Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chew #24

Written by John Layman
Art by Rob Guillory

How many comics are being published today that are as consistently excellent as Chew?  I think of Scalped, The Walking Dead, Invincible (I know how it looks, but unlike Olive in this comic, I don't have a Robert Kirkman poster on any of my walls), The Unwritten, and that's about it.

The consequence of this is that it's hard to write something new about this comic each month.  John Layman's story is becoming ever more sprawling, yet always very character-driven. 

This month, the focus is on Tony Chu's daughter Olive.  She's started working with Savoy and Velazano, who are following a Xocoscalpere in the hopes that he can lead them to the Russian or Serbian vampire guy who has been lurking in the shadows of this title for quite some time.  A Xocoscalpere is someone who can sculpt machinery out of chocolate (and only chocolate) that works just like items made of steel or plastic.

As usual, the story is quite amusing, and Rob Guillory's art is fantastic.  Chew is wonderful.  There's not much more to say about it than that.

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