Chew Vol. 2: International Flavor by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory
Format: Comics Collected Edition
Series: #2 in the Chew series
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2010
This volume 2 is a compilation of issues 6-10 of the comic series.
From the back cover:
Cibopathic detective Tony Chu– able to get psychic impressions from whatever he eats– has a strange new case. a newly-discovered fruit which, when cooked, tastes remarkably like chicken, leads Chu to a small Western Pacific Island, an island full of secrets, intrigue… and murder!
Volume 2 is just as weird and fun and full of dark and twisted humor as Volume 1. And I enjoyed the heck out of it.
In the aftermath of bird flu (or possibly a government conspiracy) poultry meat is banned and chicken is a hot black market item.
Tony’s psychic ability is triggered by whatever he ingests or tastes and when he’s solving murders well . . . things get a bit grotesque and weird . . . and surprisingly fun.
I’ve already checked out the next two volumes from the library and plan to read them soon. I was glad I still had volume 1 to refer back to because Layman has a tendency to bring back characters who were only seen in one or two pages in the last book.
The artwork by Rob Guillory is colorful and fun and manages to present some bizarre stuff in a way that isn’t completely gross.