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Preacher, Volume 8 by Garth Ennis
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Mar 10, 09

bookshelves: comics, preacher, vertigo

As the title implies, this volume is more prelude than anything else, with Ennis and Dillon lining things up for the sure-to-be-epic Starr vs. Custer vs. Cassidy vs. O'Hare grudge match to the death. As such, not a whole lot happens, but it's all mostly entertaining. We get some nice character moments for Tulip's friend Amy, more funny/depressing backstory on Tulip, and an amusing Arseface subplot. As usual, the biggest laughs come from Starr's storyline. The constant string of humiliations that he suffers and his alternately enraged and deadpan responses to them are funnier than ever. Even if it is mostly exposition, this volume succeeds in getting the series back on track. The nutty little short story tacked on at the end of the volume (in which the trio of Jesse, Amy, and Tulip take on a nefarious French horse thief) even brings back the psychotic energy of the earliest volumes. I am once again excited to read the final volume.

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