Chew Volume 2: International Flavor

Chew Volume 2: International Flavor

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Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic
impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly
discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, Presenting
the second storyline of IGN.com's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV
Splash Page.com's pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss is
about in this latest a twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks, cooks,
cannibals and clairvoyants.strangeness-and a shadowy killer with a particularly
sinister appetite.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 165 x 257 x 8mm | 272g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • col. comics
  • 1607062607
  • 9781607062608
  • 20,722

About John Layman

Ehe Rob Guillory mit Chew durchstartete, war er für Comic-Fans noch ein weitgehend unbeschriebenes Blatt, obwohl er in der Vergangenheit bereits für renommierte Verlage wie Random House und Dark Horse Comics tätig war. Zu Guillorys frühen Comic-Projekten zählen die Teilnahme an einem Benefiz-Band mit Stan Lee und anderen Comic-Schaffenden, sowie eine Kurzgeschichte im ersten Band der Popgun-Reihe für Image Comics. Der Künstler, der seine Comics nicht nur zeichnet, sondern auch selbst koloriert, lebt in Lafayette im US-Bundesstaat Louisiana. Für seine Arbeit an Chew wurde Guillory 2010 mit dem Harvey Award als Bestes Nachwuchstalent ausgezeichnet.
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Rating details

14,564 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 40% (5,777)
4 38% (5,592)
3 16% (2,369)
2 3% (503)
1 2% (323)

Our customer reviews

How can you compete with the deliciously simple yet astoundingly original ideas from the first book? You can't. This book is great but it is uncomfortably dwarfed by the genius of its predecessor. The art, prologues, concepts and characters are no longer new, yet not familiar enough to feel like family. It gets a bit more wacky and outlandish as you discover there are worse things to eat than dead people. After new characters come and go, all too briefly, it settles down to progressing events from the previous book. Reassuringly it answers those nagging questions you have and addresses those head-scratching events of the last volume so you start to see the bigger picture and things feel more comfortable. Previous characters return, and there are some more laugh out loud moments. The art hasn't changed style but doesn't feel as polished. Clearly the monthly deadline doesn't allow as much time as the artist would like. Special mention must go to the lettering. We see very few innovations in this area but there have been some really nice touches. A frosty retort has icicles on the speech bubble; an exclamation has the letters bursting out of the bubble; whispers use faint lettering and so on. If you liked the last book then you will definitely be buying this one. Whilst it isn't as shockingly new anymore the ideas are still original and the whole work is put together with love and care. This isn't a cynical cash-making endeavour this is premium storytelling. Certainly a Thumbs Up!show more
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