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.
Avengers Batman batman comics BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS Captain America comic comic book comic book podcast comic books comic books podcast Comic Con comic convention comic podcast comic podcasts Comics comics podcast Cosplay Daredevil DC DC Comics Dynamite Entertainment Geoff Johns Green Lantern Image Comics Instagram Iron Man Jim Lee Justice League Marvel Marvel Comics MATT FRACTION Midtown Comics midtown comics podcast New York Comic Con NYCC podcast Scott Snyder Spider-Man Star Wars Superman Superman Comics Thor Wolverine Wonder Woman X-Men