Chew #36




Comic series


Release date

September 4, 2013
Or Chew #29.5? Yeah, it was one of those issues! Instead of staying in the here and now, we step back a little into Toni's life before she dies, and get a glimpse into what she was doing while she knew she was eventually going to get killed. Despite that premise, most of the issue was Toni helping out her sister Sage, who has the power to see the past of anyone near by who is eating the same thing she's eating… yeah, all the Chus have power apparently. As one would expect, there are a lot of laughs, a lot of little notes in the background left by Guillory (my favorite: "Hiring: Italian plumber. Must be fluent in turtle") and Poyo fighting a giant corn monster and super fish… yeah, pretty standard issue of Chew, if I do say so myself. As always, this series is f****** great.
Grade: A-
This is another very, very strong issue for Chew. I love how it is turning the corner from merely being the funniest comic of recent memory to having a nice story with some very human moments.
9 out of 10
Much is made of how funny and entertaining this book is, but in a way, that outshines the true strength of the book: fully realized characters that have complex relationships with each other. It sounds easy to do, but few books do it better than Chew.
Guillory's art is as gorgeous as ever and Layman's script is hilarious, heart warming and there is plenty of ass-kicking as well.
This issue was great like the series usually is. Fun and memorable characters, great humor and dialogue, creatively silly, and a simple done-in-one story.