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Preacher, Vol, 1: A Caminho do Texas (Preacher #1)

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A jornada do reverendo Jesse Custer para acertar as contas com Deus começa aqui. Ao ministrar um sermão após um episódio polêmico em sua comunidade (envolvendo Jesse, um bar e muito uísque), o pastor foi protagonista de um acontecimento religioso de primeira grandeza e teve contato imediato com Gênesis, uma entidade meio anjo, meio demônio, cuja natureza jogou Jesse em uma ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published July 2012 by Panini Livros (first published January 1st 1996)
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Preacher has so much graphic violence that the makers of the Saw movies can’t read it without projectile vomiting.

Preacher has such profane language that Chris Rock would cover his ears if he heard it.

Preacher has acts of sexual perversions so disgusting that Larry Flynt once said he would have never taken his case to the Supreme Court if he knew that this was the kind of stuff that would get published.

But damn, is it a great story.

Jesse Custer, a reluctant redneck minister in a tiny Texas town
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
This book is something else! Violence, sex, booze and craziness. Sign me up!

I read that Seth Rogan is trying to make either a show or movie from this. Lawd Help.
Reverend Jesse Custer is just a Texas preacher-then at a service he bonds with a spirit force named Genesis that makes him be able to get people to do as he asks..just by saying it. He teams up with his gun toting ex-lover Tulip and Booze hound Vampire named Cassidy. And dudes..these are the good guys.

I need the rest of these books..Ri
So great! I mean, if it hadn't been for just watching the first season of the TV series, I probably never would have picked this up to read, but then I would have been missing out on more irreverent goodness!

Believe it or not, this picks up right at the end of the first season's action, although, all the character building has already been done on the show, so I'm rearing to go and ready to see what comes next. Thankfully, there's plenty to enjoy!

The Saint of Murderers is great and the bits abou
Mark Lawrence
Sep 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The young woman with the nose stud who took my payment for this in Forbidden Planet (Bristol) said: "You're starting a weird and wonderful journey, enjoy."

She was not wrong. And I did.

The story thrives on a combination of graphic violence, humour, and weirdness. The main character, Jessie, the eponymous preacher has acquired a rather fine super-power, he has the voice of God, and when he uses it everyone has to obey him. He is ably supported by his girlfriend (currently a freelance assassin) and
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, one of the best things about this series is its beginning.

If you've never read Garth Ennis before, this is a good place to start. Because odds are, you're going to love this series, or hate it. And, by no small twist of fate, odds are that you're also going to either love or hate Garth Ennis.

Why would you hate Ennis? Well, because his work contains graphic ultraviolence, vulgarity, and blasphemy on pretty much every conceivable level.

Why would you love Ennis? For pretty much th
Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Sh3lly ✨ Bring on the Weird ✨ by: Hunger For Knowledge
They're making a TV show based on the comic!!! This could be really cool! And it's got this guy (Dominic Cooper) playing the lead character named Jesse Custer.

I can get behind this idea. So this story is about a - yes you guessed it - preacher who is having doubts about his faith. He gets possessed by a half-demon, half-angel hybrid named Genesis. This entity can make people do whatever it wants. Turn them into puppets. Nifty trick, that.

Tulip is the whiny, angsty ex-girlfriend. (I hope she does
This did not go the way I expected at all. I haven’t heard a dissenting voice from anyone about Preacher. Not one, although I’ve not looked at any of the reviews here on goodreads. In fact, I’ve had numerous friends say, “You have to read this book,” and, “Dude, you will love this book,” and since it was all from people I trusted, loving Preacher was my expectation.

Nope. I hated this book.

First, this book is populated by the most idiotic array of stereotypes and caricatures (certainly these cha

After reading Kemper's awesome review I knew I'd be getting to Preacher eventually -- now after having read the first volume I'm left wondering why the hell did I wait so long?!

It's bloody, gory grit and gasoline pulp Texas style, with demons and angels and a possessed preacher, an Irish vampire and a supernatural gunslinger known as the Saint of Killers -- who reminded me instantly of Roland Deschain crossed with Randall Flagg.

Something has gone very wrong in heaven: a terrifyingly powerful en
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Oh man, I was really expecting to be blown away here, but this was just a colossal disappointment. *sad face* So much so, I'm not sure if I even care to continue. I really had to struggle to even make it thru this one.

