Chew Volume Five: Major League Chew – John Layman

When you have a successful book you can’t just keep piling on more of the same unfortunately. You need to stop yourself running out of steam somehow. Luckily for us the Chew team are masters of the craft.

The big plot gets put on hold and we have some well deserved quality time with our main characters. People get kidnapped, setups from previous issues are resolved and there is a lot of Where’s Wally peering at background details.

Both Colby and Chu get transferred to other departments so we get a nice change of scene to view our characters in a whole new light. New culinary words get made up and even weirder crimes are perpetrated.

The art is really top notch on this one. The colour work is fantastic with some great nocturnal and indoor lighting. We get to see lots of fiery lettering to contrast the usual icy words in the series that has done more for the letterer’s art than any other.

There are some great page turns and a real cliff-hanger ending unlike any of the other books. The laugh out loud moment is great, and see if you can guess who Colby’s new partner is before you get told. Definitely a Thumbs Up!

98/267.

Tomorrow: The Interactives – Peter Rogers

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