Comic Review: Chew #35

Posted By on July 11, 2013

Tony Chu is a detective with a the special power to see the entire history of something simple by eating it. As part of his job, he’s had to eat some less than appetizing things. As the story by John Layman and Rob Guillory, has progressed there’s been lots of humor and lots of sadness. As this latest arc comes to an end, Tony has faced off against his greatest enemy and has decided to finally do something big.

Chew #35

Chew #35

Colby has had a heck of a morning, but things get stranger still when he and Tony are called to a hostage situation. The cult of the Immaculate Ova has taken someone hostage inside of a giant pumpkin. Using his powers, Tony infiltrates the gourd and takes them out, and then learns a little something of the cult afterwards. Meanwhile, Colby has caught a character long on the run, and Tony wants to share something with his daughter.

Chew #35

Chew #35

John Layman continues to impress with how he weaves this insane and wonderful story. Chew is a strange concept, no doubt, but Layman has managed to make it something wonderful. Tony has grown into a well-rounded character and one that the reader loves. The story has unfolded in interesting ways, and has kept the reader excited the whole time. Layman consistently makes Chew one of the best Image comics.

Chew #35

Chew #35

Rob Guillory’s are it wholly unique. His characters are instantly recognizable and his habit of hiding small things in the backgrounds is wonderful. Whether it’s the incorporation of other Image characters into clothing or putting hilarious saying on signs or hats, Guillory makes the world of Chew just a bit weirder. And weird is good, in this case.

Chew has wrapped up the latest arc in style. The story has reached another interesting point and even more conflict has arisen. With each new arc, it becomes more of a challenge to guess how the finale in issue 60 will play out, but it’s sure to be a good one.

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Leo Johnson
Leo is a biology/secondary education major and one day may just be teaching your children. In the meantime, he's podcasting, reading comics, and hoping that they find life on another planet. He currently resides in Mississippi and can be found on Twitter at @LFLJ.