A Little Bit on: Chew

Those looking for a new comic book to read that is tremendously offbeat, fresh, and super crazy entertaining, I highly suggest checking out Chew by writer John Layman and artist Rob Guillory.

The world of Chew is original, to say the absolute least. Chicken and bird meats are now illegal after an outbreak of bird flu that killed 23 million Americans, so most meats are now a blackmarket item. As if that weren’t crazy enough, the comic revolves around Tony Chu, a detective who is a “cibopath,” meaning he can take a bite out of anything and instantly get a psychic reading of where the object has been and what its life was like all the way to the point of Tony Chu’s initial bite. And this is not limited to just food. Chu gets hired by the FDA to help solve different investigations by using his cibopathic powers, in which he discovers secrets, lies, murders, and more, instantly by taking a chunk out of victim bodies.

The comic book debuted in mid-2009 and is an ongoing series published by Image Comics. If you haven’t been reading this killer title, definitely do yourself a favorite and pick up a couple of the series’ trades to catch up. The art is fantastic and the story is nothing you will be able to find in any other comic book series, guaranteed.

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Buy it: Chew Vol. 1 Taster's Choice
Chicken or the Egg?
Tony Chu, the hero of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew, has the ability to receive psychic impressions from anything that he eats. He may have gotten more than he bargained for after taking a bite out of a Kentucky fried drumstick in this sketch by Tradd Moore.

Chicken or the Egg?

Tony Chu, the hero of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew, has the ability to receive psychic impressions from anything that he eats. He may have gotten more than he bargained for after taking a bite out of a Kentucky fried drumstick in this sketch by Tradd Moore.

Showtime is turning the comic Chew into a half-hour TV show. 
The original comic by John Layman and Rob Guillory is about a federal agent named Tony Chu who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Except for beets - they don’t work for some reason. Set in the not-so distant future after the avian bird has wiped out millions, nations have placed strict bans on the farming, buying, selling, or consumption of any birds. This starts a snowball effect of black markets, speakeasies, cannibalism, and plenty of murder.
It’s a pretty crazy story with a heavy emphasis on the gut-churning gore  as you watch Chu eat all sorts of gross stuff like decaying dead dogs and  human flesh.
Via Deadline:

Stephen Hopkins is attached to direct and executive produce the project,  which hails from Circle of Confusion, the company behind AMC’s hit  series adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead.
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In addition to The Walking Dead, which has been renewed for a second season, Circle of Confusion is executive producing Powers, a drama project based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Oeming that was recently picked up to pilot by FX. Charles H. Eglee adapted the comic book for Sony TV and FX Prods., with Michael Dinner directing.

Should make for a fun TV show provided it’s not  plagued with slow pacing issues like The Walking Dead.

Showtime is turning the comic Chew into a half-hour TV show.

The original comic by John Layman and Rob Guillory is about a federal agent named Tony Chu who gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Except for beets - they don’t work for some reason. Set in the not-so distant future after the avian bird has wiped out millions, nations have placed strict bans on the farming, buying, selling, or consumption of any birds. This starts a snowball effect of black markets, speakeasies, cannibalism, and plenty of murder.

It’s a pretty crazy story with a heavy emphasis on the gut-churning gore as you watch Chu eat all sorts of gross stuff like decaying dead dogs and human flesh.

Via Deadline:

Stephen Hopkins is attached to direct and executive produce the project, which hails from Circle of Confusion, the company behind AMC’s hit series adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead.

In addition to The Walking Dead, which has been renewed for a second season, Circle of Confusion is executive producing Powers, a drama project based on the comic by Brian Michael Bendis and Mike Oeming that was recently picked up to pilot by FX. Charles H. Eglee adapted the comic book for Sony TV and FX Prods., with Michael Dinner directing.

Should make for a fun TV show provided it’s not plagued with slow pacing issues like The Walking Dead.

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