All I can say or rather all I want to say about Preacher is this:
This comic series resonated with me in a way that I couldn't put it down, and without a doubt, it will remain my favorite comic book series ever.
A jibing black comedy that does two things: desecrates humanity in a hilarious, artful manner and scorns and condemns god; definitely not for the weak of heart, and is full of twists and turns that shock and intrigue.
A barrage of cuss words, and gut-ripping, decapitating, blood-guzzling violence, sarcasm, sacrilege, chaos, humor runs amok in the veins of every character. The result is intense, gory, hilarious, gothic, and brutal story-lines.
The main story-line goes like this: an odd entourage of a noble, dashing hero, a brash, fearless heroine, and a strange, brazen ally embark upon a quest to find god, and to make him answer for all the suffering he's inflicted upon this world. Obviously, along the way, there's carnage, deceit, war, death, separation, tragedies, personal struggles and twisted ideologies slathered all over the plot. And of course, we get a glimpse of hell, god, devil, angels, and their intricate world cast in a grim, funny, and crisis mode.
The ending is unpredictable, intense, sacrilegious and unique in a way that all epic things are. There are tons of quirky, pathological, profanity oozing, ass-kicking characters, and you are bound to feel strongly for one or the other.
There are tons of searing epiphanies gleaming throughout the series: if you haven't learned it or earned it, you are bound to sabotage and lose it; if you hit or abuse a woman once, you will spiral and do it again; true love can surpass a lot; strength is forged through suffering; and breaking rules is worth it.
Having exhausted all of the six volumes, I was like, "why, oh, why did this end. And, what now? Sigh.
An iconic classic released in the 90's, it raved and raged its way into the hall of fame of the comic book industry, and to this day, remains the quintessential hit and a compelling, enthralling kind of love for comic book nerds. Truly, Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon are creative geniuses.
I don't buy books because they come with a steep price, and such is life, but I couldn't not own these wonderful literary pieces of art, so I bought them all, so I can read and re-read at my leisure till the end of eternity.
Finally, the story is set in Texas, which is where I have lived for 7 years. So, it added that extra bit of smile and connection.
The love for books & a hunger for stories was programmed into my DNA. And, sooner than later, life experiences sealed the deal. Books have saved me, transformed my life, enlightened me and have shown me the path I must walk. In a way, far too many books have played the role of kindred spirits and guides, leading the seeker in me to answers and paving a way for a new way of life. Books have helped me keep my wits, my sense of wonder, my sense of mystery and curiosity & my sanity in a life that has been anything but predictable and normal.