The final chapter in the Preacher storyline is the conclusion of Jesse Custer s quest to literally find God and take Him to task for the world s injustices As the Preacher s crusade draws to an end, all of the players converge at the Alamo for a final showdown With the love of his life, Tulip, by his side, Jesse makes his last stand against all of his enemies, includingThe final chapter in the Preacher storyline is the conclusion of Jesse Custer s quest to literally find God and take Him to task for the world s injustices As the Preacher s crusade draws to an end, all of the players converge at the Alamo for a final showdown With the love of his life, Tulip, by his side, Jesse makes his last stand against all of his enemies, including the Irish vampire known as Cassidy, whom he used to call friend But as the dust settles in the Texas desert, no one can believe how this epic battle of good versus evil will end.
So that was it, huh? I have to say it was underwhelming. Not bad, but kind of anticlimactic and tidy and predictable. Overall, this is a solid series, I'm glad I finished it, and I would still recommend. Now, what bugged me about this final volume:- WTH happened to Cassidy's character? Disappointing.- The whole Genesis thing wasn't developed well and ended up being disappointing.- The resolution with God was disappointing.- The resolution with Herr Starr was disappointing. - Tulip. Yes, she can [...]
Damn near perfect. All the threads come together, snarl, and then make something gloriously beautiful even though it looks the the end of a horrible, horrible mess. And you know what? I actually kinda expected the dog to actually be god. But No. Spoiler time: the dog is just a dog. :)All through this comic, I knew it was always about these three, or five if you include the redoubtable Starr and the merciful Saint, but how it all came back to the first three, the story's core, is just so goddamne [...]
Where else would Jesse Custer’s quest end but at the Alamo?As for the how it happens, I think the book says it best:“Isn’t it funny when you think your story’s going one way, and it turns out it was going another way all along?”
First and foremost, Preacher did not end as I expected it to be. It has less violence and blood than the previous concluding arcs. The final setpiece is rather subdued and "quiet", save for a couple of explosions and gunshots. Though it is not the end I have expected, Garth Ennis has ended it in the best way Preacher could have possibly ended. And surprisingly, the ending has a heart and full of hope. Thus in a few words, I try to summarize what I felt about the ending, and please pardon my lang [...]
Until a few months ago, I had never heard of this series or its author (I know, is unforgivable). I read the first for curiosity and then, I am going forward, devouring one book after another, following the adventures of Tulip, Jesse, Cassidy and all other major and minor characters who appear in these books.Ennis is in no hurry to conclude, carries the various stories, unfolds them with precision and concludes some (such as Arseface and Lorie). The result is a stunning final, with a double conf [...]
God damn, for some reason I've been wanting to read this book for YEARS, but never got around to it until now. Preacher was one of the gateway comics - got me back into comics after 12 years away from that rather expensive and addicting habit. I couldn't believe after so long away, just how *adult* and hilariously vile and updated my love had become. And Mr. Ennis (and Ellis, in that most ridiculous and hilarious Transmetropolitan) were such masters of the profane, how could I possibly refuse th [...]
After reading the previous eight volumes, I was committed to this series in a big way. So for Alamo to have an ending worthy of the series' overall quality was, in a word, a relief. There is little I can say without spoiling the ending, except that every major character has their moment in the sun, and a satisfying resolution to their story.
You'd think a storyline about holding God "accountable for his crimes" that has stretched out over five years would come to a slightly more epic conclusion. Yes, I understand that killing God could be considered a somewhat epic undertaking, but it was delivered with all the style and panache of a wet newspaper. Just a tad anticlimactic.
The Preacher series are the most brilliant comics ever written. If fact, it's some of the best fiction ever written, irrespective of the format. All nine books are masterpieces. It is a little hard to review this book for the common reader. All I can really say is if you haven't read the rest of this series than you should not be starting with this one. Go back and get Gone To Texas first. Then read through the rest of it and come back for Alamo. For those of you who have read the whole series s [...]
Following Jesse Custer through nine volumes of Preacher has been an exercise in hilarity and despair. And a hell of a lotta gore. It had its ups and downs in terms of pacing, but I can forgive the lackluster moments when I consider how captivating Garth Ennis’ characters are. From the first volume, I was hooked. Jesse’s determination, Tulip’s loyalty, Cassidy’s devil-may-care attitude, Starr‘s fanaticism, the Saint‘s focused hatred--it’s the personalities involved that make Preache [...]
Unfortunately, the last book in this series turned out to be a major disappointment. This review will talk briefly about this last book, but also the series as a whole.Let's start with the main character, Jesse Custer. I loved that he stood for doing the right thing no matter what, that he wasn't afraid to call anyone (even God) out on their bullshit. However, for someone who is so bent on holding God accountable for bad things, for justice, and for doing right, he kills a lot of people. A lot o [...]
The question above the screen where you put in your review says: "What did you think?" Well, what can I say? It's the last volume in this great otherworldly, in every sense of the word, story.I have a couple of moments in this volume that stand out for me: Agent Hoover finally gets himself to curse, Jesse and Cassidy get into one last barfight, Jesse remembering his father's wise advice when he says goodbye to the Duke.The second half of the story is just You know the story is coming to an end a [...]
So, I've read the whole "Preacher" series over the last few months.The Pros:-Steve Dillon's artwork, especially the facial expressions he draws. He is able to convey far more emotion than virtually any superhero-style comic artist, and his character actually look like humans. He doesn't really do anything interesting with form--he's not an experimental comic artist--but he does what he does very well.-The relationships between the characters, and especially how they change over time.-The anti-re [...]
