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John Layman

4.1 of 5 Votes: 4
Books by John Layman
Tony Chu détective cannibale Tome 1  Goût décès (2010)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 1
Don't read if you don't possess a semi-strong stomach. Seriously. Tony Chu can't see the past of whatever food he eats, including human flesh. The story follows him as he gets an opportunity to put his special ability to use for the F.D.A (the American governmental agency which regulates food and...
Tony Chu, Detective Canibal - Volume Um: Ao Gosto do Freguês (2014)
4.02 of 5 Votes: 4
It's interesting to see magical realism put through the comic filter. It's not quite Like Water for Chocolate... For comics though, superpowers granted through food is a new angle (to my knowledge) and the plot is pleasingly absurd in case anyone doesn't want to engage with the satirical elements...
Chew, Vol. 1: Taster's Choice (2009)
4.03 of 5 Votes: 1
Chew, Volume 1 gives you a taste of exciting proportions. Here's a comic that serves up a diversity of flavors. Layman takes criminal solving in a new direction with the main protagonist's special talent for solving cases and catching the bad guys. Matching an equally unique story Guillory's pres...
Tony Chu, Détective Cannibale 2 (2011)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 3
I liked this volume just as much as the first one, the story was amazing, and I'm excited to see Tony back with his original partner. I also loved meeting a few new people with weird food abilities. My biggest issue with the comics is that the women are drawn with HUGE breasts. It's infuriatin...
Chew nº 02: Gusto internacional (2010)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 4
This is becoming one of my favorite comic series. I love Tony Chu. Both volumes I have read so far have had terrific mystery storylines that are a little twisted. I can't imagine eating the things that Chu eats to solve mysteries. In this volume, I liked that the author brought back Chu's former...
Chew, Vol. 2: International Flavor (2010)
4.14 of 5 Votes: 3
God, this series is great. In the beginning of this book, either the illustrator or the writer - I forget which - thanks the show "Lost" for its inspiration. Which makes this book the best thing by far to come out of the shithole of a show that was lost: it manages to be creepy and gross and weir...
Tony Chu, Détective cannibale tome 3: Croque Mort (2010)
4.2 of 5 Votes: 1
The relatively sedate action in this volume is more than made up for with the last chapter: finding out where it all went wrong, also known as meeting Tony's family.The events of Vol 2 are fairly wrapped up, excepting a certain vicious chicken and a certain broken jaw. A brief bust -and first dat...
Chew, Vol. 3: Just Desserts (2010)
4.21 of 5 Votes: 1
Most issues collected in "Just Desserts" are on par with the best issues of the series I've read so far, in terms of writing. Chew's creative team (John Layman and the amazing Rob Guillory) have a lot of tricks up their sleeves, and it feels like they're only scratching the surface.Plot-wise, aft...
Tony Chu, Détective cannibal tome 4 : Flambé (2013)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 3
As always, I can't get enough of Chew. These guys do a fantastic job of finishing a small arc of the story in the 5 issues per volume, yet always ending with a cliffhanger to be resolved in the next one, beautifully adding to the more-and-more complex story. It's hard to put down as I can't wai...
Chew, Vol. 4: Flambé (2011)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 3
In the fourth installment in the Chew series, things get really interestingly weird and a lot of questions are answered. The most interesting features of Chew, I believe, are the richness of its universe, the originality of its concepts, the incredibly surprising narratives and innovative plot t...
Chew, Vol. 5: Major League (2012)
4.18 of 5 Votes: 2
This whole series has been pretty great. I keep expecting it to turn bad, but so far, it's holding steady! Such a fun, bizarre, quirky world. I love it. The only reason I haven't ranked it higher is because I feel that the amazing uniqueness I felt with the first one has moved past the honeymoon ...
Chew, Vol. 8: Family Recipes (2014)
4.29 of 5 Votes: 2
I love this series. I look forward to grabbing every volume from my local library. The characters are fun and the plot lines are ridiculously hilarious. With that being said, I wish the writers would kill the interplanetary storyline. It doesn't seem to significantly add to the characters or ...
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