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Chew Keeps Selling Out, Fourth Printing Coming

Have you been reading this tasty series?

Chew has been selling out with each issue.  I reviewed issue #3 last week and you should really try tracking down these issues.  Next month, issues 1, 2 and 3 will be reprinted in time for issue #4's release.  Issue #1 will get a fourth (and final!) printing, a "Last Bite" edition for those that still hunger for a copy of one of the most talked about books this summer.
Here's what creator, John Layman has to say:

 I continued to be stunned and staggered by response to this book, and I don't understand it one bit. “CHEW" is about a cannibal cop, set post bird flu alternative reality. Nobody should want to read it, and, yet, it continues to sell out. I’m told we’re now three times as successful as THE WALKING DEAD’s initial launch and, even better, the fans and retailers I’ve heard from are excited for more. So I'm not even going to try to understand it, I'm just going to be grateful to all the readers and retailers and reviewers who have responded so, so, so positively. Thanks!

Chew, issues 1-4, will be on sale September 2, 2009.  It's a 32-page full color comic with a $2.99 price tag.  Again, I say it's a book you should pick up.  Check out my review for issues 1-3.
9 Comments Refresh
Posted by ryanwh

I don't think John realizes how often people Google search "cannibal cop bird flu".

Posted by Drafta

Oh bleh.  By the time I get money it'll be the fortieth printing.

Posted by HaloKing343

What is this series about? Bird flu?

Posted by G-Man
@HaloKing343 said:

What is this series about? Bird flu?

 CHEW's star, Detective Tony Chu, is a cop with a secret. As a Cibopath, Detective Chu gets a psychic impression from whatever he eats. While it means he's a hell of a Detective if he can stomach the evidence, once his secret gets out the government makes plans for him, whether he likes it or not. CHEW blends horror, mystery and the strangest ability of them all in an ongoing series of horrific crimes solved in the most horrific way possible. With the sell outs continuing on a regular basis, Image will be once again increasing each printing’s quantities in hopes of keeping them available. The fourth printing of issue one will mark the final time the comic will be reprinted in a special ‘Last Bite’ edition.
Posted by mrlogical

BTW, it's Layman not Laymen.  Chew is great, and my letter ended up in the letters column, woo.

Posted by FoxxFireArt

I'm sure the creator is loving this attention. Makes you wonder if they are flying off the shelves or they are grossly under publishing the series.

Posted by defaultdefaultdefault

book is weird...and fresh and original.
i am loving it.

Posted by pixelized

My interested in it now.

Posted by Media_Master

Now to find those issues