Monday, January 7, 2019

Preacher; Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon

Title: Preacher (Book 1)
Author: Garth Ennis
Illustrator: Steve Dillon
Genre: Graphic Novel; Horror
Publisher: Vertigo
Published: July 21st, 2009

After merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan preacher Jesse Custer has become completely disillusioned with the beliefs to which he had dedicated his entire life. 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, Custer loses faith in both God and man as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America.


Rating


Hello Fellow Reader,

Preacher book 1 is a compilation of the  Preacher comic books showcasing the issues #1-#12. This compilation starts with Jesse (The Preacher), Tulip (The [ex] Girlfriend), and Cassidy (The New Best Friend) sitting in a booth at a diner trying to have a conversation. This conversation is intermitted with flashbacks as they go through how they got to where they are now. Eventually, we are lead up to the present, where the real story of Preacher can actually begin. We find out what caused the destruction of Jesse's flock in Texas, What caused Jesse to become a Preacher, and who (or what) everyone is of course. Not all the questions are answered as it won't be until the next book where we can figure out the unanswered questions of these arcs. 

Ennis does a great job of giving you a unique story that takes you on a wild ride, Each character is unique and seems to break the cliques of most graphic novels. My least favorite characters (besides the bad guys) was Tulip as she was a bit annoying, I really hope she gets better now that she isn't pestering Jesse about why he left her (There are more important things going on...) Dillon does a good job of bringing the characters into the light and allowing you to feel the emotion that Ennis is trying to convey. I am also really jealous of Jesse's hair. Those Curls.

This is a good graphic novel if you're a fan of comic books, although I will warn you that if you are religious you may want to stay away from this book.

Challenges


1st book!

1st book!


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