Besides some things by Alan Moore, this series is the best thing to ever happen to comics. Read it and be stunned. Keven Smith wrote in the foreward that it is the best story he's ever seen, whether comic, movie or book. He was right. It is that good.
A brilliant and twisted start to what looks to be a fantastic series, Preacher: Gone to Texas doesn't so much introduce its characters and plotline as unleash them. From the madcap alcoholic Irish vampire, Cassidy, to the mutilated son of a country sheriff, to the Preacher Jesse Custer himself, Garth Ennis creates a cast of memorable and original characters and sets them on a collision course with fate. With bright, striking artwork that matches the story in tone and quality, Preacher is one of the best graphic novel series of the past ten years.
Garth Ennis is one of the best comic writers especially when he takes on books that are outside of the normal Marvel/DC universe and Preacher is a good example of this. This first volume introduces us to the main characters which include the entity created when a devil and an angel had sex, a preacher that the said entity chooses to inhabit, a vampire and buttface. In typical Garth Ennis fashion violence, philosophy and general chaos ensue.
Volume 1 of the Preacher series by Garth Ennis. Be forewarned that there is some really, really graphic violence in here. I knew what the book was about before I bought it, but I still wasn't prepared for how gross it was at times.