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Ennis's epic preacher saga climaxes with a stunning finale.
on 7 May 2001
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.