Gone to Texas

Gone to Texas

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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.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c1996
Edition: Graphic novel
ISBN: 9781563892615
1563892618
Characteristics: 198 p. : col. ill. --
Additional Contributors: Dillon, Steve

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StarLord21
Jul 14, 2016

Oh my Lord! It's hard for me to articulate how enjoyable this was. I had to read this before watching Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg's new show on AMC. I've never been disappointed by Garth Ennis (Hellblazer, Hitman and The Demon) and Vertigo remains my favorite.

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GSwanLibrary
Mar 30, 2016

It started off a bit slow. In fact, halfway through I wasn't even sure if I was going to finish it.

By the end of the book though, I realized I had indeed enjoyed the whole thing and couldn't wait to check out Volume 2. Strange how that happened.

The quote from Kevin Smith about it being "more fun than going to the movies" was pretty dead on. It was plain, darn, fun to read and did feel like some crazy movie- only better. It is most definitely not appropriate for minors or children, however.

KateHillier Apr 29, 2015

That was awesome. I think I must have read the whole thing with this ridiculous grin on my face the entire time. I not only enjoyed that, I am gleeful about it. The subject matter is either an instant draw or not but if you're into this sort of horror/thriller/who even knows comic you're going to love it.

Reverend Jesse Custer is giving a sermon in a small Texas town the morning after a rather embarrassing display at a bar when something possesses him. Now he has a power unlike any other and finds himself pursued by mortal and immortal law enforcement (of a sort). On the way he reconnects with an ex-girlfriend and an Irish vampire with, I would argue, a heart of gold. I hesitate to say much else for fear of ruining it and also because the show is only getting started here.

I loved everything about this. The dialogue, the art, the weird world that reminds me a lot of Hellblazer or even Sandman in its darkness but its blasé ness with that fact. Definitely work a look if you're into this sort of thing.

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BrianLaBelle
Feb 28, 2014

Interesting read. Great characters that are quickly developed over the course of a few issues and the setting up of a larger story that readers now know has a definite ending. Looking forward to reading future volumes.

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macdaley
Mar 10, 2013

Definitely 18+. But the story is great and while filled with depictions (quite graphically) of drugs, violence, alcohol and a bit of sex, this is no worse than CSI or Dexter in my opinion. Well worth the read. And because it's a graphic novel/comic book it's really only an investment of an hour of your time tops.

metalsox Nov 15, 2011

One of the greatest comic series ever written.

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KatieKnight
Oct 10, 2010

Preacher... where do I start? Graphic, explicit, and over the top. The excessive amount of violence, sex, drugs, and alcohol gradually becomes too much and unneeded stressing at times that the writer may have run out of ideas. But don't get me wrong, this is one of my favourite graphic novels! A great story that takes you along for a bumpy ride filled with wacky twists and turns leaves you begging for more.

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redwallflower
May 04, 2010

This was not really to my liking - but that said, I'm only just starting to read graphic novels.

However, the significant other REALLY enjoyed it and is currently reading volume 2 and looking forward to continuing with the series.

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LexLuthor
Mar 23, 2010

A wickedly entertaining series of graphic novels that takes a deep and meaningful look at dysfunctional human relations and one man's struggle with a power unlike any other. Full of wit and humour, Garth Ennis pens a series so good, you won't be able to put it down.

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fblichert
Mar 13, 2010

The story is original and dark. It's quite cool overall, but I get the sense that Ennis is trying too hard to be edgy by filling the book with profanity and gratuitous violence which, at times, becomes a bit tiresome. If you're okay with that, Preacher is definitely worth a read.

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