Humans may be physically diverse, but there are a few aspects of our bodies that we all share. We get older. We get into accidents. Our bones break and our skin ruptures. There is blood, pus and mucus all over the place. You know…the fun stuff.
We are luckily to live in a time where technology can assist us with our bodily problems. We have built great machines to help us live longer. We have begun replacing our body parts with artificial pieces. However, it is not all metal pins and plates. We can grow ears and noses on the backs of rats. This week I read a story that takes organic healthcare to the next level.
Farmhand Issue 1 Review
Farmhand is written by Rob Guillory. The art is done by both Rob Guillory and Taylor Wells. The book premiered on July 11th 2018. There are currently two issues of the series. Farmhand is published by Image Comics. The book is a science fiction dramedy involving a mysterious farm used for organ harvesting.
Zeke is a writer, a father, and a son. The latter role seems to be the biggest issue in his life. The story begins while him attempting to reconcile with his estranged father. Zeke heads back to his family farm to patch things up and introduce his children to their grandfather.
This is no ordinary farm. The plants grow organs instead of fruits and vegetables. The farm attempts to help those who are missing limbs or need body parts replaced. However, this scientific breakthrough seems to hold a dark secret. The farm is also threatened by others who want to know the secret of these miracle plants.
There are many themes touched on this these first two issues. The concepts of family and relationships serve as the backbone of this story. At the same time, Zeke is on his own journey. He is a recovered addict. He left the family business to pursue writing. Outside of the farm full of body-horror we are looking at a man trying to exorcise his own demons.
I love Guillory’s artwork. Anyone who knows me knows that I was a huge fan of Chew. I love the squinty and distorted faces. The characters often have long skinny legs and boxy waists. Let’s not forget all of the chickens. Guillory’s art is just fun to look at. It has the perfect balance of silliness and realism.
Though Farmhand is scary and dramatic there is still quite a bit of humor to be found in the pages. Some of the best jokes are comments that characters make under their breath. There are a plethora of pop-culture references and Easter eggs to be found. There are also references to Guillory’s other works. I had to go back through the issues a second time to find references that I had missed. Keep an eye out when reading this book!
It looks as though there are currently six issues ready to be released. I am not sure if Farmhand is a mini-series or if this is just the first arc. The owner of my local comic book store knew that I would love this book, and added the issues to my pull list as a recommendation. I am lucky to have someone looking out for my best comic interests. Farmhand is now a part of my pull list family. I suggest you make it part of yours as well.
What Did You Think?
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Where To Find Farmhand Comic
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