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Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried

(Preacher #5)

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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  17,993 ratings  ·  223 reviews
Collectible. First Edition. Fifth Printing.
Comics, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Vertigo (first published January 1st 1998)
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Stephen
It's a no doubter that this is foul, blasphemous and brutally violent...

However, it's equally doubt free that this is powerfully evocative, brilliantly original and darkly humorous...

It's 100% sans doubt that this is a kudo-worthy masterpiece of American pop literature...

So please put your hands together and give it up for......PREACHER
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I’ve read a veritable parking lot full of comics/graphic novels and consider myself some+what of an aficionado of the genre. I’ve also read several pounds short
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Mark Lawrence
Dec 28, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a 3* as in good, rather than a fuck-you 3*

I bought this for myself as a Christmas present and I've enjoyed reading it. The artwork is good, the characterisation and dialogue excellent, the story ... not bad. It's significantly better than #4 which nearly turned me away from the series. It does not however (for me) have the brilliance of the first two books. Book one really grabbed hold of me, it was fresh, exciting, unpredictable, I didn't know what I had hold of and I liked it. This epi
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Sh3lly (GrumpyBookGrrrl.com)
Just gets better and better. This series is definitely not for everyone, but for those who like offensive, violent, whacked shizz, this is the best. Lots of good stuff happening in this one. It starts out with Cassidy blowing down the highway, when suddenly sirens are behind him and he's about to get pulled over. He yells out to the cops who have pulled up beside him:

"Hey! Sheriff! I f***ed yer wife last night!"

(Sheriff fires his weapon at Cassidy and takes off half the back of his head.)

Cassi
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Kemper
Jul 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, preacher, sky-cake
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon are vile and disgusting men who should be banned from the comics industry!

What did they do to so offend me, you ask? Was it the multiple depictions of incredibly graphic violence, including skull shattering gunshots and people getting their faces cut off? No, years of American television has desensitized me to that kind of stuff. Did the many drawings of naked people, orgies and various other disgusting sex acts that you can’t see outside of a third world donkey sho
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Bradley
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ahhh Assface, what a delightfully understated comic/tragic character. To say that I'm invested in all these wonderful and wacky characters is a bit of an understatement, too. They're all going to haunt my nightmares and will have pushed my boundaries for what is acceptable in polite company, too. Gotta love it.

So yeah, we're moving out of the backstory stage and back onto the main quest, mainly, to hunt down god and make him answer for all his dastardly deeds, but first, let's get away from bein
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Devann
I've been putting off doing this review for like a week but here goes, probably just going to be a lot of pictures ngl. Anyway, it's nice to be back on track after the complete and utter pointlessness of volume 4.

It's great to see more of Tulip and it's also great to see telling Jesse what's up





It's also nice to see her have a night out with a friend, although once again it brings me back to the old 'exactly how self-aware IS Ennis' question that, if I could find a solid answer to, would allow me
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Jim C
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is a collection that focuses on Cassidy. It contains a flashback of him living in New Orleans and finding another vampire. This flashback will tie in to the events that are happening in the present. Also, Cassidy makes a declaration that could affect the triumvirate of friends forever.

There was a couple of reasons that this collection was not my favorite. I did like the beginning with the flashback of Cassidy. It was a nice way to show Cassidy is not like vampires we see all thru various wo
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توفيق عبد الرحيم
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphicnovel
the stars of this volume in my opinion are Tulip and Cassidy its 50/50 really
i enjoyed it so much i also enjoyed The special issue about Cassidy and eccarious and les enfants du sang
after the new truth that we learned about The saint of killers i wonder what will happen now he will switch teams thats for sure
but we still didnt learn God's whereabouts i couldnt help but feel that this volume felt somehow slow for me ofc i am not in a the mood for reading rightnow but its still was too slow and
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Mike
Aug 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Resurgence of the Great Hunt For God, with a whole bag full of rich side quests along the way.

