One Mad Dog

[Preacher Vol. 5: Dixie Fried] – (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
April 8, 2010, 8:27 pm
Filed under: 7 stars, Garth Ennis, Preacher, Steve Dillon

A good book but probably the weakest in the series so far. The storylines feel a little  ponderous and it does little to give you any empathy for the characters. The art is also a little below par in this volume. It will still appeal to die hard Ennis fans but it moves the story along at a snails pace. I am not a big fan of the Glen Fabry posters as they are such a stark contrast to Dillon’s simple style and make the characters look grotesque. His pictures in this book are not really my cup of tea. [ISBN-13: 978-1563894282] 7/10

[Preacher Vol. 4: Ancient History] – (Garth Ennis, Steve Pugh, Carlos Ezquerra, Richard Case)
April 7, 2010, 2:46 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Carlos Ezquerra, Garth Ennis, Preacher, Richard Case, Steve Pugh
This book is a collection of 3 back stories covering some of the characters in the Preacher series. The first story is an absolute classic and it covers the bizarre history of the Saint of Sinners. Although the artwork does vary between artists in this tale the overall effect is very good indeed. Superb! The second tale I enjoyed less and it fills in the back story for Ar*e face. The style and content of this little tale doesn’t really seem to fit in well with the rest of the Preacher series although it is still pretty violent and shocking. Ar*e face himself doesn’t look as grotesque as he did in the earlier Preacher books. The final tale covers the insane Good Old Boys Jody and T.C. in a ultra violent side story. The art work and storytelling are fantastic and these guys really deserve their own book. (ISBN-13: 978-1563894053). 8/10

[Preacher Vol. 3: Proud Americans] – (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
April 7, 2010, 2:34 am
Filed under: 9 stars, Garth Ennis, Preacher, Steve Dillon
Yet Another fantastic addition to the preacher series that is showing absolutely no sign of losing momentum. This may very well be the best book in the series yet. The art is good and the story is very well written although there does seem to be some erosion in the level of detail in the pictures as the series goes on. I had a great deal of difficulty putting this book down once I started. It has to be noted that the quality of paper in this version isn’t as good as the previous two. For mature readers only. [ISBN-13: 978-1563893278]. 9/10

[Preacher Vol 2: Until the end of the World] – (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
April 6, 2010, 4:35 am
Filed under: 9 stars, Garth Ennis, Preacher, Steve Dillon
Fantastic story and great artwork.  Another one of Garth Ennis’s finest works. This book has a fantastic back story about Jesse’s traumatic childhood and his battle with his Grandmother.  The subject matter is very disturbing but it is done in a way that makes it palatable.  The remainder of the book concentrates on the Grail backstory where we encounter some incredible sexual and morale deviants. The subject matter covers some pretty strong themes but the sense of humor keeps the whole thing light.  Better than the first book and well worth a read (ISBN-13: 978-1563893124). 9/10

[Preacher Vol. 1: Gone To Texas] – (Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon)
April 6, 2010, 4:28 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Garth Ennis, Preacher, Steve Dillon
“The Preacher ” is a fantastic piece of work from the master of shock himself (Garth Ennis). Like all his books I have read so far this one has captivating and thought provoking story lines and witty well written dialogue. There is plenty to offend a lot of people but nothing too over the top in the bad language and gore departments. The artwork is well done and fits the story well. For once this is a book that lives up to all the hype. I can’t wait to read the next installment. I reckon if you enjoyed the TV series Carnivale you will enjoy this book. The Preacher Volume 1 is a highly recommended read for adults only so don’t buy it for little Timmy or he may have nightmares :-). (ISBN-13: 978-1563892615). 8/10.