Jesse Custer (Preacher)
- From: Vertigo (DC Comics)
We referenced the now-defunct area of DC Comics where some of the more mature comic book series were sent before the DC Black Label. Vertigo Comics were pretty impressive, though too mature for younger viewers. One of the biggest characters here was Jesse Custer, otherwise known as Preacher. Of course, Custer is a preacher from Annville, a small town in Texas. Sadly for him, he is possessed by a supernatural creature named Genesis, the infant of the unauthorized. It is an unnatural coupling of both an angel and a demon. When it came down, the overall incident flattened Custer’s church and killed his entire congregation. Genesis has no concept of individual will but is made up of both pure goodness and pure evil.
Therefore, it seems to be capable of handling the world around it. Of course, the power Custer possesses with Genesis makes him one of the most powerful characters in the universe as it rivals God himself. Custer decides to seek out God, as he apparently abandoned Heaven when Genesis was born. Custer is driven by both right and wrong, so he does not mind helping others on his journey but will go to extremes. That includes taking on both sacred and profane enemies. Including the Angel of Death and a serial killer named “Reaver-Cleaver.” Whether it is via supernatural powers or with a gun, the Preacher brings a righteous fury wherever he goes. Thus making him one of the best comic book antiheroes ever.