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Boy howdy, how about that Preacher trailer, huh? It sure makes me want to learn a series of twelve things about the cult classic comic written by Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon, and published by DC's Vertigo imprint. I hope someone lays out for me the dates of its publication, the inspiration for it, the major players in the series, and what kind of merchandise I can currently buy of it before Hot Topic puts out an Arseface body pillow!
AMC gave us a taste of its long-awaited Preacher adaptation just before the weekend, but at long last, Jesse Custer, Tulip and Cassidy have arrived in their all their heavenly glory. Check out the first full look at Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC Preacher by the official trailer!
There are a lot of good reasons to be excited about Johnny Red. For one thing, Garth Ennis writing a war comic has been a pretty solid bet for about two decades now, and Keith Burns' brutal, gritty art makes a perfect fit for a story of dogfights over Stalingrad. Beyond that, though, there's also the idea of resurrecting an action-packed character from the history of British comics for a modern audience, and the hook of seeing a story about a British airman flying for Russia during World War II.
If, however, you still need more convincing, then read on! With the fist issue set to hit shelves next week, Titan has shared a preview, complete with Carlos Ezquerra's variant cover for the first issue.
One of the most enduring series in American comics history is Preacher, the Vertigo series from the creative team Garth Ennis, Steve Dillon, Matt Hollingsworth and Clem Robins. It's the story of a young couple --- and their best friend, a chirpy vampire --- who go on a personal crusade against divinity, and the series takes on everything that comes at it: sex, violence, family, religion, war, hate, race. It’s powerfully made, a force of nature that rebels as hard as it can, creating a tale that's sensationally sordid and gleefully graphic.
And yet what’s most interesting about Preacher is that it takes a turn halfway through the run, almost abandoning the central conceit to give readers something unexpected. (Stop reading here if you don't want to be spoiled.)
Because it turns out that one of our heroes is actually the greatest villain in the book.
We haven’t yet seen frame one of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC take on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s infamous Preacher, and already the pair might have an eye on another notable comic adaptation. The Superbad duo might next shop an adaptation of Ennis’ superhero-policing The Boys, potentially for cable.
Last week, Titan announced the return of Johnny Red, the story of a British pilot drummed out of the RAF who decides to fight the Nazis alongside a squadron of Russian flyers. It's a pretty exciting bit of news, especially since the creative team assigned to launch Johnny back into the skies over Stalingrad consists of writer Garth Ennis and artist Keith Burns.
Now, it seems like Titan wants us to get even more excited about the project, and to that end, they've released a new trailer for the upcoming miniseries, giving us a look at the art from the first issue set to some very, very dramatic music.
A few leaked set photos marked the last we’d heard from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s AMC take on the iconic Preacher for some time, but Jesse Custer is finally ready to turn things upside down. The sinful comic-inspired series has officially set a mid-2016 premiere date, while the first poster certainly inverts expectations.
Ever since it was first announced last April as the brainchild of Mike Marts and Joe Pruett, AfterShock Comics has been talking a pretty big game. They've signed an impressive roster of talent, but there hasn't been much news about the actual projects --- until today, when AfterShock announced the titles, teams, and release dates for its first four titles.
All four are set to hit shelves in December, with new titles from Paul Jenkins and Andy Clarke, and Marguerite Bennett and Ariela Kristantina, leading the way.
I don't want to blow anybody's mind here, but I have a sneaking suspicion that Garth Ennis really, really enjoys writing war comics. I'm not sure what the tipoff was --- it might've been War Story or Punisher or Battler Britton or War Is Hell or all the stuff with the tank in Hitman --- but something about his comics have given me the idea that he has an affection for the genre, and the chops to back it up.
So I can't really say that it's a complete surprise that he's teaming up with artist Keith Burns and publisher Titan Comics to revive Johnny Red, the story of a British pilot fighting in the skies over Stalingrad in World War II, and if history --- both Ennis's and Stalingrad's --- is any indication, it's going to be pretty brutal.
It’s been a good long while since we’ve heard from AMC’s Seth Rogen-Evan Goldberg shepherded Preacher, even as our first photo failed to shed much light on its characters. Now, new set photos have revealed a much clearer look at fan-favorite characters ‘Arseface’ and the vampire Cassidy, though you may wish to gird your stomachs.
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