- By Garth Ennis Steve Dillon Peter Snejbjerg

Preacher, Volume 6: War in the Sun

  • Title: Preacher, Volume 6: War in the Sun
  • Author: Garth Ennis Steve Dillon Peter Snejbjerg
  • ISBN: 9781563894909
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Preacher Volume War in the Sun The Reverend Jesse Custer faces his deadliest challenge yet in this the sixth Preacher collection Jesse along with his gun toting girlfriend Tulip and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy face

    The Reverend Jesse Custer faces his deadliest challenge yet in this, the sixth Preacher collection Jesse, along with his gun toting girlfriend, Tulip, and the hard drinking Irish vampire Cassidy, faces a deadly showdown in the desert with the ruthless Starr and the forces of the U.S military including a nuclear warhead.

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    1. In this latest brilliantly blasphemous installment of Preacher, you’ll find another hefty dose of Garth Ennis gold as he deftly advances the God vs Jesse vs Saint of Killers vs The Grail main story arc and also manages to hit a home run with a much anticipated backstory that is entertaining as hell. Yes, there is much for fans of the series to fawn over starting with One Man’s War.This terrific piece recounts, at long last, the origin of Herr Starr, the Grail’s current “All Father” and [...]

    2. I really loved book 1 in the Preacher series and found that ever since then my enjoyment of each successive graphic novel has been declining, to the point where I stopped thinking of them as a good investment of £13.99. Graphic novels are expensive things - £13.99 is a lot for something I can read in a day. A book typically occupies my reading time for a month.Still, I was in Forbidden Planet and it had been a long time since I bought volume 5 and I caved.#6 is actually the first step up in t [...]

    3. 3.5 stars - This one had some on/off moments for me. Highlights were Herr Starr's origin story and the big battle in Monument Valley, where we see the return of the Saint of Killers. Also, the redneck cannibals Herr Starr runs into was pure Preacher crazytown shenanigans. I'm not really feeling the whole Cassidy falling in love with Tulip thing. And the Arseface sections seemed a little bit like filler. I'm not quite sure how that is tying into the big picture? Overall, I think this might be my [...]

    4. Awww, some really awesome scenes in this one. Now I know how Jesse lost an eye, and I really didn't see that coming.I mean, sure, a nuclear blast is dangerous but to have one put out his eye??? Shameful. They should put a warning on such things. Seriously. Someone could sue.Great action, great weirdness, and a little landscape remodeling. Or two landscape remodelings, I ought to say. A comic about landscape remodeling. Sure. That's what this is. With tanks blowing up. That works. :)Seriously, th [...]

    5. Once you get this far along in the series, it's fairly easy to predict that when a character named Mr. Dicks is introduced, (view spoiler)[he's only going to last a couple of pages. (hide spoiler)] Bwa-ha-ha-ha!

    6. If Preacher was a TV series, then the preview for the events here would have dramatic music and the voiceover would ominously say something like, “This is where everything changes.” The voodoo encounter with the giant snake in New Orleans *shudder* gave Jesse some info from the Genesis entity that bonded to him, but he needs more if he’s going to track down God. The trio heads to Monument Valley in Utah so Jesse can score some peyote to go on a desert vision quest to see if he can get more [...]

    7. All the stars! This was an amazing tale, beginning to end.This is a comic and I know some people don't think of comics as serious, but this is. An overview would be that this is about one man's searching for, not only God, but why God allows what he allows. Preacher Jesse Custer, because of very strange circumstances spends this series not only searching for God, but hoping to call God to task for what he feels is wrong with people and the world they live in. The series explores so many relevant [...]

    8. If you were heating up a pot of water, War in The Sun would exist in that time frame seconds before the water boils over and soaks the stove.Much like that water, tensions are beginning to rise. Cassidy and Tulip are teetering on the edge of mutually assured destruction, the Saint of Killers makes an appearance and Herr Starr is ready to unleash the big guns in his quest for power.One of the characters we were still left in the dark about had been Herr Starr. Granted, we known bits and pieces of [...]

    9. Filled with blasphemy of all sorts and a handful of action and violence, War in the Sun delivers yet a satisfying chapter in Preacher. It felt like one explosive season finale.This book proves that the Saint of Killers is literally a one man army, with possibly only Jesse Custer as the one who could beat him and Herr Starr as a literal prick/dickhead and Arseface as a rock star. Starr's origin story was told as well and it was dark and very twisted!What I still don't buy is the love triangle bet [...]

    10. Herr Starr gets a full-blown origin story, plus some brilliant intrigues and quiet adventures. Best parts are the explicit evolution of a pervert, and the amazing way he acquired his eye scar. Cassidy's running headlong into a big-ass betrayal/disappointment. What with hitting on his "best friend"'s girlfriend - repeatedly - last volume, and now turning it around/begging forgiveness/making grandiose promisesif I know anything about Ennis, he's going to enjoy the living fuck out of seeing how shi [...]

    11. Now that is more like it!Holy intense last half, Batman! As Cass would say, JAYSIS!

    12. After enjoying Vol 6 of the Boys so much, I jumped right into another Garth Ennis Vol 6.Preacher finally shakes some things up here, but we start with the backstory for Starr, the new head of the Grail and how he ended up where we see him today. Equal parts badass and funny; a combo mastered by Ennis and few others.We also see thing escalate to ridiculous levels, including Starr trying to nuke the Saint of Killers in Monument Valleyya, that happened.There's also a new development with the Custer [...]

