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Chu #3 Review: An Enjoyable If Tonally Rough Light Tragedy

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[...]

Chu #2 Review: Equal Parts Crime Thriller &#038 Dark Comedy

Chu #2 Review: Equal Parts Crime Thriller & Dark Comedy

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: A Madcap Crime Caper

Chu #2 Review: A Madcap Crime Caper

The coming chicken-based plague, the mad future of food-based superpowers … stepping in before any of that happens makes those stories have an all-new resonance.John Layman’s script and dynamic lettering are very effective here, while the strong, animated series-esque visual storytelling of Dan Boultwood strongly connected the dots in making this story draw you in.Despite[...]

Chu #1 Review: The Better Call Saul to Chews Breaking Bad

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: This Will Likely Whet Your Whistle

Chu #1 Review: This 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[...]

This Week Chu #1 Reminded Us That Everything Is Cake

This Week, Chu #1 Reminded Us That Everything Is Cake

And John Layman.. well he seems to have predicted the 'Everything Is Cake' meme.https://twitter.com/tasty/status/1280966608933003264In the "These Are All Cakes" video tweeted out by Buzzfeed's cooking vertical Tasty on July 8th that started the current meme trend, that shows numerous cakes decorated to look like everyday objects being cut into[...]

Skybound Ends Outer Darkness but Chu is Coming Soon

Skybound Ends Outer Darkness, but Chu is Coming Soon!

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[...]

SCOOP: Mars Attacks Red Sonja in Dynamite August 2020 Solicitations

SCOOP: Mars Attacks Red Sonja in Dynamite August 2020 Solicitations

A couple of days ago, John Layman talked about his history writing crossovers, and that another one was being announced This morning, we know what that is, Mars Attacks Red Sonja from Dynamite, out in August.[caption id="attachment_1210245" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Mars Attacks Red Sonja Launches in Dynamite August 2020 Solicitations Image from Twitter.[/caption]Drawn by Fran Strukan,[...]


John Layman Teases The Chewniverse in Outer Darkness/Chew #1

John Layman Teases The Chewniverse in Outer Darkness/Chew #1

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&#8230

John Layman Is Teasing A Certain C-Word…

John Layman and Nick Pitarra's Leviathan series from Image Comics has not been seen for well over a year now And it looks like that's all we're going to get, folks.Leviathan is dead, sorry to say Nick has my blessing to finish it, but I don't think that will happen I apologize to anyone who[...]

Chew and Outer Darkness to Crossover at Image by John Layman Afu Chan and Rob Guillory

Chew and Outer Darkness to Crossover at Image, by John Layman, Afu Chan, and Rob Guillory

Looks like we now know exactly what the third tease John Layman posted on Twitter in November is all about.https://twitter.com/themightylayman/status/1139587753983660032Image Comics has announced a three-issue crossover between Chew and Outer Darkness by Layman, Afu Chan, and Rob Guillory, set to hit stores in March That's gotta qualify as "f**king weird," right?Look for this in stores[...]

John Layman Teases the Return of Chew 2 From Image Comics

John Layman Teases the Return of Chew 2 From Image Comics

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[...]


John Layman is The Man Who F#%&#038ed Up Time From AfterShock Comics in February

John Layman is The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time, From AfterShock Comics in February

The Man Who F#%&ed Up Time launches in February, from John Layman, Karl Mostert and Dee Cunniffe Here's the solicitation: THE MAN WHO F#%&ED UP TIME #1 Writer: John Layman Artist: Karl Mostert Colorist: Dee Cunniffe Letterer: John Layman Cover: Karl Mostert w/ Dee Cunniffe 1:15 Incentive Cover: Larry StromanSean Bennett is just your everyday, ordinary lab worker in a high-tech lab[...]

John Layman and Nick Bradshaw Launch Bermuda at IDW in 2020

John Layman and Nick Bradshaw Launch Bermuda at IDW in 2020

IDW announced a new comic at New York Comic Con from John Layman and Nick Bradshaw, set to debut in 2020 The comic is called Bermuda, about a 16-year-old girl who lives in an otherworldly dimension. Bermuda is just your normal, everyday 16-year old girl – who just happens to live in an otherworldly dimension, swarming[...]


John Layman Plans Sexy Surprise for Twitter Followers on Friday

John Layman Plans Sexy Surprise for Twitter Followers on Friday

John Layman, comic book writer of Chew and Outer Darkness, is planning a sexy surprise for his Twitter followers on Friday Layman revealed on Twitter Monday that he was planning to lock his account on Friday, February 1st Unlike other comic book writers fleeing Twitter to avoid fallout for revealing that The Punisher has an[...]

John Layman and Afu Chans Outer Darkness Gets 2nd Printing

John Layman and Afu Chan's Outer Darkness Gets 2nd Printing

The debut issue of John Layman and Afu Chan's space-horror series Outer Darkness has sold out at Diamond (though your shop may still have copies) and is being "fast-tracked for a second printing in order to keep up with customer demand," according to an Image Press release which toned down the usual hyperbolic rhetoric that[...]

John Layman and Afu Chan Explore Space Horror in Outer Darkness at Skybound in November

John Layman and Afu Chan Explore Space Horror in Outer Darkness at Skybound in November

Image has announced yet another series launching in November, this time from John Layman and Afu Chan, exploring the genre of sci-fi/horror in a new book called Outer Darkness, published by Skybound.In the press release, Layman said: Thanks to Afu Chan and Skybound, we’ve succeeded in making OUTER DARKNESS as perfect and beautiful as I’d envisioned[...]