Chew Volumes 7-11 by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory

Genre: Mystery
Format: Comics Collected Edition
Publisher: Image Comics
Source: Library

The Books:
From the back covers:

Tony Chu, the cibopathic Federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats is back in action, just in time to face a cult of egg-worshipping terrorists who’ve declared holy war on the chicken-eaters of the world.

Chew Vol 7: Bad Apples by John Layman

Vol 7: Bad Apples 2013 Issues 31-35

Tony Chu, the cibopathic Federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats is back in action, just in time to face a cult of egg-worshipping terrorists who’ve declared holy war on the chicken-eaters of the world.

Chew Vol. 8: Family Recipes by John Layman

Vol 8 Family Recipes
2014 Issues 36-40

Anthony and Antonelle Chu are fraternal twins. Tony and Toni. Each with their own extraordinary, albeit diametrically opposed, ability. Tony is Cibopathic, able to get psychic sensations of the past of anything he bites into or ingests. Toni is Cibovoyant, able to flash onto a vision of the future of any living thing she bit into or ingested. Tony is alive. Toni is dead. Toni has been murdered. Tony has vowed to catch her killer. Toni is going to help.

Chew Vol. 9: Chicken Tenders by John Layman

Vol 9 Chicken Tenders
2015 Issues 41-45

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, has been busy — busy settling into married life, and busy investigating one assignment after another that takes him to the most remote corners of the planet. Meanwhile, the people closest to Tony are conspiring to take on the brutal killer who murdered Tony’s twin sister. And this conspiracy includes Tony’s partner, his arch enemy — and his teenage daughter!

Chew Vol. 10: Blood Puddin' by John Layman

Vol 10 Blood Puddin’
2015 Issues 46-50

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, is facing his greatest challenge: a showdown with the monster who murdered his sister, who disfigured his colleagues, who now threatens his daughter. And to survive this challenge, Tony is going to need the help of the greatest secret agent who’s ever lived… Poyo. the only problem? Poyo is missing and presumed dead.

Chew Vol. 11: The Last Suppers by John Layman

Vol. 11 The Last Suppers
2016 Issues 51-55

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from what he eats, is close to finding answers about the bird flu that killed millions. The only thing standing in his way is Mason Savoy, fellow cibopath, ex-mentor, and unrepentant murderer.

My Thoughts:
This series is just wacky and weird and slightly gross and funny and twisted and interesting. I did a binge read starting Thanksgiving weekend to get caught up with the series. The final volume is due out in January and I wanted to be ready to read that as soon as my library can get it to me. I’m number one on the hold list.

These volumes include the usual bizarre actions of Tony Chu and his fellow FDA agents. Tony’s family is an absolute hoot. Particularly his sister who doesn’t let being dead get in the way of helping Tony.

The heroes are complicated. The bad guys are just strange and scary. Tony’s partner cracks me up (he’s got a complicated love life).

The artwork by Rob Guillory is colorful and fun and manages to present some bizarre stuff in a way that isn’t completely gross.

This is a tough series to recommend because it’s so weird and a little gross at times but the dark humor suits me and I cannot wait until January when I can find out how this ends.

Rating
3.5 stars 3.5/5 for the book