    13. War in the Sun returns to the all-action, all-crazy, completely screwed up plot lines that are the standard of the Preacher series. Beginning with Herr Starr’s induction into the Grail, this sixth installment shows his motivations and his plan for forcing order on the world. Unfortunately for Starr, bringing his plan to fruition proves harder than he ever imagined. Jesse continues his search for access to Genesis’ knowledge. This time around, he’s heading out to the desert, getting hyped u [...]

    14. Presumably Preacher is heading towards some sort of climax that rivals the ones in "Crusaders" and here in "War In The Sun". I don't know what's coming (aside from one unfortunate spoiler), but I can't imagine it being more spectacular again.On the other hand, I figured the showdown at Masada could not be topped either, and while the Monument Valley clash is a different beast, it does not underwhelm. Garth Ennis understands very well that while the story's not near its conclusion yet, the status [...]

    15. Por un pequeño fallo logístico (por no decir que por ser imbécil), he leído este sexto tomo, en vez del cuarto, que era el que me tocaba en orden correcto. Hacia tiempo que no os reseñaba Predicador y es que he estado 3 meses sin apenas comprar tebeos y al llevarme los 3 tomos, y como los estoy ordenando provisionalmente de derecha a izquierda en vez de en su orden natural, al ir a por el tomo IV, me he llevado el VI, que es el que estaba en el lugar que no le correspondía. En fin, es igua [...]

    16. Well that was just brilliant. In it's own weird way of storytelling, I fell like Garth Ennis and company prepares me for something that would eventually happen one day. The whole armageddon thing is starting to grow on me. Hahah. I might actually believe that there are some people behind in making the world work the way it does. I mean, yea sure, it's not highly unlikely right? We do have a bunch of documentaries that seems to prove a secret organization like The Grail exists. Clearly, I sound m [...]

    17. (Bumping from 4 to 5)All the players fully in place, things rapidly go to hell. This is, in some way, Herr Starr's volume, starting with an issue detailing his origins, and how he came to join the Grail. Then he escalates the war against Jesse Custer, ending with a massive conflict in Monument Valley that features the Saint of Killers against a tank brigade and a nuke.The aftermath of that battle changes everything, from Starr's destructive mania against Custer, to Tulip's devastation and hookin [...]

    18. 5 Ultimate-Mayhem-Stars! ☆☆☆☆☆Probably my favorite! This volume had it all! Cannibals, nuclear explosions, Butt-Fairies & Jesse dying, only to find out chapters later that he survived but now he's missing an eye! Jesus! There was so much action packed into one book. I loved how it was not just all action, or all sex, or all horror. Its had a great mixture of everything, including Jesse eating out Tulip on the train! HeheeI know i may sound crazy, but i loved it when Tulip was shoot [...]

    19. My favorite back-story after Jody is that of Herr Starr. It's a shame it ended up in this weak book 6 compilation, set in the Monument Valley desert. Don't get me wrong, there are as usual a few choice moments, such as Tulip outmaneuvering the Grail on the .50 cal; Featherstone rescuing Starr from the bad-ass colonel; Starr's escape from the stereotypical cannibals; The Saint going to war against a regiment of modern armor, culminating in a nuclear strike, after which he dusts himself off and of [...]

    20. So, I've burned through the first six volumes of this series and gone back to jack up my rating to a four star. I'm not sure if it deserves it. It's pretty damned offensive at times and overall insane and ridiculous. A love letter to American violence. Lots of blasphemy, cannibalism, castration, and faces getting blown off and horribly deformed. Lots of big skies and fire and highways and the great cities of the US: New York, New Orleans, San Francisco. Lots of guns, obviously. Conspiracies. Mea [...]

    21. This volume accounts for Starr's past and rise to power. Shows he's basically insane and has no understanding of social graces. Cassidy is a dick but tries not to be. Jesse is oblivious. Saint of Killers has a massive showdown and generally proves he's a badass. Some time passes and our heros are separated, Jesse gets big revelation at the end. Starr gets in a sticky situation.Dillon is the primary artist, but the Starr backstory is done by someone else (can't remember now and I don't have it in [...]

    22. By far one of the most exciting Preacher books. My heartbeat literally got faster. There was so much tension. Amazing blend of action and personal affairs. Garth Ennis is just so talented at creating characters that literally pop off the page. Somewhere there really is a Jesse Custer who just fainted wondering WTF and I have to go find the next damn issue to find out what happens! I'm a Preacher addict.

    23. O especial "o Homem da Guerra" segue o padrão de especial da série: desinteressante, lento e desnecessário.O restante das histórias, seguem a cronologia principal de Preacher. Essas sim valem a pena. A trama está cada vez mais complexa. Garth Ennis entende de conflito narrativo. Os personagens tem suas motivações e Jesse finalmente faz uma descoberta cruel.Cronologia principal: tudo está em seu devido lugar.Especial: eu preferia ter ido ver o filme do pelé.

    24. Wow, Garth obviously tossed his index cards into the wind with this one. Testing the limits of love, lust, Old West Mythology, sunscreen, and desert army tactics, the plot throws up its hands and everything just falls apart. I loved it! I especially loved the Hills Have Eyes subplot featuring shackled Herr Starr minus one limb, having to provide gluteal cleft hygiene for a mutant.

    25. This issue contains the back story of Herr Starr, an earth-shattering confrontation between Jesse, Cassidy, Tulip, Starr, the U.S. military and the Saint of Killers in the deserts of Utah, and some short vignettes about Arseface's rising musical career. It also leaves off on a rather tragic cliffhanger, so reader beware.

    26. Well I think so far it has been the quickest read of the Preacher series. The story has come to it's peak, and hopefully will stay there for the final three books. The ending left me needing more, I can't wait to make a start on volume 7!!!

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