Let's see here, two dimension characters, cringe worthy dialog, terrible jokes that mostly fell flat, and a rather dull, juvenile storyline lacking that vital spark. In particular, all the scenes with the Adelphi (some sort of administrative angels) were extremely lame. I
Rebecca McNutt
Quite a weird book, but intriguing nonetheless and it's worth checking out for the immaculate artwork alone.
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Brandon by: Sylvia
Shelves: comix, fiction, 2012, vertigo
This was probably the easiest five stars I've handed out to a comic collection. From the insane violence combined with the wildly original story, the first volume of Preacher did exactly what it was supposed to do: hook me and leave me begging for more.

Following it's unexpected escape, the dangerous offspring of an Angel and a Demon bonds with Jesse Custer, a lone Texan minister. Now with the word of God embedded within him, Jesse forms an alliance with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and a drunken Iris
Mar 05, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My problem with some of these "comics for adults" books is that they seem like just that. Its as though a child wanted to prove how adult he was so he filled his book full of sex and swearing and crude jokes so everyone would know he was really mature. And so, as I have found with a lot of these adult comic books, it ends up feeling more juvenile than many of the ones that do not attempt to be labeled as adult.
I really wanted to like this book. I had heard it was funny and thought provoking but
Paul Nelson
I may be a little late jumping on the Preacher bandwagon but thankfully I'm on it and this is yet another one I should have read a long, long time ago.
Jesse Custer is our faithless priest who gets possessed by Genesis, the powerful offspring of a forbidden relationship between Angel and Demon. So the story takes place mainly on terra firma with interludes to heaven, where the powers that be don't really want Genesis around, too dangerous and too powerful. So they send the mean old saint of kill
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the collection “Preacher, Volume 1: Gone to Texas “ the Hardcover we are presented with the first twelve issues of the comic collected together along with some nice extra’s printed on some nice paper, not the cheap stuff that most comics are printed on.

The book is printed as a “Graphic Novel” and the empathies should be on the word Graphic, not that here is anything wrong with that (to quote the nice Seinfeld folks). I guess if you have young kids it would be best, if they can read, not to le
3.5 Stars.

To be honest, I was so close to marking this as a DNF at the start of this volume. I thought it was really hard to get into it and I wasn't enjoying it at all. I'm glad I gave it a chance though because I feel like I'll really enjoy reading this comic series. The second half of the volume was definitely much better than the first half. It also made a lot more sense to me. I wasn't really enjoying the artwork much either at the start but it definitely grew on me. I feel like this is a
Some weeks ago I’ve seen the trailer of the tv series and with the help of a friend here (thanks a lot, Jessica) I started this first book. I didn’t know much about the plot, only the few things I read in some reviews and on the book page. Nothing could prepare me to this. I heard the name of Garth Ennis for the first time with this comics, but I will not forget anytime soon.

This is an incredible story, with at the center three unlikely heroes: Jesse Custer, a precher possesed by a spiritual for
book #11 for Jugs & Capes
& my latest entry at CCLaP

First of all, I understand that it is totally unfair to read only the first two volumes in a series and purport to have a reasonable grasp of said series. My friend Keith, a crazed comics fan who has become the unofficial backseat-driver of my comics tastes, criticized Jugs & Capes for this when we read the first two volumes of Fables a few months ago. He sees this as a problematic pattern: the indie comics we're reading are all sel
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
2ND READ-THROUGH: It’s been about 8 years since I first read Preacher, and since I’ve been watching (and loving) the new television series, I figured what better time to revisit the source material? While the show and the comic are vastly different, at least in terms of story (the characterizations seem fairly consistent), I found this first volume to be everything I remembered. Violent and funny and nihilistic and strange. Since originally reading this, I’ve regarded it as my “favorite comic se ...more
Ovaj strip je jedna od onih stvari zbog kojih se osjećam starim. U glavi sam nekako još uvijek u ranim dvadesetima, odnosno mislim da mislim kao što sam i tada mislio. No, naravno, to je samo privid. Godine konzumiranja raznih oblika umjetnosti odnijele su svoj danak. Danas teško da nešto može ostaviti utisak na mene. Preacher nije ostavio utisak, ali u njemu sam prepoznao stvari koje bi mi zagolicale maštu da sam ga čitao kada sam imao petnaest godina.

