Thursday, January 30, 2014

chew, vol. 1: taster's choice

chew, vol. 1: taster's choice
john layman & rob guillory
image comics
published 2009

Tony Chu is a detective with a secret.  A weird secret.  Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why.  He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Divsion of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.

Ermahgawd this was so good!

Twisted, surprising, grotesque, hilarious and sweet (yes, sweet).  LOVED IT!  Tony Chu is my favorite new cop even though his method of investigation rolls my stomach.  The art is fantastic, but the story steals the show.

After 116 million people worldwide died of what the government deemed avian flu all chicken became illegal.  Tony and his partner John Colby are on a stakeout trying to get evidence of a Poultry Speakeasy and it's proprietor who is responsible for 5 murders.  Right after they see the break they needed they're approached by a giant named Savoy who works for the FDA and what happens afterwards changes Tony's life forever.

Cases that are all unconnected seem to be piecing together to all be related, or at least close to it.  Everything has to do with the chickens and it all goes back to whether the avian flu was a real thing or a government conspiracy.  Tony's less concerned with what the government is up to and more with following the rules.  We'll see how long that lasts.

1 comment:

  1. Been meaning to get this for so long now. Seems like Chew is the hottest Image title not named Walking Dead. Just the idea of the series and the humor tied in make it sound so intriguing.


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