Outer Darkness/Chew #1

Writer: John Layman Artist: Afu Chan Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 4, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
9.0Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

SERIES PREMIERE! THE GREATEST CROSSOVER EVER! Tony Chu is a modern-day cop who gets psychic impressions from what he eats. Joshua Rigg is a 28th-century starship captain who flies through an outer space filled with demons, monsters, and ghosts. Sounds like a perfect recipe for a comic book crossover, don't it?  Well, be careful what you wish for, because CHEW/OUTER DARKNESS is warping your way, bringing together the reunited multiple Eisner Award-winning CHEW team, writer JOHN LAYMAN and artist ROB GUILLORY, with OUTER DARKNESS' regular resident artistic genius, AFU CHAN!

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Ricardo Denis Mar 8, 2020

    Theres a lot to like about Outer Darkness/Chew #1, especially for fans of the two series. In fact, Id say thats precisely the audience its seeking. New readers will probably struggle a bit to make everything click, but there're still enough things going on in the story that anyone could latch onto and follow. Theres just a lot of fun to be had here, and the promise of more Cibopaths in space is always a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Zachary Whittaker Mar 3, 2020

    If you're a fan of either of the series involved, you won't want to miss this. It captures everything that's great about both Chew and Outer Darkness, whilst feeling completely natural as an unexpected crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geek'd Out - Jim Allegro Mar 9, 2020

    Rob Guillory and Afu Chan join the fray with a seamless artistic partnership that suits the light, relaxed tone of the crossover. But Chan also makes sure we remember that this comicbook is set within the bleak universe of Outer Darkness. And, as if on cue, Image Comics just announced Chu, a summer spinoff of Chew from Layman and Dan Boultwood timed with the trade release of the Outer Darkness/Chew miniseries. So, maybe there was something a bit cynical about this crossover. Welcome to the bubble, I guess. But, on the upside, at least there's plenty in the Layman universe to keep us busy this year. Read Full Review

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