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