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Chew, Vol. 1 by John Layman
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Sep 20, 10

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Read in September, 2010

What would you do if when you ate food you could see the entire history of the food you were eating? Here’s an example: You bite into an apple and you can taste the pesticides that were used on it, the way it was harvested, the tree it grew on and so forth? maybe not that bad but; what if you at a burger and saw how the cow was butchered, what it was fed, the way the grain for the bun was ground and made into flower and so forth. That would suck.

Well Tony Chu has that unique blessing/curse. He uses his power to discover who murdered people. And yes he discovers this by eating a peace of the victim.

There is a bird flew sweeping the world and now all chicken is contraband and Tony and his partner enforce it. After a bust gone bad his partner ends up in the hospital and possibly never to return. Tony is then thrown into the FDA to find out about food related murders and such. After his first day and almost killed my ninjas his new partner and him go on a round the world roller coaster ride to figure out who is behind it all.

Betrayal, love, family and violence all come into this first volume of Chew. This has to be one of my new favorite comics. Its fast, fun and wildly entertaining. This book was a blast. The art was very well done, the story was very unique and had its fair share of twists and turns. It is a bloodier book and with the premise of the book i wouldn’t recommend it for the young or squeamish.
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