Saturday, October 12, 2013

365 Comics...276: Chew #37 (2013)

In a perfect world Bryan Fuller -- creator of Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies and Hannibal -- would be working on making Chew a reality.  It's right up his ally, a casual genre blend of comedy, paranormal investigations, death, food porn, and body horror, whilst being incredibly character -centric.  It's right up his ally, all his favourite tropes.  But, if anyone's familiar with Mr. Fuller's resume, they know that his type of television programming doesn't tend to stick around much beyond two seasons (two delightful seasons mind you)... so perhaps it's for the best he's not involved.

But man, Chew does need to be brought to life as a TV show and adored by millions.  I don't know that it'd have the cultural groundswell of a Walking Dead, but I think that people would dig it.  And it would draw them back to the comic, which is amazing.  I don't even know why I want a TV show so badly... the comic is so great.  I guess maybe I just want to experience it as many different ways as possible.  

This issue finds Tony experiencing the latent thoughts of his dead twin sister Toni (by eating her toe), and it's at once funny and heavily emotional... the melding of humour, drama and action in this series is masterful by Layman and Guillory, always amazing to behold. 23 issues to go, I'll savor each one.

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