WTF? Honestly, there is just no other way of putting it. I've read some off-beat comics in my time, and the first volume of Jessica Farm was definitely unusual and not at all what I was expecting. It was part fantasy, part thriller, part mystery. Volume 2, however, while picking up right where Volume 1 left off, goes so far beyond the realm of absurd that I really don't know what to think or say about it.
I won't even talk about what happens when Jessica and Sugar go into the Rainbow Room, as (a) it is not really necessary to be as graphic as it is and (b) it doesn't really serve any purpose in the story (unless Jessica is going to later become pregnant in the next book).
After reading this book, I can honestly say I have no intention of picking up Volume 3, which, by the way, is said at the end of this book to be coming out in 2024 - definitely NOT worth the wait or the read.
Don't know how long it has been since I have been completely and utterly disappointed in a comic that I've bought and read. Sure, some may not be to my liking, and some may not measure up to my expectations. But Volume 2 of Jessica Farm is just so completely jumbled by the art (when you try to draw that many creatures fighting each other all at once, it becomes hard to separate one from another in the melee - of course, though, now that I think about it, perhaps that was Simmons' idea in doing it), and the story has gotten so far off the beaten path that I can't say that I understand, or even want to understand, what is going on with it and in what direction it is really headed. The oddity of it may have been intriguing in the first book, but it's just way too out there in this one to be understood.
Oh well, you never know until you try it, right?
RATING: 3 Grokk-flokkers out of 10 just for remaining faithful to his one page of story and art per month (this second volume having been created from January 2008 through December 2015).