Trouble Thinking

October 18, 2010

“Chew” is Pretty Excellent

Filed under: Comics — Tags: , , , , , — Durandal @ 6:21 pm

Chew is a story about a future where the FDA is the world’s most powerful government agency, chicken is outlawed, cyborgs are real, and the only super-powers are food-based. The main character is a cibopath. What’s a cibopath?

It’s the sort of thing that I cannot imagine working even a little, the sort of thing that should end up being a badly told joke relying too much on “randomness”. But for whatever reason, it works amazingly well. It’s told at a very fast clip, which can make it seem like certain story threads die before they had any time to breathe, but at the same time it allows you to grab a single trade, read a complete story, and be done. It’s a very reader-friendly format. The beautiful art also helps.

It’s a hard comic to sell because it’s a hard comic to describe beyond the jokey-sounding initial premise. Luckily, I don’t have to describe it!

Issue 1 is up in full online for free.

Read it or I swear to god I will clock you one in the teeth. It’s worth your time.

 

1 Comment »

  1. I’m pretty certain having that power would put me off meat as well.

    Comment by taekwondogirl — October 21, 2010 @ 3:42 pm


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