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Preacher, Vol. 3: Proud Americans Paperback – October 1, 1997
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My complaint is that this volume is, for some reason, printed on a noticeably cheaper grade of paper than the other volumes I have, which were printed on the nice glossy paper that all comics should be printed on. A few other Vertigo trade paperbacks I've ordered online recently have use this same grade of paper, is this some kind of cost-cutting measure that they've recently introduced? If the prices of the books were lowered accordingly, I wouldn't mind so much, but it's a little irritating to pay the same price as the volumes that have nice glossy paper and instead get the cheap phonebook-like paper.
I posted a question about this on the Vertigo message boards a couple of weeks ago, but I never got a response.
This third helping of the Ennis and Dillon's "Preacher" begins with a flash-back to Vietnam where we learn more about Jesse's father and his influence on Jesse's current mission. Then we come back to the present and retrieve our good friend Cassidy from the clutches of the Grail (sort of like getting Solo back from Jabba in "Jedi"). In the third act of this graphic novel, we get a longish back story from Cassidy, about how he became a fanged-one, and how he made it to this side of the Atlantic.
The main thrust of "Proud Americans" is that we are nothing if we don't stand up for our friends, and that we should never allow ourselves to be led blindly into doing "the right thing". This is a great series, and I highly recommend it. I gave this one only four stars because I felt some of the second and third sections moved a little too slowly. Still, this is great stuff, and I'm eagerly looking forward to getting book 4.
The first story is that of Jesse's fathers experience in Vietnam and is contained in a single issue. That issue is one of Preacher's all-time best. The story is very, very good and well-written, and it's great seeing how like his dad Jesse is. The rest of the book focuses on the events leading up to Jesse's confrontation with The Grail and the face-off between Jesse, Starr, and the Allfather. By the way, the Allfather's fate (that's all I'll say about it) is one of the series funniest single moments.
Proud Americans shows, again, that Preacher simply rules.
Kelii from Oahu
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Preacher, Vol. 3: Proud Americans begins with a flashback. Jesse meets "Space," a war buddy of his father, in an airport, and Space tells Jesse the story of how his father... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Zac Hanscom
This to me is where the series hits it's stride. Starting to really develop the back story which provides the characters moral compasses while simultaneously moving the story... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark McLaughlin
Um . . . I'm just glad most preachers aren't like this. Fantastic series.Published 18 months ago by Swank Ivy
Great series, great writer and amazing graphics, one of my favorite comics ever. Def worth it, preacher rules and ennis is sickPublished on January 9, 2014 by mg
Volume 3 of Preacher takes us to France where Jesse and Tulip rescue Cassidy from the Hands of the Grail and also shows us Cassidy's origins. Good artwork and overall a good read.Published on January 4, 2014 by Mike D
The preacher is amazing probably best graphic novel dc comics did a great job for this I will keep readingPublished on October 13, 2013 by jonathon tuttle
Though raised on mostly Marvel comics in general, and the X-Men in particular, this series is far and away the most wonderful story every committed to the panel & bubble-text... Read morePublished on August 23, 2013 by Thomas Michael Icenogle
I had read the series before I did like it. bought the set for a good friend who also really liked the series.Published on December 13, 2012 by DB9