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 Post subject: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:45 am 
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Honestly, never has one comic book title ever had such a powerful name that just made you know exactly what you were in for when you picked it up for the first time. PREACHER. There it is in bold, featuring some bad ass in black sporting a minister's collar and the look that would make you shit you pants.

For those of you not in the know...PREACHER is something sort of a religious experience for comic book readers. And I meant every part of that pun. While this comic is not for the faint of heart, it has it all! Guns, Tits, Violence, Drugs, Sex, Crime, Religion, Demons, Angels, Psychopaths, Zealots, Heroes, Villains,...TEXAS! This has everything you can think of...well, except for maybe Irish vampires. That'd be pushing it. Oh wait! It has one of those too!

I'll level with you. PREACHER isn't easy to swallow at first. There is a lot coming at you. But most likely, once you finish the first issue...you'll never stop. I'm reading it again on a whim. Thought I'd flip through the first volume and now 2 days later, I'm on the 4th (out of 9). Even though I know how it all ends, it still grabs me and sucks me in.

Oh and word of warning, if you are easily offended. Steer clear. This book aims at everything. Religion is obviously the big target here (especially Christianity) and trust me when I say, it is torn to pieces and then pissed on. But religion isn't alone. Safe to say, if there is a subject that can offend people, it will be covered in some fashion at some point in this series. But the brilliance is that the comic isn't trying to be shocking just for shock appeal. Nope, its being shocking because it simply doesn't give a fuck.

Written by Garth Ennis who has written for Punisher recently and drawn by Steve Dillion who did a lot of art for Wolverine: Origins during its start, this series is just a treat for both its writing and visuals. Just when the writing starts to get "preachy," it comes back to Earth with some outrageous revelation. And when things are at their bloodiest, an image will appear that will just make you laugh out loud.

I promise you. You will laugh. You will gasp. You will say, "holy shit" more times than you can count. You will cover your mouth many times either by the visuals or something ridiculously offensive. But I will tell you this. You won't cry. Because real men...excuse me...real TEXAN men don't cry. And if you do cry, put the book down and go read your gay Superman comics, pussy.

Note: Any time the title PREACHER is written in this thread. It must be in all caps. No exceptions. :serious:

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 Post subject: Re: PREACHER
PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:16 pm 
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I want to read PREACHER. This was a well thought out post that looks like it took a lot of time to write. I will read it and let you know what I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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I only read the first couple issues, still need to finish this

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:22 am 
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O_o Not a preacer I wanna go to :shock:

Looks like a cool comic. Wish it was published here.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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Love Preacher and still think to this day that it would make an awesome game.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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Hmm, I'm officially interested. I'll be checking this out soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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Is it me, or since he's done preacher, he's snuck his dislike of religion into EVERY thing?

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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Is it me, or since he's done preacher, he's snuck his dislike of religion into EVERY thing?

Who? Garth Ennis?

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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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Okay, I just had to pop in here real quick and say that I finished reading PREACHER today (well, technically yesterday since it's well past midnight now, but either way) and it was god damn incredible!

I'm not great at putting feelings into well thought out paragraphs and shit so here's what I got...

The characters, the way they interact with each other and the way your feelings about them jump around from love to hate and back again (certain character specifically there) is...it's just amazing. I just fealt so "attached" to these people and every little thing that happened to them just sucked me right in.
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The whole way through I just loved Cassidy, thought he was the man! Then when he didn't tell Tulip what Jesse said before he fell out of the plane and totally took her for his own, my man love just turned into complete hatred, as if he had betrayed me, as well as Jesse! But, then to have me giving a damn about him again just in time for the final couple pages? That's damn fine writing right there if I do say so myself.
Then there's Arseface. When he and the one eyed girl (name escapes me) kiss? I totally wanted to just be like "fucking eww dude", but I stopped myself and was like, "y'know what...that's awesome, good for those two!".
Arseface....go figure.


Also, it just has to be said (I'm sure it's been done before) that Steve Dillon is the master of facial expressions IMO. Dude gets even the most subtle emotions across so damn well, it isn't even funny.

Bottom line, this is easily my new favorite comic, hands down.

Oh yeah, it's pretty fuckin' funny sometimes too XD .
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 Post subject: Re: Spotlight of May: PREACHER
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Hey and now it's a show! A SHOW!

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