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Chew Vol. 7: Bad Apples - Book Review

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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published August 12th 2018
Death to the chicken eaters
Chew, comics, comics about food, funny comics, Chew: Bad Apples, Tony Chu

After the shocking ending of Chew volume 6: Space Cakes, Tony is determined to track down the Serbian "vampire" and avenge his sister's death. His partner, Colby gets himself reassigned to the FDA to help out. The vampire has at this point absorbed the powers of an impressive number of "food weirdos", gaining many abilities, including longevity, the ability to seduce anyone who shares a meal with him, and knowing how to string a guitar with pasta noodles. These powers (well, maybe not that last one) combine to make him a formidable enemy, but Tony isn't about to back down.

Meanwhile, the Church of the Immaculate Ova, (the egg worshipping cult that Tony and Colby investigated earlier) is gaining traction and has also been trying to capture and exploit people with food-based powers for their own ends.

It was nice to see Tony finally starting to stand up for himself, both against his petty, demanding boss and against the monster who killed his sister, as well as getting to bond a little with his estranged daughter, Olive.

In Chew volume 7: Bad Apples, the series retains its humour, pathos and complex plot. The story continues in Chew Volume 8: Family Recipes.

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