The Long Run takes place outside of our normal continuity of episodes, and features table discussion of an entire work or long selection of a series. In this episode of The Long Run we talk about Preacher, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon.
First published in 1995, Preacher is dark nuevo-western which follows the life of Jesse Custer, a small-town Texas preacher who bonds with a half-demon half-angel called Genesis which grants him the “Voice of God.” Jesse teams up with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vampire named Cassidy on a road trip across the United States in search of God, all the while being pursued by a resurrected cowboy known as the Saint of Killers.
Preacher was one of the break-out hits of the 90s, and has influenced numerous works since. It is almost amongst Ennis and Dillon’s most notable works, along with collaborations on Hellblazer and Punisher.
On the next episode of The Long Run we will be reading Sandman, by Neil Gaiman and various artists.
Our hosts on this episode are Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Kayleigh Fleeman, Kit DeForge, and Cade Reynolds.