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Preacher: v. 9: Alamo [Paperback]

Garth Ennis , Steve Dillon
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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25 May 2001 Preacher
It's the final, searing volume in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's award-winning and hugely acclaimed saga of one man's quest to find an absentee God and hold him accountable for the mess he's made of the world. Who lives, who dies, who rides off into sunset, it's all in here and much, much more besides. Even those strong of nerve and constitution should be warned: this ain't gonna be pretty! All the storylines, all the characters, all the grudges and bad blood, all come to a head - explosively - here, at The Alamo. Jesse Custer has a terrifying strategy that will lead to a showdown with God himself. Totally unmissable!! Warning: Adults only!

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (25 May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840232692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840232691
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 25.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 341,051 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Garth Ennis is the award-winning writer of 'The Boys', 'Preacher', 'Hellblazer', 'Hitman' and 'Judge Dredd', much in demand for his hard-edged, wickedly humorous style.

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GARTH ENNIS is the award-winning writer of Preacher, Hellblazer, Hitman and Judge Dredd. Much in demand for his hard-edged, wickedly humorous style, recently returning to Hellblazer for a special 5-part story arc. STEVE DILLON's work on Hellblazer and Preacher has pushed him to the forefront of UK artists now working in the USA.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Ennis must be one of the greatest comic writers in recent years. Some may view his style as rather vulgar with most of it receiving a "mature reader" status, such as this. Many people originally started to read Preacher because of that "for mature readers only" warning but soon found his portrayal of characters and epic story lines told in a down to earth way unique. With help of the amazingly talented Steve Dillion, the only artist capable of drawing so many facial expressions, made this one of, if not the, greatest titles of the 90's.
Onto the book in question.... Ennis does well to round up all the loose story lines in this book, through some critics do say that he has coped out on the search for God aspect but I don't believe that he has. The seven-part Alamo story is good, detailing Jesse's confrontation with Cass, and his final plans to take care of the grail once and for all. The final epilogue issue, is one of the best Ennis has written. Consisting mainly of letters from different characters to the others, and also explaining a few questions raised by the Alamo storyline. Also included is a one-shot about an encounter that Jesse and Tulip had back in there Grand Theft Auto days.
This is a great end to a great title; with Ennis moving to more mainstream titles (you should check out his 12 issue Punisher mini series) this could be one of his last more adult orientated titles. Lets just hope that his Preacher film finally gets out of development hell, and that Kevin Smith gets to direct.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In a perfect world all books would be this good. 22 Aug 2001
As last stands go, Preacher: Alamo had a lot to live up to. Expectations were high, perhaps ridiculously so, and to be honest I didn't believe that the finished article could match the hype.
I was wrong.
Almost from the word "go", Ennis and Dillon rack up the tension to such a degree that by the time Jesse confronts Cassidy outside the Alamo I was on the edge of my seat, baying for blood.
The confrontation between the two friends is superb and undeniably a more exhilarating prospect than the long-gestating heavyweight bout between Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson.
Elsewhere, the shattered remnants of the Grail conspiracy, led by fabulous All-Father Starr, begin to move in on the Alamo, in a last ditch effort to kill Jesse.
On that subject, I thought I should add that Herr Starr is quite possibly the most disgustingly grotesque, yet undeniably hilarious villain I have ever witnessed. From his origins as a training camp instructor, Herr Starr's rise to power has been an event to savour. Cutting a fine line between the tragic and the grotesque, Starr has been beaten, shot, stabbed, raped, and castrated; yet he has never lost sight of the goal that drives him. Through amputation and sordid sexual activity, Starr has been transformed from a ruthless, calculating assassin to a manic, mass-murdering despot. With a head that looks like a big pecker.
Also, fans of Cassidy will be pleased to hear that the duplicitous vampire will make one last effort to make amends after screwing up so many people's lives. Needless to say, his "plan" does not exactly go off without a hitch, but I suppose that's precisely the point. With Cassidy it's all about the effort rather than the execution.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here we GO! 12 May 2001
Step right up, folks - this is the one we've either been waiting for or dreading. After this there will be no more Preacher books to look forward to.
Just think about that for a moment.
We've been through the ups and the downs. We've stood by Jessie's side when he had to face his Ma, we've had a drink with Cassidy, and we're all secret members of the Arse-face fanclub. So, if you've ever wondered whether or not Featherstone and Starr get together, or just what the Saint of Killers really wants from God, you need wait no longer. It's all here, but I won't spoil it for you.
After the lull of "Salvation" and "All Hell's A'Coming", it's wonderful to see this collection so vividly and dramatically concluded. This edition has all the tension of "How I Learned to Love the Lord" , the humour of "For all Mankind" and the tenderness of "Rumors of War" all rolled into one big package.
Lock the doors, take the phone off the hook, cancel the pay-per-view, and get ready for a hell of an evening. But just one bit of advice - don't read it too quickly. Make it last. It'll be a long time before you find a story that means this much to you again.
The only thing left is to say Thank You
And Goodbye, mate
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ending to a great series 4 Mar 2013
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I loved the preacher series from the very first volume I picked up, and this is a great last hurrah for the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book 15 Dec 2012
By Julie
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Very happy with overall service , sure my son will be very pleased with it as it was on his Christmas list
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