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Preacher, Volume 2: Until the End of the World (Preacher #2)

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Continuing the new editions of the classic PREACHER trade paperbacks! This volume contains PREACHER #8-17.

In this continuing saga of the bizarre life of a faithless Texas preacher, Jesse Custer heads to the south to confront the extremely dysfunctional family that abused him as a child and planted the original seeds of his disillusionment with the world. Now merged with a
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Paperback, 258 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Vertigo
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Bradley
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hello Grandma!

A little of Jessie's childhood has come back to haunt him and a good little spanking, too. I love getting more of Tulip's history, too, but it's not quite up to levels I want just yet. Hit-Girl, eh? Just fine. :) But grandma the bible-thumper? Wow, what a nightmare she is.

Good thing we can put that thing in the coffin, now.

What I really liked most about this volume was the guest appearance of god. :) He sounded so scared... or was that really him? Who knows!?! Well... maybe me bec
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Trudi

Is it wrong to be totally fangirling over such depraved and bloody storytelling? Probably. But fuck it. I'm not going to apologize. PREACHER is like nothing else I've ever read or seen, crossing boundaries of decency and good taste while at the same time offering up compelling characters and kickass world building.

This volume brings together two very different storylines each with its own sense of brutality and redemption. The first half is the revelation of Jesse Custer's twisted and blood soa
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 ⚔ Sh3lly - Cranky Crone of Rabid Hedgehogs and Fire Breathing Kittens ⚔
This second volume picks up right where the first one left off. There are two main stories collected here. The first is a lot of backstory on Jesse Custer...his mom, his dad, and his cray-cray grandmother, Marie L'Angelle. Seriously. The woman is a level of crazy that disturbed even me. She's psycho religious and wants Jesse back to try and force him to work for her, I think? I never was quite clear on why she wanted him to be a preacher again - maybe to influence her town and tell people what t ...more
Mara
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it
One might think that, having escaped the clutches of the family from hell (metaphorically) in Angelville (literally), Jesse (AKA Preacher) and Tulip would be happily nesting somewhere yonder, unless, of course, you've been paying attention to what actually goes on in these books, in which case you'd be well-aware that there's always more bedlam at hand.

Jesse and Tulip have been hitting the sheets (and any other surface they can find) in a hotel in San Francisco where we meet up with our favorit
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Knjigoholičarka
Bog te molov'o, kako sam se samo zabavila čitajući ovu drugu knjigu :D
Btw, Kasidi je car! :D
Andrew
Aug 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
So, here we are, this is the second book of the series, another great chapter. It is divided in two parts. In the first we know the story about Jesse, his family, his first meeting with Tulip and his terrible childhood. There are a lot of characters here: Jody, a cold psychopath, Jesse's grandma, a horrible old woman that enforces its will through terror and violence and T. C. a crazy man with only one goal, F#CK everything is alive.

This part is shocking, there is not much supernatural, except f
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Kemper
Jul 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics, sky-cake, preacher
This is a book with a powerful international organization trying to cover up the truth of Jesus Christ’s secret history that was written years before The Da Vinci Code. But instead of one albino monk, there’s a crazed German trying to stage manage his own apocalypse, a pair of self-styled ’sexual investigators’, hedonists having an orgy that a porn star would run screaming from, and an evil old grandmother from hell.

Dan Brown is a wuss.

Jesse Custer is continuing his quest to find God and hold
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Roy
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A little bit conflicted with this one. The Angelville arc was amazing and gave you that pure sense of noir humour and thrills. The second story arc with the Grail folk just felt like a bunch of info dumps and random new characters and didnt excite or thrill me like the previous arcs had. After giving it some thought I averaged the 2 arcs out. Solid storytelling, hopefully it doesn't follow the latter trend of story arc 2.
Sarah
Mar 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z2017, graphic-novels
This issue was so much better than Volume 1. Things were a lot clearer and I'm getting used to the art too. I love how dark this volume got.

