Farmhand, Vol. 1 by Rob Guillory

Farmhand, Vol. 1

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 comed...

Details Farmhand, Vol. 1

TitleFarmhand, Vol. 1
Release DateJan 22nd, 2019
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Horror, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Humor

Reviews Farmhand, Vol. 1

  • karen
    things are aFOOT!!review TK**************************************hello, you! welcome back! now gimmie gimmie gimmie!
  • Sam Quixote
    Old Jedidiah had a farm, E-I-E-I-O, And on that farm he grew some human body parts, … Eeeeeeeeee! Jedidiah Jenkins has figgered out a way to grow human body parts, like crops, on his farm, ready for transplantation. Surprisingly, there’s some controversy around his franken-farming and he has to contend with multiple rivals in the form of industrial espionage, jelly rednecks, demented former colleagues and the gosh-dern-gov’mint! And then th...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    This was an absolutely fantastic first volume, and I can't wait to continue this series. It's a great mix of horror, dystopia, and humor, with a really fun art style — and, most of all, an extremely intriguing storyline that I can't say I've read anything quite like in the past. The whole idea of this literal farm of body parts is creepy enough on its own, but you've got to know going into it that nothing is going to go the way it should, right...
  • Artemy
    Rob Guillory, the artist best known for drawing Chew, is back as both the writer and the artist on his latest Image series, Farmhand. I usually try to avoid the works of artists who turn writers since that usually doesn’t work out very well, but I was so into Chew (well, most of it, anyway) that I had to give Farmhand a read.At its core, Farmhand is a family drama set on an innovative farm where Jed, the oldest of the Jenkins family, is farming...
  • James DeSantis
    Imagine if you can grow new parts of people on plants? Like you need a new arm? No problem, let me cut that off my tree and give it to you. This is a story about a family trying to come together once more. The Jenkins family was ripped apart when the father went into the business of growing organs. His son left and now years and years later, with a family of his own, he tries to fix that. What's happening though behind the scenes as others are tr...
  • Tatiana
    Very Chew-like in its wacky goriness. Love the art. But needs more humor.
  • Shannon
    The story and art remind me of Plants Vs. Zombies except this isn't funny at all. Lots of gratuitous violence toward animals and incredibly unlikable characters. It's disappointing because this sounded like a cool concept.Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5Total review score: 1.6
  • Elizabeth A
    So there's this farmer. Instead of growing corn or soy or food stuff, he grows organs. Human organs. This graphic novel is the tale of said farmer and his family, some estranged, with corporate espionage and creepy horror stuff thrown in for good measure. I really liked the art and the diversity on the page, but the humor doesn't shine, the plotting is rather uneven, and it ended at a strange spot. Good enough that I'll read the next installment.
  • Jakub Kvíz
    Farmhand is a new ongoing series by Rob Guillory (artist on Chew) and the over-the-top craziness is making Farmhand kinda simillar. So if you are a fan of Chew (I am not), you'll most likely love it. Anyways Jedediah Jenkins has a farm where he grows spare human body parts. His business draws a lot of attention from various groups like international spies or Louisiana rednecks. And there is a pretty good reason for that because some odd shit is h...
  • Ed Erwin
    The same great art style as he drew in "Chew", this time with a story he wrote himself that bends a little more towards weird horror than "Chew", but still with plenty of humor.A failed creole farmer in South Louisiana finds success growing plants that produce spare body parts. There are complications....
  • Roy
    The artwork is wacky and gorgeous but something about the story didnt feel like it ever got going. I also found there were too many characters and very dialgoue heavy, with some dialogue unnecessary for the movement of the plot.
  • Devon Munn
    3.5 starsThough not the best, this was a pretty decent book with an intriguing (and somewhat original) concept. Can't wait to see where it goes next
  • SuperSillySerra
    Another hit from 2018!This book was a really fun and creepy experience. At first I thought it was gonna be more serious but really it had me giggling instead. There were a few panels that I'd just looked at and busted out laughing, its pretty great. But just because its funny, doesnt make it any less spooky. A man moves his family back to his hometown so they can all work on the family farm. Only its no normal farm, this farm grows human body par...
  • John
    Another reason to go vegan. Macabre fun.
  • Chris
    I was wondering how much responsibility Rob Gulliroy should take for all the fucked up shit in Chew ... based on this book, it seems like all of it. Chew was batshit insane, but this cranks it up to eleven.I loved Gulliroy's art right from the beginning... it was so unique and cartoony, which is perfect for the wackiness of both the Chew and Farmhand universes. But the part I love the most is when there's a fairly emotionally intense moment and ...
  • Bonnie Evie Gifford
