Farmhand #1

Writer: Rob Guillory Artist: Rob Guillory, Taylor Wells Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 11, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 24 User Reviews: 26
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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-winning co-creator and artist of Image Comics' CHEW, comes a new dark comedy about science gone sinister and agriculture gone apocalyptic. Nature is a Mother.

  • 10
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Jul 15, 2018

    This is how you kick off a series. With mystery, with more than meets the eye, but with enough shocking moments to make the reader wish the second issue was out already. Rob Guillory has created something that can cross mediums in the media world if he so chooses: I can see this being a wicked animated series, and its only at issue #1. The story has heart and eyes, and thumbs, and every other body part you can think of. Check out The Farmhand, and get ready to harvest an excellent debut. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dan Traeger Jun 27, 2018

    Farmhand is a fine start to what promises to be an excellent weird horror comic from a stellar creative team at the top of their game. It has heart and bite, literally, and it's well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jul 11, 2018

    There is a whole lot to like about Farmhand #1, and it's apparent the series is just getting started. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Nathan Braudrick Jun 12, 2018

    Boys and girls — this is why we love comics. The first issue of FARMHAND is one of the most delightful surprises I've had in a long time. The horror fan in me loves the idea, the father/husband in me loves the family dynamic, and the kid in me loves the hilarity of it all. This is a fantastic first issue to what I hope is a long running series. Get this one as soon as you can! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Jhoan Suriel Jul 11, 2018

    FARMHAND #1 tells a multi-generation story about the horrors of science meeting agriculture. While there are nods to CHEW, Rob Guillory proves that he can tell a fresh and weird story that is intriguing, creepy, and funny. Taylor Wells is the cherry on top that brings the world of Freetown, Louisiana to life. Whether you're a fan of CHEW or someone who likes the premise, this is a must-read series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Jul 23, 2018

    Farmhand is a quirky yet unsettling comic. It's filled with little gags and fun that will bring a smile to your face...before sending a shiver up your spine with horrific imagery. I'm going to pretend it's set in the same world as Chew, the series Guillory co-created and illustrated, as the two work well together. It's safe to say if you liked Chew, you'll love Farmhand. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 15, 2018

    Equal parts fascinating, repulsive and terrifying, with just enough secrets to make things interesting. This is an excellent book. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux May 8, 2018

    The cover of Farmhand #1 plays up the series' sly, humorous side, but I think the dark fantasy-scary tale side of this story will bloom in full. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Brazen Bull - John Kocot Jul 10, 2018

    Rob Guillory's Farmhand is a intriguing venture that sets the stage for what looks like it will be a fun ride. Guillroy uses his remarkable pencils to draw you into his humorous yet sometimes intense and dark world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 10, 2018

    'Farmhand' is a hugely entertaining dark horror comedy with a heart. Guillory injects so much life and love in his creator-owned series that it becomes irresistible. It's refreshingly offbeat and endearing with plenty of shocks and originality. Highly recommended.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Jul 10, 2018

    Farmhand is almost as good of a debut as you can ask for. It's fun, has solid pacing, and has just enough mystery to thrill. Some may find it a bit too silly, but to everyone else, this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Corps - Matt Granberry Jul 11, 2018

    The concept of this story is absolutely outstanding. Guillory delivers a fresh, innovative story that captures the reader's attention from the start of the book and does not let up. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Jul 11, 2018

    The art in Farmhand #1 is actually really good, it drives home the point but not so disgusting that I was repulsed by it. It kind of has a Plants vs Zombies vibe to it. I just hope that Guillory and Wells can keep it up in the follow-on issues and give us more body parts! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Alex McDonald Jul 10, 2018

    For readers of comics this is something that can't be recommended enough. It delivers on all fronts and is guaranteed to grab attention. A brilliant first issue, Farmhand #1 is something for those who want more than the usual comic book caper. An original idea presented for mature readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Jul 11, 2018

    The first issue sets up a fascinating world and a mystery that's exciting to see what comes next. Guillory has a style all to his own in both look and tone and this comic delivers on that. A twisted and weird debut that has us coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.5 - Harrison Rawdin Jul 12, 2018

    Farmhand #1 is an unexpected treat from Image bolstered by a creative mind that easily spins an understandable yarn that bounces between the strange and honest with ease. So by all means run out and go grab yourself a copy because this really good opener comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jul 10, 2018

    There's a whole world here waiting to be explored, and this iceberg's tip certainly warrants some further exploration. So whether Farmhand is to your taste or not, it will be impossible to feel ambivalent towards it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 11, 2018

    If youre a fan of Guillorys work on CHEW, this should be viewed as an absolutely essential purchase. FARMHAND has the same blend of twisted humour and enjoyable character work as the multi-award winning epic, and its fantastic to see Guillory flexing his writing muscles here and providing us with a fascinating world packed with mystery, intrigue and trees growing human arms. What more could you want? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jul 16, 2018

    Guillory has an immense amount of control on this world, right down to the background gags, wrangling the various aspects together into a well-paced package. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 30, 2018

    Farmhand #1 is a charming first foray into this story with a dark undercurrent. The book balances its horror and comedy elements well, and it keeps its secrets close to its chest while tantalizing the reader with hints and clues. The art doesnt blow me away, but its not bad either. I can recommend this one pretty easily. Feel free to check it out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jun 22, 2018

    Farmhand #1 is a singular and at times charming vision that juggles a super wide range of concerns. Its an easy and entertaining comic, if a little overburden at times with its ambition. Im very much interested to see how writer/artist Rob Guillroy will pull it all together in coming issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 12, 2018

    The artwork is great, but the pacing of the story is just a bit off. Still, the creepy premise and unique look should keep readers coming back for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill Jul 12, 2018

    A bloody, sticky, piss-soaked disgusting layer of grime coats a quietly brilliant sci-fi cartoon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 18, 2018

    Fans of Rob Guillory will and should check this comic out. It's a fascinating study of how this creator flexes all his skills in the medium, for better or worse. It's far from perfect, but the personal essence flowing, along with the art, keeps the book afloat. Despite a rocky start, there feels like there is still a lot of real estate that can be farmed from this concept. Read Full Review

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