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Chew, Vol. 5: Major League Chew Paperback – May 8, 2012
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Chew 5 is the first book in the series which I haven't fallen in love with 100% and that might be for a couple of reasons. First off Tony and John Colby are broken up and sent to different departments in the police force for no real reason which felt a bit contrived. Second, there seem to be more and more people with weird eating powers being introduced by the book. Also, the book doesn't really play a big part in the overall story arc, it's more of a side road and standalone book; but I wanted to find out more about the main story.
That said, there's still all of the elements fans of the series love like the whacky storylines. In one, a chocolate sculptor is so good at sculpting objects from chocolate that they attain the characteristics of that object. In another, a murderous barrista serves up coffee that makes you kill. And of course the wonderful image of seeing Tony in a kilt on a Segway.
Rob Guillory's artwork is still mesmerizingly brilliant. He goes further in this book, cramming in loads of detail in the panels so there are figures of pop culture in the background, along with lots of fun graffiti and side-jokes in between the letters.
Chew remains one of the best and most original comics series going at the moment and "Major League Chew" will tick most of the boxes fans of the series love it for. Here's hoping John Layman's original interesting storyline isn't lost in later books.
If you're still reading this and not out buying the latest volume of Chew, you must not be acquainted with this wonderfully weird series about an FDA agent with a very strange gift. - (See Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice)
It's a great day! Even Mike Applebee's sweat stains are smiling. Why? Because the bane of Mike's existence, Chu, has been demoted to traffic. Hence, the kilt/segway thing. But, this is Chu we're talking about here. Things will begin to get wacky before the ink on his first parking ticket has dried.
This is a great addition to the series. You'll see plenty of familiar faces popping up in the book. Those astoundingly top-heavy gals from the USDA are back. So is sportswriter Dan, Amelia's insanely jealous and insanely insane ex-beau from the last installment. And two of my favorite things - coffee and chocolate - play a big part in the action.
Where else can you find baseball, Elvis impersonators, butter sculpture, and severed limbs all in one slim, colorful volume.
Welcome back, Chew.
If you read Chew before you probably know how much fun it is. This volume will not let you down. Pick it up.
The story is truly sick and inspired. The volume divides its attention b/w Chu and his #### (hashtags to prevent a spoiler for those who haven't read Vol. 4).
Rob's art just keeps getting better. I don't know of another penciler whose style is in the same universe as Rob's. It is worth picking up Vol.5 just to admire the pages. As for John Layman, what hasn't been said already? He's truly a story-telling master.
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This (Trade #5) is an AWESOME "Chew".
One of the best.
*** Take my word for it and buy it. You won't be disappointed***
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What? How is this still awesome. I can't get enough. Chew is like candy.Published 17 months ago by sinisterjuggernaut
Excellent book; just when you think the series couldn't get any better, it does. One twist after another; looking forward to the next book.Published on January 5, 2014 by Corey81
A great title that I ordered as part of a gift for my fiance who's just getting interested in comics. We both highly recommend it.Published on October 31, 2013 by Derrick Grimes
They just keep getting more awesome. The characters and story develop the way any worthwhile piece of literature is written. YOU MUST KEEP READING.Published on March 28, 2013 by Aces