free read µ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook õ John LaymanOntrary and laughs when people make Asian stereotypes The whole thing is reinforced by blacks that can t se linking verbs or prepositions and a cover with a giant breasts but a head that is cropped out of the picture This is really accentuated when a character dies and she is torn The Spaniards Stolen Bride (Mills Boon Modern) (Mills Boon Modern) (Brides of Innocence, Book 2) up on the ground but still shows off her rackTo make matters worse the art while nicely stylized just accentuates everything that isgly in this world So there is never any contrast to the churlish adolescent writingI m really bummed that I bought this new because that means that I gave John Layman my money Weird is generally looked at as a positive in my worldview Normalcy whatever that is is boring but weird is always interesting by its very nature So when I kept hearing buzz about this weird little comic book series called
chew i felt the need to check itI felt the need to check it So I did And it s weird And I love itThe brain child of John Laymon with artwork by Rob Guillory Chew is a funny but gory satirical sci fihorror noir comedy series about an Asian Ame Really loved this as it has everything I love in #A Graphic Novelit S Hilarious #graphic novelit s hilarious a clever concept great charactersand a bit gross This was a real treat and such a fantastic edition Initially I was drawn to Chew because who could really resist a comic procedural drama whose main agent solves crimes by eating all sorts of nasties since as a cibopath he gets psychic impressions from anything he eats I wasn t disappointed as Chew is one of those works that actually succeeds with dark absurd humor and the premise is definitely creative The thinly veiled satire about government control conspiracies and estionable enforcement
As Well As The Clean Food And Foodie Bent Arenwell as the clean food and foodie bent aren heavy handed enough to cause eye rolling but noticeable enough to serve dual functions of fleshing out the setting and being appealing to hipsters who likely find the messages deep As a last thought Chew s appeal to me might actually be due to the combination of elements not sually blended successfully into one comic book series including textbook Western action comic characteristics such as bloodyexplicit violence and huge breasted women food industry and government criticism absurd dark The Playboys Virgin (Australian Playboys uirky humor and Rob Guillory s vibrant graffiti reminiscent artPS If you read Chew don t gloss over the papers signs flyer and articles on the walls At least some of them will amuse you p This is allegedly my second time reading this though I retain no memory of the first time This is another one of those books that I either read between the time I started keeping a reading log and the time I joined Goodreads I went through my logs and rated everything once I joined because I m crazy that way or it s a case of my mistaking it for another book and rating it by mistake Tony Chu has aniue psychic power Upon tasting anything he gets mental images of its history He can tell you the growing conditions of a piece of fruit when it was picked etc He can also tell you how the steer was slaughtered to make a steak which is why he prefers vegetables However if he s willing to ingest part of a corpse even a few drops of blood will do he can tell you who killed them which makes him a valuable asset in fighting crime There are certainly farcical elements Chu works for the FDA In this comic millions of people died. 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 gorgeous oversized edition loaded with extras follows Tony. This comic was awesome as long as you don t eat anything while you read it xD A strange and gruesome tale of law enforcement in an alternate niverse where a supposed bird flu pandemic killed millions and the FDA has since become the single most powerful arm of the US Government The art reminds me of the work of Sam Kieth and the setting reminds me parody of the alternate niverse on Fringe I m enjoying this series and especially I love how odd elements at first seem to be one liners or sight gags wind p becoming EXTREMELY important later on
"There s lots to like about this comic gore vomit tits vampires yet "s lots to like about this comic gore vomit tits vampires yet s a safety first cynicism nderlying the whole enterprise that plummets it into a goofy Establishment sitcomic Buddy cop drollery jail rape evasion wackiness coprophage riffing it s all here but just I don t know too obviously staged and plotted Even worse despite its premise where eating chicken is outlawed by the government due to some mysterious avian flu whatnot there are zero serious political or social The Millionaires Seductive Revenge (Australian Millionaires, uestions raised And though I d normally celebrate a comic that trolls the federal government by turning its agents into preposterous action heroes and its astronomers into sloppy drunkards this shit is dull andnfunny a MAD magazine parody gone hazy and predictable When our hero Tony Chu whose Cibopathic abilities allow him to conjure the past by eating corpses or occasionally live humans or their ashes or their excrement somehow gets to predict the future seriously even the ashes he licked must have had a vague plan I just lost it This is a silly contrived comic and I m hoping Layman has the balls to actually make The Drifter usncomfortable at some point Most of my discomfort and contempt came from his soothing calculated plot tell the truth Also the tits and vampire are clearly fake It has a good
