Chew Vol. 3: Just Desserts by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory
Format: Comics Collected Edition
Series: #3 in the Chew Series
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2010
This volume 3 is a compilation of issues 11-15 of the comic series.
From the back cover:
Things are looking up for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. He’s got a girlfriend. He’s got a partner he trusts. He even seems to be getting along with his jerk boss. But his ruthless ex-partner is still out there, operating outside of the law, intending to make good on his threats against Tony and everybody Tony cares about. It’s just a matter of time before their investigations collide, blood spills and-inevitably-body parts are eaten.
This series is bizarre but and darkly humorous but in such a fun way. The gist of the initial plot is that 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. He definitely tastes some strange and downright gross stuff along the way
The story is getting better and better with each volume. I’m getting to know the main characters and they’re an intriguing bunch. There were some interesting developments in this one now that the introductory story elements have been established in the first two volumes. The events in the final issue made me very glad that I have volume 4 out from the library already. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
The artwork by Rob Guillory is colorful and fun and manages to present some bizarre stuff in a way that isn’t completely gross.
I know it sounds a bit disgusting but I definitely encourage you to give this series a try.