My my! Where in the world does the time go? It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I was reviewing the weirdness that is Factory #2 but here I am once again, all set to go with the third issue!
In fact, Titan Comics only recently released this installment of Elgo’s surreal dystopian saga on May 23, 2018. So are you ready for some more creepy cannibalistic industrialism? I sure hope so because we’re about to dive in head first!
If I thought the first two issues of Factory were strange, this one is no different. The story picks up where issue #2 left off, only now Quaid (as the human who stumbled into camp carrying a pig’s head was called) has now been declared king. Some follow him to find the pig-people (they are starving, after all) and the rest lead against Baron Gucco, who’s become infected with the mutating virus.
Raul, or Vigo, and his friends are resting at the pig-people’s camp, all of whom are blissfully unaware of the approaching humans. In addition to all the, the simian people have come out of hiding in order to wage their own war against both humans and pig-men.
And that pretty much sums up this issue. In short, things are getting a bit complicated.
If you’re new to this series, you won’t be finding any pretty artwork here. So, if that’s what you were hoping for, you’re going to be disappointed. In Factory #3, Elgo has stayed true the same artistic vision he had in the first two. He’s kept to a muted color palette of red, yellows, and oranges with just a few other colors thrown in. The art style he uses is meant to induce a visceral reaction as you move through the story and evoke a sense of disease and suffering.
Don’t forget—this is not a comic for the faint of heart. It’s not a lighthearted romp through a fantasy world. Through his narrative, Elgo is addressing very real social issues within our own society. And his way of doing that is pretty brutal.
As I said in my review for the first issue, this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea. That being said, as weird as Factory is, I really admire Elgo’s work. There is a lot of deeper meaning hidden within the story. If you get past the shock factor and the sheer grossness of it all, you’ll find a genuinely thought-provoking gem.
Writer: Yacine “Elgo” Elghorri
Artwork: Yacine “Elgo” Elghorri
Translation: Marc Bourbon-Crook
Editor: Johnathan Stevenson
Source – Titan
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