Well, I haven't finished the full run of Preacher as of yet, I'm about half way through, but so far I've found it to be one of the most engrossing comic books I've picked up in a long while.
Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church, here the story begins as we follow Jesse along the path that seems almost fated to him, meeting plenty of amazing characters along the way.
The first thing that hits me about every single issue of the comic is Glen Fabry's painted covers setting you up for the themes of each issue, each cover contains immense detail and just seems to capture the weird, devious and horrific nature of this particular comic book.
Along the same lines Steven Dillon does in my opinion a near perfect job on the story telling with his art, every panel is clear and concise and moves at a great pace but in particular excels in a lot of his close up shots (especially of Jesse) and also in his portrayal of the action, fight scenes and just general badass brutality.
Garth Ennis writes brilliant dialog between characters that occasionally has made me actually laugh out loud, he's not shy when it comes to using the word **** thats for sure, but the best thing about the writing is just the simple fact that I found I genuinely cared about the characters which isn't something I find often happens in comic books for me personally and its all down to the writing.
Not to mention the fact I just genuinely can't wait to get to the next issue because every single one seems to end on a cliff hanger where I just need to know whats going to happen next.
The plot is brilliant at first I wasn't sure how original it was going to be but when started to get through it I found it had something new to me even though it was first released in 1995. It deals with some crazy themes, I mean other than religion and the underlying themes of westerns and old movies, but also incest, abuse and plenty of bestiality which still creeps me out every time I get to it.
Any guy who's writing comics where people **** armadillos for me is pushing the boundaries
I've still not actually finished the full 66 issues (plus specials), I'm up to about issue 13 and I can't wait to get to the end but I almost don't want to finish it because I haven't found a good read like this in ages, I'm almost shamed I missed out on this for nearly 13 years.
this is the first time I've ever written anything like this so I hope I didn't go on too much, but yeah as you can tell, I'm a big fan and was wondering what other people liked about it/thought about the comic book?
Another Comic book movie adaption on its way but at least Ennis wrote the scripts for these, which as I was reading it was what I was hoping for.
Sam Mendes is Directing so I actually am interested to see how they handle characters like
ahaha god 'Arse Face' what a character.
Okay I've been up all night, its 9am, sorry if I've rambled on for too long.