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Preacher, Book Two

(Preacher Deluxe #2)

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4.34  ·  Rating details ·  3,836 ratings  ·  182 reviews
In the continuing saga of the bizarre adventures of faithless Texas preacher Jesse Custer, Jesse, along with his girlfriend Tulip, and their friend Cassidy, the Irish vampire, head west to a party of Babylonian proportions. Then, Jesse heads for France to rescue Cassidy from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into a no-holds-barred battle against the ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Vertigo (first published January 1st 1996)
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Anne
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great continuation of the story, but not quite (in my opinion) as much mind-blowing fun as the Book 1.
Now, looking back, perhaps that was because it ended on a somewhat slow note as we find out Cassidy's origin story. Not that it was necessarily boring, it just wasn't what I would call exciting.

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But according to the foreword, the start of Book 2 was when sales for this title really picked up and it started becoming somewhat of the phenomena it is today. And for the most part, I'd say this was s
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David Schaafsma
This is one blasphemous, profane and violent revenge story worthy of Sam Peckinpah or Quentin Tarrantino, but at the heart of it, the thing that makes it work, is three good guys, Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip, and his best friend, Irish vampire Cassidy, three good people on a quest, supporting each other as friends. It’s that basic. This is the solid core of this series, that you like these three guys and they like each other. So what else happens, as a contrast, in this volume?

Jesse flies to Fr
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Paul Nelson
I'm a lovin' Preacher, there's a perfect mixture of violence and humour that will definitely see me continue with this series. And it all rolls along with a nice little story, this one involves The Grail and an organisation that protects and maintains the bloodline of Jesus Christ. The Grail have got their beady little eyes on our Preacher Jesse Custer and they kidnap him, only problemo it's not Jesse it's Cassidy the vampire and of course Jesse has to go rescue him. Amidst the sex, torture and ...more
Roxanne
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is even more bizarre than the first volume and that was cream crackers, i thought maybe this volume things might settle down but not in the slightest. There's just so much to take in and you're like what the shit am i reading when there's some bulimic morbidly obese allfather rolling around, and Herr Starr with a suit case of studded dildos, where else you gonna get shit like that? It can be hilarious and yet really dark at times, i'm not even sure how they got away with writing half of it. ...more
Char
May 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It's official! I'm addicted!

In this volume, which is beautifully illustrated, SO MUCH backstory is here to be discovered.

We learn a little bit about Preacher's father and the Spaceman.

We learn how Cassidy became a vampire. We learn about the Grail. We meet Herr Starr.

Lastly, we learn about Jesus DeSade-a man whose life is dedicated to debauchery. This guy is so disgusting I can't even find words. I fail to see how AMC will be able to incorporate this sick fuck into the TV show, but I am hoping
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L. McCoy
Well this story keeps getting crazier. Also: I marked spoilers for this book but didn’t mark some minor Preacher Book 1 spoilers so if you haven’t read book 1, don’t say I didn’t warn ya!

What’s it about?
This takes place right after the events of book 1, Jesse and Tulip are back together and meet up with Cassidy as their journey to find God continues.

Pros:
The story is still crazy and keeps building. More crazy things happen, more characters are introduced, it’s great.
The art is still fantastic.
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Tara
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Holy shit, the second installment was even better than the first! You can’t not love a gorgeously perverted, way over-the-goddamn-top graphic novel that regularly blesses you with an abundance of blasphemy, obscenity, depravity, and, above all else, a wickedly funny sense of black humor. Plus, it features a cast of screwy little degenerates you won’t soon forget, including (but certainly not limited to):

A botched suicide who renames himself “Aresface” (the image below is from Book One):



Lord Jesu
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Roy
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing after a reread..love thess characters. The plotting makes sense and the reasons why for some info dumps all comes together at the end.
Rob
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Char summed it up quite nicely in her review. I'm not going to really go into much more. Yes, we get some great back story. You want it on Cassidy? It's here. Jesse's dad? That's here as well. How about a 500lb his holiness with a son that's more than a little off? Yep, that's included as well. Finally, the Jesus de Sade. A demented fuck so twisted and depraved, that his sex parties make Caligula's orgies look like an episode of Barney. There is absolutely zero chance that this is getting ok'd f ...more
Brendan
Apr 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Preacher is an odd series to review as it doesn't follow conventions, which is great but really hard to pinpoint where the endgame is heading. I just know most books in this era don't have the legs to continue like this series did. Vertigo was running ahead of the opposition with dynamic storytelling and the best talent on the market. This chapter just cements Preacher as a story that pulls no punches for the reader, it's a journey, much like The Invisibles, Y the last man and Fables. You invest ...more
Robert
Apr 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: White Denim Aficionados
Not quite the revelation book one was, but still one helluva good time, in spite of the tedious arguments between overprotective Jesse and Tulip...right up until the regrettable origin story for Cassidy. Snoozers!
Blindzider
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
This is still firing on all cylinders with the black comedy and over the top violence, although it is balanced with the introduction of sexual depravity. More about the bigger picture is revealed and the end of this volume is a nice conclusion but clearly not the end of the story. The last issue features as sort of an epilogue which reveals the origin of Cassidy.

