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Harvest #4 Review5
Benjamin rushes to get the kidney into the woman Mariko can't seem to find. Could this be Benjamin's last operation?
So far, Benjamin Dane was a surgeon who lost his job. Then he started doing some black market organ harvesting for some pretty bad guys. Now, after learning about everything that's been really going on, Dr Dane wants revenge.
This issue opens with a fantastic scene of Dane, hopped up on pills, performs surgery on someone who is slowly falling asleep. It's incredibly creepy and suspenseful and it really sets the tone for the rest of the issue. This issue makes the great statement that sometimes, you have to do immoral things for moral reasons.
We actually get a great scene of action here, as Dr Dane runs for his life, that leads to some great "oh crap!" moments for the reader. This "on the run" moment is paced out wonderfully. It moves quickly, but you'll look over the pages again and again because Colin Lorimer's art is beautiful. This leads the reader to an actual "laugh out loud" moment in the book that was completely unexpected, but surprisingly refreshing.
The ending to this issue is fantastic and it will really drag you in for issue 5, which is the last of the mini-series. It's a big cliffhanger, drawn out on a great looking splash page.
My favorite part of this issue and this series is Colin Lorimer's art. There is no wasted space between panels. Lorimer is brilliant when it comes to page set-up and overall layouts. Your eye will naturally follow the panels and chain of events. It's a book (artistic-wise) you can turn your brain off to read, and I mean that in the best way possible.
This is a mini-series that makes me extremely happy because the topic of the book has never been talked about in comics, that I know of. Writer A.J. Lieberman took an idea that is a bit out there and made it into a great series.
I've said it a few times, in previous reviews. I'm not the biggest fan of the imaginary child/his subconscious that follows him around. I think it really helps develop Dr Dane more, what makes him tick, and adds a bit to the story, but personally, I'm not the biggest fan.
Please don't start reading here. The mini-series is almost over. Find the first 3 issues, then pick this one up.
Every issue of this book has been great. HARVEST is a truly unique idea that works extremely well on the page. This issue was chalk full of suspense, and it's a book you should really check out. Aside from Lieberman's writing, Lorimer's art is tops. It's a great creative team that I would love seeing work together in the future.
Overall, I highly recommend this issue.