Chew - John Layman & Rob Guillory | Comic Review

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Pages: 128 paperback
Publication date: December 8th, 2009
Publisher: Image Comics
How I got the copy: Library 
Rating:  4 out of 5
Genre: Sci-fi/Graphic Novel
Series: Volume 1

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.

This graphic novel follows an Asian-American man named Tony Chu, who works as a detective but soon loses his job when he is found chewing on the perp he was after in an alley way. Tony Chu is only jobless for less than a minute before Special Crimes Divisions of the DFA want Chu on their team. It doesn't take long until Chu figures out why they want him on their team and it's because he's a cibopathic! Which means he can see how what he eats has died and who they or it were.

Such a strange concept but it works! and I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It's gory and action packed. But I will admit that some of the concept confused me at first but after understanding their world it was really fun to read.

I don't have too much to say just because it's so short and I haven't read many graphic novels yet to really judge. I gave this first volume a 4/5 stars and I intend to pick up the rest of the Chew volumes.


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