Chew #50

Writer: John Layman Artist: Rob Guillory Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
9.7User Rating

The landmark issue #50, and the showdown everyone’s been waiting for.

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Jul 1, 2015

    Chew #50 is a lot of things. It's funny, action-packed, surprising, and a joy to read. But above all else, it's just really bad ass. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jun 30, 2015

    While the tale itself seems to have a marmite quality to it, I'm definitely in the 'love it' camp. I love the ridiculous names that other Cibopaths have, I love the art style, I love that it still surprises me, and I love that there's only two volumes left. After that, it will be complete and I'll know the ending (I better know the ending!) Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 30, 2015

    With a solid hook at the end to launch readers into the last 10 issues, this may be the most satisfying issue of Chew in quite some time. Layman and Guillory wrap up all their loose threads as Tony has one last score to settle with the Collector, and there's just enough of a tease to keep readers coming back for more. Five years ago, the idea of a food-based detective comic might have been insane for most readers, but Layman and Guillory's Chew proves to be a rare medium well-done. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Mario Jul 3, 2015

    Celebratory 50th issue,the build up is over and the fight is on. The thunderdome of comics! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 2, 2015

    While the series is heading towards its sixtieth and final issue, there's not time like the present to start from the beginning and catch up. With games and a television show in the works, Chew is still poised to be a massive break-out in the comic world. It's kind of hard for it not to be when it's this so infectiously fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 1, 2015

    Chew #50 is a solid and exciting milestone issue for this long running series. While I'm personally iffy on the epilogue, the story and finale to the Collector storyline was fantastic from beginning to end. There's very little to complain about or nitpick with the writing or the artwork. Ultimately, fans of Chew are not going to be disappointed at all with the issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jul 1, 2015

    You could probably guess who lives and who dies with some certainty. But who else dies? Ooh, is that a spoiler? I hope not. Out today. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Kevin McConnell Jul 3, 2015

    The best part about this issue is Layman & Guillory painted themselves into a corner and decided to blow the wall out. While I expect a few plot points to get wrapped up in the next arc, I have no idea how it is going to end. All things considered they have done a fantastic job with everything up to this point. All for a book that should have never worked on paper. I am sad to see it go. However, I cannot wait for this to end. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 2, 2015

    Chew has featured numerous battle scenes through its history, but perhaps none so traditionally like a superhero comic book as this one. This is, in every way, our hero coming face-to-face in one climatic battle with his arch nemesis. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Coleman Jul 1, 2015

    Chew issue 50 still manages to make you laugh constantly while throwing in things that tug at the heart-strings. If I was to make the analogy that Chew is a vacation, then this arc is the day at the water-park. You return home happy and exhausted then as you sit there with a cup of tea, you realize that you only have two more days before it is over, you know that tomorrow you will wake up and make it an even better day, but for that night an immense sadness washes over you. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Jessie Robertson Jul 2, 2015

    There's actually not much to say here; even in its simplicity, Chew manages to find a very cool balance between fan service, happy conclusion to a major plotline, with bittersweet ending and a humourous (although completely un-true) epilogue. Being there are ten issues left, we're a bit in the dark about where the story goes from here, as this feels as much a finale without all the extra's that will be inevitably added to the final issue, as any right here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Jul 19, 2015

    Kudos to Layman and Guillory to stick around to number 50! It's a testament to their commitment to their story to sustain consistency and creativity. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jul 3, 2015

    "Chew" #50 is an exciting, fast meal, comprised of less filling fare than what Layman and Guillory usually cook up. There's not much to digest afterwards, except for the shock of the epilogue. This isn't their very finest work on "Chew," but it does justice to Tony's strength as well as the Collector's might. There are only ten more issues to go, and the events of "Chew" #50 leave the door wide open to explore wackier settings and ideas, like Toni Chu's current whereabouts and what she foresaw. Read Full Review

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