PDF Preacher Volume Dixie Fried This is a as in good rather than a fuck you I bought this for myself as a Christmas present and I ve enjoyed reading it The artwork is good the characterisa
PDF Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried This is a 3* as in good, rather than a fuck-you 3*I bought this for myself as a Christmas present and I've enjoyed reading it. The artwork is good, the characterisation and dialogue excellent, the story ... not bad. It's significantly better than #4 which nearly turned me away from the series. It does not however (for me) have the brilliance of the first two books. Book one really grabbed hold of me, it was fresh, exciting, unpredictable, I didn't know what I had hold of and I liked it. This episode was more comfortable, time spent chilling with old friends. But really I wanted to be shocked, amazed, to be unable to put it down. And that didn't happen.The artwork, by the late, great Steve Dillon continues to be top notch.At £10.99 a shot it will take some convincing for me to move on to #6. I might put that money down gambling on finding something as good as #1 from some new talent...I should add that I've now watched the first season of the Preacher TV show and I really liked it. The show uses the graphic novels as rough guidelines rather than as a script but the end product is very watchable and I give it an 8/10.Join my 3-emails-a-year newsletter #prizes.. Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried is a Books Collectible First Edition Fifth Printing.. Ennis began his comic writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls Appearing in the short lived but critically acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish Troubles It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast based comedy featuring two supporting characters from Troubled Souls, Dougie and Ivor, who would later get their own American comics series, Dicks, from Caliber in 1997, and several follow ups from Avatar.Another series for Crisis was True Faith, a religious satire inspired by his schooldays, this time drawn by Warren Pleece Ennis shortly after began to write for Crisis parent publication, 2000 AD He quickly graduated on to the title s flagship character, Judge Dredd, taking over from original creator John Wagner for a period of several years Ennis first work on an American comic came in 1991 when he took over DC Comics s horror title Hellblazer, which he wrote until 1994, and for which he currently holds the title for most issues written Steve Dillon became the regular artist during the second half of Ennis s run Ennis landmark work to date is the 66 issue epic Preacher, which he co created with artist Steve Dillon Running from 1995 to 2000, it was a tale of a preacher with supernatural powers, searching literally for God who has abandoned his creation.While Preacher was running, Ennis began a series set in the DC universe called Hitman Despite being lower profile than Preacher, Hitman ran for 60 issues plus specials from 1996 to 2001, veering wildly from violent action to humour to an examination of male friendship under fire.Other comic projects Ennis wrote during this time period include Goddess, Bloody Mary, Unknown Soldier, and Pride Joy, all for DC Vertigo, as well as origin stories for The Darkness for Image Comics and Shadowman for Valiant Comics.After the end of Hitman, Ennis was lured to Marvel Comics with the promise from Editor in Chief Joe Quesada that he could write The Punisher as long as he cared to Instead of largely comical tone of these issues, he decided to make a much serious series, re launched under Marvel s MAX imprint.In 2001 he briefly returned to UK comics to write the epic Helter Skelter for Judge Dredd.Other comics Ennis has written include War Story with various artists for DC The Pro for Image Comics The Authority for Wildstorm Just a Pilgrim for Black Bull Press, and 303, Chronicles of Wormwood a six issue mini series about the Antichrist , and a western comic book, Streets of Glory for Avatar Press.In 2008 Ennis ended his five year run on Punisher MAX to debut a new Marvel title, War Is Hell The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle In June 2008, at Wizard World, Philadelphia, Ennis announced several new projects, including a metaseries of war comics called Battlefields from Dynamite made up of mini series including Night Witches, Dear Billy and Tankies, another Chronicles of Wormwood mini series and Crossed both at Avatar, a six issue miniseries about Butcher from The Boys and a Punisher project reuniting him with artist Steve Dillon subsequently specified to be a weekly mini series entitled Punisher War Zone, to be released concurrently with the film of the same name.Taken from enpedia wiki Garth_Ennis. A viral Kindle Preacher, Volume 