Saturday, September 19, 2015

2015 Reading Challenge Book 87 Preacher vol 3 Proud Americans

Title-Preacher:Proud Americans
AUTHOR-Garth Ennis
FORMAT-Trade Paperback

By the time this trade hit the shelves I was already hooked on Preacher. I had been a huge fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series from the Vertigo imprint,and Preacher was the polar opposite.

Most of this trade is all about Jesse and his two friends going to France and meeting the Grail for the first time.So we get the first appearances of recurring major villain Herr Star.

It is the first issue reprinted in this trade that sticks in my memory.While at an airport waiting for his plane to France,Jesse happens to run into a friend of his father's. One who was over in Nam with him. So we get the origin of Jesse's Fuck Communism zippo. This and the much later  on in the series Nam flashback story are my two favorite issues of the series. I would love to see a 6 to 8 issue mini that is Ennis and Steve Dillon telling more stories of Jesse's Dad in the war.

The art is even better than the last two trades. To me it was around this time that Steve Dillon got all the major characters figured out.

Preacher vol 3 Proud Americans gets a 4.95 outta 5.