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Chu #6 Review: A Dumpster Fire That Walks Like A Woman
She has a food-based superpower like her family (as seen in the previous Chew series) — absorbing information by sharing meals with people — and uses it for shenanigans instead of the public good. Chu #6 Cover Credit: Image Comics While they wait on her senile grandfather to give up the goods on an epic haul, they plan[...]
Image Comics July 2021 Solicits and Solicitations in Full
Chu, the Chew sequel by John Layman and Dan Boultwood published by Image Comics saw its fifth issue published in November 2020 – and nothing since But Chu will return in July, part of Image Comics' July 2021 solicitations. The comic stars Saffron Chu, sister to Chew-star FBI investigator Tony, and is a criminal A cibopars,[...]
Frank at Home #1 Review:
What started out as an interesting idea for a Chew prequel that struggled to find its own voice in the debut issue has, ever since the stellar Chu #2, delivered killer issue after killer issue Does this first arc finale continue this series' trend of getting better every time? Chu #5 cover Credit: Image Comics Longtime fans of[...]
Juggernaut #1 Review:
Chu #4 continues John Layman and Dan Boultwood's excellent prequel to Layman and Rob Guillory's Chew. For three issues, the series has alluded to events in Chew while creating its own crime caper of a story, pitting Saffron unwillingly against Tony. Chu #4 cover Credit: Image Comics Chu continues to be one of the best reads every month, with a story that will[...]
Shadow Service #2 Review:
John Layman and Dan Boultwood are back with another issue of the Better Call Saul to Chew's Breaking Bad: the wildly entertaining Chu. Chu #3 picks up after the genuinely worrisome cliffhanger of the previous issue, resolving it in an appropriately bloody fashion. Chu #3 cover Credit: Image Comics Chu #3 continues this series streak of getting better with each issue[...]
Chu #3 Review: An Enjoyable If Tonally Rough Light Tragedy
This gives her a kind of Doctor Aphra-vibe as she stumbles through the mayhem and malfeasance which is comedic in its presentation, despite the clearly noirish elements herein. John Layman maintains the tone of the prequel/sequel series Chew with his scripting here, maintaining a snappy pacing and equally snappy wordplay Dan Boultwood's artwork brilliantly captures the mischief[...]
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John Layman was one of the writers who changed what it means to have an Image Comics series in the 2010s with Chew Now, he has teamed up with Dan Boultwood for a spinoff series, Chu, which focuses on Saffron Chu, sister of the original series' lead, Tony The first issue was a fun and thrilling gross-out that[...]
Chu #2 Review: Madcap Crime Caper
The madcap crime caper serving as a funhouse mirror for the series Chew doesn't let up on its second issue There's a gorgeous cold open (like a really effective introduction of an antagonist) leading to a fantastic transition with an awkward family scene From there, the tension builds as the consequences of the last issue's[...]
Chu #1 Review: The Better Call Saul to Chew's Breaking Bad
John Layman's Chew was a standout creator-owned comic in a time that will be remembered and defined by incredible creator-owned comics It was funny and subversive, light yet emotional, action-packed and twisty, relatable, and yet gloriously weird Now, with Chew complete and artist and co-creator Rob Guillory moving onto his own written and drawn Farmhand, Layman sought a[...]
Chu #1 Review: Will Likely Whet Your Whistle
Okay, the "urp" part could have been a little more clearly developed. Do you need to read Chew to have an understanding of Chew? Not necessarily, but there's no denying that it will help — for example, what happens with Mr Baker and Mr Cooke is less obvious if you don't already have a grounding in the[...]
Chu #1 Reminds Us That Everything Is Cake
The video went very viral, picked up by news websites, A Late Show With Stephen Colbert with the phrase 'everything is cake' going mainstream incredibly fast. This week saw the pandemic-delayed publication of Chu #1 by John Layman and Dan Boultwood from Image Comics, a parallel sequel to Layman's hit series with Rob Guillory, Chew And[...]
Outer Darkness Chew #3 Cover A
Launching in November of 2018 from Skybound, John Layman's next big title after Chew was Outer Darkness, a strange mix of humor, sci-fi, and horror with Afu Chan on art The series ran for 12 issues, collected in two trades, before launching into the Outer Darkness / Chew miniseries that ran 3 issues.  However, the[...]
Outer Darkness Chew
Outer Darkness/Chew #1 is out today from Image Comics, by John Layman, Rob Guillory and Afu Chan, creatively combining both universe courtesy of a little time travel scoop But this is only the beginning So while the cast of Chw get to catch up on both their past and future adventures by reading the very[...]