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Review: Chew #15

5/5. This is pure creativity.

Tony Chew's reunion with his extended family may prove to be just as twisted as his adventures on the cibopathic beat.
 

The Good

The opening scene, putting the reader into the mind's eye of cibopathy, is truly virtuoso. Layman and Guillory are you giving you something truly involving and original here, and it's truly exciting. Even the double spread with all the captions about the Chu family feels so alive and spontanteous (and I was so tickled to see Oni's editor, Charlie Chu, making an appearance.) It's amazing how involving they were able to make an issue devoted almost entirely to a simple Thanksgiving dinner.

The Bad

Unfortunately, I haven't gotten to read the rest of this arc, so I know there are some allusions I'm missing. But, actually, this series is modular enough (that is, accessible and self-contained while still working as part of a serial) that I really didn't feel like I was missing out.

The Verdict - 5/5

This is book is just pure, unadulterated fun and creativity, and I can't tell you how immensely pleased I am to see an independent series doing so well like this, even when it's so offbeat. And to do so well that it's got such high production values and an expansive fold-out cover! If you haven't already seen what's so good for yourself, then take this bite before getting the full meal of those wonderful collections that have come out. Get to this before you're jealous of everybody beating you to the table.
7 Comments
Posted by NightFang

Cool!.

Posted by KRYPTON

Chew is one of my favorite series

Posted by longbowhunter

I read the first 5 or 6 issues of Chew and really liked them. Apparently there is some catching up to do.

Posted by jstarzyk

I buy the trades for this series, but I've enjoyed everything I've read so far!

Posted by littlered

Chew is one of the few series that I've been actively following, and #15 doesn't disappoint! (: 

Posted by Kid_Zombie

still one of the best comics out there

Posted by Pizawle

Chew is a fun series but I find it just tad overrated.
 
The opening to this issue was beautiful. However, the whole family meeting while enjoyable, was just set-up. I expected more from the first 'special' issue in the series.