Created, Written, Drawn by Robert Guilllory
Colors by Taylor Wells
Lettering and Logo by Kody Chamberlain
If you guys haven’t jumped on this series, YOU SHOULD. It just keeps getting better and better. In issue three, we spend most of our time with the children of the family. Poor Riley, the son and youngest, is getting picked on at school. Kids are calling him weird. (Aren’t all kids in elementary and middle school weird?) Anyways, after school they are supposed to “intern” at their grandfather’s body part farm. Grandpa’s goal is to train the family to take over the business. The jobs they are assigned sound ridiculous. They prune the fingerlings (the finger plants), they shave the scalp bushes (a plant that grows new heads of hair) and the do dental work on a Venus teethtrap (which looks like a plant with the chatter teeth in it). It is truly a strange and funny sight.
We also see Zeke having a conversation over coffee with a former friend of his Dad’s. This is where we really start to see things take a slightly darker turn. Now we start getting into the thick of the idea behind the farm and the upheaval it’s caused. It seems Jenkins Sr. has ruffled some feathers in his pursuit for health and glory.
Then we get another taste of the outrageously strange. Some lady sneaks a dog into the farm, which is completely against policy, and the dog eats some of the “Jedidiah Seed” plants and everything gets turned upside down and inside out. This lady was slick too. I have to give her that. She got this little dog through six security checkpoints. (Sounds like TSA.) This new, genetically modified pooch, whose name is Mr. Fuzznuts (no, I’m not making that up), wreaks havoc on the farm and everyone’s stress level. It’s like a radioactive, monster mutt on permanent puppy mode.
When Zeke finds out his children were subjected to such chaos he is none too thrilled. It seems the tension is building and building. Zeke finds out during that coffee chat this “friend” stopped talking to Jed once he started believing the Jedidiah Seed was from the world of Evil, the Devil perhaps, but definitely something unholy and sinister.
I’m really enjoying this series even more now that we have some action going on. I read that the writer on plans this to be a 25-30 issues series in 5-issue arcs. That being said, we are almost through the first arc. The story is really getting interesting and I have already read issue 4. I just need to get the post up for you guys.
The artwork is still excellent, albeit somewhat cartoony but, I like that it is different and unique to this artist. I feel he has a fun and possible twisted sense of humor and I’m guessing that permeates his life in all aspects, including his work.
There are a few panels and page spreads in this issue that really stand out because of the color usage. It’s bright and vivid. It’s in your face and full of life. Then there are some parts that are a much more muted color scheme allowing it to be easily distinguishable which panels are current and which are flashbacks.
I am telling you guys, you really need to get this series. The idea of a body part farm alone should have already enticed all of you horror comic fans. Snap to it!