John Layman and Rob Guillory on CHEW at Image Comics

Indie Hit CHEW Takes a Bite Out of the Comics Market

By Zack Smith
posted: 22 December 2009 03:08 pm ET

One of the surprise hits of 2009 was Chew, the new crime/SF/comedy/action/horror/misc. series from Image Comics.  Since its debut earlier this year, Chew has gone through multiple reprints of its early issues, been promoted in Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and blown away comic fans with its offbeat take on…well, everything.
So what is Chew?  Well, let’s start with the hero, Tony Chu, who happens to be a cibopath, someone who gets a psychic impression from everything he eats (except beets).  This makes solving murders a cinch…if you don’t mind snacking down on a corpse.

Read an interview with the creators of this offbeat hit here!

Published by Zack

Zack Smith is a writer and journalist. He has written for such web sites and publications as, the Independent Weekly of Durham NC, Triangle Business Journal, Comic Book Resources and the Lynchburg News and Advance. He has a Master's in Journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and a degree in English with minors in Film Studies and Creative Writing from NC State University. He also writes children's books.

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