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Chew, Vol. 1 by John Layman
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Nov 06, 2011

it was amazing

Chew is one of my favorite graphic novel series published today. It is clever, well plotted, has developed and interesting characters, and is satirically hilarious. It is a police procedural (like the 54 million on TV), but its protagonist Detective Chu work for the FDA. Since a bird flu out break killed millions of Americans, all poultry has become illegal, and the FDA has become the most important and influential of government agencies. Tony Chu is a chibopath a person who when tasting the food psychically know exactly where it comes from and how it was prepared. For this reason Tony mostly eats beet salads. However, as you might imagine, the call duty cause detective Chu to ingest a variety of humorous, clever, and disgusting objects in the pursuit of protecting our borders from the dangers of illegal chicken smuggling and other imminent threats. The authors: Layman and Guillroy write and draw it with a clever surreality (think Tarantino + Tim Burton) that makes more and more sense as the plot unfurls. Read it.

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