Chew, Volume 1: Taster's 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...

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Overview

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.

Winner of the 2010 Eisner Award for Best New Series

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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607061595
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 11/28/2009
  • Series: Chew Series , #1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 165,747
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    Really Good. The story is funny and really entertaining. Some o

    Really Good.

    The story is funny and really entertaining. Some of the stuff may seem ridiculous but all the characters help fit everything nicely. The art is also amazing and unique. A must-buy for those looking for something light and fun to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2014

    Tony Chu sees information about people, places, things whenever

    Tony Chu sees information about people, places, things whenever he eats something other than beets. Beets are safe and don't cause visions. In this volume, Tony joins the FDA and begins to learn the ropes.

    The graphics are fun and detailed adding to the story and often humor.

    A crisp yet somewhat formulaic in the realm of "superheroes" narrative leads Tony's adventures.

    Without giving too much plot away, I will just say this:

    Overall, a fun read.

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

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    So unbelievably good!!!!              So, its one thing to have

    So unbelievably good!!!!              So, its one thing to have an incredible idea.  Its quite another to actually pull it off without a hitch.  This book blends an insane idea (a few actually), dark humor, action, and mystery.  Add artwork perfectly suited for the book and you have a near flawless book.  I can't wait to read the volume!

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