Author: John Layman, Rob Guillory
Series: Chew #1
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: December 8, 2009
Genre: Graphic Novel
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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.
I saw Chew being reviewed multiple times before and it really seemed interesting. This guy can eat things and see what they’re about. He can only eat beets, beets don’t give him visuals. If he eats an apple he can see what tree it came from, what pesticides were used on it and so on. Now this goes for everything. Meat, vegetation, people. So gross right?
The storyline is awesome as well and funny. I am not very knowledgeable in graphic novels. I just started in on the Walking Dead graphic novels before seeing this one and trying it out so yea, very limited. The images are done great and very detailed. I saw a lot of people say don’t eat while you’re reading this but I didn’t think that. It wasn’t that bad.
This is a series that I will be continuing and recommend it to those who want to try to get into graphic novels.