- File Size: 48821 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics (December 14, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007KAN33O
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- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #241,048 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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"Taster's Choice" is an introduction to the unusual world and people Layman and Guillory have created. "Chew" stars Tony Chu; he's a police detective and a "cibopath," meaning he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats, aside from beets that is. Chu is recruited by the FDA, which has now become the most powerful law-enforcement branch of the United States government, due to a bird flu pandemic that actually lead to the illegalization of all poultry. The FDA needs Tony to solve mysteries and murders with his special ability. Unfortunately for our protagonist, this usually involves eating incredibly gross things.
Tony isn't the only interesting character in the series, nor is he the only cibopath. Savoy, another agent for the FDA is also a cibopath, and he's Tony's new partner. He's also full of great surprises. Tony's new boss is a rather mean and hateful personality, who seems to only enjoy himself when giving Tony an extremely hard time. There's also a love interest, but this story arc is more focused on laying the foundation for the story and defining each of the character's role, so Tony's crush will have to wait.
Layman's writing style is quick, charming and a bit sarcastic.Read more ›
What I read actually managed to make a detective in a world where chicken has been outlawed, who eats things and knows what his food experienced seem realistic (or at least made me feel like it took place in a world where it was possible).
The art was cartoony but full of gore. The art complemented the story so well that I don't think I would reccomend this comic nearly as highly if it hadn't had Rob Guillory's art.
Normally when a comic is the big indy hit of the year I find it mildly underwhelming, but in this case I found it deserves all the praise it has been getting.
Do yourself a favor and pick it up... you're in for a treat and plus it's on the 4-for-3 promotion so if you can find 3 more comics you're interested in an incredible deal. (you'd be hard pressed to beat 4 new trades for $30)
I do have to point out that the lack of super hero " bam , pow ! " .. the emphasis more on what you would see in the "real world" albeit with subtle , interesting changes so grounded in the real world that they don't seem that far apart from it compared to the more "epic fantasy/science" things you see in comics.. might be off-putting to some readers who want more of the above mentioned thing... but to me the joy of Chew is just that, it's so grounded in what we would consider stuff that " could happen in the real world".. add in some very interesting characters who we see "in depth" so to speak and interesting plotlines and you have yourself a winner.. I've read at least 24 issues of Chew and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one..
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Entertaining and gross (in the best possible way), that's how I'd describe this graphic novel. Detective Tony Chu can see the history of anything he digests - except beets, oddly -... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ALR
Could not put it down, definately a nice refeshing novel. Got it on kindle and still managed to enjoy every frame.Published 3 months ago by Marta Mendez
Really enjoyed this comic book. It's gritty, it's gross, the dialogue is pretty funny/smart.Can't wait to get Volume 2!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting characters with surprising twists. Great story and art!Published 4 months ago by L. Sanchez
The concept of this intrigued me so I bought it sight unseen - and that was the problem. Having read it, I still find the concept interesting and the art is good. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
In the not-too-distant future, an outbreak of the bird flu has caused the selling, ownership, and eating of poultry to be a federal crime. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clarence A. Dillard, Jr.
The premise of this comic is quite unique. The main character Tony Chu is a cibopathic, which means he can get very detailed impressions and clues from things he eats. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gwendolyn Lee Kensinger
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