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Preacher VOL 01: Gone to Texas (Preacher (DC…
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Preacher VOL 01: Gone to Texas (Preacher (DC Comics)) (utgåvan 1996)

av Garth Ennis

Serier: Preacher (Vol. 1, Issues 1-7)

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Written by Garth Ennis Art by Steve Dillon Cover by Glenn Fabry A new edition of the classic collection featuring the landmark PREACHER #1-7! Jesse Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country joined by his girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy.
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Titel:Preacher VOL 01: Gone to Texas (Preacher (DC Comics))
Författare:Garth Ennis
Info:Vertigo (1996), Paperback, 200 pages
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This is a review of the whole series.

I enjoyed this work mostly for its storytelling and deeply interesting character backstories. Segments that detail the histories of main characters left me thinking for days after. They make the characters lush and multi-dimensional, without fixating on single traits and quirks.

That being said, the two things this book gets its notoriety for: its blasphemy and attitude, are actually the biggest drawbacks. Maybe in the mid-1990s this was edgy, but as of this writing these ideas and mockeries are not only common, they've become cliche.

The worst thing about this series is the machismo. There are pages worth of dialogue that seem to be an outlet for Ennis to vent about his frustrations with modern psychology. To me it basically read "we need more manly men who don't talk about their feelings!" These parts didn't add to any story, and while you could argue they might have contributed to building the characters, it only made me more annoyed with them.

Despite these drawbacks, it's a masterfully told story with some of the most memorable moments and characters the medium's ever produced. Highly recommended if you can stomach the above-mentioned flaws. ( )
  100sheets | Jun 7, 2021 |
This series looks like it's going to be an American version of the Hellblazer series, but with Texas substituted for London and a preacher with the Genesis beast inside his head instead of the iconic trenchcoat-clad John Constantine. The two men are from opposite sides of the Atlantic, but it's pretty obvious that they're cut from the same cloth. Both have a smoking problem, strange and/or supernatural friends, a penchant for women, and a tendency to attract general messiness of the supernaturally religious kind. Jess might have it a touch easier than Constantine due to having the commanding power of God, but unlike John he really didn't ask to get mixed up with all this Biblical mess. Hopefully that means he might be able to find a way out and somehow keep from going a bit mad... ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
While I'm not a fan, there's a lot of stuff I like about "Preacher". There are some memorable characters, a pretty good premise, usually quite good dialogue. There's a lot of stuff I don't like. I find the amount of violence and degradations to be juvenile -- too extreme for much entertainment value (after a while it's just unpleasant), and too frequent for emotional or shock value (it quickly becomes self-parodical). The approach to the supernatural forces is shallow -- too big in scope and form to work as parody, too mundane and simplistic to work as cool or awe-inspiring.

Thankfully, this review is just for the first volume, and here, most of what makes me less thrilled by the series as a whole is less present. Though, sure, there's the Jesse-Tulip relationship, which in this first volume feels very... icky. The only female character in the whole book keeps saying she's not interested in the protagonist (who has a backstory of having abandoned her without explanation), and yet we're somehow supposed to (with her) be reluctantly charmed at his insistance she wants to sleep with him. On the trade-off, though, there's Jesse's relationship with Cassidy, which is easy, believable and very endearing. I also find the (on paper rather filler) serial killer plot in the second arc to be very well done, with a great red herring and a creepy resolution. The Saint of Killers is still cool and scary, having yet to become a character so Mary Sue'd that his very existence just irritates me, several supporting characters are memorable (the stoic, redneck sheriff and the unlucky detective in particular stood out to me), and -- romantic ickyness aside -- the three core characters have an immediate and fun dynamic to them that sucks me into the story quite well. It's also early enough in the plot that the angelic interactions are more interesting than disappointing to me, so the fantasy aspect is still working in its favour -- even though when the otherwise quite consistently clever Jesse never seems to bother to think through how to get the most of his uses of his Word of God power, that is another minor nuiscance rubbing me the wrong way over and over.

(Feel free to skip this paragraph unless you want to know more about my thoughts on the violence in particular: Because, I should note about that, I quite love Ennis' "Punisher" run, which might on the face of it be said to have all the same problems with the extreme violence portrayals. The difference is, there (to my subjective experience) it's gratifying violence. Horrible people are almost exclusively the victims of it -- as ensuring that is literally the premise of the Punisher character -- so it's not just constantly happening to everyone, everywhere, good, bad and everything between. To me, it's neither very interesting, upsetting or funny seeing a villain be gruesomely molested when three other characters have been through similar experiences in the last fifty pages, which is how I sometimes feel it goes when reading "Preacher".)

I originally read "Preacher" well over a decade ago, borrowing volumes 2 and onwards from a friend. I reread this now to see what I thought of it this long after, if my impressions would hold. All in all, they did. There's a lot in here to like. There's also a lot I don't, and (the awesomely horrific grandma aside) I'm pretty sure I remember feeling all of those issues getting a lot worse moving forward. So while I'll keep volume 1 in the collection, and maybe even revisit it again in another decade or so, I don't think I'll ever buy the rest of the run. Someone else's cup of tea. ( )
  Lucky-Loki | Feb 7, 2021 |
I am possibly the only person in America who did not like the Preacher series. ( )
  Chica3000 | Dec 11, 2020 |
Re-reading the series while watching the new TV show. Still amazing. ( )
  scout101 | Sep 15, 2020 |
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Garth Ennisprimär författarealla utgåvorberäknat
Dillon, SteveArtisthuvudförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Fabry, GlennCoversmedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Hollingsworth, MattColoristmedförfattarealla utgåvorbekräftat
Lansdale, Joe R.Inledningmedförfattarevissa utgåvorbekräftat
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No more quittin'. I'm gonna get Gran'ma an' Jody an' the rest've that motherfuckin' vermin, an' I'm gonna stamp 'em into the shit they came from. An' then I'm goin' back to lookin' for God, an' when I find him -- he better have a fuckin' good excuse.
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Written by Garth Ennis Art by Steve Dillon Cover by Glenn Fabry A new edition of the classic collection featuring the landmark PREACHER #1-7! Jesse Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country joined by his girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy.

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