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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.


Amazon Says: Here's a book guaranteed to offend a bunch of people, not only because of its profuse profanity and graphic violence, but because it's the epitome of iconoclasm. Like a brutal more...
Amazon Says: Here's a book guaranteed to offend a bunch of people, not only because of its profuse profanity and graphic violence, but because it's the epitome of iconoclasm. Like a brutal accident, you can't watch but you can't turn away. The story follows an ex-preacher man, Jesse, who has become disgusted with God's abandoning of His responsibilities. So Jesse starts off into the wilds of Texas with his hitman girlfriend and new best friend (a vampire) to find God so that he can give Him a piece of his mind. Despite its superficial perversity, this book contains what may be the most moral character in mainstream comics. A cult hit in the making. Fans of Quentin Tarantino take note. less...
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Amazon Says: The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his pa more...
Amazon Says: The Reverend Jesse Custer continues on his outrageous mission in the second PREACHER collection. First Jesse heads south for a brutal confrontation with the demons from his past--a trio of white trash psychos, including Jesse's monstrous grandmother. The Jesse and company go west, only to crash a party of Babylonian proportions. less...
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Amazon Says: Written by Garth Ennis; Art by Steve Dillon and Glenn Fabry The third amazing new edition in the PREACHER series, collecting issues #18-26. Jesse Custer heads for France to r more...
Amazon Says: Written by Garth Ennis; Art by Steve Dillon and Glenn Fabry The third amazing new edition in the PREACHER series, collecting issues #18-26. Jesse Custer heads for France to rescue Cassidy, the Irish vampire, from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into a no-holds-barred battle against the forces of the Grail. Also told here is the story of how Cassidy became a vampire in the first place. less...
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Amazon Says: While technically the fourth book in the Preacher series, Ancient History isn't part of the main Preacher story line and doesn't even use any of the main characters (Reverend more...
Amazon Says: While technically the fourth book in the Preacher series, Ancient History isn't part of the main Preacher story line and doesn't even use any of the main characters (Reverend Jesse Custer, his girlfriend, Tulip, and his vampire buddy Cassidy). Instead, this collection of side stories delves into the freakish, perverse, and downright mythic supporting characters. The main feature is the 106-page demonic Western featuring the "Saint of Killers." In many ways this guy--and the spirit of the ruthless frontier he represents--is the soul of the Preacher series. Writer Garth Ennis said, taking all of the characters of the series into account, "I felt one more character was needed to round out the cast: someone who would directly represent the Old West, who had walked straight out of history, and who brought with him the horror and terror of those times." If this is the soul of the book, then its heart is the "Story of You Know Who," a reference to the character Arseface, whose self-imposed shotgun wound to the face has left him rather disfigured. This boy's abusive family is so overblown, his tragedy so all-encompassing, that a lesser writer would let this swerve into complete silliness. Ennis's talent is to pull pathos out of such outrageousness. He succeeds here again. --Jim Pascoe less...
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