Preacher: War in the Sun

EpisodeĀ 17

Frankie, Dennis, and Johnny sit down to discuss Preacher: War in the Sun, the sixth volume of the original trade paperback, by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon. In this episode the Graphic Novel Explorers Club gang discusses how “All Star’s” introduction into The Grail and the origins of his motivations; the similarities between the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Vulcans; if Phil Collins was the real father of Genesis; if Jesse Custer has the same barber as Martin Riggs; the role God plays, or does not play, in Cassidy’s addiction; if the Rebels use a nuclear explosion to fire their ion cannon; the aftermath of the showdown between Herr Starr and The Grail, Jesse, Tulip, Cassidy and The Saint of Killers; the possible connection to the Seven Deadly Sins; and Jesse’s “surprise” after his return from the desert and death. Thanks for listening to our discussion of Preacher: War in the Sun.

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Featured music:

Songe d’Automne by Latche Swing

Tonight Will Be FineĀ (Leonard Cohen cover) by The Walkmen