Chew #1-5 (Ongoing)
Eng | RS & Hotfile | 5 CBR | Image Comics | Jun 1 - Oct 21 2009 | 84.8 MB Total
is an American comic book series written by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory and published by Image Comics. It centers around Tony Chu, a police detective who is "cibopathic," meaning he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Chu gets appointed to the FDA, which, because of the illegalization of chicken, has now become the most powerful law-enforcement branch of the United States government. See any connections so far? Well, the first three issues of Chew have all sold out multiple printings with the first issue receiving four printings as well as being reprinted in black and white in . To say that critical reception has been mostly positive would be an understatement. Peer response however remains muted, probably because of sheer envy. IGN gave the first issue an "Incredible" 9.5 out of 10 and the three subsequent issues 9.0, 9.1 and 8.8 respectively. The current 5th and last issue in the initial story arc ghoulishly entitled "Taster's Choice" also got an "Outstanding" 9.0 from IGN. That's an average rating of 9.08 for the first five issues. Considering IGN's highbrow reviewer reputations (there is one there whose output I don't like, however, and I registered in IGN so I could politely tell him so), this is high praise indeed. For the record, I agree with IGN's editors.