Boy, even I was surprised by how quickly that Razzmatazz Lantern was back in our life.
But who else could properly react to the announcement that AMC were going forward with an adaptation of one of my favourite comics ever, Preacher.
Now, I know a lot of folks balked at the involvement of Seth Rogan and Even Goldberg, but honestly, it doesn’t bother me in the least. Those guys can tell a story and they are keeping Rogen off-camera as far as we know, so I’m not to worried. There are way worse people to be at the helm of this thing.
There’s also been some speculation that Preacher will have to be “toned down” and won’t be the same “without the swearing.” Well, yeah, it will. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be great. As we’ve seen with other comics adaptations (Kick-Ass comes to mind in this case) some of the over-the-top stuff has to be re-worked because, frankly, it just doesn’t work on big or small screens. There’s a difference between seeing a guy bang a 12-foot meat monster on the page and seeing it full realized on a screen.
Not that it wouldn’t be unbelievable to see that mind you.
At any rate, Rogen and Goldberg have a lot of passion and fan-investment in Preacher, so I’m more than willing to give them a chance. As long as the characterizations and ideas behind the book remain in place, we’re in for a great silver-screen ride.
Today’s page comes to us from new friend, Jason Copland:
Jason Copland is a Vancouver, Canada based comic book artist who has had work published by Marvel, Dark Horse, BOOM!, Image, IDW, Villard/Random House and many others. He is the artist and co-creator of Kill All Monsters, the giant monster vs giant robot comic from Alterna Comics. More information about Jason can be found at www.jasoncopland.com or on Twitter @JasonCopland.
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