Team » Payback appears in 13 issues.

    Payback are the "Second most popular superteam" in the universe of The Boys. They are an obvious parody of the Avengers, being that they are second to the Seven (Justice League).

    Short summary describing this team.

    Payback last edited by Superhero926 on 01/22/23 02:59PM View full history


    Although technically the team leader is Soldier Boy, the heavy weight of the team Stormfront an original Nazi survivor from world war and one of the first people ever exposed to Compound V he has other ideas and completely disrespects his other teammates at every opportunity. They were approached by a Vought-American representative who asked them to attack the Boys. The ensuing fight did not go well for Payback, with all of the members either dead or badly injured mostly by butcher himself. Every member of Payback had at one time or another tried to join the Seven, the premier super team, but been denied.


    Payback is a Dynamite Entertainment team created by writer Garth Ennis and artist Darick Robertson. The team first appears in The Boys #7. The team is parody of the Marvels Avengers, with Tek Knight an analogue of Iron Man, Stormfront taking cue from Thor, the Crimson Countess inspired by the Scarlet Witch, Swatto drawing inspiration from Hank Pym, and the patriotic Soldier Boy parodying Avengers leader Captain America. Playing up on the Marvel and DC competitiveness, Payback is often referenced as a second rate Seven team.

    Team Evolution

    Payback is comprised of

    Tek Knight - a millionaire playboy and founding member of Payback

    Stormfront - an incredibly powerful former Nazi powerhouse.

    Soldier Boy - Patriotic shield bearing leader of Payback.

    Swatto - Size changing member.

    Crimson Countess - The sole female of the team possessing heat powers.

    Former members included Eagle the Archer. Payback is often referred to and referenced as a poor mans The Seven, and they aren't considered as valuable because of that by Voight American.

    Major Story Arcs

    Vs the Boys

    After vigilante group The Boys cause Voight American multiple problems, Payback is given the go ahead to bring the group down.

    Amazon Series

    The Payback teams in the Amazon series is different from the Comics version.


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