Sister Jennifer wrote:
Quatermass, haven't heard of The Boys or Transmetropolitan . I found out about The Preacher from a fellow 2000AD reader. Yes, it's grotesque & violent but still good. I had to look up misotheistic
, I wouldn't say that but I think it's interesting & not really surprising that Ennis is Irish. Jesse's family are truly broken people. But of course, they get their comeuppance. I haven't picked up the comic for a little while but will no doubt start again soon.
A misotheist is someone who hates God. Preacher
is a misotheistic work from the outset. I'm not saying that it's bad because of it. It actually appeals to me because of the misotheism.
Jesse's family are broken?
They are not broken. They are evil
(well, excepting his parents). Jesse could be considered broken. Same with Tulip O'Hare and A***face. They are to be pitied, felt sorry for. But not Jesse's grandmother, nor her enforcers. They deserve far more than what they get. It's the self-righteousness when they do evil that really makes me wish that Jesse's grandmother was put into that underwater coffin herself and left to rot. At least.
Let me give you some advice, regarding The Boys
. Avoid The Boys
like you would someone with Ebola. The story concept (about a squad of CIA-backed operatives fighting a variety of superheroes, most of whom are sociopathic, at best) is an excellent one, but it is wasted on gratuitious sex and violence. I read it before I read Preacher
, and very nearly didn't read Preacher
because of how I considered The Boys
, however, is excellent. It's about a Hunter S Thompson-style journalist in the far future called Spider Jerusalem, who is forced to come back to the City he hates because he needs to write two books for a contract, and needs journalism work in the meantime to support himself. Although the first two volumes doesn't have an overarching story, from the third volume onwards, it grows into Spider becoming the adversary of wannabe President Gary Callahan, aka 'the Smiler', who makes the Joker look small-time. Violent and weird (this is a future where cloned human meat is eaten, cybernetics are common, and cryogenic revivals are a significant underclass), it is nonetheless an excellent series. If you can get it from the local library, then do so, so you can try before you buy. I got a copy from my local library, and I got hooked.