Chew #30

Chew #30

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 28, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
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The bonus-sized wedding issue, CHEW's half-way point, and the issue that is gonna take EVERYBODY by surprise. Sure, it's a terrible jumping-on point for new readers, but did we mention the FREE TRI-FOLD POSTER COVER, at no extra cost?

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 27, 2012

    There's only so much you can say about Chew #30 without giving important bits away. As far as half-points go, this one is a doozy, and it's ultimately flawless in terms of execution or scope. Like Walking Dead before it, Chew is like a snake, lying in wait, because you didn't see this coming until it was all too late. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Nov 30, 2012

    Chew is a terrific read. This issue really takes a somber turn but it still does it in a very Chew way. The book still has thirty issues left from here but it certainly seems we will be seeing more of these types of depressing issues. This represents doing "death" right in comics. It's emotional and it fits the story. It certainly doesn't seem to be done simply to shock the reader, though it definitely did do that. This is a comic not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Dylan Tano Dec 3, 2012

    All in all, a great issue for Chew. It does a great job of peeling back the silly side of the comic in general and exposing just how dark it is under the surface. Layman may also have a thing for cannibalism, but it makes for a great comic so more power to him. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Dec 1, 2012

    I simply cannot wait for the next issue in the series. True to Layman's style, it will be inventive, quirky and truly incredible. I give this issue a 9.5/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Nov 30, 2012

    As odd as it may sound, it's easiest to look at John Layman and Rob Guillory's “Chew” as a version of the Joker. Sure, sometimes it's spray-painting a museum while dancing to Prince's “Partyman”, but you should never forget that on occasion it's performing magic tricks and making a pencil disappear. There's that slight angle of humor in there somewhere, but it's mostly just horrifying and incredibly dangerous. Either way, bravo on the gravitas. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Dec 1, 2012

    Chew is one of those books that I drift in and out of from month to month, a pattern that I also follow with Fables and The Walking Dead, and I always get a great deal of pleasure out of each. (I also end up going back and re-reading all three books in order, though at the risk of being outed as a 'trade-waiter.') Chew #30 changes the game in a very heavy-duty way, pulling off a double-twist, and closing out the book with the secret origin of Caesar, done in a way that evokes Charles Schultz without undermining the sheer eye-popping horror of the central third of the book, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. I've you're a lapsed Chew reader, pick up the last couple of issues with this one, and try to avoid spoilers before you do it. It'll be worth the trip... Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 3, 2012

    Confusion aside, I couldn't be happier with this issue. Pretty rare to find a laugh-out-loud comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Nov 30, 2012

    John Layman and Rob Guillory know what they're doing when it comes to comics and Chew #30 proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt. The two have built up an amazing, intricate world in these first thirty issues, and while we've gotten some answers, it's clear that there are still - and will continue to be - many questions to explore in the thirty issues that remain in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Max M. Nov 28, 2012

    If you've never read Chew get it. If you do read Chew, buy it ASAP so no one ruins it for you on the interwebs. I can guarantee the comic book community will be talking about this one, so make sure to be apart of it! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Nov 28, 2012

    Image mentioned that this isn't the best starting point for new readers, and that's definitely true. In fact, anyone who's been away from more than a couple issues will need to play a little catch up before read issue #30. Still, they'll find that it's definitely worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Nov 28, 2012

    Layman and Guillory have expanded the core of the book without losing focus. They're not afraid to turn the series on a dime and branch off in new directions. It has served the book well for 30 issues, and here's hoping the next 30 are just as impactful and memorable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Nov 27, 2012

    The art remains strong, and one scene isn't as brutal as it could be, although it's still pretty grim. Read Full Review

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