Chew #31

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12
8.2Critic Rating
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The second half of CHEW starts here. With a funeral.

  • 10
    Geekality - Worm VonChaos Jan 22, 2013

    If you have never picked this book up I suggest you go back to the start and do so, you won't regret it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Jan 24, 2013

    I love that Layman and Guillory brought some heavy drama to the series and I'm still blown away with how well the world of Chew manages to blend genres and does so with its patent Chew charm. Layman and Guillory are among the best duos in comics and their styles just flow together perfectly. Enough cannot be said about this series to get people on board. While #31 offers a great jump on point you are doing yourself a great disservice if you skip over the first 30 issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 26, 2013

    One of the best ongoing comics being published turns away from the darkness for a fun and black-humored new storyline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jan 24, 2013

    This reinvigorated good cop/bad cop duo has fantastic chemistry and a brand new mystery to chew on. Chew #31 is a momentous start to the next arc, and it is loaded with subtle but defining character moments making this an excellent jumping-on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Jan 23, 2013

    Issue #31 is the best jumping on point you'll have to read Chew aside from issue 1. One of the most popular Image titles right now and it will only increase in popularity as the series nears its end. Geton boardnow before it's too late. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jan 25, 2013

    If you aren't reading Chew you're crazy! Go get some trades or get the issues on ComiXology and get caught up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Jan 22, 2013

    As with all issues, this one is filled with gags which Layman and Guillory have snuck in that will have you going back in case you've missed something (comment below on one you noticed). CHEW #31 is also a great jumping on point for new readers and I highly recommend you tell your friends about it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 28, 2013

    It's good to see Tony out of the hospital back in the FDA saddle in "Chew" #31. So far, "Bad Apples" doesn't lack for new ideas or action, but its flavors aren't uniformly most complex of Layman and Guillory's oeuvre at first bite. However, with the entire Chu family exhorting Tony to pursue vengeance, chances are that readers can reasonably expect dollops of the higher-stakes, overarching plot involving arch-villain The Vampire in later menus of "Bad Apples." Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jan 21, 2013

    There's so much action this issue is a really quick read, which could be good or bad, depending on your point of view. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jan 23, 2013

    Chew#31 isn't the great jumping on point I'd like it to be, considering it's the start of the series' second half. Overall, though,it's great to have Tony back in the lead, even if we had to sacrifice his sister in the process. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Anubhav Dasgupta Jan 29, 2013

    Rob Guillroy's art is, as usual, amazing. A perfect half-pair to Layman's whimsical writing style if there ever was one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    PopMatters - Brett Murph Jan 28, 2013

    Chew #31 was a decent read for me. I respect Layman's originality in premise and context. I can also say I've never seen a cannibal portrayed as the good guy until I read this. It's always refreshing to have a twist that makes you do a double-take. I also love Layman's inclusion of poetic devices such as alliteration; his captions flow with Guillory's art like peanut butter and jelly. The only turn off was the cussing. It doesn't go well with the ethics of being a hero. Read Full Review

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