Comic Review: Chew #36

Chew #36
Written by John Layman
Art by Rob Guillory
Colored by Rob Guilory
Lettered by John Layman
Covers by Rob Guillory
Image Comics
Release Date: September 4, 2013
Cover Price: $2.99

Chew #36 is about the family. Toni Chu is a Cibovoyant for NASA and is able to see the future of any living thing she digests. She needs to help her sister Sage who is a Cipropanthropatic, a person who can see the memories of anyone nearby eating the exact same thing.

Sage, after eating a unique dish at a restaurant, sees the murder of a man at the hands of the person sitting in the booth behind her. Problem was it was Don Federico Biscotti who put a hit on her.

The premise is wacky and a bit demented. The plot is a bit hard to follow, but the characters are fun and worth getting to know. That said, it is much better to catch up on previous issues, especially issues 26-30, to truly understand the them. The art is bouncy, but it makes it a bit difficult to distinguish between the sexes. The colors pop off the page and the reaction cells are the best.

Overall the comic is okay. It helps to bring light to characters not always front and center, but the premise is pretty unique and it allows for a very interesting world. Though the series isn’t necessarily my cup of tea, it would definitely appeal to those who like the out of the ordinary and a bit of farce.

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