AMC Orders Pilot For Vertigo Comic Series ‘Preacher’ – Can I Get An Amen?

In less than a decade AMC has gone from being that channel that Turner Classic Movies was so much better at to having the market cornered on edgy and provocative original television programming that reaped the highest ratings on basic cable and set the online chat room water coolers ablaze with discussion and debate. With Breaking Bad having recently come to a close and the finale of Mad Men getting closer by the day, the network is going to need a new show in its bullpen to bring in the audiences and word of mouth that lackluster efforts like Rubicon, The Killing, and Low Winter Sun have failed at garnering. As they did with their Sunday night horror-drama blockbuster The Walking Dead, AMC is looking to the world of comics for inspiration.

The network is rumored to be ordering a pilot based on the DC/Vertigo comic series Preacher that writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon (with beautiful painted covers by Glenn Fabry) for 66 issues from 1995 to 2000. Five one-shot specials and a four-issue spin-off miniseries based on one of its antagonists were also published with scripts by Ennis and art by various collaborators.

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The GoD List: Comics For May 8, 2013
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Each and every week, I, “I am Iron Man” Henchman21, and “Stop Saying That” Empress Eve read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. Naturally, we look forward to some more than others. I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of our pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of May 8, 2013. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.

I hope you all had a pleasant Free Comic Book Day, but there’s no rest around here. It’s another week and we’ve got another stack of new books for you to check out. This week has a whole heap of demons and monsters, with some good old fashioned mutants mixed in for good measure. But fear not, reading this week’s selections won’t make you a bad person. Quite the opposite, actually. The only thing that will make you a bad person is if you choose to ignore this week’s GoD List!

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Comics Deal: Doctor Who Classics Omnibus Volume 2 TPB
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The deal of the day over at Things From Another World today is the Doctor Who Classics Omnibus Volume 2 trade paperback for only $16.99 (that’s 33% off the list price of $24.99).

Note – This deal is valid only for today, Sunday, February 19, 2012, til 11:59PM PST while supplies last (and there’s few left, so it will sell out, so hurry!). Visit the TFAW’s Deal of the Day page to view the hours left in the sale as well as quantities left on the item.

The Doctor Who Classics Omnibus Volume 2 trade paperback edition from IDW Publishing collects several classic Doctor Who comics from the creative team of Steve Dillon, Mike McMahon, and Robert Hack.

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The ‘PunisherMax’ Finale Previewed!

This February Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon bring their epic run on PunisherMAX to an end with PunisherMAX #22. The story began in issue #17 titled “Homeland,” which Marvel will be reprinting for retail in anticipation of the ending of this story arc.

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Geek Deal: ‘Preacher’ Vol. 1 Hardcover

Thwipster, an online deal-a-day geek site, is offering the first volume of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s seminal anti-hero series Preacher for an astonishingly discounted price of $20.99 with a $3 shipping and handling rate. The standard retail price of the book is $39.99, so you’re saving 47 percent. If you’ve been waiting to find a great deal to get you started on this series, there is no better time than now. Check out the video at the bottom of this article to see some specifics about the book.

Thwipster is a great site, and I’ve already ordered two books from them in the past week. They are easily the cheapest place to find comics right now. For example, at the beginning of the week they were selling the first volume of Morning Glories by Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma for only $5.99, while last week they were selling Batman: Year 100 for $12.99. Thwipster offers a daily deal that goes up from midnight EST, which lasts 24 hours, considering it doesn’t sell out, of course.

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