Jack and Troy from ZiaComics.com geek out about the upcoming AMC TV series based on Vertigo comics title “Preacher”.
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. This creature is 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. It is composed of both pure goodness and pure evil. Its power might rival that of God himself. While Jesse Custer is bonded to Genesis he is potentially the most powerful being in the universe.
Jesse is driven by a strong sense of right and wrong. He journeys across the United States attempting to literally find God. God abandoned Heaven the moment Genesis was born. Jesse also begins to discover the truth about his new powers. They allow him 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 Cassidy.
During the course of their journeys the three encounter enemies and obstacles both sacred and profane. One of those enemies is the Saint of Killers. Saint of Killers is an invincible, quick-drawing, perfect-aiming, come-lately Angel of Death answering only to “He who sits on the throne”. Arseface is a disfigured suicide attempt survivor turned rock-star. Reaver-Cleaver is a serial-killer. The Grail is a secret organization controlling the governments of the world and protecting the bloodline of Jesus.
Herr Starr is an ostensible Allfather of the Grail. Herr Starr is a megalomaniac with a penchant for prostitutes. He wishes to use Custer for his own ends. Even Jesse’s own redneck family, particularly his nasty Cajun grandmother, her mighty bodyguard Jody, and the ‘animal-loving’ T.C.