Chew Vol. 5: Major League Chew by John Layman

Chew Vol. 5: Major League Chew by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory

Genre: Mystery
Format: Trade Paperback Comics Collected Edition
Series: #5 in the Chew series
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 120
Source: Library

*Note – this is volume 5 so spoilers for previous volumes are inevitable

The Book:
This volume 5 is a compilation of issues 21-25 of the comic series.
From the back cover:

Tony Chu – the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats – has been kidnapped. He was ambushed, knocked out, brought to a remote location, and bound securely. His captor intends to feed Tony from a menu of his choosing, to find out what Tony can see, in order to learn from him. His daughter Olive has been kidnapped for the exact same reason. Two kidnappers, two captives, and two very different outcomes.

My Thoughts:
This series just gets weirder and more fun with every volume. Tohy has been demoted to traffic division and for unexplained reasons wears a kilt and rides a Segway while on duty. His partner has been transferred too and is working at the USDA with a new partner even stranger than Tony. Then it turns out that Tony’s daughter Olive might be even more gifted than her dad.

Some previous characters show up as well as some new people with different food related special power. One can sculpt chocolate in a way that it’s as real as what it’s supposed to look like (think deadly chocolate sword).

The artwork by Rob Guillory is colorful and fun and manages to present some bizarre stuff in a way that isn’t completely gross. There is plenty of funny stuff in the background of the main action.

I know it sounds a bit disgusting but I definitely encourage you to give this series a try.

3.5 stars Rating 3.5/5