The volume was split into two different storylines. The first story introduced us to some characters from Jessie's past and it gave us some backstory, answering questions like why is Jesse a preacher? What was his life before we met him in Volume 1? How did he meet Tulip? Why did he leave her? etc. I really enjoyed the first half of this volume. I didn't en
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KV Taylor
2.5 stars by averaging the two major arcs, and I usually round up, but this left a bad taste in my mouth.

The first story with Angelville was the kind of pulptastic awesome I expected when I read the first book. Depraved and terrible and over the top and awesome. Four stars for fun, definitely.

The middle section was cool, particularly because Cass showed up, and yay Cass!

The last story in the loosely tied-together arc though, with the Grail folk and what have you... lots of overexplaining, lots o
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Brandon
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, comix, 2012, vertigo
In Until The End of the World, we learn a great deal more about the past of both Jesse and Tulip. Both are placed in a position where escape seems unlikely, therefore, what better time to unburden their past to one another? Ennis also gives a little more of an explanation to why Jesse is so desired by a secret religious organization and Cassidy jumps back into the story, playing a bigger role this time around.

Until The End of the World is a spectacular follow up to what we're presented with the
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Stephen
Feb 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
5.0 stars. Garth Ennis is a brilliant writer and all of his talents are on display here. Original, intelligent, vulgar, bloody and oh so much fun!!!
Mike
Aug 27, 2010 rated it really liked it
Rich storytelling abounds here - a textbook Ennis origin story, giving us a helluva reason or three to like and respect Jesse Custer. Plus freaks and evil doings to go along with it.

Seems like Ennis has a playbook and keeps coming back to it like an addict, or a compulsive:
- flawed man lecturing his girlfriend
- lots of war stories
- the super-arc about struggles against the accepted authority
- decadent orgies
- 'deviant' sexual acts
- generous violence
- women who don't pass the Bechdel test

Preache
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Eric
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone that reads graphic novels
In my review of the first volume, I compared it to Kevin Smith's Dogma. Funny, then, that he wrote the introduction to the second volume. Perhaps this was an inspiration for him.

As for this volume, I loved the family revenge story in the first half. In addition to Dogma and Jonah Hex, which seem to color the overall series, it has a Deliverance feel to it. The second half, with the Jesus de Sade plot-line, was a little weaker, but overall, still awesome.
Jim C
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This collection continues the story of Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy and their search for God. This collection is divided into two story arcs. In the first story arc we get to see Jesse's childhood and why he left Tulip the first time around. The second story deals with the gang dealing with the death of Cassidy's girlfriend.

I thought the first collection was better than this one but this one is still very enjoyable. Word of caution: this comic is not for young children. I think we are introduced to
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Lady Nerd
May 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
Gef
Dec 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
I read and reviewed the first volume of the Preacher series back in July (Gone to Texas). I thought that was an insanely entertaining book and kept my fingers crossed that this second volume would hold up. I dare say that it at least made par.

Jesse Custer, a preacher who now speaks the Word of God--literally--after being struck by the entity known as Genesis (an escaped offspring from a forbidden affair between an angel and a demon), is on the road with his estranged girlfriend Tulip when he run
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The Flooze
Great installment. Just as bloody and crass as the first, with dialogue that flows and artwork that perfectly reflects the story.

This time around, we learn Jesse and Tulip's history from the moment she stole him from another woman to the reasons he abandoned her in Phoenix. We also get the sordid details of Jesse's childhood--it's frightening and gruesome, filled with horrific incidents that made me squirm.

In terms of Jesse's quest, we meet Maybe-God who's scared of the Preacher, as well as a
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Jedi JC Daquis
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is absolutely entertaining from start to finish! I love the characters. No matter how silly, evil, crazy or seemingly bland they are, Ennis still manages to inject humor (oftentimes very offensive ones) into them.

