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Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor (Chew #6-10)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  10,732 ratings  ·  412 reviews
Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, Presenting the second storyline of's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash's pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss i ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 22nd 2010 by Image Comics (first published April 14th 2010)
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Kat Stark

First Book: Chew, Vol. 1

Great balls of fire, if you thought the first one was good. The second one is way better, we get lots more action and I am lovin’ it.

Reasons why you should just pick up chew right now:


This guy’s dialogue and character is wonderful. I absolutely love the dynamic between him and Chu--they just work well together. The banter. The teamwork. The lack of self-respect. AWESOME. That, and he’s a bionic man now due to taking a butcher knife to the face. Some
Tonight's Menu:

A somewhat busy, eclectic serving of John Layman’s Chew

Overall, not as tasty as Volume 1, but my critique is going to be fairly light because I love the basic ingredients of this series and the presentation (i.e., art) is wonderful. This is a fresh, unique and well prepared comic that definitely deserves patronage. That said, Volume #2, while featuring some quality moments, was not as memorable in total as Volume #1 and left me less than satiated and craving a bit more. It just
Will M.
If you thought that volume 1 was amazing, then you better read volume 2 right away. This was a lot better than the first, and that's saying a lot because the first one was already really great. The characters were already well developed and the plot was a lot better in this one.

The author introduced a brand new conflict and it worked out perfectly. Chew has this culinary vibe and the author managed to incorporate it interestingly. I eat chicken almost everyday, so if it were to get banned then I
Lindsey Rey
David Sven
I made sure I ate up big at last night's chicken dinner because I knew come this lunch time reading I would be entering a strictly no-chicken zone.

I want to give thanks here to my goodreads friend Ctgt for the phrase "Chicken Apocalypse." Also thanks to Tamahome for inventing the completely new genre description "Chickocalypse."


It wasn't me so no fowl looks from you

Cibopath Tony Chu is joined by John Colby, his old cop buddy partner - yeah the one that got half his face chopped off last
And so an awesome series continues. In this volume Tony Chu takes time off of his job to go with his brother to a Micronesian Island which is apparently dealing in a substitute chicken. Along the way he meets a competing agent from another US department, crooked locals and catches up with his love interest, Amelie Mintz. He also gets to do some commando mission moves and make his not so smooth moves on his love interest. We also get to meet his former ex partner who is something of a cybernetic ...more
Chew 2


After reading the first volume of this fantastic series “Chew: Taster’s Choice,” I was geared up to read the second volume “Chew: International Flavor!” “Chew: International Flavor” is just as interesting and creative as the first volume and being that John Layman’s “Chew” series is an Eisner Award Winning and Harvey Award Winning series, this volume is definitely something that any comic book fan should check out!

What is this story about?

In this volume, Tony Chu is back and th
Sara Price.
Really enjoyed this! I'm not sure what I want to rate it but I'm going with 4 stars.
The only reason I gave this 4 stars rather than 5 is that I didn't understand why the lead character NEEDED to investigate the mysterious fruit. Other than that, class act and awesome as usual, HUGE FAN!
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
Even better than the first volume! Hilarious, twisty, and gross, this series is fantastic so far, highly recommend!!

I don't know why this one made me dislike Tony so much. He just seemed like a spoiled kid not getting his way and I found him kind of annoying for the first 2/3 of this book.

Once we got closer to the end I began to enjoy the story more and was intrigued about where it was going.

I am really enjoying Colby's character a lot. I am glad to see him not only back, but referring to himself as a bionic Robocop.

While this was a good read, it didn't blow me away like the first one did.
Compared to the first volume, this felt more unfocused. Yes, it's a single story, but there's just so much going on. Too much, I think. Maybe including Tony's previous partner, and his estranged brother, and the food critic he has a crush on, and a loose end from the previous book, and a mysterious fruit that tastes just like chicken. Take out Tony's brother and/or the food critic and the story has time to breathe and develop. Still, it's a solid story, and the execution is as good as I remember ...more
Another legitimately awesome and disgusting volume! In this volume:

-Does Tony eat shit?!
-What is that fruity chicken?!
-Vampire? Cibopath? Hero? Villain? WHO KNOWS?!
-Bionic FDA Agent!
-Where is Mason?!
-Death galore!
-Cock fighting!
-Chow Chu being a dickhead!

Overall: Amazing. A lot of cringe worthy, don't eat immediately after moments. The artwork is once again on point. And the story line keeps propelling me further and further forward. I hate waiting for more volumes of this.
Things I liked:
Tony's original partner is back.
Chicken, even if is a fruit.
Enough questions to keep wondering without feeling that Layman isn't telling you anything.
The metacommentary was pretty awesome.
The vampire.

