It's a no doubter that this is foul, blasphemous and brutally violentHowever, it's equally doubt free that this is powerfully evocative, brilliantly original and darkly humorousIt's 100% sans doubt that this is a kudo-worthy masterpiece of American pop literatureSo please put your hands together and give it up forPREACHERI’ve read a veritable parking lot full of comics/graphic novels and consider myself some+what of an aficionado of the genre. I’ve also read several pounds short of a ton of [...]
This is a 3* as in good, rather than a fuck-you 3*I bought this for myself as a Christmas present and I've enjoyed reading it. The artwork is good, the characterisation and dialogue excellent, the story not bad. It's significantly better than #4 which nearly turned me away from the series. It does not however (for me) have the brilliance of the first two books. Book one really grabbed hold of me, it was fresh, exciting, unpredictable, I didn't know what I had hold of and I liked it. This episod [...]
Just gets better and better. This series is definitely not for everyone, but for those who like offensive, violent, whacked shizz, this is the best. Lots of good stuff happening in this one. It starts out with Cassidy blowing down the highway, when suddenly sirens are behind him and he's about to get pulled over. He yells out to the cops who have pulled up beside him:"Hey! Sheriff! I f***ed yer wife last night!"(Sheriff fires his weapon at Cassidy and takes off half the back of his head.)Cassidy [...]
Ahhh Assface, what a delightfully understated comic/tragic character. To say that I'm invested in all these wonderful and wacky characters is a bit of an understatement, too. They're all going to haunt my nightmares and will have pushed my boundaries for what is acceptable in polite company, too. Gotta love it.So yeah, we're moving out of the backstory stage and back onto the main quest, mainly, to hunt down god and make him answer for all his dastardly deeds, but first, let's get away from bein [...]
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon are vile and disgusting men who should be banned from the comics industry! What did they do to so offend me, you ask? Was it the multiple depictions of incredibly graphic violence, including skull shattering gunshots and people getting their faces cut off? No, years of American television has desensitized me to that kind of stuff. Did the many drawings of naked people, orgies and various other disgusting sex acts that you can’t see outside of a third world donkey s [...]
Resurgence of the Great Hunt For God, with a whole bag full of rich side quests along the way.My absolute favourite story, maybe in the whole series, is Cassidy in New Orleans meeting an Anne Rice vampire - and his goth hangers-on. Ennis conjures up the emo heartfelt tortured immortal as well as any of those deadly serious books ever did, and then kicks them straight in the balls exactly as it should be. I read a couple of those Anne Rice turds as a young man, but even then I wasn't able to stom [...]
Dixie Fried felt like a large yet necessary filler chapter om Preacher. It sets the playground for the next arc of the story, which is to find God by letting Genesis overtake Jesse Custer's consciousness. The whole Cass vs. Les Enfants subplot is more like a channel for some some violent and bloody action.I absolutely do not dig the love triangle subplot though. Tulip, Jesse and Cass are so awesome together that painting a malicious issue between them really hurts the way I see them. I hope this [...]
Dixie Fried feels a little bit like filler. It opens with an entertaining story of Cassidy finding another vampire in New Orleans--as well as a group of immortal-wannabes. This sets up the action for the present-day when Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy visit the city. The stop-over leads to a voodoo trance, flying bullets, uncomfortable revelations, a beheading, and a meeting with none other than Arseface. Since I'm not crazy about the route Ennis is taking with Cassidy, I was somewhat dissappointed in [...]
I loved this series as a teenager, although I didn’t start reading it until it was close to the end of its run. My father often took me to the comic store as a kid, but I was until a certain age only allowed to browse through old issues of DC and Marvel titles, the ones originally priced, as indicated on their covers, at 35 or 40 cents, and kept in protective coverings in a separate part of the store from the new releases; my parents justified this to me at the time with the sophistry that new [...]
What to saywhat to sayWell it keeps on moving right along, picking up after our interlude in Vol. 4 with the excellent Saint of Killers story.But first we have the best story of the Volume, with Cassidy: Blood and Whiskey. Cassidy is in New Orleans and runs into another vampire, only this one turns out to be a tosser, a wanker, a pompous twat. Worst part is, he's got a cult of gothic morons following him and worshipping. Cassidy ends up taking the guy out (in a fantastic crucifixion on the churc [...]
Believe it or not, this was the most bizarre Preacher yet. The storytelling was exceptional, as usual, but the comedic elements were turned up to eleven!In the beginning, Cassidy meets up with another vampire, something he thought would never happen. The douchebaggery oozing out of the fellow bloodsucker was off the charts. Cassidy has a hard time even believing that someone could act this way but understands where he's coming from when the only basis for vampire activity comes from the movies.T [...]
