Saturday, January 30, 2010

Chew #8

Written by John Layman
Art by Rob Guillory

Here we are, three issues into the 'International Flavor' arc, and the writer seems more concerned with introducing new story elements than dealing with the ones already established. There is nothing to do with the vampire from last issue here, as instead, Chu joins up with the Yamapula Chief of Police to track down a well-known rooster used in cockfights.

As usual with Chew though, it's not so much the plot elements that matter as it is the overall feel of the book, which continues to be unique in the comics market.

As the book progresses, I notice that Tony does not seem as reluctant to use his 'gifts' as he did before, willingly drinking blood in this issue, and once again contemplating nibbling on a corpse. It seems like it has only taken a short amount of time for his character to change, which doesn't feel totally realistic.

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