Preacher

Preacher

Book One

Paperback - 2013
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Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of "the word," an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, the Preacher loses faith in both man and God as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics/Vertigo, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781401240455
1401240453
Characteristics: [352] pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Steve - Illustrator

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sergioto Jul 09, 2017

It's a bit boring in the beginning but man does it pick up. The characters introduced are hilarious. Arseface has quickly become a favorite of mine.

This is like a more structured but watered down version of Morisson's Doom Patrol but in a good way.

Can't wait to read Book Two.

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TylerGroves
Nov 23, 2016

I started this series after I heard about the TV series, and the massive amount of hype that it had garnered. At first, I had a few issues with this series - it is very of its time - the 1990's - in terms of art style and content. There are some strong giveaways that the author is British despite the American settings - especially the constant use of the word arse.

Mostly my issues were with either of 2 themes; the religious elements of the story came off as gimicky to me at first, and there are strong elements of masculinity/femininity unabashedly displayed here - the kind that tend to gross me out due to their lack of self-awareness. I did not expect that Preacher would confront these things head on. The story almost feels built to confront both issues of gender, as well as a very Nietzschean take on the concept of God. It gets at the heart of these issues - feminism empowers women to be who they will, as opposed to empowering them only to act a-feminine. The idea of a runaway God here makes Preacher a sort of postmodern story for an audience that might not typically confront these ideas in academic journals. All in all a great series.

Super violent though. And there are some pretty disgusting scenes. At times it feels gimmicky, but the sheer grossness of it makes you trust the authors - this is really the story they envisioned. I appreciated the crudeness. To each their own. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Nakkid
Jun 24, 2014

Not bad, but I just couldn't get myself to like the art style. It's not bad, but it's just not my taste.

lasertravis Nov 19, 2011

I had my doubts as to whether I would love this series. It has all the accolades and you will hear many comic nerds tell you it's great. Just like Sandman, which I just couldn't get into, I had everyone telling me how great Preacher was. Well, I have to agree. It IS great. I must read more. The artwork is pretty good ( sort of gritty like the book itself) and the action is bloody and fun. The action is not the draw, however, the story is. It takes a very short while to get going, but then it is a very exciting, very interesting tale that unfolds. Well conceived and well written. A must read for graphic novel fans.

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Nov 23, 2016

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Mar 18, 2011

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