Chew #27

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 11, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

'Space Cakes,' Part Two
Delivered from future! We jump ahead and show you exactly where Tony Chu is nine issues and two story arcs from now. Yes, CHEW presents its version of 'One Year Later.' A brilliant jumping on-point, or a pathetic cry for attention? You decide! Also: those frickin' chogs return!

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Feb 29, 2012

    Either way, pick this up. You will not be disappointed, and soon enough you will be able to fit this issue nicely into your Chew collection right between Issues 26 and 28. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew Z. Rios May 19, 2011

    Its funny how much I love this book, since I initially hated it. I have no idea why, either. I think it could be that I wasnt expecting such a non-sequitur book that did whatever it wanted. As I stated before, this is a COMIC BOOK, where writers and artists can make think up whatever they want and make it happen. And as long as it stays within the boundaries its created, its all good. I really applaud Layman and Guillory for Chew: truly the most entertaining and unique book sold in comic shops. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed May 10, 2011

    A bold move to jump out of continuity like this, and very much worth it. Out this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 11, 2011

    Make no mistake; this issue is a big-time Toni issue, focusing on Tony's sister as Tony serves more as a bookend or framing sequence in this issue. Despite jumping into the middle of an event, the issue holds together well, offering up action, humor, and fun. "Chew" continues to find new ways to impress me, and the fact that we've got chogs in this issue only adds to my amusement. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Blue Raven Comics - Michelle Felizarte Jun 25, 2012

    Overall, this issue is still a solid read. If not for the storyline, read it for the Easter eggs hidden throughout the issue. Note the cards and balloons on Tony's hospital bedside table or carefully read the words on the degrees hung in Antonelle's office. You'll still get a kick out of the creators' humor. I give issue #27 a 7.5/10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Iverson May 12, 2011

    Regardless, as fans of the series you're probably asking, "Should I buy this?" My answer is, "I don't know." It's a reasonably good comic, and if you see yourself reading this series no matter what down the line, Future You may appreciate not having to pick this up in April next year. But, this is a gimmick, and the content doesn't really matter until April. So, how I see it is that this is really a question of how big of a fan of the series you are, as to whether this is worth your #2.99 right now or not. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Tim Vinton Jun 22, 2012

    I really am mystified as to why this issue was released this way. Ignoring the inherent strangeness in releasing the same comic book twice, I just do not think this is one of the best issues. As far as I can tell, it does not have a great deal of impact on the story at large, either. If I had to guess, I would say that the previous release was an experiment and taking this issue out of context, like it was back then, probably makes it a lot more interesting. Of course, it wouldn't do to force readers to look for back issues to find out the next part of the story, so skipping the Second Helping Edition entirely would not work out. Honestly though, while this issue does have its stand out moments, I think the second release could have been skipped. If you are a fan of Chew and have not already read this, then I would still recommend checking it out, but I certainly would not bother to pick it up twice. Read Full Review

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