Chew, Vol. 2 by John Layman

Chew, Vol. 2

Tony Chu, the cibopathic federal agent with the ability to get psychic impressions from the things he eats, is on a bizarre new case. A newly discovered fruit takes Agent Chu to a remote island full of secrets, Presenting the second storyline of's pick for Best Indie Series of 2009 and MTV Splash's pick for Best New Series of 2009. Find out what the fuss is about in this latest a twisted and darkly funny comic about cops, crooks,...

Details Chew, Vol. 2

TitleChew, Vol. 2
Release DateJun 22nd, 2010
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy

Reviews Chew, Vol. 2

  • karen
    i burned through all ten published volumes of this series in a matter of months, and while i managed a fairly coherent review of the first volume, i am overwhelmed by the thought of going back and reviewing volumes 2-10, trying to recapture that innocent mindset that didn't know what happened in subsequent volumes and trying to stay within the lines of the volume i'd be reviewing. my hat is off to you serial comic book/graphic novel reviewers who...
  • Stephen
    Tonight's Menu: A somewhat busy, eclectic serving of John Layman’s Chew Overall, not as tasty as Volume 1, but my critique is going to be fairly light because I love the basic ingredients of this series and the presentation (i.e., art) is wonderful. This is a fresh, unique and well prepared comic that definitely deserves patronage. That said, Volume #2, while featuring some quality moments, was not as memorable in total as Volume #1 and left me...
  • Raeleen Lemay
    So many interesting advancements with the characters in this volume. Loving this series!
  • Will M.
    If you thought that volume 1 was amazing, then you better read volume 2 right away. This was a lot better than the first, and that's saying a lot because the first one was already really great. The characters were already well developed and the plot was a lot better in this one.The author introduced a brand new conflict and it worked out perfectly. Chew has this culinary vibe and the author managed to incorporate it interestingly. I eat chicken a...
  • Matthew
    Deliciously creative and satisfyingly wacky - this tasty second edition was very entertaining (and filling!)International flavor redefines the phrase "tastes like chicken". New elements are added to the story started in vol 1, and things are really starting to flesh out.The art is weird but wonderful - it is very cool to see the artwork go beyond the norm. Some graphic novels are good, but the art is the same-old, same-old. I have no doubt if I s...
  • Dan Schwent
    After a reunion with his old partner Colby, FDA Agent Tony Chu heads to a Pacific Island to investigate a mysterious fruit that tastes like chicken when cooked and runs into an old enemy... his brother!Chu and Colby are back together, or they are until Chu leaves town to do some investigating on his own. Chu goes to a locale and runs into some familiar faces and someone that was hinted at in the previous volume. Since it was the second volume in ...
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  • Joy
    "Shit rolls downhill... And there's no bigger pile of shit around here than Tony Chu."A solid sequel to the first volume of Chew.Again, the prologue had me a little confused at first, but later I understood (almost) everything. I liked the fruit plot that's in this volume a lot better than any of the storylines in past issues. A newly discovered, exotic fruit that tastes exactly like chicken in a world where chicken is outlawed is actually very a...
  • David Sven
    I made sure I ate up big at last night's chicken dinner because I knew come this lunch time reading I would be entering a strictly no-chicken zone.I want to give thanks here to my goodreads friend Ctgt for the phrase "Chicken Apocalypse." Also thanks to Tamahome for inventing the completely new genre description "Chickocalypse." Really? It wasn't me so no fowl looks from youCibopath Tony Chu is joined by John Colby, his old cop buddy partner - ye...
  • StoryTellerShannon
    And so an awesome series continues. In this volume Tony Chu takes time off of his job to go with his brother to a Micronesian Island which is apparently dealing in a substitute chicken. Along the way he meets a competing agent from another US department, crooked locals and catches up with his love interest, Amelie Mintz. He also gets to do some commando mission moves and make his not so smooth moves on his love interest. We also get to meet his f...
  • Jedi JC Daquis
    If Chew volume 1 is the seed, Chew volume 2: International Flavor is a teenage plant with its branches still in their youth already forming and in time, ready to bear fruit for us to feast on.The second volume escalates from the previous one as it intertwines the different plots that will develop in the successive story arcs. I wonder how Layman gets these utterly crazy ideas and mix them to concoct an even crazier story. What's more is that he p...
  • Felicia
    The only reason I gave this 4 stars rather than 5 is that I didn't understand why the lead character NEEDED to investigate the mysterious fruit. Other than that, class act and awesome as usual, HUGE FAN!
  • Sanaa