PREMISE AND GETS POINTS FOR ORIGINALITYand gets points for originality I think I m starting to show my age on this It felt like I was reading some bullshit teenage wankfest Everything boils down to poop jokes gross out moments and extreme violence which believe it or not I m fine with but there needs to be something Instead what little is actually here is a constant barrage of asshole characters The book starts introducing the main character and his partner His partner is an nlikeable asshole Then it introduces a federal agent who is a pompous asshole Then he gets a new boss who somehow is an even bigger asshole Then we get to meet his brother who is also an asshole He does his job and interrogates some people who all happen to be assholes So there are a couple of antagonists they are all assholes We meet some scientists who happen to be assholes Then we run into another fed from another department she s an asshole too Really deep character development here Seriously the only person that we meet outside of the main character who isn t openly an asshole is a girl that we don t know anything about because she leaves the plot as soon as she appears So she isn t an asshole yet All of this is a vehicle for the writer to spout out racist sexist homophobic BS It s cool to do it because he s just writing what his characters would say right Except everyone is awfulAfter a while you start thinking that the main character must be a terrible person too because he isn t saying anything to the 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.
In an avian flu epidemic which prompted the US government to ban chickens This version of America is similar to the prohibition era only with fried chicken and eggs instead of booze And Chu s boss goes out of his way to assign him to cases which will reuire him to eat disgusting thingsBut overall it s played fairly straight The book is plotted in five issue story arcs but like Robert Kirkman s Invincible there are plot hooks that first appear many issues before they re built pon Layman #has a definite ending that he s building toward and it looks #a definite ending that he s building toward and it looks be a fun ride getting there Recommended This was strange yet interesting Interesting but sometimes disgusting Chu is a cop who gets sworn in as an FDA agent when they learn of his special ability to TASTE a bit than others It leads to some cannibalistic detective work Hence the Eww factor The whole world has gone crazy for chicken when it becomes illegal Who would have thought that would be the hottest item on the black market ever It is confusing at first but gets better after the first couple issues once I get into the pacing and start to nderstand what is going on Although I still have estions The art is not
my favorite style but it is well done and descriptive I don t read very many comics do theyfavorite style but it is well done and descriptive I don t read very many comics do they them comics stillbut when I saw the premise for this series I could not resist Tony Chu is Cibopathic which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats The only thing that he can eat and not be subjected to a Johnny Mnemonic download overload moment are beets I like beets but I know that it wouldn t take me long to develop a passionate abhorrence of the rather niue taste of that particular vegetable Too much of a good thing is welltoo much of a good thing Tony works for the FDA in a world where poultry due to an epidemic of Avian Flu has become an illegal commodity on a level with heroin Naturally a black market for chicken becomes vibrantly alive to fulfill the sudden desperate desires of a poultry starved population It is Tony s job to take down traffickers and keep the world safe from a recurrence of another devastating epidemic My favorite character is Mason Savoy a charmer a foodie extremely competent and the villain He is also Cibopathic Mason has possession of Tony s ear and is willing to se it You ll have to read the book if Tony gets to be too much of a problem Tony has a partner named John Colby with half a cybernetic face after an nfortunate accident in an illegal chicken kitchen He is not a straight and narrow by the book cop but he does have Tony s back when he needs it most There are a host of supporting actors that are not only interesting but provide key roles that give buoyancy to the plot One of my favorites was Lin Sae Woo An extremely curvy bad ass gal that works for the Department of Agriculture I m hopeful of a resurrection later in the series I know with the percentage of people who do not like beets I ve probably insured by putting such a healthy bowl at the start of this review that this review will not receive any attention I want to say to those strong willed enough to get passed the beets that I heartily enjoyed this book I laughed out loud I deformed my face into several niversal signs of disgust I found the dialogue clever and refreshing I have volume two on my next book order. For the first ten issues of IGNcom's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash Page's Best New Series of 2009 Collects the New York Times' best seller Taster's Choice as well as the follow p story arc International FlavorThis edition collects CHEW #1.