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Preacher Vol. 4: Ancient history by Garth…

Preacher Vol. 4: Ancient history

by Garth Ennis, Richard Case (Illustrator), Carlos Ezquerra (Illustrator), Steve Pugh (Illustrator)

Series: Preacher (4)

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The Saint of Killers
This was decent, but almost a little to ridiculous. Anyone else super curious about how these events affected the cosmic balance? Talking about a certain someone being shot.

The Story of You Know Who
The origin story of Arseface, though I thought we already knew what happened, we get the details in this one. Not too exciting but not terrible.

Good Old Boys:
This was 100% pure Preacher without the Preacher. Nothing supernatural going on here, just the twang of a banjo that makes you cover your ass with your hands and back against a tree. There's also some great homage to classic spy-novel/movie type stuff. Saddam Hopper's cursing is worth the price of admission alone. ( )
  ragwaine | Apr 26, 2017 |
The love triangle bull almost made me stop reading but the battle in Monument Valley was worth any trite tropery. Plus the continued unflinching looks at gender politics is applause-worthy. Hooray, Tulip! ( )
  KateSherrod | Aug 1, 2016 |
The introduction alone made me want to watch about a dozen westerns. WESTERNS! ( )
  ancameme | Feb 9, 2014 |
Nothing against the side stories in this volume, about the Saint of Killers, Arseface, and Jody and T.C., but I mostly just wanted to get through them and continue on with the main story. The four-part Saint of Killers origin story is the main attraction here, in my opinion. Arseface's origin, well, he's much more fun as Arseface and let's leave it at that. Jody and T.C.'s story is a send-up of action film conventions and is some crude but pointless fun. ( )
  lithicbee | Dec 22, 2010 |
Again - awesome. ( )
  Anagarika-Sean | Sep 25, 2010 |
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Garth Ennisprimary authorall editionscalculated
Case, RichardIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ezquerra, CarlosIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Pugh, SteveIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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His son was at N.Y.U., and that mad the old man happy, though he could feel the world between them growing wider every day.
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Do NOT combine this with any other volume of Preacher. It is far too ambiguous to be combined with anything.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 156389405X, Paperback)

While technically the fourth book in the Preacher series, Ancient History isn't part of the main Preacher story line and doesn't even use any of the main characters (Reverend Jesse Custer, his girlfriend, Tulip, and his vampire buddy Cassidy). Instead, this collection of side stories delves into the freakish, perverse, and downright mythic supporting characters. The main feature is the 106-page demonic Western featuring the "Saint of Killers." In many ways this guy--and the spirit of the ruthless frontier he represents--is the soul of the Preacher series. Writer Garth Ennis said, taking all of the characters of the series into account, "I felt one more character was needed to round out the cast: someone who would directly represent the Old West, who had walked straight out of history, and who brought with him the horror and terror of those times." If this is the soul of the book, then its heart is the "Story of You Know Who," a reference to the character Arseface, whose self-imposed shotgun wound to the face has left him rather disfigured. This boy's abusive family is so overblown, his tragedy so all-encompassing, that a lesser writer would let this swerve into complete silliness. Ennis's talent is to pull pathos out of such outrageousness. He succeeds here again. --Jim Pascoe

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:22:27 -0400)

Collects the comic book specials "Saint of Killers, "The Story of You-Know-Who," and "The Good Old Boys" featuring small-town reverend Jesse Custer, who is possessed by a half-good, half-evil entity, journeys across America battling enemies and obstacles in search of answers from God.… (more)

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