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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[...]
John Layman Is Teasing A Certain C-Word… — LAYMAN (@themightylayman) March 2, 2020 Looks like the C from Chew But if you pull the image out of its tweet… …who's that fellow at the bottom? True story: It's NOT! — LAYMAN (@themightylayman) March 2, 2020 New month, new comic announcement coming. Here's a hint and a peek: My next book is a crime comic[...]
John Layman Teases the Return of Chew...
Earlier this year, John Layman talked about the potential return of his five-year comic with Rob Guillory, Chew After first talking about the effect its publication had on him. After CHEW ended I was exhausted 64 issues (mostly) on time was grueling I took a year off Lost thirty pounds Traveled the world Sorta assumed I'd[...]
"Farmhand": AMC, Rob Guillory Developing Pilot for Image Comics Series
AMC/AMC Studios and Eisner-award winner Rob Guillory (Chew) are giving the phrase "organ harvesting" a much more literal meaning, teaming up to bring his best-selling Image Comics comic book series Farmhand to series Guillory will pen the pilot for the series, and will serve as executive producer along with LaToya Morgan (The Walking Dead, Into[...]
Rob Guilroy
Coming off a 64-issue run on Chew with John Layman, Rob Guillory announced his new series Farmhand at Image Comic Expo today Guillory will be writing and drawing the new series that he describes as a dark comedy. Farmhand focuses on Jebediah Jenkins, a farmhand who has blueprints downloaded directly into his brain on how to[...]
How John Layman Trolled The Internet With Chew #54 (Spoilers)
The internet, his fans, anyone who wanders into his line of fire. Take the last two issues of Chew Issue 54 had this happen Tony Chew's fellow cibopath Savoy Mason contemplating the taking a life to save, as he saw it, the world. That's Amelia in the photo, Tony Chu's fiance Who has her own way of looking at the[...]
Tomorrow, Britain Is All Out Of Faith, Saga, Chew, Rick & Morty And More
But it appears that British shops will be out of the following comic books this week… Whether they get replacement copies at a later date? That is yet to be determined…. Strayer #2 Munchkin #14 Peanuts Vl 2 #31 Venus #3 Wilds End: The Enemy Within #6 Conan The Avenger #23 Death Head #6 Hellyboy & BPRD 1953 Beyond The Fences #1 Itty Bitty Hellboy:[...]
Chonks And Chogs From Chew, Pre-Orders Now, Going Fast….
This is my 34th article of the day on the site and I am beginning to hallucinate.   Either that of I've taken a large whiff of Chonk, the genetic crossbreed between chicken, frog and psychedelic skunk from the hit comic Chew by Jon Layman and Rob Guillory and expertly cross promoted in the most recent issue[...]
Chew #51 Outdoes DC Comics With Chonk Toy Ads, Just in Time For Hallowe'en
Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo were even able to mock the addition to their pages in Batman. Then Marvel had a go with their Deadpool covers... Well this week it's Chew's turn In which a story element… …launched a new commercially available project from Skelton Crew taking over a double page spread. A genetically engineered hybrid between chickens, frogs and[...]
EXCLUSIVE: The Plush Poyo From Skelton Crew Studio, For Chew
Apparently that's what you do. John Layman and Rob Guillory's Poyo, from the comic book (and upcoming animated series) Chew A fury in feather form, a poultry psychopath, the beak of burden, the death cock, its Poyo! As created by Skelton Crew Studios! I must have one. He's 15 inches tall from comb to toe and will[...]
Something Big To Chew Over Today
The comic book Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory, which has an abandoned Showtime production and an in progress animation production to its name, is approaching its fiftieth issue. A comic ostensibly about a world with chcken prohibition after an apocalyptic avian flu, quickly segued into a population with people developing food-derived superpowers, and lead[...]
Exclusive: San Diego Comic Con Does Chew #50
This is the San Diego Comic Con exclusive wraparound cover for Chew #50, by Jon Layman and Rob Guillory a truly tremendous achievement reaching the big five-oh, and out in time for the show… with a variant gold foil cover, it costs $10, is limited to 750 copies and, if past experience is anything[...]
John Layman Doesn't Want To Tell Us Anything
While at the Phoenix Comic Con this last weekend I had the opportunity to sit down with writer John Layman to talk about the coming end for his and Rob Guillory's creator-owned series Chew With issue 50 due out next month for San Diego, the series will have just 10 issues to go… and the[...]
SDCC 2015 Debut: Lady Action And Chew
As well as Lady Action appearing on the Paul Gulacy cover of this year's Overstreet Guide. They are also running a second annual Captain Action Custom Figure Contest, with the winner to be announced at Comic-Con. Participants will be asked to customize their 1/6th scale Captain Action figures as villainous characters. And here's the standard and variant slipcase covers[...]