Monday, March 27, 2017
Chew Vol. 2 - Man the Things This Guy Eats!
AUTHOR: John Layman and Rob Guillory
PUBLISHER: Image Comics
PUBLISHING DATE: June 22, 2010
FROM GOODREADS: Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, Presenting the second storyline of IGN.com's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash Page.com's pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss is about in this latest a twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks, cooks, cannibals and clairvoyants.strangeness-and a shadowy killer with a particularly sinister appetite.
So I knew I wanted to pick this one up sooner rather than later since I enjoyed the first one so much. This time Tony Chu ends up going across seas to a tropical island in search of a new plant which is causing a lot of trouble. It's a cross between a frog and something else (can't really recall) and it's been genetically engineered to taste exactly like chicken.
Tony's old partner from the first book turns up and is now working with the Special Crimes Unit of the FDA. There is a unique love/hate relationship between the two men which I find super amusing. Also, Tony's new boss is still out to get him and loves to point him in the direction of cases where he will have to taste the most disgusting things in order to solve them. We get to learn a tad more about Tony's brother whom I find really annoying and I will say in the end, I think he got exactly what he has had coming for quite some time.
This is a fun lighthearted read with some pretty dark plots and interesting tales. I'm really excited to continue on as there are some mysteries which remain unsolved. Again, the artwork is great and a lot of fun. Now I only hope I can convince my local library to order a few more volumes because I don't want to spend my book money on graphic novels - they are too pricey considering I finish them so quickly.
RATING: 4 PAWS