Updated on 16 October, 2021
Preacher is an American comic book superhero series written by acclaimed comics writer Garth Ennis and drawn by Steve Dillon. The comic series was created by writers Garth Ennis, Neil Gaiman and Steve Dillon and has been written over 30 years. It has managed to remain relevant in today's cultural climate and was recently made into a feature film starring Brad Pitt and Anne Hathaway. The movie took the world by storm, becoming the second most-ordered movie of 2021 at the box office.
Preacher is a unique comic in that it is set in a modern time period. It follows the story of the Preacher, a former preacher and devoted sermonsman who has been turned into a vampire. Since he was turned, he must deal with the day to day issues of having to feed people, keeping the supernatural at bay, as well as dealing with his personal problems. He wears a robe that makes him look like a preacher and is armed with a metal chain that is stretched around his neck. He has several loyal followers but are on the verge of losing their religion when he attacks them with a metal stake through the heart.
The Preacher comic started as a small one page self published series called The Waverider, written and illustrated by Garth Ennis. The series was later expanded into a five part miniseries titled The Preacher War, The Undead and the Unwed, Preacher: The Undead and the First Season. The comic has since become popular among both adults and children. The TV show has also gained a considerable following. The TV show has achieved ratings successes and has received critical acclaim.
The Preacher Comic borrows heavily from various other sources including the graphic novel Hellraiser, the comic strip Brokeback, as well as the graphic novel Hellraiser: Return of the Joker. Several events and concepts from other works of fiction are blended together to form the basis for the TV show. Some of the concepts that are taken from other works of fiction are the fact that the Preacher characters have no memory, as they were artificially implanted in modern day Colorado, and are without any knowledge of their past. This is why they are able to behave like little adults.
Preacher is based on the Christian mythology of the Holy Land. The comic book series takes place in the Old Testament era. There is also an ongoing discussion on the existence of a God, and how religion really works. The Preacher series is based on a storyline of the Old Testament and the Christian Bible. It is not uncommon for religious discussions to be incorporated into the comic book adaptation.
Garth Ennis is the main writer and artist of the Preacher comic books. His fascination with the works of writers such as Homer Hickam, Richardetta and Chuckdensity was sparked when he saw them in concert. The graphic novels are extremely unique, even pornographic in some cases. Although they draw more inspiration from the works of other writers and artists, the story lines of the Preacher comic books are based on the true life events of the main characters. While other comic book writers are happy to create a fantasy world based on the ideas of their imagination, the Preacher writers are able to take an idea from other sources and weave it into a story that is original, yet has amazing depth.
The Preacher TV show has been extremely successful, drawing in an audience of both adult and children that appreciate dark humor, and are often very sensitive to the subject matter of the comic. The comic has created a large fan base and is expected to be one of the best selling comic titles of all time. In the first season, the show managed to become one of the most popular television shows on air, earning well over forty million dollars for its first season alone.
With the popularity of the Preacher TV show and the excellent reviews it has garnered, it is only natural that a movie version be made. The movie is based around the first year period of the main character's life, detailing his adventures as he deals with the depraved activities of the fanatical Preacherites. The movie will be directed by Greg Garcia and written by Garth Ennis. Some of the actors who will be featured in the movie are Mike Epps, Pamela Anderson, Sam Rockwell, Patricia Clarkson, and Sharon Stone. No release dates have been released for either the Preacher movie or the TV show, but I have personally heard that a movie may come out in 2021.