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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Preacher Key Comic Issues Part 3

Alrighty, welcome to Part 3 and the final part to this Preacher Key Comic Issues series. Now, although the upcoming Preacher television show has made a few key issues from the series hot, not a lot of collectors know much about Preacher key issues.

Keyword is yet, but still...since none of the shows have actually aired nor has there been any confirmation of casting, you will be speculating when picking up any of the later key issues. Nobody knows who will be recurring characters on the show or if they'll show up. Even if they do show up on the show multiple times, it does not mean that the market will start gunning for the first appearance of whatever character.

Make no mistake that most on Part 3 to this key issues list is purely speculating. Really up to you, but thought I'd give you fair warning.

Preacher #27
  • First appearance of Amy Grinderbinder
Not exactly a main supporting character, but Amy Grinderbinder is Tulip's old friend and probably will make appearances throughout the series. I have no doubt that the character will make sporadic appearances on the AMC television show, and there is a possibility that the first appearance of Amy Grinderbinder just may go up in value eventually. No promises, though.

eBay - Only unslabbed goodness here as of yet. Not much, though, as expected.

NewKadia - Solid NM copy and a low NM copy here.

Preacher #38
  • First appearance of The Chunt Brothers
What would a comic be without cannibals? I have no clue but here they are...The Chunt Brothers. In the series, Ernie, Karl, and Cyrus Chunt save Herr Starr from a helicopter crash and nurse him back to health only so they could eat him piece by piece. Not very well-known or sought out key issue yet. May never be one. Only time will tell when you're speculating.

eBay - No CGC yet here. Quite a few unslabbed options.

Preacher #41
  • First appearance of Cindy Daggett
  • First appearance of Lorie Bobbs
When the group enter the town of Salvation, they meet Cindy Daggett, a deputy in the town who becomes an ally of Jesse when he takes over the new job of sheriff. She would eventually become sheriff of Salvation when Jesse leaves.

Lorie Bobbs has her first appearance in this issue as well. She ends up befriending Jesse's mother, who has amnesia, and falls in love with Arseface.

eBay - All unslabbed copies and most are in comic lots. Few of these lots are cheap, though. Only one copy selling by itself at the time of this writing. No CGC just yet.

NewKadia - One NM copy at NewKadia. Only copy left.

Preacher #42
  • First appearance of Odin Quincannon
What would a town be without a baddie? Especially in a comic book story? Not a very good one that's for sure. Of course, Odin Quincannon is Salvation's douche bag that happens to run a meat processing plant and even assembled Ku Klux Klan members to teach Jesse Custer a lesson. We can all assume what happened with that.

The first appearance of Odin Quincannon may blow up. It would be quite surprising if this character did not have a few episodes with him in it. He does die in issue #48, however, so no promises that this issue will be a short-term investment comic or not.

eBay - A few unslabbed, raw copies to consider. Not much else to say about that.

Preacher #52
  • Tulip's origin continued
  • Origin of how Tulip and Amy Grinderbinder first meet
  • Origin of how Tulip meets Jesse
Finally, we have the origin of Tulip in this issue. Kinda really far into the series, but it was bound to happen since this character is a main one. Oh, if I forgot to mention, her full name in the comics is Tulip O'Hare, and her issue origins starts in Preacher #51. However, this issue reveals how Tulip and Jesse meet.

eBay - Few unslabbed copies here, but there are some. So far it will be a hunt for super high grade copies for this issue.

mycomicshop - Finally, a Near Mint copy here. No CGC so far, but will change for sure in the near future.

NewKadia - Finally, a NM+ copy! There's also a low NM copy as well.

Preacher #65
  • Death of Herr Starr
  • Death of Featherstone
  • Death of Hoover
  • Genesis detaches from Jesse Custer
Coming close to the finale for this comic series as we see the deaths of some of Jesse Custer's main antagonists. Herr Starr, Featherstone, and Hoover are just a few. It's Tulip who ends up killing Herr Starr. One of the more sought-out later keys of this series. Still affordable unslabbed, though.

eBay - Extremely limited selection. No CGC as of yet.

mycomicshop - Another Near Mint copy here. It is an unslabbed raw copy as well.

Preacher #66
  • Death of God
  • Final issue
This epic comes to a close with this final issue and we find out the ultimate fate of Jesse, Tulip, Cassidy, and the Saint of Killers. Yes, as I revealed in Part 1, the Saint of Killers does kill God. This is a tad more sought out key issue, but still pretty affordable in higher grades if you can find them.

eBay - Very few unslabbed copies to choose from. Limited selection so far, which isn't surprising. I doubt it will always be this way for these issue, especially when the show airs.

mycomicshop - Another unslabbed NM copy here. Only one NM copy, though.

Vertigo Gallery: Dreams and Nightmares #1

I debated on whether or not to even waste my time listing this. As I mentioned before, some are toting this as the first appearance of Preacher and I have to shake my head at that. It's a pin up gallery and a portfolio of artwork! It also showcases the upcoming Vertigo titles of 1995. So, I'm guessing some out there would also consider a promo poster as the first appearance of a character as long as it predates the actual comic book. Wow, okay.

This also came out in Winter of 1995 much like Absolute Vertigo #1, so some are trying to also pawn this "gallery portfolio" as the first appearance of Jesse Custer, Tulip, and Cassidy as well.  

Really up to you. I don't consider galleries, advertisements, or previews (basically movie trailers for comics and therefore advertisements) as actual places where first appearances of a comic character should be noted. 

To me, they are promotional items. One may as well say that a character featured in Wizard Magazine is the first appearance of that character if the Wizard mag predates the actual published comic. I would say nay to that, but that's just me and how I feel about the subject. You may or may not agree, and I leave it purely up to you. 

Anyways, that concludes this Preacher key issue list. If you missed the beginning of this list, you can hit this Part 1 link to read from the start. If you missed Part 2, just hit the PREVIOUS link below.

Thanks for reading and hope this helps you snag some Preacher keys before and if the show causes them to blow up in demand and value! See you soon!


  1. Weird question (and my feelings are not hurt if no one knows why...)

    How come if a comic book is adapted for TV or movies, the prices for back issues all seem to skyrocket (I'm thinking Preacher) but if the already-existing TV show gets a comic book, no one seems to care? The prices on Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Simpsons, and other TV show (and movie adaptations) are weak. But if a TV show picks up a character from the already-existing comic, people go nuts and the $$$ skyrockets. Just interesting I suppose.

    1. No, it's a very good question actually. Take the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, which was extremely popular. Even the original TV series was very popular in that Marvel did a comic series based on the show. That comic never really took off.

      I suppose it's because the comic is based on the movie or tv show and not the other way around, where the characters started off as comics. Not too sure, but even Transformers and G.I. Joe Marvel comics got a very, very little boost in demand when the movies were announced.

      Best answer I can give is craziness of the speculator market.

  2. Hi. Thanks for your article/post. It was really interesting to me because I have every issue of the Preacher comics. I bought them one by one back in my college days (mid 90's) as they were released and imported to the UK. I read each one at the time, then placed it back in it's plastic wallet where they have all remained ever since. It looks like they might be worth a few quid now!