This Week's Read: Chew / by Jaz Malone

Last Week's Read was put on hold, as I was running around New York like a crazy person. More on that later.

This Week's Read is a good'n: Chew!

Image (c) John Layman and Rob Guillory

Detective Tony Chu of Philadelphia is a cibopath: he can psychically "see" an object's past through taste. This leads to some darkly humorous situations in which he must take nibbles out of corpses, lick unknown fruits, and generally disgust himself and those around him in order to solve cases. His main diet consists of canned beets, because naturally, beets have no interesting past.

John Layman (writer) and Rob Guillory (artist) make a great pair. The series has been ongoing since 2009, with nonsensical adventure after nonsensical adventure. They continually find new ways to gross me out and make me laugh at the same time. Chew is probably best suited for ages 13 and up. There are some violent situations...I mean, the story is about taking bites out of things, after all.

Go read.