Chew #55 Advance Review

Quick Rating: Very Good

Savoy explains his plans to Tony.

Chew_55-1Writer: John Layman
Artist: Rob Guillory
Cover Art: Rob Guillory
Publisher: Image Comics

Remember how last review I said Chew had a trope in it I didn’t like? Well, the jokes one me – and all of us – as it isn’t that trope at all. Narratively, it’s a bit of a cheat, but I’ll allow it. (It’s not like I can disallow it.)

Tony is eager to go after Savoy after what he did, and Savoy wants him to, as it’s part of his plan. Most of this issue is a long narration, as he tells the reader – and Tony – about his big plans for … saving the world, I guess? It started as a quest to tell the truth about the so called “bird flu” that led to the restriction of chickens, but ended up so much more. Not all is revealed, not yet, but that’s because some secrets have to be saved for the end of the series. We all understand.

The art is bright and sharp, dynamic where it can be, and frankly I want to see more of that ridiculous carrot guy. I hope we see him in a future issue, because he’s just left hanging out. Frankly, I just want to see someone take him out with a summer squash.

This issue sets up the next arc pretty well, and I assume the answers are going to start coming hot and heavy now. Out this Wednesday.

4/5

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