January 9, 2012
Review: Preacher: War In The Sun
The Preacher: War in the Sun paperback collects issues 34 through 40 of the original Preacher Series. Also included is the Preacher Special: One Man's War. This one-shot special edition focused on Starr and look at his past. The great thing about this collection is that is that readers could start off or pick up from where they left off within the series, without missing much from the previous issues. In fact this collection doesn't feature any minor characters from previous storylines.
In War In the Sun, Starr closes in on Jesse and his comrades Cassidy and Tulip, in the desert. Of course somebody else, joins the fray, as the Saint of Killers is also on the scene. Through his connections with the Grail Star has been provided with many weapons and firepower at his disposal to use against Jesse Custer. While Starr ultimately fails in killing both Custer and The Saint, the shocking end will stun readers just as much as Tulip, ultimately discovers. War in The Sun also leads to a darker period for Tulip for the rest of the series. Even Starr goes through a rough outcome as well.
Ennis crafts an exceptional tale where the reader is taken on a rollercoaster adventure and won't like the end of the ride. You'll gasp in shock just as much as Tulip did when this saga is over. War In The Sun serves as a moment when we are at ease with Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy as a team together on this great adventure. We thought they had been through enough and dealt with whatever Starr and The Grail could put them through. We weren't prepared and expecting such an tumultuous ride with this miniseries within a series, as was in this collection.