Chew #1 - Taster's Choice
(November 2009)

Image, 2009 Series
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Volume
1
Price
9.99 USD
Pages
132
On-sale date
2009-11-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Image Comics, Inc.
Brand
Image
ISBN
978-1-60706-159-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781607061595 50999
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Binding
trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Chew / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Chew / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Characters
Tony Chu

Indexer Notes

At the bottom of the page are panels 2, 3, and 4 from page 17 of issue #2. Gray scale reprinting of color artwork.
Inside front cover.

[Title Page and Credits] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title page and credits.

[Indicia] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Indicia at bottom of page.

[Dedications and Thanks] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Layman; Rob Guillory
Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Dedications and thank yous from the creators.

[Chew #1] (Table of Contents: 5)

Chew / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory (signed)
Inks
Rob Guillory (signed)
Colors
Rob Guillory (signed)

Characters
Tony Chu
Reprints

Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 6)

Chew / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman
Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory
Letters
John Layman

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu; John Colby; Chow Chu; D-Bear; Mason Savoy
Synopsis
Tony and John stake out a suspected distribution point for illegal chicken meat. When Tony and John sample the illegal meals, Tony learns that one of the cooks is a serial killer. The killer throws a cleaver at John's face and then cuts his own throat rather than allow Tony to arrest him. Due to the odd circumstances in which Tony comes up with the evidence, the police department wants to fire him, but Mason Savoy announces that Tony has been recruited and hired by the F.D.A.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Chew / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Characters
Gray scale reprinting of the color art from page 5, panel 6, of issue #2.

[Chew #2] (Table of Contents: 8)

Chew / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory (signed)
Inks
Rob Guillory (signed)
Colors
Rob Guillory (signed)

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Mason Savoy; Tony Chu
Reprints

Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

Chew / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman
Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory
Letters
John Layman

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu; Mike Applebee; Mason Savoy; Amelia Mintz; Caesar Valenzano
Synopsis
For his first case with the F.D.A., Tony samples and identifies the finger of Evan Pepper, a missing health inspector. While investigating the missing inspector, Tony encounters Amelia Mintz -- and falls instantly in love. The investigation takes Tony and Mason to a sushi restaurant. Tony tries to make inquiries, but Yakuza thugs attack, only to be quickly put down by Mason.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Chew / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Indexer Notes

Gray scale reprinting of the color art from page 5, panel 5, of issue #3.

[Chew #3] (Table of Contents: 11)

Chew / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory (signed)
Inks
Rob Guillory (signed)
Colors
Rob Guillory (signed)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu; Amelia Mintz
Reprints

Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 12)

Chew / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman
Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory
Letters
John Layman

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu; John Colby; Amelia Mintz; Mike Applebee; Mason Savoy
Synopsis
Director Applebee assigns Tony to fire Amelia Mintz. At the newspaper, a radical group tries to take over the paper to have their manifesto published. Tony stands up to the radicals, but Amelia saves the day by reciting her criticism from the morning paper -- causing the radicals to become violently ill. Tony is head-over-heels in love with Amelia, but she seems to have disappeared.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Chew / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Indexer Notes

Gray scale reprinting of the color art from page 13, panel 1, of issue #4.

[Chew #4] (Table of Contents: 14)

Chew / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory (signed)
Inks
Rob Guillory (signed)
Colors
Rob Guillory (signed)

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu
Reprints

Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 15)

Chew / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman
Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory
Letters
John Layman

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu; Mike Applebee; Mason Savoy
Synopsis
Tony and Mason investigate the death of a U.S. senator. The senator died with undigested chicken in his stomach. He was also over NASA funding. Following this lead, Tony and Mason take a trip to a telescope in the Arctic Circle, but when they get there, a Russian-speaking saboteur attacks and blows up installation. Tony and Mason just barely escape with their lives.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Chew / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Indexer Notes

Gray scale reprinting of the color art from page 15, panel 5, of issue #5.

[Chew #5] (Table of Contents: 17)

Chew / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory (signed)
Inks
Rob Guillory (signed)
Colors
Rob Guillory (signed)

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Mason Savoy
Reprints

Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 18)

Chew / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
John Layman
Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory
Letters
John Layman

Genre
crime; science fiction
Characters
Tony Chu; Mason Savoy
Synopsis
Tony and Mason track down a group of chicken smugglers. Mason saves Tony from getting shot, but takes a bullet in his arm. Tony ends up with blood from the perpetrator and Mason all over him -- giving him his usual impressions. Overnight, Tony realizes that Mason killed Evan Pepper. When Tony confronts Mason, Mason defends himself by tearing off Tony's ear -- with his teeth. Mason escapes.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

[Character Sketches] (Table of Contents: 20)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Chew #4: The Translation (Table of Contents: 21)

Chew / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Layman
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Translations for the Russian script in issue #4.

[Artist Biography] (Table of Contents: 22)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo); Rob Guillory
Inks
? (photo); Rob Guillory
Colors
? (photo); Rob Guillory
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brief artist biographies with accompanying artwork.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Chew / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rob Guillory
Inks
Rob Guillory
Colors
Rob Guillory

Indexer Notes

Artwork from page 24 of issue #5. Gray scale reprinting of color artwork.
Inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Chew / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  3. 2. [Title Page and Credits]
  4. 3. [Indicia]
  5. 4. [Dedications and Thanks]
  6. 5. [Chew #1]
    Chew
  7. 6. Chapter 1
    Chew
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  9. 8. [Chew #2]
    Chew
  10. 9. Chapter 2
    Chew
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  12. 11. [Chew #3]
    Chew
  13. 12. Chapter 3
    Chew
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  15. 14. [Chew #4]
    Chew
  16. 15. Chapter 4
    Chew
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  18. 17. [Chew #5]
    Chew
  19. 18. Chapter 5
    Chew
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
  21. 20. [Character Sketches]
  22. 21. Chew #4: The Translation
    Chew
  23. 22. [Artist Biography]
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Chew
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    Chew
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