Chew Volume 1: Tasters Choice

Chew Volume 1: Tasters Choice

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Special Introductory Price! 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 Division of the FDA, the
most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their
strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Collects CHEW #1-5.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 163 x 254 x 10mm | 299g
  • Fullerton, United States
  • English
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 1607061597
  • 9781607061595
  • 53,897

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

37,006 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 37% (13,508)
4 36% (13,217)
3 18% (6,803)
2 5% (2,032)
1 4% (1,446)

Our customer reviews

The main character is a detective who gets psychic impressions from the things he eats. And that is the least crazy thing in the entire book. If you've been reading comics for a long time, you'll understand that unique concepts aren't exactly at a surplus. As the kind of person who will absolutely absorb every genre and style of comic series as if it were my very lifeblood, I find myself in a precarious position. As much as I love everything comics do - the way the good ones masterfully combine text and images to stunning artistic genius, the way bad ones are so charismatically charming in their pulpy trashiness... you get to a point where it really does feel like running in circles. Chew aims to change this. With a concept of utter inanity and an artist so new to the block you can practically hear him cutting his teeth, Chew is so deliciously fresh it blows my mind. The world of Chew is a demented cartoon universe in which the characters have names like "Ms. Mintz" and "Savoy" - the focus on food, taste, cooking, etc. - and yet it brings a decidedly adult tone to the proceedings. Characters swear like a sailor, there's death, violence, murder, gore. It's almost MAD-esque in its lunacy, and yet it has a not-so-subtle undercurrent of dry political satire almost unique of early 2000AD serials. But I think the strangest thing about the series is that it... is... beautiful. Rob Guillory's style smacks you right in the gut with bright, eye-popping visuals that create an atmosphere like something out of a dream. Despite Layman's witty, flowing script, it truly is the art that takes Chew from merely another stupid-fun comedy series to being something truly and utterly unique. I'm reminded of Steve Purcell; and then, Sam & Max was never so deceptively cringe-worthy. Beneath the purile nature of a lot of what goes on lies a provocative surreality, breathing a genuine life into what could have easily been a flash in the pan. Chew goes on for a long, long time after Volume 1. If I had the power I'd compel you to buy all of it at once and just lose yourself into this bizarre pseudo-fantasy. Instead, I'll say this: take a chance on this plucky little volume, and see if you don't like the taste of more
by Andrew Deavin
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