Created, Written and Drawn by Rob Guillory
Colors by Taylor Wells
Lettering and Logo by Kody Chamberlain
This issue focuses mainly of the daughter of local body part farmer Jed. We start with her in a military hospital with a number of injuries including an amputated leg. Her CO comes to her in the hospital with orders to return from Germany to stateside. She initially thinks it’s because she so badly wounded but, then he tells her that they have a mission for her in her hometown. It turns out that mission is to spy on her father and his body part farm and technology and then report back to the government agent in charge of the matter.
You can tell she is really uncomfortable and rather pissy about the whole thing. It sounds like she never had any real plans to return home to start with. So, needless to say, she’s not thrilled about this. It really comes across in her meeting with the agent in a bar.
Then, while getting another drink, some sleazebag sitting at the bar starts talking to her as if they are friends. He asks her if Jed is her father and then starts razzing her about how her Dad swindled his Dad and blah blah blah. She tells him to back off, finishes her drink and walks out of the bar.
Meanwhile, Zeke, her brother, is reminiscing about the day his father gave him his rifle and then goes outside to shoot wolves and coyotes prowling the farm.
When Andy exits the bar, a group of men follow her and start heckling her outside in the parking lot. One man, the bitter boy at the bar, starts screaming at her these insults about her father and her family. Eventually, Andy can’t control herself anymore and she swings on this douchebag…and hard. Then the other fools join and she whoops each one’s ass, one by one. They had no clue she trained military. Jackasses.
After the fight at the bar, Andy goes to Monica Thorne’s house, the woman running for Mayor against the current Mayor, Randall Lafayette. It’s a rather encounter. Monica says that she’s been expecting Andy’s visit and they have much to talk about.
While this issue didn’t have near the excitement of #3 it was still a good informative issue. It also introduced a lot of things foreshadowing some things to come in future issues.
Normally, I have a hard time following a story when they cut back and forth between things happening concurrently or when there’s a lot of flashbacks. But this time, it was done so well it was easy to read and added a little suspense to the whole reading experience.
The artwork is still great, very unique and stylized to the artist. It’s almost cartoony in a way. But, somehow, it just fits the premise of the series perfectly. I can’t imagine it being down by any other artist.
Also, I give mad props when the creator of the comic is also the writer and artist. I admire that they are part of more than one aspect of creating such a great series.
So, go grab your issue of #4. My description here is not as detailed as it could be so, you still have things to learn in this issue. Hope you all enjoy it!
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