“One of the best comic series ever made.”
Jesse Custer was just a small-town preacher in Texas… until his congregation was flattened by powers beyond his control and the Preacher became imbued with abilities beyond anyone’s understanding.
Now possessed by Genesis—the unholy coupling of an angel and demon—Jesse holds Word of God, an ability to command anyone or anything with a mere utterance. And he’ll use this power to hold the Lord accountable for the people He has forsaken.
From the ashes of a small-town church to the bright lights of New York City to the backwoods of Louisiana, Jesse Custer cuts a righteous path across the soul of America in his quest for the divine—an effort that will be met by every evil that Heaven and Earth can assemble. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend, Tulip, and the hard-drinking Irish vampire, Cassidy, Jesse will stop at nothing to fulfill his quest to find God.
The creative powerhouse team of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon bring readers on a violent and riotous journey across the country in this award-winning Vertigo series.
If you haven’t read preacher, you’re sorely missing out. Though, I will warn you, it’s not for the faint of heart. There’s violence, cursing and gore up the wazoo. But don’t let that turn you off of a series that’s a must read.
In this series we follow Jesse Custard, his girlfriend Tulip O’Hare, and best friend Cassidy on a road trip to find God. Jesse gets embodied by a being called Genesis which gives him the voice of God and enables him the power to command people to do whatever he says. As the story unfolds you get to see more of Jessie’s crooked past that he’s shared with Tulip before becoming a preacher. Oh, and did I forget to mention Cassidy is a vampire? That’s pretty important.
Steve Dillon is probably one of my favorite artists. He may not have the prettiest of styles, but it definitely works with something like Preacher. I dare you to try to find someone who can draw half of somebody’s head being cut off and have it look better than his. It always seems like you either love or hate his stuff, but I think his work is great, especially in this book where he was probably at his prime. It’s also nice that they were able to get the Preacher TV show on-air before his passing a few years ago.
I could probably go on and on about why you must check out Preacher, but I’ll just leave you with this: if you happen to be a fan of the TV show—and I’m not trying to knock it in any way, I like it as well—but the comics are where it’s at. It’s the only way you can get a true version of Preacher.
I’m giving Preacher Book One…
5 Out Of 5 Whiskey Shots
Preacher Book 1 Review
Writer Garth Ennis
Artist Steve Dillon
Created By Garth Ennis And Steve Dillon