Volume two is a collection of two arcs from this highly-acclaimed graphic novel series. The first one gives a backstory to Reverend Custer while the second one gives us a glimpse of a super-secret society that has set all its eyes in finding the Reverend.

As what I have said above
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Jedi JC Daquis
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is absolutely entertaining from start to finish! I love the characters. No matter how silly, evil, crazy or seemingly bland they are, Ennis still manages to inject humor (oftentimes very offensive ones) into them.

Volume two is a collection of two arcs from this highly-acclaimed graphic novel series. The first one gives a backstory to Reverend Custer while the second one gives us a glimpse of a super-secret society that has set all its eyes in finding the Reverend.

As what I have said above
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Kathryn
Jul 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
This felt slightly dated compared to the first volume, though still thoroughly enjoyable. The writing is what makes this series so special and the art is no sloucher either. Plenty of violence, rather disturbing because you know that there are people in this world who have faced similar experiences as represented here, though maybe more in a realistic and truly terrifying sense.

So I've come to a certain conclusion involving the main character and I will enjoy continuing the series to see if my
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Devann
I just don't really even know what to say about Preacher except that half the time I think it's about the stupidest fucking thing I've ever read, but I still absolutely love it. This volume gets 4 stars instead of 5 because I literally HAVE to knock off a star every time anyone writes about a ~super secret rich people weird sex club~ but the first half with Jesse's family is really good and also the stuff finding out about The Grail so it's still a really good volume overall, it just loses me fo ...more
Mandy
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't get enough of Preacher! Can't believe I waited this long to start the journey!
Kate
I actually only read the last half of this, as the first half was part of the first Preacher collection. I think the splitting up kind of destroyed my understanding of the story. The first book of Preacher had a clear story arc and a logical conclusion where Reverend Jesse Custer and his friends defeated his psychotic grandmother and her cronies.

In this part that I read, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy head off to the party of Jesus de Sade, a gross perverted man who is actually the biological descen
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Steve Vernon
Jan 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
I truly enjoyed the backstory and showdown involving Jesse Custer's dealings and eventual showdown with the L'Angelle clan. And I am intrigued by his interaction with the ghost of John Wayne. Is this a real ghost? A spirit guide? Or is Jesse simply fucked in the head?

Given his upbringing anything is possible.

I did feel that Ennis fell down a bit in his portrayal of the gratuitous decadence of Jesus DeSade. I mean, we've already got a multiple-mammal-sex-addict with redneck chicken-fucker T.C. D
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Robert
Jan 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
While I do like Garth Ennis' writing style, I just cannot get into this series. It has it's high points- namely, Cassidy and the Saint of Killers- but I just don't care for Jessie Custer. I don't mind the violence and I don't mind the language, but I feel the magnitude with which both occur in the "Preacher" Series belong more in John Conatantine's universe. There, it makes a certain amount of sense, and Constantine has a charm about him to offplay it. Here though, it seems to be violence, racis ...more
Nemanja
I za standarde Preacher-a ovo je bilo ludo! Ne secam se da li sam ikome hteo toliko zlo da se desi kao porodici L'Andjelo. Od poremecene bake Mari, preko hladnokrvnog Dzodija pa sve do okrivanja Grejl organizacije i naravno, raskalasnog, hedonistickog, sadomazohiste Isusa de Sada, ovolika koncentracija akcije, alkohola, humora, samaranja religioznih dogmi, nesvakidasnjih seksualnih cinova (sta reci o coveku u s&m odezdi koji opsti sa kurvanjskim ovcama), uz primese trash-a, palp-a i sentimen ...more
Utkarsh Bansal
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
What the hell is wrong with these people?
MJ
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can I say that hasn't been said? This story. These characters. That dialogue. The art. *says all of the good things*

Onto Volume 3!
11811 (Eleven)
Nov 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This series just doesn't seem to run out of crazy.

More please.
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