10 Jan, 2012

The best Gateway Comics for new readers!

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Are you looking for great books to get you or your friends into comics? Here are some of our favorite “Gateway comics” that would be great for anyone not in the know. And they’re totally legal! These books also have collections available, so grab the first volume and spread the love!

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27 Dec, 2011

The Best of 2011

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It’s that time of the year! The past 12 months have whizzed by in a FLASH (puns always intended)! There was a lot going on in the year 2011… let’s take a look at some of the best 2011 had to offer!

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Join us at our new Downtown location Thursday, December 16th as we welcome the writer and creator of  CHEW, John Layman!


14 Sep, 2010

Chew: Last Asian Standing

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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.

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