Preacher #1: The Fucking Short Version
































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Inspired by The Big Lebowski: The Fucking Short Version. All these and many other fine swears can be found in the newly released Preacher: Deluxe Edition v.1, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.

59 thoughts on “Preacher #1: The Fucking Short Version

  1. Reading these different panels, I’m sensing some kind of pattern here. Just can’t put my finger on it. Little help?

  2. I loved it before – but I do believe you improved it. Every book needs a good editor.

  3. Does Ennis have to pay royalties to Shel Silverstein for those lyrics?

    Actually, this pacing flows along quite well with Holy Diver’ by Dio…

  4. So I’m guessing this graphic novel does not have sophisticated writing? lol Thanks for the short version it’s quite compelling. Should I buy it or is that all I need to know?

  5. Despite all the swearing, Sponzar, it’s a fantastic series. It’s kinda like a Tarrantino movie in comic book form, if written by Kevin Smith doing Dogma.

  6. It’s kinda like a Tarrantino movie in comic book form, if written by Kevin Smith doing Dogma.

    Oh come on, it’s WAY better than that.

  7. I’m sorely disappointed that the comments do not also consist entirely of variations on fuck.

  8. It does have sophisticated writing, sponzar, as far as plot and character go, there’s just an awful lot of swearing. If you’ve formed an opinion of Garth Ennis’ writing anywhere else, that’s probably the best predictor of whether you’d like Preacher, because this is the most Garth Ennis-y book in existence. A lot of people think it’s one of the best titles of the ’90’s, myself included.

    I forget, when does the “Fuck Communism” zippo show up? In a later volume?

  9. “PREACHER is fucking fuckly. A fucked-up fucking fucktacular of fuckularity, fucked in fucking its fucked-upedness. Fucking with fucks most fucktacious and fucks fuckulous, plus fucking. Fucking recommended.”

    –Comic Buyer’s Guide

  10. Well, fuck. Now I have to at least fuckin’ consider buying this Chris, you mad fucking genius.

    Also, fuck.

  11. I forget, when does the “Fuck Communism” zippo show up? In a later volume?

    Jody has it initially, so it doesn’t show up until volume 2.

  12. I thought the hardcover was the first twelve issues making it volumes one and two of the trades.

    And throwing some more wood on the fire, I don’t care for a lot of Ennis’s stuff and I thought Preacher was pretty good.

  13. I haven’t seen this much cursing since that very special episode of “Blossom” where Six goes to the abortion clinic, and has to go make her way thru a crowd of protestors from Operation Rescue.

  14. This reminds me that I have to get a copy of Straight Outta Compton: Explicit Lyrics Only which is just 26 minutes of “Fuck shit fuckin’ shit shit fuck” over and over again. Brilliant fucking shit.

  15. Tim,

    To elaborate on what skemeno said, we first see it in #8. Jody uses it to taunt Jesse while Jesse and Tulip are tied up.

  16. Just Some Guy: That’s what I thought, too, but I double checked the trades and the first volume covers #1-7, the second covers, amazingly, #8-17. So, the hardcover contains the first three storyarcs of the series.

  17. Don’t let it slip your minds that Garth Ennis is from Ireland, and that this is a perfectly normal number of times to hear the word “fuck” in a conversation over there.

  18. Dear Chris Sims,

    Does it make me an uncultured swine or a bad comics fan if I genuinely have no interest at all in ever reading Preacher?

  19. Fuck me gently with a chainsaw, I love fuckin’ Preacher.

    Garth Ennis is a motherfucking genius.

    Shameless fuckin’ fangirl

  20. Well fucky ducky. My tolerance for Ennis has dwindled over the years, and the assholier-than-thou attitude in Preacher was the beginning of the end.

  21. I’m pretty sure I have the first five or six issues lying in a long box somewhere. This was probably the first Garth Ennis work I ever read, and I really didn’t see what all the fuss was about. I still don’t, for that matter. It just seemed to be going for a lot of shock value.

    I agree it reminds of Tarrantino, but only at his most precious, when he gets too impressed with his own cleverness. Maybe he’s just never clicked with me, so much. I kind of enjoyed Hitman for a while, until Ennis’ hate of his audience overwhelmed my enjoyment of it.

  22. I haven’t read much of Hitman. How did Ennis show hatred for his audience in it?

  23. “Fuck” does seem a bitty crude for the eternally upbeat and generally naive Arseface.

  24. I know that this spans just “Gone to Texas”, but still, a single panel of “Featherstone!” would have been the cherry on top.

  25. that pretty much sums up Preacher for me. And I thought it was so cool and edgy when I was 19!