Chew/Revival #1

Chew/Revival #1

Writer: John Layman, Tim Seeley Artist: Rob Guillory, Mike Norton Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 1
8.9Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Tony Chu heads to Wisconsin in two all-new original tales by the creative teams of both critically acclaimed titles! A great jumping-on point for readers who've heard how damn good these titles are on their own, and a twisted delight for those already in the know!

  • 10
    Horror Talk - James Ferguson Jun 7, 2014

    Chew / Revival is the kind of comic I wish happened more often.  Two books that don't seem to totally mesh together on the surface have found a way to weave their storylines through one another.  I'm not expecting them to make this a regular occurrence or even to do it again.  The fact that it happened at all is pretty awesome.  There's even a nod to another popular Image comic in the issue.  This does beg the question: What other crossovers can the publisher get through?  Can we get a Ghosted / Hoax Hunters mash up?  What about Walking Dead and '68? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson May 29, 2014

    Chew/Revival One-Shot really sounds like a crossover that shouldnt have worked, I myself had doubts from its initial announcement months ago. It absolutely does though, not because either world is especially complementary of the other, but because the creative teams have played in their wheelhouses and in no way tried to capture the tone of the comic they were borrowing characters from. If you are a fan of either Chew or Revival it behooves you to pick up this bizarre crossover one-shot. Its too good to miss! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Ani Gonzalez May 30, 2014

    Chew/ Revival One #1 and Revival/Chew #1are two great stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Shadowhawk's Shade - Abhinav Jain Jun 11, 2014

    But now, now I can't wait to get my hands on the first trades for each comic series and get more familiar with all these characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards May 28, 2014

    Chew/Revival #1 is a great crossover one-shot story — perfect at capturing what makes both series great and telling their own little stories in each of each other's worlds. If you are a fan of both, there's no way that you won't enjoy this comic and if you are only a fan of one, Chew/Revival #1 still comes recommended anyways if only for the portion of the book you normally only like. Give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski May 30, 2014

    All-in-all, the “Chew” “Revival” crossover went just as well as you'd hope it would. Nobody involved had to worry too much about what they could and couldn't do with one anothers' toys. You get an honest sense that everyone involved was only worried about one thing – having lots of fun in the spirit of creator-owned comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book City Podcast - Mitchell May 29, 2014

    In the end, I feel like this book would be a great introduction to both titles. I for one, will be attempting to catch up in Revival because it has left me impressed with the creative team. Also, seeing Poyo v.s.Lying Cat was one of the high points of my day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 31, 2014

    Chew and Revival are two comics that are great long form reads. They have deep characters and mysteries that are vastly different but equally as intriguing. When they are brought together the differences may seem jarring but the heart of the stories have a lot in common. There is no real recommended reading order to this book, though the Chew book pokes fun at this. However you slice it, this comic is a great read and a great introduction into two great series. Give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd May 31, 2014

    Anyway you slice it, Chew/Revival is a well balanced introduction for new readers and delightful distraction for current fans. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton May 27, 2014

    Overall, I am so happy this got done and I'm so happy it was done this well. Credit has to go to all four men as they seamlessly worked each others' feel and characters into their own versions and did so without missing a beat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - Alex Smith May 27, 2014

    Sadly, there are still plenty who've never read (or even heard of)Revival. This very unique crossover will certainly attract core fans of either book, but there's lots to keep newcomers entertained. Certain jokes aside, this is a fantastic opportunity to see what it'sis all about. It would be easy to lump a recommendation into either the horror or comedy genre, but there's something for everyone here. If “Chew/Revival #1″ sells well, we could see all sorts of tempting crossover ideas down the road. That's an exciting possibility. A resounding success on both levels, this one-shot is grotesque in all the right ways. Give it a shot so we can see a second issue eventually. Highly Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Capeless Crusader - Asaph Bitner May 27, 2014

    “Chew/Revival #1″ is a book that bucks the traditional route of a comic book crossover by giving two separate stories by Chew and Revival‘s creative teams. Each incorporates characters and story elements from the other's book in order to put an interesting twist on their own story. The result is a book that will surely delight Chew fans, will be accessible to new readers of Revival, and will perhaps encourage people to pick up these two series individually. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng May 30, 2014

    "Chew/Revival" delivers on both ends. Fans of both series will enjoy seeing a little bit of each universe seeps into the other one. For fans that only picked this up for one-half of the comic, both stories are well-executed enough that both series may get a few new fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jun 4, 2014

    Most of these cross over books are what gets passed out every Free Comic Book Day. Un likely stories that couple two popular books together for a quick adventure. Sadly, with Chew Revival I would happily kept reading an entire six issue series, but it ended after 22 tantalizing pages. Both of these books are morbid, but I always enjoy Chews light hearted humor, subtle background jokes, and witty banter. If you have never read any of the two books, I strongly suggest picking this up and getting a good taste of what you are missing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed May 27, 2014

    If youre a fan of Revival and have never read Chew, I dont know what youll think. I think it may come off as genuinely crazy, It is, so thats not a bad thing, Id just be curious to hear from those fans coming to the Chew universe for the first time. A solid crossover, but Id be surprised if either of these stories have consequences in their respective universes. Out this week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler May 27, 2014

    Image comics continues to impress me with the creative confidence it has in its properties and the willingness to experiment. While Chew/Revival isn't perfect, it's fun and something that comics fan can appreciate on mere principle alone. I can easily see this cross-over becoming a collector's item and a nice introduction for readers who might have only read one series but not the other. I'd love to see this team-up become a yearly event and hopefully this is not the last time we will see the worlds of Revival and Chew crossover! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Ollie Jun 19, 2014

    If you follow both books you know what kind of story you will be getting. As with the monthly books, Chew is full of humour and revival has a more serious tone but it does have flashes of humour. Both stories tell the story of Tony Chu and his partner Colby travelling to a quarantine zone to investigate the a case. Both creator teams tell the tale of two different cases. The Chew team have them investigating a case involving a chefs missing parts. Colby is one of the funniest characters in comics and he has some laugh out loud moments in this story. The Revival team have them looking into a case of a Reviver grave robbing. Fans of both series will love this book with the stories being faithful to the books and its fairly accessible to new readers as it doesn't rely on back-story too much. Another definite winner from Image. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jun 2, 2014

    A cool idea, but after necessary introductions, the plot in each story has to be short and to the point, so they don't come out to be very memorable as a result.

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