Preacher was never just about the salacious bits.
Sure, the series had plenty of nudity, violence, blood, guts, and swearing, but that wasn’t what it was about.
In the pages leading up to one shown here, Jesse Custer found himself confronted by a past he thought he’d escaped from. After seeing that past kill the love of his life, Jesse spiraled into a depression as he remembered how he got to this dark point. Just as he was about to give up, to allow himself to be broken by the evil he tried to leave behind, The Duke reminded him that he needs to be one of the good guys because there’s so much bad out there. With that, Jesse straightened his spine and went off to do what needed to be done.
Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon crafted a story about love, Good vs. Evil, and holding people accountable for the wrongs they’ve committed. This page marks Jesse’s firm decision to see those themes to their potentially bitter ends.