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
all-day Halloween ComicFest 2014 at Midt...
Halloween ComicFest 2014 at Midt...
Oct 25 all-day
Welcome to Halloween ComicFest 2014, with some special thrills and chills from your frightful friends at Midtown Comics! On Saturday, October 25th, we’ll offer spook-tacular titles for kids of all ages, absolutely FREE! You don’t actually[...]
11:00 am Open Buying Day at Midtown Comic...
Open Buying Day at Midtown Comic...
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 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[...]
7:00 pm Ivan Brandon Signing Drifter #1
Ivan Brandon Signing Drifter #1
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm
Meet Ivan Brandon at Midtown Comics Downtown on Wednesday, November 12th for a signing of Drifter #1, the new highly anticipated comic from Image Comics. Drifter #1 Writer: Ivan Brandon • Artist: Nic Klein Ivan[...]
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