[Volume One], Taster's Choice

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"Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases"--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, c2011.
ISBN: 9781607061595
Branch Call Number: YA GN Laym 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Guillory, Rob


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ArapahoeSam Jun 28, 2018

Excellent series! I started this series and cannot put it down. Soon to become an actual show starring Steven Yuen, from Walking Dead. Must read for any graphic novel enthusiast!

SPPL_Violet Mar 17, 2018

Totally rad. Gross, dark, and funny- perfect combination of disgusting visuals and a sharp sense of humor.

In a world ravaged by mysterious avian flu, poultry has become a black market special. Ever heard of a chicken speakeasy? They exist in this world. Tony Chu is a beat cop who suffers from cibopathy, an ability to receive psychic impressions from the food he eats. He is quickly recruited into the F.D.A., which, in this world, is as gung-ho and brash as the F.B.I. or the C.I.A.

This is a fast-paced, quirky story. Think iZombie meets Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

ArapahoeChrisP Jan 12, 2018

One of my favorite comics. POYO!!

Oct 09, 2016

Not at all what I expected going into it (though I hadn't read anything about it). The story is off the wall and quite fun. I'm hooked.

Jul 01, 2015

I was definitely not expecting to love this one as much as I did, but holy crap! It was so raw (hehe) and creepy and gross but captivating and intriguing and gripping at the exact same time! I was shivering in anticipation and horror half of the time, but it felt awesome! The story was so detailed and cool and the twist I definitely did not see coming (or maybe it's just me.) Again, if you are new to horror, start with something else but be sure to return to this - it is awesome!
5/5 stars.

Jan 28, 2013

Edgy visual presentation makes this an easy comic book to read. Well paced story paired with a totally weird premise makes this series a candidate for an HBO series.

Jun 02, 2012

This is my favorite comic book. I have read volumes 1-4. The artwork is unlike any other GN I have ever read - it gives an impression of uncleanliness that is subtle and perfectly suited to the story. The premise is brilliant - scrawny main character Tony Chew receives a telepathic impression from every bite of food - or anything else - that he eats. Employed by the FDA to fight crime in a futuristic United States with his burly partner, he gets wrapped up in an international chicken smuggling ring, chases down illegal and unsafe chicken substitutes, and hunts down his evil ex-boss.
The characters are all so different from the average comic book hero, villain, and love interest that they instantly won my affection. The gross stuff Tony has to eat to solve mysteries will keep you on the edge of your seat if the quick-witted plot twists don't. Also, his love affair is adorable and his personal history touching. Very highly recommended.

Oct 02, 2010

Great artwork and an interesting premiss. However, I thought the characters lacked depth and the story was weak. Unfortunately this GN did not entice me to read the further volumes.


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