5: Dixie Fried It's a no doubter that this is foul, blasphemous and brutally violent...However, it's equally doubt free that this is powerfully evocative, brilliantly original and darkly humorous...It's 100% sans doubt that this is a kudo-worthy masterpiece of American pop literature...So please put your hands together and give it up for......PREACHERI’ve read a veritable parking lot full of comics/graphic novels and consider myself some+what of an aficionado of the genre. I’ve also read several pounds short of a ton of most other fiction genres and an oil drum or two of history and non-fiction. I mention this only so that when I back the praise truck up and dump a load of warm, moist awesome on the unique genius of the Preacher series by Garth Ennis, I am doing so not simply in relation to other graphic novels but to the full-color spectrum of everything I’ve previously read. This series is superb, enthralling and all manner of excellent. True, It's also very brash, very visceral and, potentially, VERY offensive, given the religious themes that are at the heart and “soul” of the narrative. I for one find nothing offensive about it as it doesn’t belittle or poke fun of faith so much as paint an off-color, amoral picture of the universe’s government. This view is no more extreme than those our ancestors took when they wrote about dudes and dudettes in white togas living on a mountain top issuing curses, starting wars and quasi-raping mortals to produce an “all star team” of heroes. Just my opinion. Anyway, here’s the low down:PLOT SUMMARY:Jesse Custer is on a mission to find GOD...find Him and kick His ass (or at least chew Him a new one!!). Why? Well, Jesse was an unhappy preacher in a small Texas town when he was “possessed” by an entity known as Genesis, an event which killed Jesse’s entire congregation and left Jesse in a bit of a foul mood. Genesis, it turns out, is the spiritual “love child” of an “forbidden” sexcapade between an archangel and an even “archer” demon. Genesis, as a creature of both pure good and pure evil, has the potential to be the most powerful force in existence. However, it’s also basically an infant soul and has no sense of individual will. Thus, the Jesse/Genesis hybrid which Jesse controls is one BADMOFO (no offense Sammy Jackson, but Jesse has even YOU covered). Now the cool daddiest part of Jesse’s new situation is definitely The Voice which allows Jesse to “encourage strict compliance” with his orders when he is invoking this power. Thus, when you piss Jesse off and he says to you ...you will...LITERALLY....much to the monkey barrel fun time of the reader!!!So again, what EXACTLY does this all have to do with God, you ask? Oh yeah, sorry. Well, you see God cut and ran scared the moment that Genesis came into existence and has been in hiding ever sense, afraid Genesis will go all Armageddon on Him. This has left Heaven without proper management and in a bit of a quandary. I know, not exactly a PC story-line. However, as dark as this tale is, it is not a celebration of wrong. Jesse, in addition to being a complex, fascinating character, has a highly developed sense of right and wrong. Thus, despite all of the blasphemous content leaking through the narrative, it is hard not to feel like you are in good hands with Jesse riding point. By the way, Jesse is co-piloted on his quest by a hard-drinking, Irish Vampire named Cassidy and Jesse’s tough as nails girlfriend, Tulip O’Hare. Tulip’s character truly shows why Garth Ennis is such an incredible master of his craft. Tulip is not fluff, scenery or some kind of bimbo set piece which might have happened given how larger than life Jesse and Cassidy are. Oh hells no pilgrim. Tuilp is spectacularly well-drawn (no pun), three dimensional and as integral to the series as either of our male badassios. Ennis just doesn’t make many mistakes and he certainly has created an unbelievable cast of characters and a brilliantly unique storyline. Oh, oh, oh, oh...I have to mention one more thing even though it is only a minor plot point in this volume. BILL HICKS makes an appearance. For those who don’t know of Bill (what a shame) he died in 1994 (at age 33) and was one of my favorite comedians/social commentators. Since his death, he has become a face for politically incorrect social commentary and I just thought he was awesome. So when I am reading this and Ennis works a scene with BH, I went nuts.Sorry for the random thought, but I wanted to share that so I stuck it at the end. Anyway, in sum, the Preacher series is AS GOOD AS IT GETS. I am only waiting for an “omnibus” version to add it to my “all time favorite” list as I try not to have multiple volumes diluting the list. Until then, it gets 6.0 STARS and my HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION!!