Plastic Farm #3 by Rafer Roberts
Well, this series has officially stopped making sense. Rafer mentions in his intro that this issue has little to do with the previous issues, at least right now, but for us to trust him because he knows what heâ€™s doing. OK, Iâ€™ll trust him. After all, I still have three issues sitting here, so I can verify that he knows what heâ€™s doing by what happens next. If itâ€™s still a mess by the end of #6, watch out! Because, um, consequences will be dire! Anyway, this one has two unrelated chapters to keep us busy. In the first one we have two skinny people who are reluctantly eating their dog. They seem to have a working truck, so why theyâ€™re eating their dog is a complete mystery. Theyâ€™re called on by a local commune to help with an injured member, and thatâ€™s the chapter. Then you have a drug deal of some kind going down involving a couple of detectives and a big crime figure. Thatâ€™s it for the main story. I have no idea at all where heâ€™s going with this, but he showed me with the first two issues that he can spin a compelling (and confusing) yarn, so Iâ€™ll stick around for a bit. The back-up story is by Sean Frost and Wendi Strang-Frost, and it might make even less sense than the rest of the book. All in all, easily the most confusing book of the series yet. Buy it today!