Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1

Chew: Secret Agent Poyo #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 11, 2012 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10
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Hey retailers/readers/speculators! Still kicking yourself for not ordering and/or passing by CHEW #1, now that you see what it's going for on eBay? Here's your chance to get sweet, sweet, revenge, with an all-new CHEW #1, a one-shot spinning off CHEW's most popular supporting character, and comics' most beloved homicidal cybernetic kung-fu rooster. Concentrated mayhem. Feathers, rage and hate! Plus: an all-star pin-up gallery from some of the most staggeringly talented artists in the industry!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Zach Woolf Jul 11, 2012

    I mean this. If there is but a single copy of Secret Agent Poyo at your LCS, it's time to call Michael Buffer, oil up your body, and get ready to rumble because you need this issue. Layman and Guillory crafted an issue that brings what makes Chew the success that it is and take it up, at least, three notches. If you come into Poyo being a fan of Chew, you will love it. If you pick this up without knowing anything about Chew, well, you may think these two need locked up. They don't, I promise. Secret Agent Poyo is a piece of work and earns 5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekality - Kat Vergin Jul 11, 2012

    Theres no telling what sort of mayhem this couldlead to. I have a few ideas about the shenanigans to come. I mean, what are a bunch ofchicks supposed to do when a huge bionic cock enters the picture?! Damn it I love thisjob. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - thanosrules Jul 25, 2012

    The "Gallery" at the back is well worth the price of admission as well. It just goes to show you, POYO transcends all artistic boundaries! Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Multiversity Comics - Gilbert Short Jul 12, 2012

    I feel like all I can say about this book is "IT'S SO GOOD" over and over again until hopefully everyone goes out and picks it up, effectively making Layman and Guillory the new Kirkman and Adlard. They deserve nothing less than that kind of success, especially when their books are so consistently excellent and still manage to outdo themselves on a monthly basis. This book never stops being a blast to read. Good on you guys. Now we have "Deep Space Poyo" to look forward to! Don't worry. I'll wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 16, 2012

    If you haven't read an issue of Chew this your chance. If you have, then you already know this comic book is going to be great. The only thing that is missing are the cat pictures that usually adorn the letters column. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Jul 15, 2012

    Secret Agent Poyo is ridiculous, (somehwat), mindless fun, and it makes no apologies for that. Nor should it, as John Layman and Rob Guillory deliver a great issue starring a fan-favourite Chew character without ever feeling like they're pandering to the masses. To put it another way, it's a comic with a luchador mask wearing rooster. What else could you possibly want? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Jul 11, 2012

    Chew: Secret Agent Poyo#1 is a great addition to the Chew universe. Poyo could easily support his own mini-series. #1 is pure fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 16, 2012

    Near the end of the issue, in the space of three-fourths of a page, Layman and Guillory give readers the most succinct, most brilliant parody of action movie love affairs I have ever seen. If you think that "barnyard animals falling through the air" and "millisecond-long love affair charged with pathos" don't mix, think again. That page alone is worth the price of the comic. If you enjoy "Chew" regularly, chances are that "Chew: Secret Agent Poyo" will also be to your taste. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ed Allen Jul 11, 2012

    If you enjoy comics then you will almost certainly enjoy Chew: Special Agent Poyo. It’s a wonderfully absurd ‘one and done’ action-comedy that I highly recommend; the art is fantastic, the script is finely crafted and overall I can’t honestly say that I’ve read many better one-shot comics than this. While you won't be moved by the story - and that’s not its purpose - you will surely be entertained. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jul 11, 2012

    If you're unfamiliar with Chew, youwon't have any problem following along with Secret Agent Poyo #1, but neither will you receive an introduction to the larger series' story. Longtimefans will definitely want to pick it up, however. Not only is it consistent in terms of art and writing, but it has some ties to events in Chew #27. These seem cursory enough, but might be important going forward.Regardless, if you enjoyChew, you need this book. Read Full Review

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