I usually get a rundown from both Shawn and Andy on Thursday mornings about what they thought of the books each week. They both made me laugh this week vis a vis CHEW #21. Andy said, “I don’t know what else I can say about Chew at this point.” Shawn said, “I want to pick it as the Best Book of the Week but it always gets picked.”
I have no such dilemma and will be picking CHEW #21 as the Best Book of the Week and talking about it once again. It was exceptional. Even by Chew standards!
Tony Chu got fired! His wacky boss finally got his wish and has banished Tony to the municipal traffic division of the city police. In other words, he’s now a meter maid!
Tony’s new boss has an entirely different view of Agent Chu. After all, Tony is a very accomplished special agent and the new boss is very happy to welcome him aboard. Throws him a party!
Tony goes to work. Parking ticket here. Cat in the tree there. But he is Tony Chu and as the day progresses he comes across a bank robbery. Licks some blood. Licks some motor oil. And captures the bank robbers! "Three cheers for our own special agent – our own SUPER special agent – Anthony Chu! Hip Hip Hooray!" So… Tony… how you like your new job? "I can’t believe it…but I think I might actually like this job." Which brought us to the last page… which was great. Summed up Tony’s life in a nutshell!
And I have mentioned this before but Chew is the king of the time captions!
This issue captions? Monday. Let’s back up a bit. Tuesday. On the job. Soon, in a warehouse hideout across town. End of shift. Evening. Wednesday.
Might seem like a little thing but nobody does it better. Such an easy book to read. Such an easy book to follow. And yet a very complicated book at heart. Heck, everything in this issue took place in three days!
It’s Chew. It’s awesome. If you’re reading it, you already know that. If you’re not…