Things I didn't:
Tony and the bionic cop (sorry, don't remember his name) don't share much scenes together.
New characters but some dissapear pretty quickly.
[5 Stars] I loved this volume even more than the first one! I honestly think just that this graphic novel series is exactly to my personal taste. See what I did there? Taste... I particularly loved getting more Amelia and Colby in this volume. Though I really missed Savoy!
Chapter 1 --
A little friendly violence, a little friendly homophobia, a little friendly racism, and Tony Chu and John Colby (ex-partner turned cyber-faced FDA newbie) are as partners-in-love as they ever were. So they start investigating a piece of shit, which leads to some pee, some more violence, a glimpse of Colby's cyborg powers and some actual detection (Batman Detective Comics could learn a valuable lesson). It is a fun though slight beginning to the second volume.
Chapter 2 --
Chicken is il

Chew, Vol 2 felt like filler. Beyond the brief case at the beginning with his new old partner, now with an improved face, this volume takes place on an island where Chu is on the hunt for a fruit that tastes like chicken when cooked. Along the way we run into his brother, the woman he was crushing on from Volume 1, and a vampire (sort of).

This volume isn't nearly as disgusting as volume 1. Part of that is that I just read volume 1 and the initial 'wtf am I reading' is past. But mostly it is d
Shannon (leaninglights)
Really liked this one, though it felt a bit all over the place at points. Can't wait to see what happens next! :)
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4.5 stars! Still excellent! I want the next volume right now!
More weird and clever fun. I'm not too fond of the way that women are drawn though. Every foreign agent has huge, HUGE, lumpy boulders for her chest and bottom, and her legs are almost as deformed looking. Maybe it's on purpose, the series is very satirical and it could be commenting on so many books, and movies, that unnecessarily sexualize female characters by taking these women to an extreme that's bizarre and rather hideous. But it's not fun to look at, in any way. But the book was fun. Tony ...more
Sam Quixote
Tony Chu's old partner who in the first strip was, ahem, cut out from the story early on, returns to this book as an FDA agent with a new face. Together they bust a ring of chicken smugglers which leads Chu onto the trail of a new type of fruit that tastes like chicken and is located on a remote tropical island. Along the way he'll encounter a deadly government agent with a cyborg rat, mysterious and shady killers, a vampire, a mayor that's kidnapping the world's greatest chefs (including Chu's ...more
Elizabeth A
This volume collects issues #6-10.

Okay, this volume settles it for me. I was hoping that the plot and characters would be better developed, but disappointingly they were not. There is not enough meat on the bones of what is a fabulous premise for me, so have bailed on the rest of this graphic novel series. I actually had the next four volumes in hand, and have returned them unread to my library. Don't you just hate when that happens?

Extremely original graphic novel series. Recommended!
Mambabasang Miong
If Chew volume 1 is the seed, Chew volume 2: International Flavor is a teenage plant with its branches still in their youth already forming and in time, ready to bear fruit for us to feast on.

The second volume escalates from the previous one as it intertwines the different plots that will develop in the successive issues. I wonder how Layman gets these utterly crazy ideas and mix them to concoct an even crazier story. What's more is that he patches these plot previews in a neat and clear manner
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I loved volume one of this gory, zany little series, and while volume two is neither as funny nor as interesting, I still love it and recommend it. The basic story is that a new fruit has appeared on a Micronesian island, and it tastes exactly like chicken when cooked, so people are able to enjoy, for instance, a chicken gumbo even with the poultry prohibition in effect in the States (and, we learn in this volume, perhaps almost worldwide). For reasons I was unable to fathom, Tony Chu, our story ...more
Two volumes in, I still can’t quite find the words to describe how much fun this comic is.

FDA agent Tony Chu has come into his own as a cibopathic detective. Able to read the history of anything he eats, Chu can solve a crime by chewing on anything edible left at the scene (which, since his boss loathes him, often ends up being poop. Or a corpse. Or poop from a corpse). After losing track of his erstwhile mentor, Mason Savoy, Chu rediscovers an old partner from his police days and absconds to an
Anthony Schultz
"Chew" has an interesting premise and execution. It is difficult to explain, because it is insanely offbeat and definitely won't be everyone's cup of tea. "Chew" is essentially founded in the 'what-if' category of time. What-If: Chicken was outlawed, because of the avian flu, and special task forces were created to enforce these new anti-poultry laws--a chicken prohibition, if-you-will.

"Chew" takes this idea and expands on it by furthing the timeline a bit and supposing that the FDA would becom
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