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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 04:01 AM        Weekly Comic Review: Preacher
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 04:53 AM       
Perfect way to start a colummn about comics.
Preacher sums up pretty much how America is seen by Non-Americans who learned about America by movies, literature and comics.
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 12:07 PM       
Sounds like an excellent read. I think I'll check my local store to see if they have his (doubt it).
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 03:28 PM       
Hell, I live in Texas and sometimes I thought Ennis was right on the nose at times with his social commentary about the state... however that isn't too hard to do when we all ride horses to work and beat our wives. :/
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Old Dec 31st, 2007, 04:38 PM       
Rohjin, I can't imagine a comic store that wouldn't carry this, but failing that you should be able to find the first book in the series, "Gone to Texas", pretty easily at most book stores like Barnes & Noble or Borders (though I certainly recommend supporting your local comic shop first).
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 03:15 AM       
I too highly recommend Preacher and really can't fathom how a place calling themselves a "comic book store" would not carry at least the first Preacher TPB. This is one of those rare comics that's certainly worth buying online if you can't find it in your area.

On that note.... ITS BUGGERIN' TIME!!!
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Old Jan 1st, 2008, 01:49 PM       
Can't agree more about the greatness of Preacher. I recommend that if you read and enjoy Preacher, then you should next look at Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. It's my all time favorite comic series, and it is another that has ended, so can be purchased in one lump sum and read back to back.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 12:34 AM       
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Can't agree more about the greatness of Preacher. I recommend that if you read and enjoy Preacher, then you should next look at Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis. It's my all time favorite comic series, and it is another that has ended, so can be purchased in one lump sum and read back to back.
The Transmetropolitan spotlight will be coming soon enough, for that too is one of my favorite comics. I'll probably try to intersperse some other books in the mix first though, so I'm not just a one-trick pony spewing rampant praise.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 02:31 AM       
My wife used to own a comic book store, the second a "newbie" would walk in we would slap them with the first Preacher trade paperback and either a) they never came back or, b) They ended up with the whole series... way to upgrade the sale baby!
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 10:03 AM       
A religious authority figure who can get blind obedience out of everyone around him? Hmm, I wonder where they got that idea.

I thought that this was really well written, though. There are just not enough well written comics these days (cough cough goddamn Batman cough).
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:22 PM       
Ooh, good one, I can remember borrowing each book with a 2 day delay (used for the actual reading) from a colleague at my former job and I just got hooked on the storyline from the go. Great, great writing. Love the entire book devoted to the saint of killers too. This just is one of those great atmospheric graphic novels you'd hate to finish, because you're enjoying the ride so much.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 12:28 AM       
One of my all time favorite books. Excellent first spotlight.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 06:51 PM       
Actualy, if someone comes to me and says: "Oh powerful slangidude, I just watched -insertcomicbookmoviedujour- and now I wondered whath unknown treasures thou hast upon thy aisle of infinethe comickwisdom that shalt please mine eye in an adult and refreshing way?"
I usually reply: "Check Stormwatch/Authority by Ellis/Milar, they´re aweseome!"
Then I show them that tights can be funny and adult, then I hook them up with Preacher, by Ennis, to show that comics are more than tights, than I show them Transmetropolitan by Ellis, cause dudes who write tights can write comics without as easily, then I show them the Punisher by Ennis, cause dudes who can write comics without can stay true to their style with tights and then I take´em to a comicshop and show´em either Y: The Last Man, Animal Man, The Invisibles, Doom Patrol or something else they should collect and lend me, because I simply can´t own/afford everything I want to read and because they owe me for bringing´em in to the world of Graphic Novels!
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Old Jan 3rd, 2008, 10:55 PM       
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Rohjin, I can't imagine a comic store that wouldn't carry this, but failing that you should be able to find the first book in the series, "Gone to Texas", pretty easily at most book stores like Barnes & Noble or Borders (though I certainly recommend supporting your local comic shop first).
I live in an urban area and the comic store is so small. Comics aren't super popular around where I live. But I certainly love to support a local comic shop. I'll be checking it out Saturday if I can. If not, I will try Barnes and Nobles, thanks!
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Old Jan 4th, 2008, 10:37 AM       
Yeah, Preech rocked. My favorite moment had to be when you finally meet the direct descendant of Jesus.
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Old Jan 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM       
I just got into Preacher early last year, I only have two of the trades left to get. Amazing, incredible story!

I personally have to thank "The Walking Dead" though for getting me back into Comics and Graphic Novels...should do a piece on those.
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Old Jan 11th, 2008, 02:12 AM       
I've never read The Walking Dead, actually, so I'm ill equipped to do a piece on that one, I'm afraid. I haven't been impressed with Kirkman's writing on Ultimate X-Men so I've been reluctant to check out his other stuff...
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Old Jan 11th, 2008, 02:24 AM       
I got hooked Preacher months ago, and over a short period of time, bought all the graphic novels (honestly, though, I didn't care too much for the one that had the collection of one-shots). I should get around to reading those again. My choice for funniest moments is a tie between Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy singing along to "Flashdance... What a Feeling" and Arseface threatening to kill the gang at gun-point.
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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 02:29 AM       
One of my old friends left "Gone to Texas" at my house when he moved back to whatever rock he crawled from. I loved it. I reserved the whole series of graphics from my local library. I'm going to read it all in one sitting. Twice. At least.
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Old Jan 24th, 2008, 06:46 PM       
Oh, you think you'll read them all in one sitting.

But they're going to read YOU.
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 03:18 AM       
Well just as long as they don't make me count sand.
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 04:03 AM       
According to the Wikipedia article, HBO has been pitched, and accepted, a Preacher series very faithful to the books. The whole shebang started in 06, so they just might still be working on it.
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Old Jan 25th, 2008, 07:06 PM       
Yeah, the rumors about the Preacher series have been going pretty much ever since the book ended. I hope it happens, but only if it does remain true to the books (and the latest reports I've heard indicate that the director is a big fan who wants Ennis involved).
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Old Jun 2nd, 2011, 10:51 AM       
Having arrived late to the Preacher party, I can only say wow. A colleague at work lent me the whole collection of TPB's and I read them over the course of a weekend, and I was blown away, am not really into graphic novels, but hot damn this was sometihng special.
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