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Chu #6 Review: A Dumpster Fire That Walks Like A Woman
In the tradition of Chelli Aphra, Jessica Jones, or Devi Vishwakumar, this series' lead Saffron Chu is a dumpster fire that walks like a woman, a relentless cascade of bad decisions wreaking havoc wherever she goes Now, following in the tradition of T-Pain, she's on a boat, on the run from the law, sticking with[...]
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:
And so ends the first arc of Chu by John Layman and Dan Boultwood 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[...]
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
With equal parts Criminal and the vibe from HBO's Run, this issue cranks up the stakes for its ne'er-do-well protagonist Saffron Chu while doubling down on the bloodshed If you're a little squeamish, this issue's gore-heavy panels might be a bit much for you. The cover of Chu #3 Credit: Image Comics The gag is this: Saffron has[...]
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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 delivered a page-turner but didn't give the reader much of a chance to get to know Saffron Now, with Chu #2, will Saffron[...]
Chu #2 Review: Madcap Crime Caper
From there, the tension builds as the consequences of the last issue's calamitous criminal activity close in like vultures circling a dying animal. Despite a challenging visual element, the lead character Saffron Chu shares a lot of the charismatic elements of Doctor Aphra — a smart but messy woman with amazing talents and enjoyably bad decision making[...]
Chu #1 Review: The Better Call Saul to Chew's Breaking Bad
Now, with Chew complete and artist and co-creator Rob Guillory moving onto his own written and drawn Farmhand, Layman sought a new partner with whom to continue the, as he calls it in the afterword, Chewniverse: Dan Boultwood. He pitches this new series, Chu, as the Better Call Saul to Chew's Breaking Bad. The series will overlap, as evidenced by a welcome appearance of[...]
Chu #1 Review: Will Likely Whet Your Whistle
Writer John Layman was able to spin a multi-year story of adventure, betrayal, redemption, and justice from the idea of a man who could get psychic impressions from things he ate, detective Tony Chu Now, Layman has recruited new collaborator Dan Boultwood to return to the well while flipping the coin over, taking a look[...]
Thor Gets Fourth Printing, Chu Gets... Twoth...
But we didn't know that the third printing, featuring a Mark Bagley art cover will also have a 1:25 sketch wraparound variant by artist Ryan Stegman that looks like this. More Printings For Thor, Venom, Chu, Hulk, Strange Academy, Etc. Joining them at the point mill will be Strange Academy #1 also getting a third printing with a[...]
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
Written long before the conception of CHU, this was supposed to be the final story of Tony Chu and John Colby Instead, it's the final issue of OUTER DARKNESS Picks yours up and say goodbye! — LAYMAN (@themightylayman) June 24, 2020 #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption[...]