What I noticed most in this volume is Ennis' voice coming through. He uses Custer to lay out his opinions on a few things, the main one
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Chris Lemmerman
The insanity continues as Jesse runs afoul of the Grail, as well as getting some backstory on Cassidy, and some flashbacks to his father's days in the army. Whilst the ongoing 'We need to find God' plot tends to take a backseat for most of this volume, there's plenty of other awesome stuff going on to keep you going in the meantime. I especially like how well-formed Jesse and Tulip are as characters, and that they aren't afraid to talk about how they feel, both romantically and about their curre ...more
Mike Clooney
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
It always felt a little wrong to love PREACHER.

It's so purposefully ugly (in this volume, just for starters, we get anal rape, beastiality, child pornography... not to mention the inbred, retarded descendant of Jesus Christ) that you can't help but shake your head with each new excess. But like the best friend who's always needling you, writer Garth Ennis is only trying to provoke a reaction - to actually be offended by any of the gratuitously taboo content would be to fall right into his trap.
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Kandice
Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ReviIn this, the second installment of the series we really get to know Jesse Custer. We see how fiercely loyal he can be and just how deeply he can love. Despite the graphic nature of this comic and it’s almost there pornographic content, the relationships between the main three characters is what makes it such a good read for me. It seems almost impossible to find such a depth of feeling peppered among the “fucks” and sex talk, but it’s there.

I don’t feel that the actual narrative proceeds muc
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Nate
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
There were parts of book 2 that I liked even more than book 1, which is saying a lot. Even though there were some parts (particularly those with Jesse trying to leave Tulip behind) that drug for me, the action and information reveals more than made up for that. I can see this story maturing, and the writing and illustration really starting to flow. I can't wait for book 3.
Jonathan
Not quite as good as the first volume, but still probably 4.5 stars, and still kicks major ass. Dillon's art is excellent as well.
Christine
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Just as vulgar, irreverent, foul-mouthed, and violent as volume one but with more heart and soul. The riff on religion featuring the Allfather was at once a ridiculous and hilarious jaunt as well as an excellent display of protecting one's friends and never leaving them. This whole volume, really, is an absurd yet touching tribute to loyalty, friendship, and love. It also included a section flashing to the Vietnam war that was interesting, but I doubt anything this series offers could ...more
Mack Hayden
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fun-fun-fun
Good God, these are so fun. I was happy to see Ennis didn't miss a beat in this second volume. The humor, pacing, characterization, etc. are as tight here as they were in the first TPB. As more characters get introduced, it's easy to marvel at Garth Ennis' terrific and twisted imagination. There's a lot of talk about world building when it comes to speculative fiction and there are few worlds I've encountered as batshit crazy as this one. The main trifecta of characters gets more likable with ev ...more
Donna
Preacher goes after the association of The Grail as part of his attempt to hunt down God.

This series is crazy, but in a good way. Sometime it feels like the author is pushing it just to push it (hey, let's have a sadistic sex party and throw in everything we can - sheep? sure, we can have sheep; let's have lots of sheep though). Preacher would lay down his life for his friend Cassidy or his girlfriend Tulip so the main trio is solid and interesting. I'll be reading the third book even though I f
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C. Varn
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a critique of Christianity or American culture, Ennis seems to be a little too thin, but as an enjoyable gonzo and profane bit of graphic fiction, Jesse Custer and Tulip remain engaging but, in this volume, somewhat unlikable. The expansion characteristics of the Grail and Herr Star is fascinating and Dillion's art is really strong here most of the time.
Brad T.
I dont think my minister would be too happy with this book.
Ava
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finished it in a 3 hour sitting because I couldn't stop reading.
bryce
3.5 stars
Story was not as engaging as the first book, but it's still decent and managed to surprise me. Will still check out book 3 to see where this goes.
Surly
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Preacher I can't quit you. After guiltily enjoying the first book, I picked up the second.

And at points I really wanted to hate on this one. The plotting is often languid. Women characters are treated shabbily: Tulip careens from sex object to gun fantasy (never misses a shot!), when not mired in Preacher's boring, self-involved relationship talks. And while Dillon developed some great character designs for his principals, the minors start to suffer a little bit.

And yet, and yet. There's a Shak
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Tracy Colby wen
Wonderful! Imaginative! A must read graphic novel series.
Nick D
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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M
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy are back for Round Two of Ennis' bloody Preacher masterpiece. With Jesse and Tulip enjoying some quality time following their escape, they head to California and reunite with Cassidy. As the gang looks into the possible murder of Cassidy's girlfriend, the mysterious Herr Starr arrives to take control of the Grail organization - seeking to make Jesse its Second Coming. Both sides find themselves in the middle of a massive sex party, leading to Cassidy's mistaken kidnappi ...more
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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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