April 25, 2013
Chew/ John Layman & Rob Guillory
Had to borrow these since the title sported my family name!
It did not disappoint.
Tony Chu is a "cibopath" investigator for the US Food and Drug Administration, one who can get psychic impressions (past sequence of events) by taking a bite into things. Some things include corpses.
What a oddly different class of super powers.
Plus a really weird storyline that's so quirky and somehow believable, in a comic book way.
The FDA is a powerful agency namely because if the Avian Flu outbreak, resulting in a global enforcement of a chicken and poultry ban.
Add some high-powered (money and/ or similar new superpowers) characters -- baddies and sidekicks -- in a unfolding conspiracy, plus Alien writing in the sky.
So very X-files.