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How ‘The Boys’ Deconstructs the Superhero Genre and Relates to the Scorsese-Marvel Feud

When Martin Scorsese said that Marvel movies aren’t cinema, he took a shot at a massive and devoted fan base. This video explores the state of superheroes in 2019—and the nerve that their overwhelming commercial success has struck.

In this Ringer video, Jackson Maher breaks down Season 1 of Amazon’s superhero TV show The Boys and examines how it relates to the Martin Scorsese–versus–Marvel feud. It not only examines the state of superheroes in 2019; it also reveals how The Boys gets at the heart of the debate over the genre.

For more from Maher, check out his YouTube channel, Skip Intro. You can follow him on Twitter here.