My absolute favourite story, maybe in the whole series, is Cassidy in New Orleans meeting an Anne Rice vampire - and his goth hangers-on. Ennis conjures up the emo heartfelt tortured immortal as well as any of those deadly serious books ever did, and then kicks them straight in the balls exactly as it should be. I read a couple of those Anne Rice turds as a young man, but even then I wasn't able to stom
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The Flooze
Dixie Fried feels a little bit like filler.

It opens with an entertaining story of Cassidy finding another vampire in New Orleans--as well as a group of immortal-wannabes. This sets up the action for the present-day when Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy visit the city. The stop-over leads to a voodoo trance, flying bullets, uncomfortable revelations, a beheading, and a meeting with none other than Arseface.

Since I'm not crazy about the route Ennis is taking with Cassidy, I was somewhat dissappointed in
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Jedi JC Daquis
Jun 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Dixie Fried felt like a large yet necessary filler chapter om Preacher. It sets the playground for the next arc of the story, which is to find God by letting Genesis overtake Jesse Custer's consciousness. The whole Cass vs. Les Enfants subplot is more like a channel for some some violent and bloody action.

I absolutely do not dig the love triangle subplot though. Tulip, Jesse and Cass are so awesome together that painting a malicious issue between them really hurts the way I see them. I hope this
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Jesse A
Nov 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Not my favorite volume.
Mike
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-90s, the-south

I loved this series as a teenager, although I didn’t start reading it until it was close to the end of its run. My father often took me to the comic store as a kid, but I was until a certain age only allowed to browse through old issues of DC and Marvel titles, the ones originally priced, as indicated on their covers, at 35 or 40 cents, and kept in protective coverings in a separate part of the store from the new releases; my parents justified this to me at the time with the sophistry that new c
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Gavin
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
What to say...what to say...
Well it keeps on moving right along, picking up after our interlude in Vol. 4 with the excellent Saint of Killers story.
But first we have the best story of the Volume, with Cassidy: Blood and Whiskey. Cassidy is in New Orleans and runs into another vampire, only this one turns out to be a tosser, a wanker, a pompous twat. Worst part is, he's got a cult of gothic morons following him and worshipping. Cassidy ends up taking the guy out (in a fantastic crucifixion on the
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Brandon
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix, 2012, fiction, vertigo
Believe it or not, this was the most bizarre Preacher yet. The storytelling was exceptional, as usual, but the comedic elements were turned up to eleven!

In the beginning, Cassidy meets up with another vampire, something he thought would never happen. The douchebaggery oozing out of the fellow bloodsucker was off the charts. Cassidy has a hard time even believing that someone could act this way but understands where he's coming from when the only basis for vampire activity comes from the movies.

T
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Zedsdead
Jun 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Zedsdead by: Next in series.
Shelves: graphic-novels
Dixie Fried begins with possibly the best single issue of the series. Cassidy meets another vampire for the first time. He's a mopey, pretentious Anne Rice vamp right down to the New Orleans setting. Cass quickly ascertains that the new guy is a right proper wanker and attempts to straighten the git out.

The best single issue is followed by the single biggest mistake of the series when Cass declares his love to Tulip. Three times. As Tulip points out, it reeks of Melrose Place. Vol 5 is a damned
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Holly (The Grimdragon)
This is my least favorite so far in the series. It was mostly filler. Although, Arseface does get somewhat of a resolution. Tulip also expands more as a character. I liked her even more in this volume!

My biggest complaint is that all of the females are different variations of each other in how they are drawn, essentially. I really noticed it in this volume, with a handful of female characters looking far too much alike. I kept having to double check to see what character it was supposed to be.

