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Garth Ennis

Full Name: Garth Ennis
Gender: Male
Hometown: Holywood
Born: 1970-01-16
Number of Works: 219
Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting characters from Troubled Souls, Dougie and Ivor, who would later get their own American comics series, Dicks, from Caliber in 1997, and several follow-ups from Avatar.

Another series for Crisis was True Faith, a religious satire inspired by his schooldays, this time drawn by Warren Pleece. Ennis shortly after began to write for Crisis' parent publication, 2000 AD. He quickly graduated on to the title's flagship character, Judge Dredd, taking over from original creator John Wagner for a period of several years.

Ennis' first work on an American comic came in 1991 when he took over DC Comics's horror title Hellblazer, which he wrote until 1994, and for which he currently holds the title for most issues written. Steve Dillon became the regular artist during the second half of Ennis's run.

Ennis' landmark work to date is the 66-issue epic Preacher, which he co-created with artist Steve Dillon. Running from 1995 to 2000, it was a tale of a preacher with supernatural powers, searching (literally) for God who has abandoned his creation.

While Preacher was running, Ennis began a series set in the DC universe called Hitman. Despite being lower profile than Preacher, Hitman ran for 60 issues (plus specials) from 1996 to 2001, veering wildly from violent action to humour to an examination of male friendship under fire.

Other comic projects Ennis wrote during this time period include Goddess, Bloody Mary, Unknown Soldier, and Pride & Joy, all for DC/Vertigo, as well as origin stories for The Darkness for Image Comics and Shadowman for Valiant Comics.

After the end of Hitman, Ennis was lured to Marvel Comics with the promise from Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada that he could write The Punisher as long as he cared to. Instead of largely comical tone of these issues, he decided to make a much more serious series, re-launched under Marvel's MAX imprint.

In 2001 he briefly returned to UK comics to write the epic Helter Skelter for Judge Dredd.

Other comics Ennis has written include War Story (with various artists) for DC; The Pro for Image Comics; The Authority for Wildstorm; Just a Pilgrim for Black Bull Press, and 303, Chronicles of Wormwood (a six issue mini-series about the Antichrist), and a western comic book, Streets of Glory for Avatar Press.

In 2008 Ennis ended his five-year run on Punisher MAX to debut a new Marvel title, War Is Hell: The First Flight of the Phantom Eagle.

In June 2008, at Wizard World, Philadelphia, Ennis announced several new projects, including a metaseries of war comics called Battlefields from Dynamite made up of mini-series including Night Witches, Dear Billy and Tankies, another Chronicles of Wormwood mini-series and Crossed both at Avatar, a six-issue miniseries about Butcher (from The Boys) and a Punisher project reuniting him with artist Steve Dillon (subsequently specified to be a weekly mini-series entitled Punisher: War Zone, to be released concurrently with the film of the same name).

Taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garth_Ennis

ISBN: 1563892618, 9781563892615
Keywords: texas, vol, preacher
Pages: 200
Published: 1996
  • Rating: 80%

One of the most celebrated comics titles of the late 1990s, PREACHER is a modern American epic of life, death, love and redemption also packed with sex, booze, blood and bullets - not to mention angels, demons, God, vampires and deviants of all stripes. At first glance, the Reverend Jesse Custer doesn't look like anyone special-just another small-town minister slowly losing his flock and his faith. But he's about to come face-to-face with proof that God does indeed exist. Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Jesse now possesses the power of "the Word," an ability t
ISBN: 1563893126, 9781563893124
Keywords: world, vol, preacher
Pages: 264
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

Continuing the new editions of the classic PREACHER trade paperbacks! This volume contains PREACHER #8-17. In this continuing saga of the bizarre life of a faithless Texas preacher, Jesse Custer heads to the south to confront the extremely dysfunctional family that abused him as a child and planted the original seeds of his disillusionment with the world. Now merged with a half angelic, half demonic being, the former preacher looks to exact revenge against those who simultaneously raised and destroyed him. Then after exorcising his personal demons, Jesse, his girlfriend Tulip, and their frien
ISBN: 1563893274, 9781563893278
Keywords: americans, proud, vol, preacher
Pages: 232
Published: 1997
  • Rating: 80%

The third amazing new edition in the PREACHER series, collecting issues #18-26. Jesse Custer heads for France to rescue Cassidy, the Irish vampire, from the clutches of religious fanatics. His search leads him into a no-holds-barred battle against the forces of the Grail. Also told here is the story of how Cassidy became a vampire in the first place.
ISBN: 1563894289, 9781563894282
Keywords: fried, dixie, vol, preacher
Pages: 223
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 156389405X, 9781563894053
Keywords: history, ancient, vol, preacher
Pages: 224
Published: 1998
  • Rating: 80%

Four distinctive characters whose lives were forever changed by encounters with Preacher's Jesse Custer take center stage in this volume. Included: The Saint of Killers, telling the origin of this troubled, violent figure from the Old West, and The Story of You-Know-Who, in which a disaffected loser tries to escape the influence of his abusive sheriff father with tragic, yet comical, results, and more.
ISBN: 1563894904, 9781563894909
Keywords: sun, war, vol, preacher
Pages: 240
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

This collection features the story of Jesse Custer's ultimate battle with his nemesis, the Saint of Killers, and the forces of Herr Starr. Also included is an Arseface wish-fulfillment fantasy and the tale of Starr's ascension to the leadership of the Grail.
ISBN: 1563896176, 9781563896170
Keywords: coming, hell, vol, preacher
Pages: 192
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 80%

Following the events of the Preacher: Salvation collection, Jesse Custer wants to renew his quest to find God and hold him accountable for all of his actions. But before he can continue down that path, he must reunite with his girlfriend Tulip. In this edition, we look back and see how Jesse and Tulip first met as well as how she became so deadly proficient with a gun. Also, after making amends with his love, Jesse seeks revenge against his former friend and compatriot Cassidy for the things that the Irish vampire did to Tulip during the time that they both believed the Preacher to be dead.
ISBN: 1563897156, 9781563897153
Keywords: alamo, vol, preacher
Pages: 224
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%
ISBN: 1563895196, 9781563895197
Keywords: salvation, vol, preacher
Pages: 248
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

In the seventh volume of the critically acclaimed Preacher series, Jesse Custer stumbles into the backwater Texas town of Salvation and soon finds himself wearing a sheriff's badge. Now a man of law, the former Preacher must protect his oddball citizenry, which includes a former Nazi spy and a female Cyclops, from eccentric businessman Odin Quincannon (a.k.a. the Meatman) and the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan. During this disturbed adventure, Jesse serendipitously finds his long-lost mother and discovers secrets about his father, which reignite his search for God.
ISBN: 9133305463, 9789133305466
Keywords: boys, game, volume, name
Pages: 152
Published: 2007
  • Rating: 80%

THIS IS GOING TO HURT! In a world where costumed heroes soar through the sky and masked vigilantes prowl the night, someone's got to make sure the "supes" don't get out of line. And someone will. Billy Butcher, Wee Hughie, Mother's Milk, The Frenchman and The Female are The Boys: A CIA backed team of very dangerous people, each one dedicated to the struggle against the most dangerous force on Earth-superpower. Some superheores have to be watched. Some have to be controlled. And some of them-sometimes-need to be taken out of the picture That's when you call in THE BOYS