Friday, December 9, 2011

Chew #22

Written by John Layman
Art by Rob Guillory

Month after month, Chew is one of the most satisfying comics on the stands.  This current arc, Major League Chew, is a little different from previous ones, in that the story directly continues from one issue to the other, whereas lately, each arc has been made up on done-in-one comics.  I like that, as Layman's story becomes ever more complex, that the stories are going to start getting longer.

This month, Tony is trying to figure out what has happened to his daughter, Olive, who has gone missing.  As a traffic cop now, Tony has very few resources at his disposal, so he turns to his former colleague at the FDA, Caesar Valenzano, who is being run ragged since Tony was transferred, and has to do all of the awful jobs that his boss used to dump on Tony.

Most of the issue is centred on Caesar and his new partner's investigation of a coffee shop that is believed to be influencing a crime spree.  Instructions are being given to people in the foam of their latte, and the explanation of how Casear is saved from a bad situation is one of the funniest moments in the comic.

As always, this is a great book.

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