Comic Review: Chew, Volume 1: Taster’s Choice
Do you like food? How about beets? Maybe you wished chicken was illegal but don’t have the government backing to follow through. Well, if so writer John Layman (Puffed, Gambit) and artist Rob Guillory (Teddy Scares, Popgun Anthology) have put together something truly wonderful.
Chicken and other birds have been outlawed around that globe after a devastating bird flu pandemic. Most crime is now associated with the illegal sale of those animals. Tony Chu is a police officer with a special gift. He is a cibopath — whatever he eats results in a psychic impression. He will see the entire lifespan of the food, where it was grown/raised right to when it ended up on his plate. Things only get better from there.
The writing is quite in-depth. You’ll find yourself reading about something supposedly random only for it to pop up issues later as a new story arc. The illustrations are bold and bright. It does not hold back any punches when it comes blood. If you are looking for a book to make you laugh and leave you wanting more, look no further.