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Farmhand, Vol. 1

(Farmhand #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Jedidiah Jenkins is a farmer--but his cash crop isn't corn or soy. Jed grows fast-healing, plug-and-play human organs. Lose a finger? Need a new liver? He's got you covered. Unfortunately, strange produce isn't the only thing Jed's got buried. Deep in the soil of the Jenkins Family Farm, something dark has taken root, and it's beginning to bloom. From ROB GUILLORY, Eisner- ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Image Comics
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karen
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
things are aFOOT!!

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Sam Quixote
Dec 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Old Jedidiah had a farm,
E-I-E-I-O,
And on that farm he grew some human body parts,
… Eeeeeeeeee!

Jedidiah Jenkins has figgered out a way to grow human body parts, like crops, on his farm, ready for transplantation. Surprisingly, there’s some controversy around his franken-farming and he has to contend with multiple rivals in the form of industrial espionage, jelly rednecks, demented former colleagues and the gosh-dern-gov’mint! And then there’s the problem with his crops – they’re… changing… th
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Artemy
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rob Guillory, the artist best known for drawing Chew, is back as both the writer and the artist on his latest Image series, Farmhand. I usually try to avoid the works of artists who turn writers since that usually doesn’t work out very well, but I was so into Chew (well, most of it, anyway) that I had to give Farmhand a read.

At its core, Farmhand is a family drama set on an innovative farm where Jed, the oldest of the Jenkins family, is farming trees that can grow human organs. These miraculous
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James DeSantis
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Imagine if you can grow new parts of people on plants? Like you need a new arm? No problem, let me cut that off my tree and give it to you.

This is a story about a family trying to come together once more. The Jenkins family was ripped apart when the father went into the business of growing organs. His son left and now years and years later, with a family of his own, he tries to fix that. What's happening though behind the scenes as others are trying to sabotage the Jenkins family farm? You'll h
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Shannon
The story and art remind me of Plants Vs. Zombies except this isn't funny at all. Lots of gratuitous violence toward animals and incredibly unlikable characters.

It's disappointing because this sounded like a cool concept.

Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5

Total review score: 1.6
Tatiana
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tatiana by: karen
Shelves: 2019, graphic-novels
Very Chew-like in its wacky goriness. Love the art. But needs more humor.
Roy
Jan 15, 2019 rated it liked it
The artwork is wacky and gorgeous but something about the story didnt feel like it ever got going. I also found there were too many characters and very dialgoue heavy, with some dialogue unnecessary for the movement of the plot.
Chris Lemmerman
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
You know that argument against genetically modified plants? How would you feel about them if instead of growing flowers, they grew human body parts, fresh and ready for transplant?

Never thought about that before? Well, now you will - welcome to Farmhand.

Farmhand's first volume is jam packed. Like any new series, there are new characters to learn about, new settings, new ways in which the world works, and it's a lot to take in with only five issues to do so. The storytelling is pretty dense, and
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Devon Munn
Nov 26, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of freaky sci-fi horror books with some humor to them
3.5 stars

Though not the best, this was a pretty decent book with an intriguing (and somewhat original) concept. Can't wait to see where it goes next
Sierra
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another hit from 2018!

This book was a really fun and creepy experience. At first I thought it was gonna be more serious but really it had me giggling instead. There were a few panels that I'd just looked at and busted out laughing, its pretty great. But just because its funny, doesnt make it any less spooky. A man moves his family back to his hometown so they can all work on the family farm. Only its no normal farm, this farm grows human body parts! Is it man, science, or something even more sin
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John
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another reason to go vegan. Macabre fun.
Natalie
Jan 03, 2019 rated it did not like it
This comic was just not my kind of thing at all. I was intrigued by the story of a farm that grew organs gone horribly wrong but this comic tries to not only be funny but also keep its dark, thriller side of the story intact and it just does not work for me. Also, at the points it was trying to be funny- it wasn't. I don't have much else to say about this story because at some point I just began skimming the pages once I realized it wasn't for me so I'll just leave it at that.

*Thanks for Edelwe
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Bonnie Evie
An intriguing premise, bright, distinct artwork, and a gruesome but comedic undertone, Farmhand Volume One has a lot going for it.

Writer Ezekiel returns home near his family’s farm after an unspecified fallout with his father years earlier, his wife and two children in tow. The Jenkins Family Farm is now a ‘Farmaceutical Institute’ where the family business is in growing crops of human organs, limbs, teeth, and more.

Filled with humorous dialogue and characters, we quickly discover there may be
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Paul Decker
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss*

"Farm"aceutical stem cell research! PLants growing with human body parts! Think of the "Living with the Land" EPCOT ride meets a Haunted House.

A son returns to his hometown with his family. His father has gone from a farmer to a farmer of human body parts. His farm has become an attraction and science lab.

