Chew #39

Chew #39

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 22, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

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  • 10
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jan 23, 2014

    There's a reason why Chew has won so many awards. Even in an issue that doesn't feature the main character, it is still the most entertaining book of the week. You've got humor, action and intrigue. I couldn't ask for anything more in a comic book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 22, 2014

    What's great about Chew #39 is not just that John Layman is combining the different pieces of this universe's mythology to move the story forward, but he's also being very generous with the spotlight. No story can be propelled by just one character - nor should it. But by allowing the reader to root for more than one protagonist, it winds up being easier for the audience and makes the series as a whole stronger. Even without Tony Chu, Chew #39 proves that his friends and family are more than enough to tide you over. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 24, 2014

    Chew continues to be a fantastic title, baring a very fun and entertaining tone. It also is easy to get into whether you're a long time fan, or just picking it up for the first time. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The MacGuffin - Matt LeMaire Jan 20, 2014

    CHEW continues to be a delight, and issue #39 proves to be no exception as we get some great character moments and humor packed in with some interesting developments. Sometimes, it may seem like the praise sent Chew's way is starting to sound like a broken record, but the truth is, the book is so damn consistent, that it's hard not to feel that same sense of satisfaction you get when finishing a delicious home-cooked meal when you finish your monthly visit to the Chew universe. Still, I'm ready and waiting for more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jan 20, 2014

    A good issue that feels very much like setting up the end game. Out this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Jan 23, 2014

    This is a great book. For my first experience it was great. Sure this issue isn't a pick up right of the shelf because it's in the middle of the story arc, but I know I'm jumping in on the next one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 27, 2014

    So much occurs in "Chew" #39 that it's hard to believe that it's only 21 pages. Like most of its predecessors, "Chew" #39 has a self-contained adventure, but also maintains the suspense of the overarching storyline. Layman is comfortable with both the long game and the short game in a way that feels just right for the monthly serial format. The pacing doesn't feel rushed, demonstrating Layman and Guillory's gifts for compressed characterization and plotting. "Chew" is one of the most consistently excellent books on the shelves, and this far in, it's only getting better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 28, 2014

    A good issue. I'm just hoping that the small amount of humor that we're sacrificing for the sake of story is worth it in the end. Read Full Review

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