Preacher Book One HC Garth Ennis Steve Dillon Shrinkwrap 1st print AMC TV Series


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Preacher, Book 1: Gone to Texas Hardcover – July 21, 2009
by Garth Ennis (Author), Steve Dillon (Illustrator), Glenn Fabry (Cover Artist)

Available for the first time in hardcover, preacher Jesse Custer begins his dark journey to find God, in this volume collecting PREACHER #1-12, plus pinups from PREACHER #50 and #66. After merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan preacher Jesse Custer has become completely disillusioned with the beliefs to which he had dedicated his entire life. Now possessing the power of “the word,” an ability to make people do whatever he utters, Custer begins a violent and riotous journey across the country. Joined by his gun-toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard-drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, Custer loses faith in both God and man as he witnesses dark atrocities and improbable calamities during his exploration of America. This new collected edition features an all-new introduction by series writer Garth Ennis.

Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Vertigo

This new collected edition features an all-new introduction by series writer Garth Ennis.

“Just about the best thing to come along since comics started finding their way into books.”—The Washington Post

“Features more blood and blasphemy than any mainstream comic in memory. Cool.”—Entertainment Weekly

“The most intense adult comic in ages.”—Spin

“It will restore your faith. In comics.”—The New York Daily News

A forbidden love, a secret godly terror, and war that has raged since the dawn of time. All these were ignorant to revered Jesse Custer until a genesis came bursting through his church doors. Now from the ashes he will find God and, be damned or not, and hold him accountable for what he has let happen.

This is Garth Ennis tamed. Of course I’m comparing Preacher to his later works like The Boys, The Pro or even Crossed. Although it may seem tame in comparison, it’s still well written and well paced. Ennis just knows how to write character and give them their own voice, heroes and villains alike. He also knows how to write gore like a nasty SOB.

And the artwork is done brilliantly by Steve Dillon who is able to capture both the tender moments along with the carnage. Glenn Fabry’s cover art is just as awesome, especially issue 3.

The hardcover Book One features Preacher issue 1 – 12 (which is the “Gone to Texas” and half of “Until the End of the World” books). The surface of the book, under the dust-jacket, is just “Preacher Book One” in gold plain lettering. Also included is a pinup gallery featuring art from Tim Bradstreet, Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, and Bruce Timm just to name a few.

This is a fantastic book, even if just as having it as coffee table piece or as a newbie into the world of Preacher. The extras are awesome and I can’t recommend this book more.

When the AMC TV show begins, an entire new generation of fans will know something us comic book readers have known since the beginning…Preacher is one hell of a series that deserves to be on your shelf in the hardcover format that will stand the test of time!

On November 16, 2013, it was announced that AMC will be shooting a pilot for Preacher. On November 18, 2013, BleedingCool confirmed that Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg developed the series pilot with Sam Catlin, and that it will be distributed by Sony Pictures Television. On February 7, 2014 it was made public that AMC is officially developing the series to television based on the pilot written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen has no plans to co-star in the series. On May 9, 2014, AMC announced that Preacher was picked up to series. Rogen tweeted that “Son of a Preacher Man” will be the series theme song. Preacher will premiere mid to late 2015, as announced by Seth Rogen, with the script for the series complete and the pilot ordered by the studio. Comic creators Steve Dillon and Garth Ennis will work on this project as co-executive producer. On February 12, 2015, Superhero Hype reports that the character of Tulip O’Hare will be an African American. On April 17, 2015, Seth Rogen tweeted that Dominic Cooper was cast in the role of Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare, Ian Colletti as Arseface, and W. Earl Brown as Sheriff Hugo Root. On September 9, 2015, Seth Rogen announced via Twitter that the series has been ordered to a 10 episode season.


Collects Preacher 1-12 and includes a new introduction by Garth Ennis and fifteen pages of pin-ups. Near mint, 1st printing. Small rip in shrinkwrap but no damage to book.