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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Preacher Key Comic Issues Part 2

Part 2 of this Preacher Key Comic Issues list. Will be some important less known key issue in this part, so let's get to it. If you missed Part 1, just click the link to check that out. Otherwise, continue on your quest.

Preacher #11
  • First God in Preacher series
In this issue, we finally see God that Preacher has been searching for except that God meets and gives Tulip a message instead. This is not the first appearance of the character ever in comics or the DCU/Vertigo, but it is the first time we see Him in the Preacher comic series. Well, at least, that I know of.

eBay - Very limited selection so far here. A small amount of unslabbed copies, and no CGC as of yet. Probably will change for sure.

mycomicshop - Unslabbed low NM 9.2 copy here. There's also a VF 8.0 as well.

NewKadia - Near Mint copy located here. Only one so far.

Preacher #12
  • Death of Jody
  • Death of T.C.
  • Death of Marie L'Angell
Jesse finally gets revenge on the L'Angell clan, and kills those who killed his father and harmed his mother. Yes, he even kills his own gran' ma in this issue, as well as the clan's top enforcers Jody and T.C. 

This is definitely a more sought-out key issue and 1st printings are already up there in price. There is what's called the 12U version (non poly bagged) of this comic, which includes any CGC graded copies, since they take them out of the polybags. Polybagged versions are priced higher than CGC 9.8s, but are not dropping higher than CGC 9.8s. Don't let the prices fool you.

eBay - For an issue that's supposedly rare, there's no problem finding unslabbed raw copies of this one on eBay. Prices are already up there for 1st printings.

mycomicshop - Four copies in the NM range for this issue. All are 1st printings. There is one CGC 9.8 copy here for only a $100 bucks.

Preacher #13
  • First appearance of Herr Starr
  • First appearance of Featherstone
  • First appearance of Pouissin
  • First Jesus DeSade
  • First appearance of Hoover
This is one of the more in-demand key issues as it sees the first appearance of Herr Starr and group called The Grail that opposes Jesse Custer throughout most of the series. Herr Starr is a definite fan-favorite and his minions Featherstone and Hoover are supporting characters throughout the series as well.

Definitely one of the Preacher key issues to gun for before the show introduces these characters.

eBay - Definitely a better selection to choose from than some other Preacher key issues in this key comics list. Still, pretty limited so far. Five CGC copies available to snag. This is a more sought-out key issue as Herr Starr is a popular character. Cheapest 9.8 is clocked in at $175 with free shipping, so not entirely too bad. Well, not too bad yet.

mycomicshop - One CGC 9.8 copy here, still more expensive than the one on eBay. Quite a few unslabbed copies. The highest one is a 9.2 and ridiculously more expensive than the 9.8 for some asinine reason.

Preacher #14
  • First appearance of Bob Glover
  • First appearance of Freddy Allen
A minor key issue with two minor characters, Bob Glover and Freddy Allen are sexual investigators. This issue does reveal the secret of the Grail.

eBay - Super limited selection of unslabbed copies so far. No CGC yet either. Not too surprising. I bet a lot of them are going through the grading process at CGC as I write this. Definitely will have to keep a look out if you think this one has a chance of blowing up.

NewKadia - Two copies here. One is a NM and the other a low NM.

Preacher #21
  • First appearance of The Messiah
  • First appearance of Allfather D'Aronique
Two important character first appearances here in this issue. Allfather D'Aronique is the head of The Grail group and The Messiah is a direct descendent of Jesus Christ, whom The Grail organization are trying to protect. The Messiah, who was inbred to keep his blood line pure and divine, was basically an idiot and pawn for The Grail. He dies in issue #24.

eBay - As of now, unslabbed is your best bet. No CGC on the mighty eBay. If buying comics online is your only choice, you'll have to be patient if you prefer graded copies.

Preacher #25
  • Origin Cassidy
Finally, the main supporting character of Cassidy gets his origin story in this issue. An Irish vampire, Cassidy is the best friend of both Jesse and Tulip, and this issue details how he becomes to be what he is.

This should be a key issue to greatly gun for in the Preacher comic series. A definite sleeper so far.

eBay - Same deal with this one. Not that well-known in the comic market as a key issue. Only a few raw copies with no CGC as of yet, but that will change once more realize that the origin of Cassidy is this issue right here. Time to possibly look in those Preacher back issue bins at your local comic shop for this snag.

NewKadia - Low Near Mint copy here. Only one as of this writing.

Okay, this ends Part 2 to this Preacher Key Comic Issues list, but there is a Part 3 and more Preacher keys to consider. Just click the PART 3 link below to continue, or click the PREVIOUS link to read the part before!


  1. I wonder if the complete set of these comics will be worth grabbing. They only go up to 66 issues (plus a few one shots and mini series) so maybe 70 comics total (or so). I wonder if having all 70 issues would be a good speculation, or if fans are going to be interested in only the key issues (especially since the full run is already in reprint trade paperback editions).


    1. Heya, Wiebes...not entirely sure about that call. I'm not really into complete runs or sets of a given title, but that's just me...some are though.