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Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts (Chew #11-15)

4.2  ·  Rating Details ·  10,056 Ratings  ·  428 Reviews
Things are looking up for Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats. He's got a girlfriend. He's got a partner he trusts. He even seems to be getting along with his jerk boss. But his ruthless ex-partner is still out there, operating outside of the law, intending to make good on his threats against Tony and e ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Image Comics (first published November 1st 2010)
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chew cop-out review #2, but for volume #3. crazy, i know.

i burned through all ten published volumes of this series in a matter of months, and while i managed a fairly coherent review of the first volume, i am overwhelmed by the thought of going back and reviewing volumes 2-10, trying to recapture that innocent mindset that didn't know what happened in subsequent volumes and trying to stay within the lines of the volume i'd be reviewing.

my hat is off
Will M.
Feb 02, 2015 Will M. rated it really liked it
The third volume didn't disappoint. The plot continues to improve along the way, and more exciting things are to come. I was expecting to be a bit sick of Tony Chu by now, but honestly I'm more interested to know what's going to happen. The plot offers so much possibilities that it makes the reader want to read the next volume right away.

Tony Chu and Amelia Mintz would probably be the major reason why I enjoyed this volume. Their relationship was fun to read about. It wasn't cheesy and all, but
Jedi JC Daquis
Jul 31, 2014 Jedi JC Daquis rated it it was amazing

The series has gone way over the top. It has the same raucously funny, violently charming comic series that you love since the first issue, there are no bland panels and filler story feelings. Chew has consistently been freakishly good.

There are two nice points that make Chew Volume 3: Just Desserts stand out from its past two volumes. First is that unexpectedly, there is a genuinely serious portion in this collection. It was less than a page short, but very powerful.

Then the other one need
I was all ready to slap on four stars, then right at the end of the book, we meet Chu's very weird family as they gather for a "traditional" Thanksgiving meal. Ding, ding, ding! Let's start the family feud!
In this volume Chu tracks down an exclusive club called Just Desserts and takes Amelia Mintz along, too. The Poyo investigation continues as does a new chicken substitute which is tied into so much more than it appears. We also get to learn a bit more about Chu's family background as well as his crazy ex girlfriend. Mason Savoy is back and it turns out he knew the bird-flu outbreak was going to happen before it did. From this point on this review will be somewhat similar to my review of the prev ...more
Jun 24, 2016 Burhan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tek kelime ile muhteşem.
Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
That cliffhanger though! Where has this series been all my life?
Feb 10, 2011 Mike rated it it was amazing
Still enjoying this series immensely. The storyline still takes unexpected twists and turns, the characters still have unplumbed depths to reveal, and the art continues to make me smile at how fun and energetic it is.

This book better have a long future ahead of it, because I think I'm in love.

I love the interplay between Savoy and his partner (the Samuel L. Jackson lookalike). I love the Poyo scenes. I like the blooming relationship between Tony and Amelia, though I'd like it better if Amelia wa
Jan 19, 2015 Sanaa rated it really liked it
[4.5 Stars] I really enjoyed this volume, but I felt like this one was really setting up for later issues. I'm generally fine with such, but I thought I would go ahead and mention that. I still thought it was hilarious, disturbing, adorable, amazing, and oh my goodness we get more Savoy, Colby, and Amelia! Yay!
May 07, 2016 Mel rated it liked it
I liked this one a little less. A lot of the time jumps are confusing and the recap is irritating me but that ending!! I kind of expected it as soon as we met Olive but can't wait to hear this story.


After reading the first two volumes of John Layman’s “Chew” series, my interest in this series just keeps rising every time I picked up a new volume! Now, I had finally read the third volume of the “Chew” series called “Chew: Just Desserts Volume Three” and this volume was just as good as the previous two volumes! Being an Eisner Award and Harvey Award winning series, “Chew” so far has definitely deserved the praise it has received over the years!

What is this story about?

In thi
Apr 02, 2016 Filipa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
always so much fun ! had a great time going through tony chu vol 3
Lauren (books & tea & all things me)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Barb (Boxermommyreads)
This series just gets better and better and considering the cliffhanger at the end of this one, I'm glad I already have Vol. 4 checked out from my library. In this volume, Tony continues to date Amelia and in the beginning, Tony is trying to take down an elite society group who yearly dines on exotic animals. Poyo the demon rooster makes another appearance as Tony goes undercover with CI D-Bear and the relationship between Tony's partner, Agent Colby and Tony's boss is still as odd as ever. The ...more
Feb 21, 2015 Brittany rated it really liked it
Short review so I don't give anything away. But this is a must read.

First of all, Tony has bagged the girl of his dreams. Amelia is a pretty cool character, but I could do without all of the "What do you mean our date is interrupted because you have to go and capture ANOTHER criminal? Tony, what the fuck?!?!?!". Other than that, I appreciate her as a woman. She loves her job, she loves her man, and she puts up with his crazy ass family. This is a woman anyone would be happy to have.

