Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chew #14

Written by John Layman
Art by Rob Guillory

Another issue of Chew brings more revelations, both about the possible government conspiracy that underlies world anti-chicken legislation, and about Tony's past romantic ties.

As usual, Layman strikes the perfect balance between the on-going plot of the series with the small character moments that make this comic so great.  Tony having taken a night off from his surveillance has led to his partner Colby meeting his former partner, Savoy.  This leads to even more guilt for Tony, and more trouble for him with his boss, whose relationship with Colby is one of the funniest things in the book.

What I found most interesting in this comic though is the growing relationship between Tony and Amelia, and the strange revelation in this issue that could destroy it.

In the letters page, Layman mentions that with the next issue, Chew will be one-quarter finished.  I like that the series is plotted out to that length, and look forward to watching the rest of this story unfold.

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