Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I read Preacher and you should too

Sequart has shared my review of Preacher, the epic graphic novel series from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Preacher was published by Vertigo from 1995-2000.It's just a few thoughts on themes and characters, really, not a comprehensive review. I might like to write about it even more down the road. I highly recommend the book, as it provides one extended story that you can read from beginning to end and feel satisfied with once you're done.

The upcoming television show was my impetus to—finally—take the leap and read it. I'd been curious for too long to remember. Sometimes it takes an TV or movie adaptation of a book to rekindle an old interest you had in reading it in the first place. I can't imagine that the show will be as good as the book, but that's my usual stance on most book-to-screen adaptations. From what I've seen so far of trailers, it looks like they're altering some things and changing around some characters, possibly, both of which might be good for the show. I think it's best shot of being a success is if it takes the spirit of the books but does something new with it in order to make the themes and characters its own. I don't read The Walking Dead but I do watch the show (at least I do for now) and from what I've heard this is the approach they've taken to adapting that one. Preacher is on the same network, AMC, so chances are good they'll handle this one similarly.

Preacher has long been talked about by geeks as one of the best ongoing series in comics from the '90s. Now I can see why. If you get a chance, pick it up and give it a try.

No comments:

Post a Comment