You ever have a particular comic book that you treasure? That one issue, that defines an entire series and makes you a convert for life? Or to put it in another term: Best. Issue. Ever!
I’ve got one, from one of the consistently best comic books of all time: Preacher. It’s early on in the run, so spoilers here, but you’ve probably read it. Preacher #12 is a masterpiece in wrapping up a storyline. Detailing Jesse Custer’s abusive childhood that started with his father being murdered before his eyes and his adoption into an estranged family of bible-thumping zealots, Until The End of The World is the best damn slice of action you’ve ever read.
It’s Jesse Custer scared, broken and reborn as he finally confronts the sins of his past and buries a trauma that hung over his life for far too long. It’s explosive, it’s a twisted family affair and it ends not only in fire, but with one of the single greatest scenes of triumph outside of the first time you ever saw Andy Dufresne escape prison in the Shawshank Redemption.
I’ve never read a single comic book that has ever come close to toppling this issue from its throne, and I doubt I ever will again. Doesn’t mean I’ll ever stop trying to find that elusive other best issue ever! Especially when I see covers like this, on a rack:
Batman #57 by Francesco Mattina
Justice League #10 by Francis Manapul
Venom Annual #1 by Bill Sienkiewicz
Thor #6 by Maxx Lim
Harley Quinn #52 by Julian Totino Tedesco
Lumberjanes #55 by Maarta Laiho
Hit-Girl #9 By Rafael Alburquerque
Injustice 2 #36 by Bruno Redondo
New Challengers #6 by Sandu Floreau
Lucifer #1 by Goni Montes
What If? Ghost Rider #1 by Aleksi Briclot
Cemetery Beach #2 by Jason Howard
Shuri #1 by Sam Spratt
Evolution #11 by Joe Infurnari
Exorsisters #1 by Gisele Lagace
The Source #1 by Charles Carvalho
Nancy In Hell #4 by Fran Galan
Norah #3 by Sean Seal
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #87 by Kevin Eastman
Justice League Dark #4 by Riley Rossmo
Last Updated: October 15, 2018
October 16, 2018 at 08:02
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