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Review – Farmhand #10 (Image Comics)

Farmhand #10 (Image Comics) cover (detail) by Rob Guillory
Farmhand #10
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  • Writing - 9/10
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  • Art - 9/10
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Summary

Writer: Rob Guillory
Artists: Rob Guillory & Taylor Wells
Cover Artists: Rob Guillory & Tayor Wells
Publisher: Image Comics
Maturity Rating: M
Release Date: July 24th, 2019

Farmhand #10 brings a close to the second season in the series, but it’s clear that there is still a lot left to this mystery of plants and implants.

 

The Plot Continues to Grow in Farmhand #10

Farmhand #10 brings a conclusion to the second season (no pun intended) in the series, and it does so on a dramatic note. There’s clearly still a lot left to this story, so there’s no doubt that there’s going to be at least one more season to Farmhand.

Farmhand has always been fast-paced, thanks to the ever-evolving plot. But it seems like lately, each issue changes the plot more drastically than the last. And this issue is no exception to that. At least we’re starting to get some answers. Granted, we’re getting just as many questions added back onto that list…

Writing

Farmhand #10 (Image Comics) cover by Rob Guillory
Farmhand #10 (Image Comics) cover by Rob Guillory

It’s been clear since day one that Rob Guillory had a very specific plan for Farmhand. But every now and then, he firmly reminds us of that fact. I felt that way while reading Farmhand #10. It really felt like we had been building up to this point for a while now. I just couldn’t see it until we got here.

A lot of ground was covered in this issue, but surprisingly it never felt rushed. Instead, we simply bounced from one place to the next, following the plot. This issue did a great job of including most of the primary and even secondary characters that have been introduced so far. So in some ways, it did feel like a wrap-up. But that holds with the season finale, I suppose. It did worry me for half a heartbeat that the series was concluding. That’s something I’m not prepared to see happen just yet.

This issue managed to perfectly balance the curiosity of the unknown with the gratification of getting answers. There was no info-dumping, nor were we left high and dry. Having the plot evolve along the way has resolved a lot of those issues. And it’s left me with even more questions. Here’s hoping the break between seasons isn’t too long.

Art

The artwork for Farmhand has been amazingly consistent this whole time. It probably helps that both Guillory and Taylor Wells have stayed on the project. That being said, there were some really noteworthy moments in Farmhand #10.

For example, the cover for this issue might be my favorite (so far). I feel like it’s a perfect example of everything that is going on in this series, without having it overstated. And of course, the color palette for it is absolutely striking. I love the combination of the vibrant greens on one side, and the darker shades and black on the other.

There were a ton of scenes and characters to portray in this issue. Many of the characters we already know, but there were some new ones. And many of those new ones had unique side effects from their implants. So it was fascinating seeing new variations on the theme.

Conclusion

Farmhand #10 went a long way in changing many elements in the series that up until now we have taken for granted. It really flipped some expectations on their heads. Yet the core theme is still there; it’s just…mutating. It’s actually oddly appropriate when you think about it.

Part of me is sad that this is the season wrap-up for Farmhand. The rest of me is curious to know how many more seasons are planned. I’m sincerely not sure how far Guillory is planning on taking this plot, but I’m anxious to find out.


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Cat Wyatt is an avid comic book reader, as well as a reader of novels. Her favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, though she's usually willing to try other genres as well. Cat collects Funko Pop figures, Harry Potter books (different editions), and has more bookshelves than she's willing to admit.

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