Chew Vol. 1

Chew Vol. 1

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by John Layman, Rob Guillory
     
 

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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

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Collects Chew Vol. 1 #1-5!

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.

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Library Journal
Former police officer Tony Chu eats terrible things in the name of justice. Getting psychic input through his taste buds, he can nibble on a hot dog and tell you all about the poor pig that went into it. (Somehow, this doesn't happen with beets, which quickly become his favorite food.) Suddenly, after a polite slurp of stew tells him that the cook is a serial killer, Tony is working for the FDA to solve bizarre food-related crimes. He has to chomp on some pretty disgusting body parts to get his clues, but that just makes Tony's story even more yucky and entertaining. Layman sends his freaky premise off into a convoluted mystery, peppered (sorry!) with colorful characters: a portly British-y sidekick, a pretty and gifted food writer, yakuza, Russian vampire aficionados, and various weirdos. VERDICT Layman's plotting is top-notch, and Guillory's skillfully grotesque color art makes a perfect medium for Tony and his grimy world. Plenty of unfinished business builds anticipation for Volume 2. With strong language and discreet sexual references; recommended for high school and up, including fans of The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service.—M.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781106900104
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Series:
Chew Series , #1
Sold by:
Trajectory
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
126
Sales rank:
961,375
File size:
59 MB
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Age Range:
17 Years

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