Plastic Farm #5 by Rafer Roberts
For some reason I havenâ€™t been keeping track of the artist for these issues, as Rafer only drew #1 and 2 (according to his website). Oops. Iâ€™ll dig up the rest of them soon. I mention this because, really for the first time in the series, some of the art was noticeably bad. I donâ€™t know if it was rushed or if itâ€™s just really tough to draw a rapidly changing party scene with people dancing and causing a ruckus, but those first 6 pages or so were tough to look at. After that it was fine, but that party scene was something else. Anyway, this issue still has nothing to do with anything else, at least not yet. It was titled â€œSeanâ€, so Iâ€™m guessing sheâ€™s the character to keep an eye on. Sean and a couple of friends crash a party, literally, and cause some havoc. The rest of the issue is calmer, dealing with Sean and her boyfriend, who is leaving as Sean sticks around for a year or so to get her degree. The backup story was an illustrated poem by Matt Dembicki called Witchâ€™s Tongue, which had the benefits of looking great and being more than a little bit creepy. All in all this was the weakest issue of the bunch, mostly due to that crappy stretch of art and a disjointed story, but the disjointed story is one of the good things about this comic. What can I say, Iâ€™m taking them as they come. Maybe thisâ€™ll turn out to be a crucial issue later, but Iâ€™d say pick up pretty much any one of the other issues for a better example of what this series is capable of.