I was going to review the whole series in this final volume of Preacher, but in the end this is a story that can resonate with different people in different ways. The praise for the writing is just deserved, but I would like to pay tribute to the artwork of Steve Dillon. His death last October, leaves a big hole in the comics world, and this series wouldn't have been nearly as memorable without the sublime simplicity of his art. RIP Steve.
Any fan of comics knows about Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s “Preacher,” and I think it is fair to say that at least 50% of the comic community has read it. To be honest that percentage may be a little bit on the conservative side and this is a good thing, “Preacher” is a book that more people should read. Unfortunately, I have found that that main thing that people have taken away from the book is the spectacle, but not the meaning behind it. Sometimes I think that it is possible that [...]
The grand finale. Jesse and Cassidy face off in front of the Alamo while Starr runs his endgame.I still have a few complaints. The Grail just isn't the all-powerful organization it's supposed to be. Preacher continues to suffer from Cassidy's being rewritten as a useless backstabbing asshole. Tulip's interpretation of "I don't want you to fight the lethal shadow organization" as "you're a silly girl who can't take care of herself" is a blatant strawman and Jesse should be calling her on it. And [...]
I am glad I am done with this. I read it because I am working on the pilot, and wanted to be familiar with the characters and story. My final reaction is, "Meh." I found it expository (Jesse always talking out loud to himself being the classic irritating voiceover, or Cassidy spilling his beans to someone in a bar). And, while the general outline of the story is an interesting idea - God leaves heaven, Jesse Custer (J.C.) is inhabited by a superpower baby (who is the incarnation of good and evil [...]
Excelente. Superó con creces los dos volúmenes anteriores. Debo reconocer que esperaba un enfrentamiento entre Jesse y Dios, pero me satisface la manera en que se desarrolló todo. La premisa del cómic me gustó mucho desde el principio, pero sí creo que Ennis se desvía en algunos momentos y terminas por olvidar el propósito inicial del protagonista. A nivel gráfico, me encantó. El manejo del espacio y del color me engancharon desde el comienzo y en todos los volúmenes.Una historia poco [...]
Los finales de los personajes secundarios son cojonudos, pero el de los tres principales y el de la trama principal Psé. Pese a sus altibajos durante los 9 volúmenes, es una gran historia desde el principio. Muy muy recomendable.
EPIIIIIIIIIICCC!!! FREAKING epic!!!! I am not even sad it's ended . I am beyond fulfilled ( to a point I guess) . oh Garth Ennis your big beautiful brain .
Is the conclusion everything I wanted it to be? No. Is it still fucking incredible? yes.
Ties up all loose ends but man, the fun was missing in this one.
This series is done, and for the right reader it's incredible! Who is the right reader? Well, you have to be the type who doesn't flinch at virtually unfiltered visually drawn violence, sex, profanity and sadism. This is a fight between flawed good and sympathetic evil, muddy at times but with a clear dividing line, but it is far from sanitized. Stay away if you desire a "clean read", or if you're sensitive to the aforementioned comment because it is NOT subtle. Related to this, you need to be t [...]
04 January 2013Rating:* * 1/2Sigh. Preacher, Vol. 9: Alamo is a disappointing, anti-climatic end to the series. The Saint of Killers couldn't even save the show and that's saying a lot. I equate this journey with Preacher to having a major case of blue balls. It got me excited at times, but never quite got me there.While I enjoyed the extremes to which this series dared to go, I don't think I would ever read this again. It wasn't consistently interesting enough for me to commit the time to it ag [...]
A strong end to a great series. After several collections in which the plot slowed down considerably, in the name of character development, the series concludes in grand fashion.The first few issues involve the major players' final manuevers before the final confrontation. Jesse reconnects with Tulip, and then tracks down the Saint of Killers to strike a deal. Jesse then settles things with Cassidy, the weak-willed former friend whom he now finds irredeemably despicable. Gradually closing in is [...]
Que puedo decir, un buen comic, una buena historia, los comics son mas que marvel y dc, y este saca la cara por los demas.Puedes contar la misma historia mil veces pero si la cuentas de forma distintas, seras escuchado la mil veces. y en ese aspecto PREcher no cuenta nada nuevo, osea nuevo en su conjunto, pero separadas son todas historias de otras partes, pero lo supieron contar y eso es lo que mas importa, temas muy maduros visto de otro puntos de vista, podria analizarlos tema por tema pero n [...]
This seriesIt's hard to sum it all up given that it spans nine volumes, but I suppose I should first start with a warning that anything, and I mean ANYTHING written by Garth Ennis is not for the feint of heart. I first was introduced to him by a happy accident of running across his Punisher Max series and fell in love from there. Ennis has a way of making stories as visceral and stomach churning as he does emotional and, at their core, wholly human. It is a detriment to society that there are no [...]
শুয়ে শুয়ে, বসে বসে, চা খেতে খেতে, হেঁটে হেঁটে, রাতের ঘুম শিকেয় তুলে, টিউশনির ফাঁকে ফাঁকে পড়ে শেষ করে ফেললাম বিখ্যাত কমিক সিরিজ 'প্রিচার'। প্রথমেই এটি পড়ার স্বাদ জেগেছিল এএমসি এর একই নামের টিভি স [...]
I'll be honest, after reading volume 8 I was ready to be let down. The first half of this volume was ok, not great, but the second half made up for it. It was really good. It is not a happy ending for the majority of people. All the final confrontations come to a head, fittingly at the Alamo. The grail is still this ramshackle outfit that supposedly rules the world. Granted, they lost the majority of their people and they are now ruled by a vengeful imbecile (sort of) but you'd think these elite [...]