Re
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Garrison Kelly
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reverend Jesse Custer, Tulip, and Cassidy venture down to New Orleans to seek help from a voodoo priest. Jesse wants to access the supernatural power within him in an attempt to find God and make him pay for turning the world into a bloody mess. It just so happened to slip Cassidy’s mind that a den of vampires want revenge on him for what the Irishman did to their master several years ago. Graphic violence is the name of the game for these characters and anybody would be lucky to make it out of ...more
Brittany
Aug 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
I love the rest of the series so far, but this one felt unnecessary to me. There was a lot of relationship drama/friendship drama in this one, which I did not enjoy. I felt not much new was learned and wanted to just get on with the plot. There was no introduction to this one, which I found odd. A lot of the female characters also looked so similar, I was having a hard time deciding if it was a new character be being introduced or if someone was just trying to disguise themselves. I feel the nex ...more
Quentin Wallace
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another strong volume. This one has Jesse trying to use voodoo in order to harness the power of Genesis. We also see Las Enfants Du Sang (I think that's it) which is the group of vampire wannabes after Cassidy. There's also drama between Tulip and Cassidy, and it looks like Arseface is heading for a musical career. (I read this entire series years ago but it's been awhile so it's almost like reading it all fresh.)

The art is always pretty much perfect for the series, so that goes without saying.

T
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***Dave Hill
Jul 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: illustrated
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MJ
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who aren't afraid of taking god's name in vain
Shelves: picture-books, 2016
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Imogen
Jan 08, 2009 rated it liked it
One more star than the previous bunch because this seems to be where the whole thing goes completely off the rails- but not five stars because, while the payoff is nice, Garth Ennis's boner for military army guys is in full effect in this one, and I don't really have that boner.

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Oh wait, the desert thing is the next one. Whatever.
Eric
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone that reads graphic novels
I didn't love the place they took Cassidy's character in this volume -- I mean, was any sort of love triangle necessary in this series? Aside from that, this volume was still awesome, as usual.
Nuno Gil Franco
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
Not sure where Ennis is going with the whole Cassidy-Tulip romantic interest, but at least we get to know a bit more about Cassidy.
Tyler
Aug 08, 2011 rated it liked it
The story is really starting to bore the crap out of me in these 2 past books. Love triangles? Voodoo? Arseface the Rockstar? WHat the fuck is going on with my PREACHER?!
Nicole
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
These guys never cease to surprise me. I found Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried just simply amazing.
Once again, the writing is done so eloquently. I find myself giving the southern drawl to Jesse, and the Irish kinks to Cassidy with no added effort. The flow from each panel is smooth, and transition between scenes and timeline is easy to interpret. Of course by now, readers should understand the language and content are for adults only!
I am loving how the plot thickens. We see some every day hap
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Dale Jones
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This comic never slows down and I love it. The volume starts with Cassidy meeting Eccarius, another vampire that he hopes to get along with but he doesn't because he's Cassidy and Eccarius is a weird motherfucker. This story ties into an arc later in the book.

The gang gets back together and Tulip punishes Jesse for what he did. She goes out to the bar and catches up with an old friend. Cassidy confesses his love for Tulip which makes her angry and sad. It causes tension between the two. Two of
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Martin Kurniadi
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic
When I finally find time to read this, I am not quite as glad when I did the first time.

It misses the whole point of the story: this book feels like going nowhere with all the characters talking about themselves. The conflict, they created themselves, they try to sort it themselves, and since I am not mistaking this as drama, you could imagine how I felt when what I read was just that. I did it in three hours, then after that, I lost interest in reading the next volume.

Quite a shame, really. It
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Luke
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
For me, the main difference between Sandman and Preacher is that while Sandman takes some time to find its feet, Preacher hits the ground running. But Sandman goes from strength to strength, I felt that with Preacher, after the first three excellent collections, there was a slight dip in quality here. Not with the art, of course. Steve Dillon's work is excellent. It's the story I found to be less of a page turner than its predecessors. What I found baffling and ultimately irritating is Cassidy s ...more
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Jesse: But—but are you okay?

Tulip: Yeah, fine. I checked out the bad guy's place and shot them up a little bit, you know. There were quite a lot of them, and one guy nearly got me with a throwing knife— But I know you'll be cool with that, because you can trust me to handle myself. Let's go.”
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“We've the whole wide world out there waiting for us, and we've forever to make the most've it. And that's the thing: enjoyin' life. Not livin' death, or anything stupid like that.

What've we got to fear except the sun?”
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