Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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The final episode of the groundbreaking and historic Poyo trilogy: DEMON CHICKEN POYO. Hell wants him. Heaven won't take him. Earth needs him. That was also the tagline for that godawful Constantine movie. But Poyo is so badass, he stole it from Keanu Reeves!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Ray W Apr 21, 2016

    Demon Chicken Poyo is fun, goofy, and downright entertaining. The writing is good and colors look hot. If you love Chew, Poyo, or Santa, pick this title up. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Apr 20, 2016

    Layman's Poyo-centered stories are always on the silly side, but they're also well crafted. This one is no exception. In fact, it may be my favorite Poyo story to date. Or maybe I just miss him being a main part of the Chew series. Either way, this isn't just some throwaway joke issue. Part of Poyo's awesomeness is mostly built on the many allusions/assumptions about his legendary exploits. This story finally gives the reader a front row seat to the show. Pulling the veil back like that could have easily resulted a major let down. Instead, Poyo grabs your lofty expectations, crushes its windpipe, and chucks it through a wall of hellfire into another dimension. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Kevin Carley Apr 20, 2016

    This comic maybe the craziest thing on the shelves right now, but its also one of the most fun as long as your not reading this on the train... then people may look at you funny. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Apr 25, 2016

    "Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo" #1 has a simplistic moral, meant to mimic and mock the Grinch story. However, the pat ending also reinforces the feeling that -- despite its layers of humor and structural complexity -- the total impact on the reader is slight and the satirical bite isn't deep. The humor lacks the insight of truly outstanding parodies. It manages to be very funny, but its cleverness doesn't go beyond being an extended joke. It's also skippable in the sense that it has little bearing on the greater "Chew" story arcs. Nevertheless, most readers will still consider it worth picking up for its uninhibited sense of fun and its reassuring "happy" ending for the beloved break-out character Poyo. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Apr 20, 2016

    In the end, John mocks his own plot and leaves the readers with the moral of the trilogy, giving some decent resolution for deal ol' Poyo. Oh, and he did do a killer job of turning that Christmas story into a poem. That, coupled with the vibrant art of Rob, definitely made this final issue unique. Unfortunately, uniqueness does not imply quality. If you are addicted to Chew, or this trilogy, definitely grab this, but otherwise I would wait until the digital version goes on sale. I give Chew: Demon Chicken Poyo #1 2.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

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