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Chew #1
By John Layman, Rob Guillory
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Tony Chu is a cop 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. It's a dirty job, and Tony has to eat terrible things in the name of justice. And if that wasn't bad enough, the government has figured out Tony Chu's secret. They have plans for him, whether he likes it or not. Edit Description (Description last edited by TheReview)
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 On the contrary, my esteemed constables.   July 24, 2014   Report Abuse
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I came into this comic with the idea that it was zombie related. I was so wrong. Chew is the story of Tony Chu. Tony is a cop. He is also a cibopath, which means that when he eats something, he gets psychic sensations about where everything in it came from, except, for unknown reasons, beets.

Tony lives in a time where the government has outlawed chicken due to bird flu fears. Because of this, things like chicken speakeasies and Poultfree imitation chicken exist. Sounds crazy, right? That seems pretty tame when you find out what happens after Tony and his partner's stakeout. I'm going to stop there, don't want to give away too much of the story.

The comic has great attention to detail, as well as a great hook to bring the reader in. Plus the story is just believable enough to keep it grounded in reality. The characters are very well written, and are quite believable as well.

The only real bad thing about the comic in my opinion is the lack of rereadability. Some comics you can read over and over again, but this one isn't really one of them. That's not to say that later issues in the series have this problem as well, but the first issue does for sure.

Chew #1 is a good comic overall. It has drama, suspense, a little bit of a sci-fi element, and just enough craziness to make it unpredictable. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get into a new series. And, to top it all off, the issue is free on Google Play. How about that?
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