Chew Volume 1 : Taster’s Choice by John Layman & Rob Guillory

6839093I recently got Chew over the weekend from a local convention. The artist behind Chew was a special guest at the con. This graphic novel has been on my TBR for a while. The concept of it sounded really cool. It deals with a conspiracy, bird flu, FDA, and cannibalism. The main character has the ability to see memories attached to whatever he eats. This gets him in trouble throughout the volume. I have to say that the second half of the volume is what got me excited to read more. It took me a few chapters to fully grasp what was going on. It was a bit all over the place at the beginning so it is definitely something you have to stick with if you want it to get better.

The art style is honestly really cool. I feel like the way the character’s are drawn is fitting to their personalities. The main character isn’t necessarily likable in my opinion but I think that is the point. It is a series that you have to go into with an open mind. I think the concept of it is honestly super interesting. The way that they took something that could easily happen in today’s society and twist it into an interesting story line is suburb.

Overall, I think this is a really good graphic novel series to get into. The whole series is now completed and it consists of 12 volumes. I don’t think the series gets enough love as it is so if you like strange and quirky series then I would give it a shot.

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars | Read: August 17th

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Pages: 128

Genre: Mystery / Graphic Novel


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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