Published by Image Comics on December 8, 2009
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Chew was the grossest and most disgusting comic I’ve ever read, but by golly, I loved every bit. GEE WHIZZZZ! It was amazeballs!
I would have given it the full five if I couldn’t get behind some of the unrealistic worldbuilding and the instalovey-dovey crap, but everything else…I will say it again.
So I’m gonna do another creative review. Just pretend that Hal Douglas (btw,<–that video cracked me up) is making a trailer for this:
IN A WORLD…where 3 Cibopaths exist. What is a Cibopath you say? A Cibopath can take a bite from anything and get a psychic sensation of what has happened to that object.
IN A RESTAURANT…where Toni Chu eats illegal chicken soup.
HE FINDS…that the soup…actually contains chopped up human bits…through his special ability.
IN THOSE BITS…WE SEE…that the cook has killed and chopped up 13 women.
AFTER HIS PARTNER…takes a butcher knife to the face and the killer slits his own throat.
TONI CHU…WILL HAVE TO EAT HIM…TO IDENTIFY WHICH GIRLS HE MURDERED. Thus closing several cold cases.
NEXT HE IS HIRED…BY A DICK…by the name of Mike Applebee along with another Cibopath, Mason.
TOGETHER…they will eat…a bunch of nasty shit…for the sake OF HUMANITY.
YOU WILL WITNESS LOTS OF BLOODSHED.
YOU WILL APPRECIATE THE WEIRD FUCKED UP ART.
YOU WILL TASTE HELL ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE.
YOU WILL BE UTTERLY FASCINATED BUT REPULSED AT THE SAME TIME.
AND YOU WILL ENJOY EVERY LITTLE BIT.
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