There’s no doubt that Chew, an ongoing series from Image Comics by John Layman and Rob Guillory, was the big indie sensation of 2009. It sold four printings of its first issue and received critical and fan acclaim. The story revolves around a detective named Tony Chu, who is cibopathic. Cibopathy is the ability to experience the memories of anything the cibopath tastes. If Tony bites a piece of fruit, he knows how it was grown, the pesticides used, etc. If he bites into a pork chop, he knows how the pig was grown… and slaughtered. In his world, bird flu has killed millions, there’s a chicken ban, and the FDA has become a serious power. The FDA recruits Tony to solve all sorts of crimes and chicken violations… by having him taste evidence. Creepy, funny and strangely charming, Chew has become one of my favorite books. It also has the distinction of having one of the only Asian-American protagonists in all of comics.
Signings & Events Calendar
2:00 pm Amber Benson Signing Witches of ...
Amber Benson Signing Witches of ...
Jan 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join us as we welcome back Amber Benson to our Midtown Comics Downtown location! Widely know for her role as Tara Maclay on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Amber Benson will be signing The Witches of[...]
6:00 pm Jason Aaron and John Cassaday Si...
Jason Aaron and John Cassaday Si...
Jan 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL! Join us at Midtown Comics Downtown on 01/16/14 as Jason Aaron and John Cassaday sign Star Wars #1, one of the most anticipated books of[...]
11:00 am Open Buying Day at Midtown Comic...
Open Buying Day at Midtown Comic...
Jan 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
We’re buying back issues and collectibles in a big way, and we’re especially looking for Silver and Golden Age comics, along with key issues of ANY age. We also need LOTS of vintage toys and[...]
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