    An intriguing premise, bright, distinct artwork, and a gruesome but comedic undertone, Farmhand Volume One has a lot going for it. Writer Ezekiel returns home near his family’s farm after an unspecified fallout with his father years earlier, his wife and two children in tow. The Jenkins Family Farm is now a ‘Farmaceutical Institute’ where the family business is in growing crops of human organs, limbs, teeth, and more.Filled with humorous di...
  • Paul Decker
    *I received this book as an eARC from Image Comics via Edelweiss*"Farm"aceutical stem cell research! PLants growing with human body parts! Think of the "Living with the Land" EPCOT ride meets a Haunted House. A son returns to his hometown with his family. His father has gone from a farmer to a farmer of human body parts. His farm has become an attraction and science lab. This comic deals with a lot of different topics. There's father issues, alco...
  • Craig
    It's got the same weird-humor vibe as Chew and the story so far is not that far removed from the earlier series. It's good to have Guillory back on an ongoing title. This is his first creator-owned book and focuses on the Jenkins family whose patriarch, Jed, has come up with a way to grow transplantable body parts and who is the target of a number of bad seeds, other corporations, etc. This first arc gives us a fairly good introduction to this wo...
  • angelofmine1974
    Ah as a fan of Chew, I was going through withdrawal from Rob's work and then I found this comic! Thank you! Rob's new venture is about a man who grows human body parts (helping humanity for people who lose limbs, etc). However, its not as it seems and it seems to be going very very wrong and down a dark path. He had similar illustrations like Chew (which makes me happy) and the characters are great as wall as the storyline. Looking forward to mor...
  • Hermit of Bowman Swamp
    Rural Louisiana, complete with plenty of references to Creole and Cajun culture, is a great setting for this blending of technology, agriculture, and the supernatural braided into a story of an estranged father and son trying to reconcile their past. There is just the right balance of humor for the subject matter, and there is plenty of moral ambiguity built in. This first trade volume of Farmhand made me smile often, but more importantly it real...
  • Christian Cuabo
    Stunning art! Creepy concept! Can't wait to read the next volume.
  • Lukas Holmes
    I liked CHEW. I like this.
  • Ruby
    After enjoying Chew for years, I'm so happy to see Rob Guillory's work again. It did not disappoint.
  • Fred
    Didn’t know what to expect, but gave this a shot because I enjoyed Chew so much. Well done!
  • Eric
    After finishing John Layman & Guillory's Chew, I wondered if I'd ever read a comic quite so original again. But Guillory's Farmhand pulls it off. His art also still manages to convey horror and be funny simultaneously. That's hard enough to do well in movies, never mind in comics. If you're suffering from super hero fatigue (and I'm experiencing some major super hero fatigue), and you appreciate the work of, say, David Cronenberg, and of course, ...
  • -RadioactiveBookworm-
    If you just take a quick look at this book, you won’t think it contains the story that it does. In a cartoony style, the characters just seem like normal people. That is, until you learn that the father of the main characters is a genius. He created a kind of artificial life, using plant and human DNA to work together to grow ready to transplant, farm fresh organs, as well as limbs and anything else you could think of that you need.Check out my...
  • Matt Graupman
    Hoo boy, this book is a wild ride. Family secrets, political drama, disabled Russian child spies; Rob Guillory’s “Farmhand” has a little bit of something for everyone, and those things are just the subplot stuff. The main plot is about a farm that grows human limbs, organs, and other bits and pieces for transplantation. Like I said, it’s a wild ride.“Farmhand” follows Zeke Jenkins and his family as they move back to his boyhood hometo...
  • Chris Lemmerman
    You know that argument against genetically modified plants? How would you feel about them if instead of growing flowers, they grew human body parts, fresh and ready for transplant? Never thought about that before? Well, now you will - welcome to Farmhand.Farmhand's first volume is jam packed. Like any new series, there are new characters to learn about, new settings, new ways in which the world works, and it's a lot to take in with only five issu...
  • Bianca
    Transplants are dangerous, prosthetics can be so expensive. What if we could just grow the new parts we needed? Zeke left the farm as of his father as a young man to make comics, but he’s grown a lot since then, and now he’s called home in the interest of cutting costs. He makes his return to Freetown with his wife, Mae and their two children to find that while Freetown looks like it hasn’t changed since the ‘60’s, the small town is goi...
  • Theediscerning
    Some kind of Soylent Green – meets Poison Ivy – drama goes on here. In Hicksville, USA, a man reluctantly goes back to the family fold, which is where he finds his elderly father engrossed in a bizarre organ farm – literally getting flowers, shrubs and trees to use a unique stem cell (whose design came to him in a dream) to grow body parts that can readily graft to any recipient, however reluctant or enthusiastic. What follows is a really r...