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I'll write this review specially for those potential readers who might be interested in buying the whole series now that this hardcover collection is completed. When I'm in a situation like that, about to invest a good chunk of money in a complete series I worry about its ending, is it worthy? Is it proper? What do long time fans think about it? Did they got let down?
So having reading and re-reading Preacher for many years now, let me assure you that this series ends on the MOST GLORIOUS high note. Preacher starts with a bang, never lets you down and finishes just perfectly. It's a long read, but fear not because it's worth to the very end. You can really tell Garth Ennis had his endgame in sight from the begining just by reading these final issues.
And at the end of the road you will not only be rewarded with a long run of blasphemy, explosive laughs, senseless exploits, serious reflection, more blasphemy, bitter tears, even more blasphemy and tears of joy. You will also be rewarded with a sense of FRIENDSHIP and PARDNERSHIP (yeah, with a "D", pilgrim!) so profound and so relevant that it will scare you. Because you won't be able to believe, you won't be able to accept that this was fiction and that those were characters that you were reading. Because by the time you turn the last page you will know deep down that Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy are your friends for life.
NOW A WORD OF WARNING ABOUT THE EDITION:
While Ennis & Dillon's Preacher series is 5-stars, this editions is maybe 3-and-a-half stars, so I decided to average my overall score in 4 stars. This Hardcover collection sure has its flaws. They have glued binding. The first four volumes present lightweight paper stock while the last two volumes change to a glossy paper stock, thus messing up with the consistency of materials and the way colors are reproduced from book 4 to book 5. The first four volumes feature beatiful gold ink printing in the front and spine of the hardcover (when you remove the dustjacket), but the last two volumes miss this great feature, which is a real shame. Yes, those are some negative statements to say the least. But nonetheless this is the best Preacher collection published by DC Vertigo so far and I assume it will be for quite a time, so my advice is: be it the hardcover collection or the paperback edition, JUST GET THEM AND ENJOY.
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From the very first issue, Preacher captivated me in a way few graphic novels have. I read every single issue of this story within a matter of weeks, I could not get enough. The story follows Jesse, a preacher in Texas, who gets invoked with a spirit that may make him the most powerful being in existence. The characters are beautifully flawed, the themes of religion, right and wrong, are mixed with Movie Westerns and Secret Societies. Once you start Preacher, you are in it for the whole 75 issues. You will be glad you went on this journey! The hardcovers are beautiful and a must-have for you to enjoy reading over and over again.