Speaking of c
Jul 23, 2011 Kurt rated it really liked it
I love this gory, quirky, mysterious little series, and I especially love that this collection returns to the relatively straightforward police procedural stuff that worked so well in the first volume. I liked volume two, but it was an unwelcome change of setting for me, and a veering off into monster movie and sci-fi themes, when this book works best at its most grounded. This volume, in which Tony begins a romantic relationship (complete with hilarious/disturbing flashbacks to a prior relation ...more
Sam Quixote
Jul 21, 2011 Sam Quixote rated it it was amazing
In this volume, Tony Chu and Amelia Mintz start to date seriously and explore the dining delights of their city much to the detriment of illegal meat traffickers, while we catch up with Mason Savoy's goings-on since his disappearance in the first book. Throw in a psychotic chicken, a siege, a unique Thanksgiving dinner, and a mysterious energy beam, and you have another strong book in this superb, underrated series.

Rob Guillory's art continues to be superb, even getting better by the issue. The
Apr 25, 2015 Kaitlin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-sff-faves
I read this as part of the Dewey's 24 hr readathon and I am very glad that I was able to move straight from volume 2 onto volume 3 as I enjoyed this one immensely and more so than vol.2. I do not yet, however, own any more of the series and so I will probably have to wait a while to get the next ones *sad*!

This volume focuses largely on Tony Chu, our resident cibopath, as he once more gets sucked into some of the mysteries we've seen hinted at in volume.2. Whilst I enjoyed Vol.2 a lot I did feel
Hannah (TheRainyReader)
Sep 09, 2015 Hannah (TheRainyReader) rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics-read
I am really loving this series! Such a unique story line and I'm actually quite fond of the art style as well. Only complaint with that is that I feel like Amelia has the body built like a man. I suppose this is an interesting twist since most women in comic books are overly feminine to get the point across if you catch my drift. This plot line wasn't my favorite since it took him away from the normal scene of these comic books but still a good issue and I plan to continue with the series.
Nov 30, 2014 Mia rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I think I said this in my review of volume 2, but the relationship between Colby and Chu is still my favourite part about this series. The supporting characters are often what makes or breaks a story, and Colby is the perfect partner for Tony Chu.
Jan 19, 2017 Anja rated it really liked it
Another one that didn't make me wanna puke my guts out ^^
So many secrets, so many surprises. Tony's family is gold :')

Also: Cliffhanger! Evil cliffhanger!!!
I think a trip to my favorite comic bookstore is absolutely essential...
Jun 09, 2016 Oona rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
Finally we got some Toni, she's the best
Jan 01, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
4.5* I'm really not sure to make of that ending but I love the rest of it. The colour pallet of the art in this one was great!
Lindsey Lynn
Aug 21, 2016 Lindsey Lynn rated it it was amazing
4.5/5 stars
Janelle Dazzlepants
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Mar 17, 2013 jess rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2013
Even though this is the third book and the action is slower, I am still really invested in Tony Chu's story.

Chew takes place in a future America where 23 million citizens have died from avian flu and all chicken has been outlawed. When chickens are outlawed, only outlaws will have chickens. Thus, this is the story of Tony Chu, a detective who is also a cibopath, who uses his special powers to unravel particularly gruesome mysterious. (Note: A cibopath detects psychic impressions from everything
Jun 15, 2015 Christopher rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels, 2015
I feel like I'm rating the middle portion of a book, but I shouldn't because so little of this volume pushes the overall story forward.

Let's take this issue by issue to see if it all seems as no-nothing on paper as it did as I read it.

#11: This issue's case involves a group of wealthy elite who eat endangered animals and plants. What does this have to do with anything? Nothing that I can tell. Standalone issue, except for a mysterious phone call.

#12: POYO the killer rooster from volume 2 is back
Nov 12, 2013 Gavin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This may be the volume where Chew jumps to a new level of great. Tony and Amelia are dating now, his partner Colby has his back, and things are starting to go well. Then of course, a face from the past comes back, and it's a little more complicated than we would think. The sheer ridiculous nature of the story makes it much easier for the writer to focus more on the characterization of Tony and the other main characters. We also get a big intro into the rest of the Chu family beyond Chow, includi ...more
Charlotte Jones
Jan 27, 2017 Charlotte Jones rated it really liked it
The third volume of Chew finally came in at the library and I had to read it straight away! Again, I adored this volume. The characters are being developed further as the story goes on. Details that were unclear in previous volumes are being explained while more mysteries are being introduced to keep me really interested in the story, and overall I can't wait to see what's going to happen next. This particular volume dealt with a lot more character relationships rather than plot but I enjoyed th ...more
Dec 31, 2015 Leo rated it liked it
I liked this but it still feels that there are to many open threads that are being left behind and Layman keeps opening more. I'm guessing he has a bigger picture in mind but I'm afraid I'm gonna forget so many character and information by the time he gets to the pay off.
The best part is still Tony's partner.
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