The Press Release:
Fans of the New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award winning, beloved humor/crime comic “Chew” by John Layman and Rob Guillory will be served an all-new spinoff series from Layman, and with art by Dan Boultwood, in the forthcoming “Chu” from Image Comics. For fans hungry for more—Skybound’s popular Outer Darkness/Chew crossover will be collected into trade paperback and available in July.
New spinoff series “Chu” promises to be a delectable cat-and-mouse story and will stand on its own for new readers—but delight longtime fans of the “Chew” universe—and will launch from Image Comics this June.
“After more than 60 issues of “Chew”, it was never a matter of if I would return to the world Rob Guillory and I created, but when. I needed a break after the book ended, but it wasn’t too long after that I started missing the characters and the world, and had the itch to return. It was something I approached cautiously because, while “Chew” was a complete story, I wanted to return to it in such a way it would be new and say something different, and it took a while to find the right angle. Outer Darkness/Chew was a step in that direction, as well a coda, a flower on the grave that was the story of Tony Chu. “Chu” is a different take on the Chu family and the Chew-universe, and in many ways it is a mirror, the flip side,” said Layman. “I’m confident readers of “Chew” will enjoy it, but it’s also something totally new, the story of Saffron Chu, not Tony Chu. She was completely absent from Chew, and this first story arc will tell the story of why that is.”
While Chew’s Tony Chu is a cibopath—able to get psychic impressions from what he eats — “Chu”’s Saffron Chu is a cibopars—able to learn secrets from who she eats with. Tony is a cop. Saffron is a criminal. They are brother and sister, and they are on a collision course.
Fans won’t want to miss out on this felonious new food noir about cops, crooks, cooks, and clairvoyants.
“Chu” #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, June 17. “Chu” #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play. “Outer Darkness/Chew” (ISBN: 978-1534316577) will be available in trade paperback on Wednesday, July 15 and at bookstores on Tuesday, July 21. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shops on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
ABOUT IMAGE COMICS:
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has six individuals on the Board of Directors: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino, and Eric Stephenson. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I’ve only managed to read a couple of issues of the original “Chew” series and found it to be some truly weird and wild stuff. My main interests falls to the more superhero type of characters like “Spawn”, “Savage Dragon” and of course “The Walking Dead” but I will look into the collected edition of “Chew” before leafing through the pages of this comic series when its on the racks of my local shop. What do you readers think about this announcement? Are you currently “Chew” readers who are “hungry” for more? Sorry, I just cannot resist the puns over here and on that note I will take my leave of you. See you next time.
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