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Preacher's Coming To Town

Attention, AMC fans: a new show is coming to replace Breaking Bad. AMC has ordered a pilot episode for an adaptation of the 90s comic Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

The series follows a Texas preacher, Jesse Custer, who has been accidentally endowed with the power of the Word of God. If Jesse tells someone to do something, they have to do it. When he discovers the source of his power, he travels with his tomboy girlfriend Tulip and Irish vampire Cassidy to find God and get some answers about the world.

In every page of Preacher, Ennis takes advantage of the artistic freedoms afforded by his publisher Vertigo and takes no prisoners. The series is as much about Jesse & Co's adventures as it is about the bizarre, grotesque, and kooky corners of America. Dillon's artwork is a perfect complement to Ennis's twisted road trip, matching every one of the story's whims with exactly as much realism or fantasy required. Make no mistake: this is most definitely a comic for adults, and much of the raunchy humor and violence is intended to push boundaries.

Get into the comics now with the library's copies of the trade paperbacks, and if the TV show stinks, at least you experienced the series in its prime.


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