    [5 Stars] I loved this volume even more than the first one! I honestly think just that this graphic novel series is exactly to my personal taste. See what I did there? Taste... I particularly loved getting more Amelia and Colby in this volume. Though I really missed Savoy!
  • Ronyell
    Introduction: After reading the first volume of this fantastic series “Chew: Taster’s Choice,” I was geared up to read the second volume “Chew: International Flavor!” “Chew: International Flavor” is just as interesting and creative as the first volume and being that John Layman’s “Chew” series is an Eisner Award Winning and Harvey Award Winning series, this volume is definitely something that any comic book fan should check o...
  • Sara Price.
    Really enjoyed this! I'm not sure what I want to rate it but I'm going with 4 stars.
  • Kayla (BOOKadoodles)
    Even better than the first volume! Hilarious, twisty, and gross, this series is fantastic so far, highly recommend!!
  • Stepheny
    3.5I don't know why this one made me dislike Tony so much. He just seemed like a spoiled kid not getting his way and I found him kind of annoying for the first 2/3 of this book.Once we got closer to the end I began to enjoy the story more and was intrigued about where it was going.I am really enjoying Colby's character a lot. I am glad to see him not only back, but referring to himself as a bionic Robocop. While this was a good read, it didn't bl...
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  • Andrew
    Second installment of this curious series, covering numbers from 5 to 10. Agent Tony Chu, starting with a case of robbery, discovers a mysterious chicken-like fruit and that will lead him to investigate for himself in a "not so quiet" tropical island. There will be a lot of surprises, action, unforeseen situations and, why not, love.The plot is rather complex, with different plots that intertwines in the story, in some cases referencing to events...
  • Sercan Vatansever
    En az ilki kadar iğrençti.
  • Fables&Wren
    WrensReads Review:This one was a little different. It’s centered around a new fruit that only grows on this one island and the fruit taste like chicken. Since chicken is outlawed, this fruit could be the next big thing.And there’s a whole like underlining plot that’s happening and they need to get someone off the island before it’s too late.Oh, and a vampire? That’s different. WrensReads | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram
  • Brittany
    Another legitimately awesome and disgusting volume! In this volume:-Does Tony eat shit?!-What is that fruity chicken?!-Vampire? Cibopath? Hero? Villain? WHO KNOWS?!-Bionic FDA Agent!-Where is Mason?!-Death galore!-Cock fighting!-Chow Chu being a dickhead!Overall: Amazing. A lot of cringe worthy, don't eat immediately after moments. The artwork is once again on point. And the story line keeps propelling me further and further forward. I hate waiti...
  • Paul
    Second Read:I am so happy I reread these first two volumes before continuing because there were so many aspects of the story I missed. I can see myself rereading this series so many times in the future. Original Read:I just like this series so far. The humor is good, the dialogue is much better than other comics I've read lately, the art has so much expression, and there are actual plots. I absolutely love the prologue/character introduction page...
  • Leo
    Things I liked:Tony's original partner is back. Chicken, even if is a fruit.Enough questions to keep wondering without feeling that Layman isn't telling you anything.The metacommentary was pretty awesome.The vampire.Things I didn't:Tony and the bionic cop (sorry, don't remember his name) don't share much scenes together.New characters but some dissapear pretty quickly.
  • Mel
    Really solid graphic novel series. Not my favourite but I do enjoy them. I find that there's a little too much going on and I still don't like the artwork yet but it's entertaining enough to read. I got out the entire 10 published ones out from the library this week so expect more reviews to come.
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    Really liked this one, though it felt a bit all over the place at points. Can't wait to see what happens next! :)
  • Lindsey Lynn
    I absolutely love this series! I love the humor and the crazy cases so much. Reminds me a bit of Lupin the Third :D
  • Barb (Boxermommyreads)
    So I knew I wanted to pick this one up sooner rather than later since I enjoyed the first one so much. This time Tony Chu ends up going across seas to a tropical island in search of a new plant which is causing a lot of trouble. It's a cross between a frog and something else (can't really recall) and it's been genetically engineered to taste exactly like chicken.Tony's old partner from the first book turns up and is now working with the Special C...
  • Brad
    Chapter 1 --A little friendly violence, a little friendly homophobia, a little friendly racism, and Tony Chu and John Colby (ex-partner turned cyber-faced FDA newbie) are as partners-in-love as they ever were. So they start investigating a piece of shit, which leads to some pee, some more violence, a glimpse of Colby's cyborg powers and some actual detection (Batman Detective Comics could learn a valuable lesson). It is a fun though slight beginn...