I love a book that doesn't need it's main character to survive...any book or any story for that matter. The lack of a robust supporting cast is sometimes the greatest weakness in otherwise great stries, but Chew has one of the greatest and richest supporting casts going, and I love it for it. Layman's penchant for flashbacks also means that we get to know more about characters even after they're dead and they keep getting better.
Also, Layman's constant introduction of countless food-based powers is so much fun, but even more fun is seeing their practical application. Such a delight this book. My only complaint really is its erreatic schedule this year... but as long as it keeps trucking towards that 60th issue, I'm happy.