Created/Written/Drawn by Rob Guillory
Colors by Taylor Wells
Lettering and Logo by Kody Chamberlain
Unfortunately, not a whole lot actually happens in this issue. It’s more background and foreshadowing if anything. We learn about the troubles of the family. We learn that there are long buried secrets in the family but, we don’t learn what they actually are yet. There’s definitely tension throughout the whole gene pool and everyone seems to be struggling with moving back to the family farm.
Zeke is having a hard time finding a job in this new town because everyone knows about his father’s special plant seed technology and they all want the inside scoop. There’s also problems with some of the small town goons who want to infiltrate the farm. He and some stoner that works for his father at the farm almost bite the dust at the hands of these goombas except a Pastor throws the good book at the bad guys…literally. (It’s funny stuff to see someone get whooped by a bible.)
As Zeke gets more frustrated with trying to cope with his new life situation his father is chugging along his scientific path, healing people with plant grown body parts. Things seem to be going well…sort of. One of his latest patients seems to be having some problems. Nothing too serious…just plants that look like rosebuds and stems growing out of her spine…nothing major.
Although we didn’t get a lot of solid action in this issue, it was definitely important information. There were a few spots where there was a taste of action but, it was just a teaser really. We get good insight into the family, their issues, the history, Zeke’s wife and kids and their troubles and a hint of what awaits us next issue. It really is an interesting issue if you want to truly get a better understanding of our characters.
The artwork remains well done and this artist definitely shows his own style off in each issue. The colors are, for the most part, bright, vibrant and full of life. It’s fitting for the idea of the story, that we can grow human body parts from plants, giving life back to people from all over the world.
The premise of this story continues to intrigue me and like last time, I’m looking forward to the next issue.