Review of Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice

Posted March 15, 2018 by Stormi in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Review of Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s ChoiceChew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice by John Layman, Rob Guillory
Genres: Graphic Novel
Published by Image Comics Pages: 128
Format: eBook
Source: Library

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Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Collects CHEW issues #1-5.

Here is what I thought

My friend Barb really likes this graphic novel and since the  first volume was on overdrive I thought I would give it a try. I think I like it, but at the same time I think it’s a bit disturbing. I can totally see why she likes it as she really likes weird things. 😉

So Tony Chu is a Cibopath which means he gets psychic impressions of whatever he eats. It seems the only thing that doesn’t bother him is beets so he eats a lot of them. This psychic impression doesn’t just work with food, it’s with anything he eats. Tony starts out as a cop and after a very gross encounter with a serial killer he is on the verge of getting fired when the FDA comes in and makes him an agent.

Now this is not your ordinary Food and Drug Administration cause I don’t think they have gun wielding agents hunting down those doing illegal things with food. Though you never know…lol. So because of the avian flu the US has banned the eating of chickens so you have chicken smugglers. There are some who thinks it is some sort of conspiracy and that it has nothing to do with the bird flu.

So Chu and his partner Mason are both cibopaths and they are chasing down bad guys and eating things they just really shouldn’t and it’s so gross!!!! It really is disturbing…lol. I have not yet decided what I think about Tony Chu yet but he is very interesting.

The artwork in Chew is pretty cool and it was easy to read. I have come across some where the small writing was hard for me to read but I didn’t have any problems. Overall, this was well interesting and disturbing. 🙂 I would read another one if the online library gets one.

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2 responses to “Review of Chew, Vol. 1: Taster’s Choice

  1. I’m glad it was at least worth your while. They do get better as they go on because there is more of a storyline that develops. There are even vampires in future issues (not sure if they showed up in this one or not).

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