Posted by: Brian Hibbs on April 3, 2008
The next few days we’ll focus on the “creator” racks, since those are easy to bat out (and I need easy since our bathroom is being remodeled, so I’m living at my parent’s house and have maybe 20 minutes of not-between-customer’s-computer-time each day)
We’ve already done the Moore and Wagner shelves, so let’s move on to another one of my favorite writers: Garth Ennis.
This one is super-double easy, actually. If I had to pick one SINGLE Garth book to hand you, there’s really only one choice: PREACHER.
You’ve got a disillusioned Preacher from Texas, his hit-woman ex girlfriend, and an alcoholic Irish vampire who go on a quest to find God, and to make him answer for the state of the world. Pure fuckin’ gold.
And that’s just the START of it.
Here’s the thing: PREACHER is vile, profane, offensive, sacrilegious, foul-mouthed, and perverted. Yet is is also one of the most moral stories you’re every going to read. It’s about love, and about faith, and about friendship, and about standing up for one’s own. It is an amazing masterpiece, made all the more poignant for it’s potty-mouthed flipping off.
The series (nine books) wobbles a bit around v6 or 7 (but don’t they all?), but it has a great end worthy of its start, and if you want to have a proper comics collection, this here is a book that belongs in it, pardner.