"This is going to hurt. In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the 'supes' don't get out of line. And someone will. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman, and The Female are The Boys: a CIA-backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most lethal force on Earth--superpower. Some superheroes have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them - sometimes - need to be taken out of the picture. That's when you call in The Boys. Hughie finally meets the real superheroes: the warriors for truth and justice, who fight to make things right and ask for nothing in return. But Butcher has learned the Scotsman's secret, and at the vast super-evangelist festival of BELIEVE, his romance with Annie January - aka Starlight of the Seven - reaches its terrible conclusion. Mind reeling, Hughie goes back to his bizarre hometown, to get his head together after months of unimaginable chaos - but his luck has always been more cloud than silver lining, and soon a figure from his recent past arrive to resolve some unfinished business. You can go home again... but whether or not you should is another matter entirely."--Provided by publisher.