Harvest #1

Harvest #1

Writer: AJ Lieberman Artist: Colin Lorimer Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 1, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 23
8.2Critic Rating
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Human traffickers. Rogue medical teams. Yakuza run organ mills and a six year-old drug fiend. Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane's nightmare. His only way out? Bring down the man who set him up by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people. If Dexter, ER and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind blowing tryst somehow resulted in a kid, that kid would read HARVEST. Medical Grade Revenge.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - ReadComicBooks Aug 2, 2012

    Not for the faint of heart, kids and those easily offended by the depiction of murder and mayhem, Harvest #1 is a tour-de-force in the comic medium. It deserves to stand shoulder to shoulder with the best Image is currently putting out (which makes it one of the best in the entire industry!). This series needs to find its way onto your pull list, you aren't going to be disappointed when all of the ties thread together at the end and we're left breathless. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 1, 2012

    What really makes Harvest amazing though, the thing that pushes it into "buy this freaking book now" territory, is the art. Colin Lorimer's detailed and dark style turns this comic book into a masterpiece. The cover alone should be enough to convince you that his stuff is the real deal. One scene in particular, featuring a strung out doctor operating on a car crash victim is so haunting and dreadful that it'll stick with long after you close the comic. Seriously, folks, buy Harvest. If you like crime, mystery, murder or just masterful storytelling, then this is a comic book for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Garry Robertson Aug 3, 2012

    This had me totally hooked right from the start. It's an emotional roller coaster. Dan's character is fantastic. Great artwork and an engrossing story make this feel so real that I can't wait for the next issue. Easily, a convincing 9/10 from me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jul 31, 2012

    I'm really excited about this series and I'm glad it's only five issues long - so it shouldn't drag on as each issue needs to move the story forward. Buy it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicville - Alan Smodic Aug 3, 2012

    I don't know what's in the water at Image Comics, but the studio continues to push hit after hit and this new title is no exception. Harvest has the makings of a pretty great miniseries, combining realism with an original story and superb artwork. It's definitely worth a spot in your pull. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GreenBasterd Aug 3, 2012

    A.J. Lieberman and Colin Lorimer have outdone themselves, and are pushing the boundaries of horror comics. Not only was I impressed by the entertainment value, but the art itself is beyond the level of many comics out there today. The sheer awesomeness of the book makes Harvest the new go to for horror fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Aug 6, 2012

    I have no idea where Lieberman plans to take this, but it is definitely a win for now in my book simply for braving new ground and doing what only the best story-tellers do " the unexpected. And believe me when I tell you that even after reading this review, there will be lots in this you will not expect Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Aug 6, 2012

    If you are looking for something different and interesting from cover to cover, you found it! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Aug 3, 2012

    Harvest is a dark, twisted and interesting tale. A volatile mix of life, death, drugs and powerful people doing very bad things. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 8, 2012

    Gosh"a crime story that isn't trying to mix in any cults or demons or ghosts! Mix that with good art and you have a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Aug 2, 2012

    All told, this is a strong start to what promises to be yet another excellent miniseries from Image Comics. If you've got the stomach for it, it's an engaging read, written to fit its short run well (even if that means mystifying us a little) and illustrated for maximum chills. And if you haven't got the stomach for it, it's probably still good. Just don't pick it up before lunch. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 1, 2012

    I loved this first issue. What a great start to a new series. Image has done it... again, and no, I'm not tired of writing that. I love the story thus far and the mixture of set up and mystery with this world is perfect. Colin Lorimer's art is dar and beautiful and Lieberman's writing is stellar here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 1, 2012

    I was looking forward to this issue after Image began showing a preview of it in the back of their other books and I'm happy that it was so good. There are really several simple storylines at play in the issue/series, but the fact that they're stacked on top of each other makes them exciting to read about. It's going to take a lot for this series not to hold my attention for the remaining four, but let's just hope it continues being this good or better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Edward Aug 1, 2012

    In closing, I am highly impressed by Harvest #1. Not just because of its themes and bravery, but because it looks to also be telling a decent story and narrative in between. This isn't shocking for the sake of being shocking; its shocking because its pulled off with a disturbing sense of reality. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Josh Pierce Jul 27, 2012

    This book has a lot of promise to be better than the first issue, but as far as first issues go, this one is great, it's better than most and most importantly it gives us a jumping on point that makes us want to read the next issue and find out just what the f***k is going on inside the pages of Harvest. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Aug 4, 2012

    Yet Lorimer's art is the star here. Noir in its style and muted colours, he simply has a different way of looking at a scene to most artists, unafraid to take his "camera" to vantage points we don't normally view in sequential art and tripping us out completely on whatever Dane is taking. The only disappointment is that there are only four more of these left in the coming months. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Aug 3, 2012

    Harvest is absolutely worth picking up for what it gets right, though. To say anything more would be to spoil much of what makes this book so surprising, shocking, and genuinely fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 30, 2012

    I was anticipating this mini series ever since a saw a preview a few months ago and it didn’t disappoint. I look forward to the next issue. Make sure you pick this one up. From Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jul 30, 2012

    Overall, it's not a bad first issue, in fact, I think it's above average, I'm just not in love with it. The art was wonderful and some stylistic choices were great, but the writing just didn't quite do it for me. Still, I think I'll stick around for the entire miniseries. It's a promising enough start and an interesting enough story where I think I'll be around until the end unless they just do something terrible with the book. If you're fan of Image Comics and want a story that's a bit out of the ordinary, give it a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 6, 2012

    The issue ends on a truly creepy, confusing cliffhanger that appears to be a guilt-induced hallucination in Dane's mind. "Harvest" #1 isn't an evenly strong production, but it has a lot going for it. Given the choice, I'd rather be challenged rather than spoon-fed. Readers who enjoy a good horror story will find enough to whet their taste for blood and suspense. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Hanover Aug 3, 2012

    But that's a small and potentially unfair complaint, given that the series is only an issue in and hasn't yet had the chance to fully flesh out its story and ambition. There's enough potential here to make Harvest worth closer examination and as long as Lieberman is willing to do the legwork and build the series into something more nuanced, it's likely only going to improve. Granted, that also means there's plenty of time for the series to make its own terrible mistakes, hopefully not of the coke and corpse variety, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Dan Horn Aug 1, 2012

    Colin Lorimer is the star of this comic, however. His art is by turns beautifully detailed and horrifyingly gruesome. He knows how to draw your eye and set a suitably grim tone with his sparse palette. Harvest #1 is truly an artistic tour de force for Lorimer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 6, 2012

    I'll be the first to admit that the Dexter/ER/100 Bullets elevator pitch isn't quite in full form for the first issue of Harvest, but that's not to say there isn't plenty of potential there. Tackling all the exposition head-on might have been a bit of an alienating tactic, but Lieberman is aided by some stellar artwork and a character who's self-destruction is both beautiful and all-consuming. This isn't a particularly clean entry into this surgical suite, but I have the feeling that Harvest's future operations will be anything but sterile. Read Full Review

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