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.
Action Comics Amazing Spider-Man Avengers back issues Batman batman comics BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Captain America comic book covers comic book podcast comic books comic podcast Comics comics podcast Cosplay Daredevil DC DC Comics Dynamite Entertainment Fear Itself Geoff Johns Grant Morrison Green Lantern Image Comics Iron Man Jim Lee Jonathan Hickman Marvel Marvel Comics MATT FRACTION Midtown Comics midtown comics podcast new 52 New York Comic Con NYCC podcast Saga Scott Snyder Spider-Man Superman Superman Comics Thor Vertigo Wolverine X-Men