Review: Preacher – Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon

Not so recently, I finished reading the 9 trade paperbacks that make up the Preacher series.

This particular series was brought to my attention by a friend of a friend who, upon my thorough enjoyment of the first instalment proceeded to stash the trades at my former workplace for me to feast upon much like what I suppose an addict might do with crack.

This series kicks ass. A gun toting, sister-loving, in-bred slap in the face to organised religion, the red states, and all things  establishment, this series will keep you enthralled right up until that last page turn.

Preacher Jesse Custer finally loses it with his congregation, while at the same time his parish church bursts into flames for reasons unknown. Forced to leave town, the reader is taken on a good ol’ fashioned road trip fuelled by women, booze, cigarettes, vampires, and the ‘Word of God’, all to reveal a sinister side to religion they could never have conceived of themselves.

Ennis and Dillon, who have also collaborated on several other character developments over the years, The Punisher being one of them, have created a world that just don’t take no shit from nobody.

The only thing that I disliked was that it ends. 

I only hope the fim adaptation that’s being currently thrown about the rumour mill lives up to the Ennis & Dillon’s standards. These guys don’t mess around.

Buy the trade paperbacks from your local comic book store, or any good bookseller.

Have a look at the possible adaptation info: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/preacher/

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~ by lechatnoirmon on May 28, 2012.

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