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- File Size: 49717 KB
- Print Length: 576 pages
- Publisher: Image Comics (21 Dec. 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007KAN38E
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- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #398,630 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Tony Chu is a cibopath, which means that he gets "psychic impressions" from anything he eats... so, if he eats an apple he sees where it grew, who picked it and how it travelled etc, and if he eats a burger he'll see lots and lots of cow blood and guts and will more than likely throw up... the only food that doesn't affect him in this way is beets, so he eats lots of beets...
This time around Tony Chu gets a psychic impression from what he thinks is soup and follows a lead to a small pacific island in order to find a piece of fruit which tastes oddly like chicken when cooked... the story develops in a way that I don't think anyone could predict... lots of twists, turns and quirky, slightly dark nonsense! There's also some nice character development, new and old, and we get to see some old (also somewhat robotic) faces re-appear, like Colby (it's not a spoiler if it's on the front of the book...)! Anyway, if you're a fan of the first book, definitely get this one, and then the third too as that's also awesome, and if you're new to Chew I'd recomend getting Volume One before getting this one so you understand it a bit more, though it's not essential as it does re-introduce all the cast quite nicely with the "This is Tony Chu, he's a cibopath" bits from the first book.
All in all, 5 out of 5.
I'm falling hard for this comic book. John Layman's originality and storytelling verve, complimented perfectly by Rob Guillory's amazing art is making this the best least well known comic book series out there! I really think TV networks/studios are missing out on this storyline as I think it would be a perfect show.
The story is written brilliantly as it picks up seamlessly from the first book, adding depth to Chu's character as he grows as an agent. The boss who hates him is given an added dimension as well and events from the first book make perfect sense and add another layer onto the second book's storyline. You also get the feeling that it's building toward a larger storyline as the chicken fruit seems to have come from a similar place which was mentioned in the first book and may have links to the overall story of this world's bird flu epidemic.
In short, Layman's written a fantastically realised series that I can only see getting better in the future. While Mason Savoy is left out of this book, it only makes the next book in the series more tantalising. Comics fans - check out this book today! It is absolutely brilliant and "International Flavor" is somehow even better than the first one. Can't wait to read the next book!
The art, prologues, concepts and characters are no longer new, yet not familiar enough to feel like family. It gets a bit more wacky and outlandish as you discover there are worse things to eat than dead people. After new characters come and go, all too briefly, it settles down to progressing events from the previous book. Reassuringly it answers those nagging questions you have and addresses those head-scratching events of the last volume so you start to see the bigger picture and things feel more comfortable. Previous characters return, and there are some more laugh out loud moments.
The art hasn't changed style but doesn't feel as polished. Clearly the monthly deadline doesn't allow as much time as the artist would like. Special mention must go to the lettering. We see very few innovations in this area but there have been some really nice touches. A frosty retort has icicles on the speech bubble; an exclamation has the letters bursting out of the bubble; whispers use faint lettering and so on.
If you liked the last book then you will definitely be buying this one. Whilst it isn't as shockingly new anymore the ideas are still original and the whole work is put together with love and care. This isn't a cynical cash-making endeavour this is premium storytelling. Certainly a Thumbs Up!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
chew volume 2 expands on the great universe created by John LaymanPublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Out of the five volumes I own, this one is the best due to tropical setting and sympathetic antagonist.Published 16 months ago by vicky faulkner
Finally, a comic book that lives up to the hype. This second volume is an absolute page-turner that exceeded my expectations; the new characters introduced are brilliantly crafted... Read morePublished on 4 Feb. 2014 by Hakim Briki
its interesting, it seems like an ok story I bought it because of the art style not really for the story but its not a bad buy.Published on 12 Aug. 2013 by Jack Halpin
Chew is worth a look good ideas well drawn and funny I recommend this to everyone I will be getting the of the serisPublished on 18 July 2013 by stephen pemberton
good volume, crazy stories as usual, and always lots of bites. Most original comics I've read in a while .Published on 13 May 2013 by Sérgio
Enjoying this series. The things Chu has to eat get more disgusting, the plot gets thicker and more random than a badly conceived sauce.Published on 7 May 2013 by Dominic M. Garnett