Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Preacher: Until the End of the World by Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon and others

(pb; 1995, 1996: graphic novel, collecting comic book issues of Preacher #8 - 17. "Foreword" by Kevin Smith. Second entry in the Preacher graphic novel series.) 

From the back cover:

"Small-town Texas minister Jesse Custer had all but lost the faith when he merged with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis and acquired peculiar powers and newfound purpose. Hitting the road with his sidekicks -- his trigger-happy girlfriend and a hard-drinking Irish vampire -- Jesse embarks on a frequently violent, often-hilarious, always-disturbing road trip from the heart of Texas through the nastier side of America."


Review:

This second entry in the Preacher graphic novel series builds on the hyper-violent, excellent, heartfelt and pitch-black funny tale begun in Gone to Texas. Jesse Custer and his girlfriend, Tulip, at the start of this continuation volume, have been taken prisoner by his murderous kin (his evil grandmother and his rape-happy cousins) and must escape them; all the while, the history and aims of the Grail (with all its internecinic intrigues) are further revealed.

This is worth purchasing if you enjoy books with the above tonal qualities.

Followed by Preacher: Proud Americans.

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