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Preacher, Volume 1 by Garth Ennis
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Feb 22, 08

bookshelves: read-pre-12-07, own, graphic-novels
Read in June, 2005

People've been telling me I should read Preacher, since I like Hellblazer so much, and I finally got around to picking up the first book today. I'm glad I did, because I enjoyed it thoroughly. Like Hellblazer, it's not for those with weak stomachs, but it's also wickedly funny and the three main characters are great. Basically, it concerns one Jesse Custer, a preacher in a small town in Texas who is possessed by a mysterious half-angelic, half-demonic being called Genesis. He's pulled from the smoking wreckage of his church by his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy, who've just happened by at an opportune moment. And then the fun starts, because Heaven needs to get Genesis back, pronto, so they've sent an undead killer after Jesse... Oh, and have I mentioned that sometimes Jesse holds conversations with John Wayne? It's absurd, and it's gory, and it's sometimes just a tad mean-spirited, but I couldn't help but love it.

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