Saturday, September 28, 2013

Chew, Volume One: Taster's Choice

Author:  John Layman
Illustrator: Rob Guillory
Year: 2009
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages: 128

Goodreads Description:

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.

This was such an interesting comic. It was fun and clever and witty. I can't wait to read more of the series and see where it goes and what happens with Tony Chu. I just wonder what was going on in the heads of the writer(s) to come up with the idea of a person who can bite into food and get psychic impression from the food and know where it's been and know about the people and things that have come into contact with it. Amazing. It sounds like something from the TV show Fringe. 


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