The third amazing new edition in the PREACHER series, collecting issues 18 26.Jesse Custer heads for France to rescue Cassidy, the Irish vampire, from the clutches of religious fanatics His search leads him into a no holds barred battle against the forces of the Grail Also told here is the story of how Cassidy became a vampire in the first place.
Well now! It looks like Robert Langdon has nothing on Ennis! And Ennis beat him to the punch, no? Pretty delicious! I'm probably gonna gorge myself on these comics until I get as big as that fat man with the idiot. :)Seriously though, Cassidy makes for a wonderful damsel in distress and he sure can take a lot of punishment, too. Even better was the tiny guest appearances of god, this time moving on from Tulip and giving Cass a little ugly heart-to-heart. Beast! lolAll told, extremely entertainin [...]
Here we have the ongoing journey of Custer, trying to (literally) find God and rescue his friend, the vampire Cassidy. He's been taken by religious fanatics who are trying to lure Custer to them. These religious fanatics think Jesus married Mary Magdalene and are obsessed with protecting the bloodline of that lineage. Here is the last descendant of Christ.He's nick-named The Messiah and is so inbred that he goes around pissing everywhere and saying "I'm the messiah! Humper dumper dido!"After two [...]
The Preacher saga continues as Cassidy, the Irish vampire, has been captured by the Grail, a vast secret society that has powerful influence over the world’s governments. Jesse and Tulip are off to France to mount a rescue. As Cassidy is being tortured in the Grail’s heavily secured complex by a castrated psychopath, we learn more about why Starr has been organizing a coup within the Grail’s ranks. When Jesse confronts Starr and the Grail’s leader, he learns a great deal about the Genesi [...]
Three volumes in and it’s still unclear to me why Preacher is considered to be this “classic” of modern comics. Sure, it’s by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, both of whom are brilliant comics creators, but I feel Preacher is mostly an excuse for Ennis and Dillon to shout and swear and do all manner of silly gross things for the hell of it, rather than tell this amazing story.Proud Americans opens with a one-shot story of Jesse’s dad in Vietnam and is a fairly unremarkable piece. Ennis wi [...]
I was looking forward to read this third volume and see the fight between Jesse and the Grail.There is a lot of background stories in this book, starting with a chapter about Jesse’s father, in Vietnam, (view spoiler)[with John Wayne, in flesh and blood, like special guest start (hide spoiler)]. This helps to give a form to a man we only have imagined, a model for his son, the one who tried to make him a right man, because there are a lot of bad guys in this world.Besides, the rest of the firs [...]
Of COURSE Ennis would find an excuse to weave a Vietnam story into this book. I suppose it gives a *little* perspective on Jesse, showing us what his daddy was like, but boy does that thread feel weak. But I'll give Ennis one thing: he knows how to play out the terrible reveals for maximum suspense. Hearing about the Jesus descendant out-of-scene, then off-camera, for half the book - makes the ultimate entrance that much more savoury. The irreverence towards all the dogmatic, unbreakable Christi [...]
Proud Americans is a pretty big deal. I mean, a lot happens here. Ennis only scratched the surface in the prior collection detailing the secret religious organization, The Grail. In Proud Americans, we're given a bit of a back story behind Starr's hatred for their groups leader as well as their ridiculous plans involving a direct decedent of Jesus Christ.Also, Cassidy is still being held captive and is hoping for the return of his good buddy Jesse, hoping he'll come to his rescue. Jesse however, [...]
Proud Americans is the third installment of the Preacher series and it’s just as ballsy as those that came before. I think this one might have the highest body count so far--for this series, that’s really saying something. There are a lot of running themes throughout Preacher, apart from religious hypocrisy. Coincidental meetings is a notable one, and Proud Americans begins with a doozie. While waiting for his flight, Jesse throws back a few at the airport bar only to find himself sitting ne [...]
This volume was broken into three very separate parts -- the first was a flashback to Jesse's father's time in Vietnam, the second was a continuation of The Grail plot, and the third was a flashback to Cassidy's past. The two flashbacks were great, helping to give depth to the main characters and flesh out their motivations, but the real highlight was the middle part -- Jesse rescuing Cassidy from The Grail. Just when I thought this series couldn't get any more violent/absurd/awesome, it went an [...]
4.0 stars. Volume three in the ground-breaking Preacher series by Garth Ennis. Ennis maintains the very high level of quality he set with the first two installments and I am looking forward to reading the next installment. Recommended!!
I’m loving this series of books. Storyline is consistent and the artwork is gorgeous. I’m completely hooked.
Another good volume. I have to say though I was a bit bored by the Cassidy - centric stories.
Ok let's get the hilarious part of the review out of the way first, namely that we finally get a backstory for Cassidy and they apparently want us to believe that he died when he was SIXTEEN YEARS OLD. Like, yeah, okay. I don't know how I always forget that little detail but it just made me think of this and now I can't stop laughing:Then the rest of it: Overall a pretty solid volume but all the I don't know feminism 'buzzwords' set in a really rather sexist storyline are starting to wear on me. [...]
