#9-PREACHER: GONE TO TEXAS

The 365 Day Graphic Novel Challenge

PREACHER: GONE TO TEXAS

Writer: Garth Ennis

Artist: Steve Dillon

DC, Vertigo Comics, 1995

preacherWell, one of the reasons I’m doing this challenge is to get myself to read things that I normally wouldn’t and PREACHER sure qualifies for that!

I recall when this series first came out and the subsequent years of hearing people rave about it.  So I was understandably curious.  “Surely,” I thought, “there must be something here!”  But, sadly, there isn’t and don’t call me Shirley.

This storyline was the first six issues of the PREACHER comic so we do get in on the ground floor, so to speak.  The basic concept here is that Jesse Cutler is a not-very-good preacher who gets possessed or taken over by some creature named “Genesis” which we find out later is the offspring of a demon and angel.  The big secret that Heaven is protecting is that God has…

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About Sam Gafford
My name is Sam Gafford and I've been doing critical work on William Hope Hodgson for many years. I wrote the article "Writing Backwards: The Novels of William Hope Hodgson" in which I presented evidence that WHH wrote his novels in the reverse order in which they were published. I've recently written an article on Hodgson's confrontation with Houdini and am currently working on a book length study of WHH.

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