This comic deals with a lot of different topics. There's father issues, alcoholism, religion vs science, and small town govern
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Hermit of Bowman Swamp
Rural Louisiana, complete with plenty of references to Creole and Cajun culture, is a great setting for this blending of technology, agriculture, and the supernatural braided into a story of an estranged father and son trying to reconcile their past. There is just the right balance of humor for the subject matter, and there is plenty of moral ambiguity built in. This first trade volume of Farmhand made me smile often, but more importantly it really made me think about current issues of agricultu ...more
Fred
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Didn’t know what to expect, but gave this a shot because I enjoyed Chew so much. Well done!
Eric
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After finishing John Layman & Guillory's Chew, I wondered if I'd ever read a comic quite so original again. But Guillory's Farmhand pulls it off. His art also still manages to convey horror and be funny simultaneously. That's hard enough to do well in movies, never mind in comics. If you're suffering from super hero fatigue (and I'm experiencing some major super hero fatigue), and you appreciate the work of, say, David Cronenberg, and of course, if you liked Chew, I strongly encourage you to ...more
-RadioactiveBookworm-
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you just take a quick look at this book, you won’t think it contains the story that it does. In a cartoony style, the characters just seem like normal people. That is, until you learn that the father of the main characters is a genius. He created a kind of artificial life, using plant and human DNA to work together to grow ready to transplant, farm fresh organs, as well as limbs and anything else you could think of that you need.

Check out my full review here!

http://radioactivebookreviews.wor
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Theediscerning
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some kind of Soylent Green – meets Poison Ivy – drama goes on here. In Hicksville, USA, a man reluctantly goes back to the family fold, which is where he finds his elderly father engrossed in a bizarre organ farm – literally getting flowers, shrubs and trees to use a unique stem cell (whose design came to him in a dream) to grow body parts that can readily graft to any recipient, however reluctant or enthusiastic. What follows is a really rich body horror piece, where the past and future of all ...more
Matt Miles
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Farmhand pulls off that rare balance between dark comedy, horror, and family drama that results in the reader caring what happens next. Well done.
zackxdig
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A farm that grows body parts. What more could there be in this crazy world.
Sean Goh
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
A fun series with amusing background scribblings to look out for. Lots of set up for the next arc, can't wait!
Groovy
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
pretty fun all the way through, although the minor humor deets give me nostalgic Jhonen Vasquez vibes. The ending's got me hooked and eager for the second arc.
Matt Graupman
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hoo boy, this book is a wild ride. Family secrets, political drama, disabled Russian child spies; Rob Guillory’s “Farmhand” has a little bit of something for everyone, and those things are just the subplot stuff. The main plot is about a farm that grows human limbs, organs, and other bits and pieces for transplantation. Like I said, it’s a wild ride.

“Farmhand” follows Zeke Jenkins and his family as they move back to his boyhood hometown, which has become a lively technological haven thanks to Ze
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Bianca
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Transplants are dangerous, prosthetics can be so expensive. What if we could just grow the new parts we needed?

Zeke left the farm as of his father as a young man to make comics, but he’s grown a lot since then, and now he’s called home in the interest of cutting costs. He makes his return to Freetown with his wife, Mae and their two children to find that while Freetown looks like it hasn’t changed since the ‘60’s, the small town is going through a lot. Zeke’s sister Andy has returned from the a
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Katya Kazbek
Orphan Black meets the Walking Dead meets Soylent Green, delightfully set in the farmland of Louisiana. An offbeat, fun and creepy story that left me wanting for more. I’m not usually into this very glossy style of illustration, but I enjoyed it a lot, especially on the close-ups: the nature, the black and brown and sepia work wonders. However, it was a little bit hard to distinguish between all the women characters because they looked pretty identical. The same probably goes for the kids. They ...more
Tom
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Chew artist Rob Guillory is on his own with this new series, the story of a farmer whose crops produce...viable human organs for transplants. Plants that produce human organs is already pretty weird, but this one looks far more ambitious than Chew was at first glance, and probably weirder, with foreign spies, giant caterpillars with dog faces, and flowers sprouting from places no flower should ever sprout. How farmer Jed Jenkins figured out how to grow human organs is something of a mystery, and ...more
The Artisan Geek
Jan 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: black-lit
Yeey first read of 2019! I quite liked this comic and I felt the story started off very strong. I like super natural things and that in combination with the art was what I liked most about this comic. I however started becoming less interested about halfway through the 4th issue. I’m not too sure as to why, but perhaps there could have been more action. Nevertheless I had an enjoyable time reading Farmhand.

Side note: I’m still confused as to why Jed was under the ground all those years back, but
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Nica
Feb 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Art⭐⭐the combination of the artwork, colors, and lettering made a chaotic layout challenging to read
Story⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Victoria
rated it really liked it
Feb 16, 2019
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