Preacher tells the story of Jesse Custer, a preacher in the small Texas town of Annville. Custer is accidentally possessed by the supernatural creature named Genesis, the infant product of the unauthorized, unnatural coupling of an angel and a demon. The incident flattens Custer's church and kills his entire congregation.
Genesis has no sense of individual will, but since it is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil, its power might rival that of God Himself, making Jesse Custer, bonded to Genesis, potentially the most powerful being in the universe.
Driven by a strong sense of right and wrong, Custer journeys across the United States attempting to literally find God, who abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. He also begins to discover the truth about his new powers. They allow him, when he wills it, to command the obedience of those who hear and comprehend his words. He is joined by his old girlfriend Tulip O'Hare, as well as a hard-drinking Irish vampire named . This darkly comedic "Preacher" is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name. Now a series on AMC
I am totally in on Preacher. Previews do not give this show justice. Being an avid fan of the walking dead. I found out this was another one of these DC hardcore comics. So after running through the whole 10 episodes on AMC I picked up the series published by Vertigo. I have to say. I like the way the TV show is structured more than the comic. But the level of detail in the comic explains a lot of different things I could not pick up in the AMC series. But on the other hand. The series went into detail of the characters that the comic didn't start off with. Great writing on the show to put together what the comic book started. The first season goes with the detail in the town and the back story of Jesse. Backstory of the town and a little backstory of Tulip. There lives in the comic as opposed to the show is different. I think more interesting and deeper but different non the less. the angels are such a great twist to the TV series that it was worth changing the story line from the comic. Comedic, engaging and creative. the AMC series goes a different direction but I believe worth the diversion. My new addition. Can't wait for the next season.