Mislim, nije Preacher loš strip, u dijalozi
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I guess one of the reasons why I started to read Preacher was to see how it compared with the TV series. I wanted to give AMC's new show a run. However, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do not have the leeway of adapting much of the content that is in Garth Ennis's crazy world to television. The show is ok to me, but the graphic novel is so much more. What can you really say about it? Psycho, dark, hilarious, brutal, disgusting, and excellent are some of the first things that come to mind when descr ...more
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Aug 12, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Philip Pullman, fans of Family Guy, fans of Michael Moorcock's "Behold the Man", teenagers
I honestly do not understand why this series was so beloved. I found it dull and derivative, with inferior art-work and unremarkable writing. I tried reading several volumes, but not a one of them reached above a "1 star" rating, and I've long since forgotten which they were. My advice: give this one a pass and move on to something better, like "The Sandman", "Persepolis" or "The Unwritten".

UPDATE: Upon reading many of the reviews I think I understand a little better the root of this series' pop
Preacher and Transmetropolitan: the two adult-theme-heavy comics that sucked me back in, HARD, to my youthful addiction. And both funny, gory and angry to boot.

I'm re-reading these - not because in any way do I think there's nothing else good worth reading these days, but simply: they're fun, I enjoyed them immensely the first time around, and dammit, I'm gonna read what passes Sims' "going out the door test" rather than "what are all the cool kids reading right now".

Ennis does a helluva job se
5.0 to 5.5 stars. Smart, original, very well written and a ton of fun to read. Garth Ennis is a master. Highly recommended!!


After reading so many graphic novels that were geared towards older teens and adults (Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” series and Bill Willingham’s “Fables” series), I never would have thought that I would come across a graphic novel that has coarse language practically littered out throughout the entire story while dealing with a subject matter that is so controversial to many readers. That graphic novel, my friends, is “Preacher: Gone to Texas” and man, was I in for a wild ride of my re
Sam Quixote
Garth Ennis is definitely one of my all-time favourite comic book writers. I forget which series I read first - his Punisher MAX run I think followed by The Boys - but I do remember coming to Preacher very late in the game, despite being told it was his finest work to date. And I remember reading it and thinking, no, it’s not. Re-reading it recently, I’m still not convinced and I’m baffled at most readers’ overwhelmingly positive response to it.

Jesse Custer is a former bad boy turned preacher i
Mar 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joe R. Lansdale makes a wonderful introduction at the beginning of the book, saying "don't confuse "intelligent" with "intellectual." Pretention can confuse a soul if they're not paying attention. This stuff, well, pretentious it ain't, but smart it is." Maybe my biggest complaint involving any type of writing is a pretentious or pompous tone. I was happy to find that Lansdale couldn't have been more right.

This book is offensive and anyone who picks it up knowing so and then complains about it,
J.G. Keely
I'd have to agree with one of the responses in the letters page that Ennis is never as revolutionary as he seems to imagine himself. Cursing is really an art, and while Ennis is a proficient user, he's really not masterful enough to make it beautiful. He's had to study it with some care and made an admirable transition from Irish to Southern U.S. (which may not seem a drastic change in volume, but is a world apart in vernacular).

After reading Morrison's Invisibles, it is a sweet blessing to find
Kenny Murphy
May 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great graphic novel. This is the first story arc in Garth Ennis's Preacher series. A angel and demon fall in love and spawn a new kind of creature, called Genesis. This causes a disturbance in heaven and God leaves his post, leaving his angels in charge. This new being, Genesis escapes heaven, goes down to earth and enters the body of Jesse Custer, a Texas preacher, and as a result gives him "the word of God", the ability to make people do whatever he says just by saying it. Meanwhile, back in h ...more
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Awesome-&-Demented-Stars! ☆☆☆☆☆
I loved the story and the artwork was bonkers as hell! The layout of the plot kept me hooked from the first page.

I Loved the pics of an angel and demon fucking! Jesse's flashbacks are haunting.

Oh!- and i loved the portrayal of heaven. It was creative and interesting to see.

Hahahaha! I almost choked on my coffee when i read the part about preacher telling the cop to 'go f#%k yourself'... And he actually did! Holy f#%k!

"Jesus, I'm dyin' for a fag, or a cigar
Tokio Myers
Not going to lie, I read this comic because of the amazing T.V show. Preacher has been on my tbr shelf for around two year now, and I do regret not reading it sooner.

This is an amazing story about a preacher, a vampire, and a kick-ass lady trying to survive in a world that keeps bring them down. Sometimes the bring it on themselves, most of the time there just walking down a street corner and BOOM! the fire nation attacks (this actually doesn't happen in the story but for Avatar the Last Airben
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Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting ch ...more
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