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Chum #1

Writer: Ryan K Lindsay Artist: Sami Kivela Publisher: Comix Tribe Release Date: May 18, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Summer Stanwyck is trapped. She tends bar on the island she grew up on, the local cop is about to become her ex-husband, and she's wasting time screwing the local reefer kingpin. But when a bag full of cash and drugs appears, she sees a way out... and anyone who gets in her way is shark bait. Chum is Pulp Fiction on the sand, a surf noir story straight off the drugstore paperback rack that will ruin your faith in people, from Sami Kivela, artist on Zenescope's Realm War, and Ryan K Lindsay, the writer of Dark Horse's Negative Space.

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 23, 2016

    Chum presents you with intriguing characters, an interesting setting, and a riveting plot.  These folks have been living in what passes for harmony in what should be paradise.  Now it's all about to spiral out of control despite some best laid yet hastily made plans.  This is dark.  This is cool.  This is just so damn good. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Slackjaw Punks - Iron Squid May 4, 2016

    Chum #1 is exactly what I wanted it to be and more"fun, bloody, exciting, and breath taking thrill ride! This book sucks you in by making you wonder what's going to happen next and as soon as you think you got it figured out, it completely stabs you in the back"haha get it!? Chum will leave you begging for more issues! Plus, you can't beat the art work"it's muddy but captures the feeling of a stormy day on the beach where all the excitement happens! Oh and there are sharks"SHARKS! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 11, 2016

    Whilst this book may not offer anything new to the whole crime noir genre, the setting help create an unusual juxtaposition between paradise and hell. Under the writing skills of Lindsay and the art of Kivela, I am going to enjoy my visit to Kingsford, it surely meets the definition of a great place to visits, but I would hate to live there." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Nikki Sherman May 19, 2016

    Overall, this is the kind of book I look forward to with bated breath. At the end of the day, the ideas of villains and heroes are complicated, and that's the kind of thing I love to work out in a series. Naysayer of this comic? Feed 'em to the sharks. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 6, 2016

    The first issue is a must get for noir/crime comic fans and I can't wait for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn May 20, 2016

    As a short run, Chum is not going to leave you out of pocket. Its a small investment for what looks to be an utterly captivating noir yarn, and you could do a hell of lot worse than checking this title out. Ryan displayed a knack for upping his game with each new issue of his last mini-series, and there is no reason to think that trend will not continue here with Chum. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum May 10, 2016

    Overall Chum #1 is something that I did not expect to like at first but it has grown on me since I first read it. Everyone can relate in some way or another to wanting to escape from their current life. We may not all go to the extremes that Summer does but her motivations are relatable. Pick up Chum if you want something unique to read and don't be surprised if you're hooked! Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alice W. Castle May 20, 2016

    Get in early so you can claim the title of surf noir hipster before everyone eats this book up once the trade drops. You heard it here first, folks. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Wildmercy May 21, 2016

    Just look at the cover! Fast paced noir tale with a location that hasn't been used to death in Pulp/ True crime stories. CHUM has an original narrative with fresh dialogue and outstanding by Sami Kivela.

    Cover - 10
    Art - 8.5
    Story - 8.5
    Color - 8.0
    Lettering - 7.0

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