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Farmhand, Vol. 2: Thorne in the Flesh

(Farmhand #6-10)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  389 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Jedidiah Jenkins is a simple farmer. But his cash crop isn't corn or soy. He grows fast-healing, highly-customizable human organs.

For years Jed's organic transplants have been a miracle cure. Of course, that was before his former patients began to transform into something not quite human.

As these poor souls come to the Jenkins Farm searching for answers, a dark figure lurk
Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 17th 2019 by Image Comics
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destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
I'm so glad I finally continued this series! It's such a fun, fascinating premise with some really creepy, gross imagery and lovable characters. I love the art style, the storytelling, everything about it and I'm so eager to read Volume 3 next! ...more
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
I am very glad that I had the second volume ready to go after reading the first and this did not disappoint. The plot continues to be interesting and imaginative and thee artwork continues to really lend itself to the story. The story has gotten a bit more dark and family relationships continue to evolve. I am excitedly and impatiently waiting for the release of Vol.3. I can easily say this graphic novel series is one of my favorite I have read.
Alex Sarll
Turns out there are unfortunate side-effects of growing organs for transplant on actual plants - who could have guessed, eh? In that sense this is a fairly standard mad science story, and not even one I agree with - imagine if we really could do that! Especially if, as here, it's not even being controlled by a sinister megacorp. Nor is the human side of the story, with a family reluctantly moving back to the father's home town, anything desperately novel. But the lively, rounded weirdness of Gui ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Creepier than the first.

Farmhand is still going steady with its plot. The first volume feels a little more fast pace but this second volume is definitely spookier! Finding out more about the planets and how they function while the Jenkins family is trying to hold it together. It still has its funny moments which is why I like this series so much, the humor sneaks up on ya. The end/cliff hanger was great and I'm very excited for the next arch!
Rick Brose
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where the first volume introduced an intriguing concept with cool art, volume two starts to dive into the meat of this story. I enjoyed the unfolding plot, as we get to see glimpses of the past intermingled. The art remains an excellent fit for the narrative as well. At this point, I feel fully invested in Farmhand.
Jul 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Another solid volume. I feel like the art trumps the story and without the great art, the story would be a miss. Alot of info and dialogue dumps which Im not a massive fan of
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Really looking forward to where this series goes! Can't wait for the next volume! ...more
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A well-drawn and written story. I look forward to seeing where he goes with the story.
Jul 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Second volume is starting to grow in momentum. I like the interesting concept of this series. I hope we see more of Thorne's side as the story continues. ...more
Dec 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Kyle Dinges
Jan 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Farmhand continues to impress in volume 2. In this volume we get a shift more towards horror, now that the groundwork for the series was laid out in the first volume. I find it to really be an intriguing story, not least of all because it seems fresh. I can't think of much else on the shelves right now that it compares too.

While the tonal shift towards horror is the big development, there's still plenty of family drama to stay invested in the characters. And there's plenty of humor dropped in to
Nov 05, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics-image
I really like the dynamic in the Jenkins family, it feels so realistic it helps keep the story grounded, it makes me feel like these people were yanked out of a family drama and dumped into this world. And when you have characters being possessed by mind controlling plants you really need that level of realism.

The overall story continues to develop but it really is Zeke and his relationship with his father, sister, wife and kids that I really enjoy.

The artwork is great as usual, so I look forwar
Aug 04, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019, graphic-novels
Individual issue reviews: #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10

Total review score: 2.4
Matt Graupman
Jul 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I feel like botanical horror is a severely under-explored sub-genre. I mean, you have the campy “Little Shop Of Horrors” and Scott Smith’s excellent killer vines thriller, “The Ruins,” and then... what else? Well, you can now add Rob Guillory’s bizarre medicinal-seed-turned-monster-making-mutagen freakout “Farmhand” to the canon, a book that is unlike anything else on the shelves of your local comic shop. I loved the first volume of the series but I also noted in my review that, tonally, it felt ...more
Ben Zimmerman
Jul 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
The story in this comic is spotty. I feel like Guillory consolidated things since volume 1 and the series is more focused, but it's still kind of loose in terms of theme and metaphor. This is to be expected of most serialized media though. A lot of the appeal of this comic is the art. Guillory knows how to craft comics. His cinematography, for lack of a better word, is phenomenal. Characters are expressive and iconic. Backgrounds are beautiful. Page layouts are elegant. Even if the story isn't b ...more
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
So yea I'm addicted to this series now. This one was better than the first! So everyone who got a new body part is having weird stuff growing out of them and is turning them violent. Our main characters are trying to hold it together but the ending!! OMG what is going to happen next! And I must say I love the green floaty dog that is helping the son out... so cute! Good story and good illustrations. ...more
Nov 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I feel like the writing is getting better. Guillory is coming into his stride, and the series’ tone is coming together. It’s less comedy, more heart. Of course, the story takes more dramatic turns as the mystery unfolds, so it seems natural the tone would be less comedic.

In any case, I’m still enjoying the book. Lots of fun transformations, reminds me of all the variations of cibo-whatnots in Chew.
Dec 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a really interesting series. I love the art, and visual jokes. It's a little off putting, but appropriate, that everything has this sickly green overlay.
My problem with this series is so many things could have been prevented with a little communication. I have no sympathy for Jedidiah. He deserves whatever happens because of his lack of communication. Andy should be treated better.
BUT. This is very Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and I am loving it.
Chris Lemmerman
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Just when you think you know what Farmhand is trying to be, it turns into something else entirely.

It's a bit of a slow burn, with a lot going on in the background that infers things rather than outright states them, and a few subplots take the backseat in favour of the main characters and their drama, but that doesn't mean it's not compelling as hell.
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pretty cool follow up. I don't think that the story was advanced very much. The story's definitely original and the artwork is great. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens from here. Side note: I listened to the free soundtrack that comes with the book. It didn't enhance the experience, but was an interesting piece of music. ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Rob Guillory’s work sooooo much. CHEW is my favorite series, so I was very excited to get into Farmhand after that. This volume has a bit more story building for the overall concept. Beautiful art.
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Some sort of dark, Swamp Thing vibe going on here. This second volume isn't quite as goofy as the first, as the story gets darker and creepier. It is something of a slow burn, but I'm kind of surprised at how good a storyteller Guillory is, in addition to his bold art. Looking forward to volume 3. ...more
Devon Munn
Jul 29, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Continues to be a oddly intriguing series. And whoa, that twist at the end....what?!?!
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Body horror + great characters + vibrant cartooning = winner.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Freaky and awesome. Good stuff all around. The story is compelling and coming together. I’m very interested in seeing what’s happening next. Very much so.
Payge Rustad
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very excited to continue this story. The first volume was intriguing, but volume 2 has me hooked.
The Paperback Princess (Moni)
3.5 rounded up. Some confusion about the presence of Gumbo
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novels
Actual rating: 2.5 stars. I feel bad giving this book a low rating, but it's just not keeping my attention. I won't be continuing the series. ...more
Angelika Fuller
Dec 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Too many questions with too long to wait!
Kris Ritchie
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forgot to rate this but I enjoyed it
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Born, raised and currently based in Lafayette, Louisiana, Rob Guillory is most known for his art on Image Comics' longrunning series CHEW. Written by John Layman, the book has achieved much success, winning two Harvey Awards (including Best New Talent for Guillory) and two Eisner Awards (Best New Series in 2010 and Best Continuing Series in 2011). ...more

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