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Welcome to Your Con Away From Con

Over 50,000 people will be at WonderCon this weekend, but we’re guessing that if you’re reading this, you’re probably not one of them. That means you’re going to miss out on the chance to soak up the Southern California rain or take photos with all the cosplayers, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be missing out on any of the exciting DC news and announcements.

 

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.

Vertigo for the DC Fan: Paul Dini Introduces Dark Night: A True Batman Story

The different paths we take define our lives. Twenty-three years ago, a simple walk home changed mine in ways I couldn’t imagine. In a few seconds, my life was shattered, a brutal attack leaving me broken in body and in spirit. The comfortable world I had created for myself was gone, and it was painfully clear to me that the long path to recovery, if I chose to walk it, was one I’d walk alone.

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.

Last Gang in Town: Where Will You be in 2018?

LAST GANG IN TOWN, the full throttle heist comedy with a soul that’s pure punk rock, screams its final, raucous tune this week with a last issue that launches our now aged gang into orbit as they infiltrate and try to take down a satellite built to maintain the world’s 1%.

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.

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