Next month Top Shelf Productions will release F.A.R.M. System. The latest graphic novel from cartoonist Rich Koslowski is set in a near-future where superheroes train in a minor league before being called up to the “big leagues”. Ahead of the book’s release, The Beat is pleased to present a preview for the graphic novel.

Here’s how Top Shelf describes F.A.R.M. System:

For every hero who saves the galaxy and makes the front page, there are a dozen staffers working behind the scenes… and a hundred up-and-comers hoping to take their place. F.A.R.M. System is your ticket to the hidden world of super-powered individuals hoping to make the Big Leagues.

In the Farm System, having an incredible and unique power is only the first step. Guided by an army of agents, managers, and experts, recruits must undergo rigorous psychological evaluations, harassment and sensitivity seminars, marketing and endorsement workshops, and costume design meetings, all to boost their chances of recruitment into an A-list super-hero team.

Some recruits make “the Bigs.” Some have fleeting moments of glory, then lose it all. Some take “Blue Cowl” gigs as super-powered bodyguards for famous actors or powerful CEOs. Some flounder in the System for years, never getting “the call.” And some find success by joining teams of a… less reputable ilk.

F.A.R.M. System is the latest Top Shelf release from Koslowski. The cartoonist’s previous books include The King and Three Fingers, which he wrote and illustrated himself, and B.B. Wolf and the 3 LPs, which he illustrated with writer J.D. Arnold.

Check out the preview for F.A.R.M. System below. The graphic novel is due out in stores on Tuesday, November 8th.