Episode 24 – Preacher
|31 March, 2012||Posted by Erik Carlson under podcast||
It’s hard to explain Preacher to those who have never read it. The quick synopsis (A Texas preacher cursed with the powers from an angel/devil love child teams up with his ex and an Irish Vampire to find and kick God’s ass) seems a bit off-putting. The surprise is that, despite the level of grotesque violence and numerous other offensive images, it is really a comic series about what it means to be, however faulty, a man, a friend, and what we, as humans, owe back to mankind.
It is a safe bet that most of us spend our lives seeking someone to connect with. We are creatures in need of companionship and we gravitate toward others like us. Time comes, though, when our bonds are tested and we must stand up for our friends and lovers; that is when we are truly tested. For those of us found wanting it is a testament to how we have treated others as well as how we have nurtured our relationships.
What Garth Ennis has created in Preacher is a hyper-violent tale of humanity. It is humorous in the blackest, and most decadent, sense of the word. It is frightening in its imagery and scenes. It is littered with pages that will haunt you well after you’ve closed the book. I hope that I have done it justice in this month’s podcast.
Finally, thanks to Johnny Destructo for this month’s cover image. JD is the host and founder of the comic review site Poptardsgo! He is also an old friend and one of the nicest guys (if not the lewdest) I know. And I know a great many lewd peoples.
JD is open to doing commissions and would, if you have a minute, most likely be really grateful if you gave either one of his two podcasts a listen. The man is a workhorse and I have no idea where he finds the extra hours in the day.
Episode 24 – Preacher
Time Of The Preacher – Willie Nelson
Rake at the Gates of Hell - The Pogues
Feathers of the wings of the angel Gabriel – Kiss the Anus of a Black Cat
The Further I Get From Texas (The Less I Think Of You) – The Defilers
An Ear for Baby – The Thermals
Todays Empires, Tomorrows Ashes - The Magnificent 7′s
Swamp Water - Mama Rosin together with Hipbone Slim and the Kneetremblers
Backstabbin’ Savior – Reverend Deadeye
LA PARADA DE JESUS – TUMBA SWING
Are You Drinkin’ With Me Jesus - Jello Biafra And Mojo Nixon
Drunken Angel – The Dark Rags
Saint O Killers – the goddamn gallows
Demon Riders - Wild Rooster
God Help You Dumb Boy - Reverend Glasseye
El Boogie de la Muerte – Guadalupe Plata
Mr. Custer Stomp – Les Scouts
The Good, Bad & Ugly - The C-Types
Your Miserable Life - Movie Star Junkies
Watch It Burn – Lucero
No Death - Mirel Wagner
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