Dixie Fried begins with possibly the best single issue of the series. Cassidy meets another vampire for the first time. He's a mopey, pretentious Anne Rice vamp right down to the New Orleans setting. Cass quickly ascertains that the new guy is a right proper wanker and attempts to straighten the git out. The best single issue is followed by the single biggest mistake of the series when Cass declares his love to Tulip. Three times. As Tulip points out, it reeks of Melrose Place. Vol 5 is a damned [...]
This is my least favorite so far in the series. It was mostly filler. Although, Arseface does get somewhat of a resolution. Tulip also expands more as a character. I liked her even more in this volume!My biggest complaint is that all of the females are different variations of each other in how they are drawn, essentially. I really noticed it in this volume, with a handful of female characters looking far too much alike. I kept having to double check to see what character it was supposed to be.Re [...]
(Somehow I skipped reviewing this in 2011, the last time I read it)This is Cassidy's volume, highlighting the good, the bad, and the ugly of his life. The good part comes with an earlier tale wherein he finds another vampire, and we see demonstrated that he has his own code of behavior, however slippery it might me.That sets up the next bit, wherein Cassidy's essential adolescent nature comes to the fore in his propositioning Tulip, betraying both her and Jesse.Finally, we go to New Orleans, whe [...]
Random thoughts about this volume:- C'mon y'all, let's go to New Orleans, muck around with some voodoo shit to unlock Genesis's memories & maybe we'll battle some vampy little wankers!- Cassidy is turning into a little lovelorn dickhead (there's something off about him), Tulip is becoming more and more badass, and Jesse is just Jesse/Genesis. - While reading this series, a quote that often comes to mind is "You might be through with the past, but the past ain't through with you." - my favour [...]
One more star than the previous bunch because this seems to be where the whole thing goes completely off the rails- but not five stars because, while the payoff is nice, Garth Ennis's boner for military army guys is in full effect in this one, and I don't really have that boner. Oh wait, the desert thing is the next one. Whatever.
These guys never cease to surprise me. I found Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried just simply amazing. Once again, the writing is done so eloquently. I find myself giving the southern drawl to Jesse, and the Irish kinks to Cassidy with no added effort. The flow from each panel is smooth, and transition between scenes and timeline is easy to interpret. Of course by now, readers should understand the language and content are for adults only!I am loving how the plot thickens. We see some every day hap [...]
Este volume traz o que é um dos arcos mais esquecíveis da série, por outro lado, é onde Garth Ennis toma um tempo para aprofundar mais os personagens principais.Depois que Tulip é abandonada por Jesse no terceiro volume, aqui ela demostra como é independente e badass. A conversa que ela tem sobre como ela era tratada quando criança pelos outros garotos mesmo tendo mais gibis do Sargento Rock do que todos eles é o highlight deste volume (fora todas as cabeças que ela explode dando tiros [...]
For me, the main difference between Sandman and Preacher is that while Sandman takes some time to find its feet, Preacher hits the ground running. But Sandman goes from strength to strength, I felt that with Preacher, after the first three excellent collections, there was a slight dip in quality here. Not with the art, of course. Steve Dillon's work is excellent. It's the story I found to be less of a page turner than its predecessors. What I found baffling and ultimately irritating is Cassidy s [...]
This one was OK but it is starting to get a bit repetitive, maybe because I am binge-reading them, maybe because it seems that Ennis wanted to delay the meeting with God till the end. Indeed it seems a wee bit too forced the amount of side stories we are going through. Also, the way that we have to look at Cassidy in a different light makes some of the magic go away.Nonetheless, the story of Les Enfants de la Sang is kind of neat, in particular how Cassidy gets to call the bullshit on all the va [...]
The return of a certain character with a self-induced facial deformity makes this one of the most dementedly funny of the volumes in this series. Also, a great marker for feminism as Tulip takes no crap from anyone: not her boyfriend, not her boyfriend's best friend who hits on her, and certainly not any of the bad guys who badly underestimate her. Still intensely graphic and not even remotely for the squeamish or sensitive! But first-rate entertainment for this medium!
Haven’t read this since 1998 or 1999. I’m gonna watch the TV-series and thought why not read it once more before watching. I still enjoy it a lot!I thought it would be some lind of I «liked it as Teenage because of the swearing and rough humor»But it has something more which I see more now. This number has a guest apperance of Bill Hicks. The day after I read this I listened to relentless and Arizona Bay. That was wonderfull
I got into this series because of the TV show. It's definitely lives up to the graphic in graphic novels. If you are a fan of paranormal writings and aren't afraid of blood, guts, "hell" on earth, you would investigate this series.