Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
9.4Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Comics' most beloved homicidal cybernetic kung fu rooster returns for what we humbly anticipate as the most important literary achievement of the 21st Century. All other comics will be made irrelevant. The best thing that's ever happened to comics, and possibly the best thing that's ever happened...EVER!

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  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 31, 2014

    So here is the thing. This is a spin-off one-shot about a hyper-violent-cybernetic-warrior-chicken. You're either down for the premise behind Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo or your not. While I doubt any critic can sway you one way or another, we're going to try, because John Layman and Rob Guillory amp the crazy to 11 with this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Aug 1, 2014

    This needs to be the next summer blockbuster movie and I'll see it twice. Pick this book up for action sake and watch a chicken kick ass. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 30, 2014

    CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO is exactly what you'd expect from John Layman and Rob Guilloary: a way over-the-top story that entertains the reader from front to back. Picking this up for CHEW fans is a no brainer, but those who have never read a single issue of CHEW will also really enjoy this book. If you like having a good time reading your comics, this is for you. If you don't, you need a sense of humor or new hobby. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jul 31, 2014

    And really, even if you're not an avid reader of this title's sister series, you still have to appreciate a cyborg chicken's bloody quest through a fantasy kingdom — especially the final page, which rocketed a certain crossover up my wish list for 2015. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jul 30, 2014

    Completely irreverent, unapologetic and enjoyable for the romp that it is, "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1 is to comics what "Family Guy" is to animated television. Everything a reader needs to enjoy the series is contained in one easily accessible issue. Readers need nothing more coming into this comic book than an open mind, a slightly off-kilter sense of humor and an appreciation for the really, really absurd. If readers bring that with them to "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1, Layman and Guillory meet right in the middle, fulfilling hopes and expectations completely. Layman and Guillory tease readers with the possibility for more Poyo adventures, and if this is any indication of what we could expect, anything short of more would be a disappointment. Do yourself and your funny bone a favor and grab some chicken this week -- "Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo" #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Lindsey Bass Aug 2, 2014

    I loved this one shot. Layman and Guillory worked together well on this book. It's fun, granted not appropriate for kids. I mean, the language isn't that bad, but there is a good share of violence. It's a shame that this isn't at the very least a mini series. If you have a great sense of humor and love references to other pop culture things that you spend your time obsessing over this is probably the book for you. Everyone enjoys laughter right? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Aug 3, 2014

    The world/universe of Chew feels like a playground of the imagination for creators Layman and Guillory. Thankfully with titles like this it shows they are still able to pull the chicken from the hat and produce stories that are fun to read and visually alluring. If you have yet to taste the delights of Chew this is a great introduction, if you love the world of Chew then I'm sure you have already purchased this one shot (but if not why not?). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 29, 2014

    Chew: Warrior Chicken Poyo #1 is what you would expect: an entire issue devoted to Poyo kicking butt, but in a fantasy setting with the usual level of quality that the series is known for. If you really dig Poyo and want to see more adventures with him, then grab this issue. If not, just wait it out for the next regular issue of Chew; this issue won't change your mind about the character. Read Full Review

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