COMICON.com: THE BOYS: ROBERTSON & ENNIS ON NEW WILDSTORM SERIES : "THE PULSE: Who are 'the Boys'? How did they come to work for this 'secret government organization'?
GARTH ENNIS: The Boys are a CIA team assigned to watch, investigate, occasionally blackmail, now and again kick the shit out of, and when necessary kill superheroes. The whole idea is to keep super-people in line. Their leader is Billy Butcher, their newest recruit is Wee Hughie, and the other three are Mother's Milk, The Frenchman and The Female (of the Species). Their talents and powers are simple: they excel at beating people to a pulp. Butcher, additionally, is the sneakiest and most dangerous bastard in the world.Each member came to the team by their own path, which we'll see more of as the series progresses."