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27 June, 2007

Preacher by Garth Ennis

Preacher, created by writer Garth Ennis, consisted of 75 issues in total — 66 regular, monthly issues, five one-shot specials and a four-issue Saint of Killers limited series.
Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a down-and-out preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer was accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named 'Genesis' in an incident which killed his entire congregation and flattened his church.

Genesis, the product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon, is an infant with no sense of individual will. However, as it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, it might have enough power to rival that of God himself. In other words, Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, may have become the most powerful being in the universe.

Custer, driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, goes on a journey across the United States attempting to (literally) find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers, which allow him to command the obedience of those who hear his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named Cassidy.


Chuck Fenton said...

Troubled Souls

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: John McCrea

Troubled souls is the professional debut of both writer Garth Ennis and artist John McCrea, and it was originally serialized in CRISIS, a UK comics anthology of a political bent. Set in Belfast, it's about a decent but not exceptionally strong-willed young man named Tom who, quite by chance, gets blackmailed into a sinister errand by an IRA soldier named Damien. Once he's done it, neither his conscience nor Damien will leave him alone.

The Troubles, and conflicts like them, often get described as a "cycle of violence", which is accurate so far as it goes. But the great virtue of TROUBLED SOULS is that Ennis goes farther - he has both characters conclude that it's not just a cycle, but a racket, in which leaders on both sides tacitly collude.

For A Few Troubles More

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: John McCrea

For a Few Troubles More, follows Tom's friends. Dougie and Valerie are marrying because she is pregnant. Full of antics of bawdy jokes not entirely absent from Troubled Souls, For a Few Troubles More focuses on the "laughing and chatting and boozing" of Dublin, the "ordinary" life Tom desired to rejoin but could not

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Rajiv said...

Could you please provide the non-rapidsafe links? Rapidsafe asks me to install spyware... :-( and I really want to read Preacher.