I continue to adore this series but the books are offensive enough I'm not even going to attempt to figure out who to recommend them to. Perhaps it's safest to say if you like the television show give the books a try but keep a finger on the button for the escape hatch until you find out if these are right for you or not because things the tv series can only hint at the books revel in.
Last summer, I read what I thought was the third volume in the Preacher series, but it felt like I'd missed out on some stuff. Turned out that the book I read was a hardcover edition (Preacher: Book Three) instead of the trade paperback, so there were actually some stories I missed. In actuality, it looks like I skipped right over this entire third volume, Proud Americans. And that's a damned shame because this was an absolute treat to read. I guess I gotta be more attentive when putting in requ [...]
Proud Americans revolve around Custer rescuing Cassidy from the hands of the Grail. There were some moments that I literally fell asleep whule reading the book while there were many parts that I cannot stop myself from reading it.Here we witness Cassidy's transformation from an Irish revolutionary to a cold-blooded vampire, something that I really don't care about but wouldn't mind reading anyway. We also discovered some of the Grails well-kept secrets, plus its centuries-long mandate of protect [...]
I mean I could find more offensive comics as I am sure worst ones are out there, but this is one hell of a comic. Again, it has everything from graphic violence to copious amounts of swearing, as well as some nudity and everything in between. If a religious person read this, they would be VERY offended as the writers of this comic are not even a bit shy from offending just about everyone including God. I am not religious and sometimes even I think they could tone it down with swearing and offens [...]
Disturbing, perverse, funny as hell, blasphemous! I felt like this issue ran a little long, but it does seem to be setting up for something big down the road. I was happy that Cassidy's origin story was finally revealed!
Review in Volume 9.
By far my favorite of the series so far. I love Cassidy.
4.5/5Cassidy's origin is a nice touch, but I felt that Jesse's father 'Nam story made the plot a bit slow (despite being freaking amazing, y'know)
Loved it. Again.
I think I found the part where I had to stop reading back in ol' 1999 First half (or so) of Vol. 3 felt familiar like I had read it before heading off to college, but I think I had to give it back to my friend before getting to the Cassidy stories.The volume starts with a one-off story of Custer's dad, told through flashback with the help of an old war buddy in the airport while our hero is waiting for a flight Messed up things happen, but that's normal for Ennis & Dillon, right?Last we saw [...]
Another great set of comics in the series. Once again, this collection of 8 original issues can be divided into two "parts" - the first 6 are Jesse's action-packed assualt on Masada, while the latter part is Cassidy's two-issue "origin" story. The infiltration of Masada is brilliant. With Cassidy initially posing as Jesse, the terrifyingly powerful group The Grail is revealed as a religious order which has been keeping the bloodline of Jesus (yes, that Jesus) alive for nearly two millenia. We le [...]
4 Blood-Sucking-&-Ass-Kicking-Stars! ☆☆☆☆Wow! So much happened from the killer cowboy coming face to face with Jesse Custer, to Jesse walking away from helping Genesis's father, resulting in him dying by the hand of GOD!*One thing that confused me was after Jesse met the killer cowboy (i forgot his name) , the cowboy just walks away and lets Jesse live on the promise that Jesse will tell him who killed his family. Just like that? And the weird thing is that after that, he just disapp [...]
Volume 3 starts with a one-off story about Jesse waiting at the airport and running into a man who was in Vietnam with his father, and mistook Jesse for him. The man proceeds to tell Jesse all about his father in 'Nam, as well as the story of how he got the famous 'FUCK COMMUNISM' lighter (that I recently pointed out was also owned by Yorick Brown in Brian K. Vaughan's excellent Y:The Last Man series - as a nice tip of the cap to Ennis & Preacher). I won't reveal the story, as it's pretty co [...]
The first half of this book is all about the Grail organization. They supposedly kept the bloodline of Jesus "clear" through the millenia, via inbreeding, which resulted, predictably, in a dope of a teenager. The org is headed by a man that has given in to his [food] excesses to such a degree that an airplane breaks his landing gear upon touchdown. His two favorite things are food and torture of others, which sure sounds like a corruption of power at the name of religion. Starr leads a bit of a [...]
Whether by design or happy accident, the third volume of Ennis's Preacher feels more like cohesive structurally than what's come before. The continuance of Jesse's quest to rescue Cassidy from The Grail is bracketed by two flashbacks of men caught in nonsensical wars - the first Jesse's father, the second Cassidy himself. Both historical digressions are interesting enough, but I'm not sure how they mesh thematically with the central narrativeunless the implication is that Jesse Custer's war on G [...]
Preacher just keeps on getting better. Whether it's zooming in on the lives of Jesse's father or Cassidy, or presenting the political intrigue of the Grail, it digs deep into what's making these characters tick. The final showdown at Masada is as ambitious a story as this series has yet tried to tell, and every character beat, every shocking event; it all lands.I'm also really starting to feel Jesse. He may seem like an old-fashioned John Wayne-inspired gunslinger, but he has a moral code we cou [...]