Image Comics has wheeled out the first teasers for Harvest, the upcoming Shadowline miniseries from writer A.J. Lieberman (Cowboy Ninja Viking) and artist Colin Lorimer (Dark Horse Presents) set in the shadowy world of illegal organ trafficking as Dr. Ben Dane decides to steal back what he’s implanted.
“I had always wanted to do a really sick and twisted book and this world has always fascinated me, so it seemed like a good fit. Especially for the revenge aspect of the story, which ‘Harvest,’ at its heart, is,” Lieberman tells Comic Book Resources. “Excuse the pun. I mean, here we have a ex-surgeon who is tracking down the rich and powerful who paid for illegal organs and taking those organs back. It gets pretty sick. The illegal organ harvesting black market is now a global business onto itself — it’s massive and highly illegal and ridiculously unregulated. But here’s the thing: it makes hundreds of millions of dollars a year. If you were to suddenly make it legal, the combined worldwide profits would make it one of the most profitable businesses in the world. And that’s why it never truly goes away or can be stamped out. It’s just too profitable.”
You can see the teasers and solicitation text below, and read what Lieberman has to say about the series at CBR. Harvest debuts in August.
Harvest #1 (of 5)
Story by: AJ Lieberman
Art By: Colin Lorimer
Diamond ID: JUN120439
Human traffickers. Rogue medical teams. Yakuza run organ mills and a six year-old drug fiend. Welcome to Dr. Benjamin Dane’s nightmare. His only way out? Bring down the man who set him up by reclaiming organs already placed in some very powerful people. If Dexter, ER and 100 Bullets had a three-way and that mind blowing tryst somehow resulted in a kid, that kid would read HARVEST. Medical Grade Revenge.