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.
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