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Not Your Average Saint

I can't claim to know a lot about religion. My time spent in Sunday school and in various pews is far in the past. But I'm relatively certain about one thing when it comes to Catholicism: There are saints for everything. You can pray to the saint of travelers, the saint of sailors, the saint of animals, and yes, even the saint of dental diseases (it's St. Apollonia, in case you're curious and/or in need). But Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's PREACHER has a different sort of saint, one you won't discover in your Patron Saints 101 class—The Saint of Killers.

Reading the Scripture: A Preacher Discussion

It's been about a month since I started reading Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's PREACHER, and I've continued to be captivated by the weirdness of the world and characters. The pages can be enjoyed alone, but I've found myself wanting to discuss the "what the hell" aspects of the latest plot twists with someone. To that end, I convinced DCComics.com editor Tim Beedle to join me in reading Book Four (Issues #34–40). It didn't take much convincing.

No Shortage of Villains

What does it mean to be a villain? Is it about intent? Is it about actions? What if those actions are terrible but driven by a righteous belief? These are questions I ask myself anytime I read a new story. I ask questions about the heroes, too. Sometimes—often, actually—I find the line between the hero's and villain's qualities to be thin. They both share traits in the same categories, and that's definitely been the case with Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's PREACHER.

Bitten by Cassidy

It's been about three weeks since I first picked up PREACHER. Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon have managed to consistently make me lose track of time with their words and images. They've also made me contort my arms into interesting angles as I've read the comic in coffee shops and other public places. Some panels aren't meant for the eyes of young passersby. Maybe most panels. And maybe I should limit reading PREACHER to the comforts of my couch.

The Sky Is Bigger in Texas

After months of anticipation, Preacher exploded onto screens last Sunday. The premiere episode of AMC's adaptation of the comic by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon established a key difference from the source material with the final scene: Jesse Custer, a.k.a. Preacher, decided his purpose was to stay in Annville and save the souls of its citizens, of his flock. He doesn't know what happened to him or that he possesses the Word of God—he might suspect something is off, but he isn't fully aware. Not yet.

It's Time to Head to Church and See Preacher

Whether it's on the page or screen, Preacher is an experience unlike any other. In a new series of posts, writer Amy Ratcliffe wades into the comic series which inspired AMC's new show, hitting the road with Custer, Tulip and Cassidy, and taking us all along for the ride.

DC All Access: Win a Complete Set of Preacher Graphic Novels

We’re spreading the gospel of Preacher in today’s new episode of DC All Access! Just in time for this Sunday’s premiere, we get the good word from Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and the rest of the cast and crew of AMC’s small screen adaptation of Preacher, the acclaimed Vertigo comic by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Never read it? Well, never fear because we're also giving you a chance to win a complete Preacher graphic novel set. Check it out!

DC All Access - DC Essentials: Preacher & Kingdom Come + Robin War & Titans

What makes a comic book essential? It's not always an easy question to answer, but DC Entertainment Co-Publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio did just that at a recent fan event moderated by Tiffany Smith. In this DC All Access clip, we hear from both of them on comic books that inspired them, how certain storylines make their way into DC movies and TV shows, and the important role Vertigo has played in comics' legacy. DC All Access is your connection to all of the latest DC Comics news and announcements.

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VERTIGO Solicits

THE WAKE #1

Written by SCOTT SNYDER

Art and cover by SEAN MURPHY

1:25 Variant cover by ADAM KUBERT

On sale MAY 1 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 10, $2.99 US • MATURE READERS

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