The comicbook-series "Preacher" by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon ran from 1995 to 2000. The series were published by DC underhouse Vertigo, and is creator owned. I had heard rumors of this beeing 'the shit', but reading the last 3 books of the collected series in 2004 I was completly blown away by the boldness and scope of the epic.
The cover of issue #56 features the enire cast of the series.
I recently read the whole 66 montly issues + the extras; and while I still think its ranks among the very finest of comics, Preacher is not perfect. With that said; I will not be surprised to find this in the future cannons of literature.
A masterpiece: recomended to anyone and everyone. Ask your local library or piratebay for help if you dont have the money to spare for 9 books. If you want to know more wikipedias article doesnt reveal too much.
For a while the preacher serves as sheriff in a small texan town. Sad to say this part of the series is not much more than an entertaining filler.