Comic Book Review: CHEW (Vol 1 & 2)

May 2, 2017 4 Bullet Rating, Book Review, Comic Book Review 2

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Volume 1: Taster's Choice

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.

Collects CHEW issues #1-5

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Chew is a very character driven story. It is full of diverse and fascinating characters, that kept me pulled into the story and wouldn't let me go for one second!

Chew was weird, creative and absolutely entertaining. Guillory's artistic style created a unique canvas on which the story unfolds. The facial features captured something unexpected, really adding to the overall feel of Chew.

With elements of mystery, crime and humor, this is a story that really captured me and I dove right into volume 2.

4 Bullet rating

Volume 2: International Flavor

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, Presenting the second storyline of's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash's pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss is about in this latest a twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants.strangeness-and a shadowy killer with a particularly sinister appetite.

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YES. Chew continues to amaze me. Twists and turns pulled me through Volume 2 and I did not want to put it down. This second volume had some surprises that made the read a fun read from beginning to end.

So far, CHEW is an all out fun ride and I cannot wait to take a bite out of volume 3!

4 Bullet rating

Both of these books were borrowed from my local library. Booked & Loaded provides honest reviews, regardless of how the book is obtained. All views given are my personal opinions.

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2 Responses to “Comic Book Review: CHEW (Vol 1 & 2)”

  1. Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict

    Ok, this definitely has my interest for the fun department! I’m grossed out just thinking of the things he would have to eat! Does he just taste or does he actually have to swallow. Ewww LOL This would be too much fun!

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