prime Video adaptation.
The Compound V has transformed the protagonists of TheBoys into temporary superheroes. However, in the comics the powerful serum they have taken Hughie Y billy butcher it has a completely different advantage. Although it has been revealed in the series of Amazon Prime Video While temporary Compound V has long-term deadly effects on the user, in the comics the drug actually has the opposite effect. That is, it increases the life expectancy of everyone who takes it.
In both the comics and the television series of TheBoyssome of the most powerful superheroes got their powers thanks to Compound V. The superserum developed by the Nazi geneticist Frederick Vought It gave humans a series of incredible abilities and made possible the rise of the era of superheroes. In the TV series, during the 40s Soldier Boy he received one of the first doses of Compound V. For this he became the American hero of the time. Later, his powers were genetically passed on to his son’s. Homelander. To fight superheroes, Hughie and Billy Butcher gained their own powers with Compound V. But instead of the powerful serum taking years off their lives like in the TV series, it extended their lives in the comics. Garth Ennis Y Darick Robertson.
The true story behind the powerful compound
In number 52 of TheBoysHughie visits Greg Mallory. This guy was the one who managed the boys in the first place and recruited Billy Butcher for the team. As the two characters discuss the history of the leading squad, Mallory reveals that he, despite looking like a middle-aged man, is actually 91 years old. Also, Mallory explains to a surprised Hughie that while using Compound V doesn’t make you immortal, the serum does have the long-term advantage of adding a few years to your life.
The life-prolonging advantage of Compound V means that Hughie, Billy Butcher, and other characters who took the serum not only gained their powers, but also slowed down their natural cycle of aging in the comics. TheBoys. Mallory even tells Hughie that she won’t even look her age until the end of her life, but she’ll just feel it. It’s a big change from how the serum works in the Amazon Prime Video series. After all, in the TV show the serum shortens the lives of users considerably. This has led to the character of Karl Urban having only three months to live. We’ll see what ends up happening in season 4.