Review: Chew – Secret Agent Poyo #1 from @themightlayman @Rob_Guillory and @ImageComics

Short Version: Poyo triumphantly returns to the world of Chew in his own one-shot, bringing violence and a fun, nonsensical story along with him. Great for fans of Chew and those that think that the idea of a cyborg Rooster sounds awesome (everyone, right?), Secret Agent Poyo is a ton of fun. 
Score: 8 out of 10. 

Writer: John Layman
Artist: Rob Guillory

Did you know that John Layman, writer and creator the absolutely crazy (but awesome) comic book
Chew had been restraining himself on the pages of that completely off-the-wall book? Well, it turns out he has. Yep, the madness that you see on the pages of Chew gets dialed up a step in Secret Agent Poyo #1, a one-shot starring everyone’s favorite cybernetic ninja rooster. 

Poyo standing majestically, announcing
his return to the world of Chew!

It’s the epic story of a rooster and his war against the denizens of Hell, love, love lost, love re-found, and sheep falling from the sky (all that’s true, actually), but mostly it’s the story of a chicken inflicting a lot of harm on a lot of people as quickly as possible. As always, Secret Agent Poyo, as is the case with Chew, is brought to life expertly by Guillory. It’s a fun book to look at, but it’s also a fun book to read. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the book is basically total nonsense (or mostly nonsense, at least). It’s a fun bit of fan service for those that have been following along with Chew who will get a kick out of Poyo’s return. Since I have that frame of reference, it’s hard to guess how someone that isn’t familiar with Chew would react to the book. My guess is that if you are a fan of nonsense humor (ie, the idea of a cyborg ninja chicken sounds great to you) and don’t mind a bit of ultra-violence. You’ll have as much fun with the book as I did. I thought the book was hilarious. It’s a fast read, light on plot, high on hilarity, higher on violence, and higher still on completely nonsense (did I mention that?). I mean, how does that not sound awesome to you?

Rating: 8 out of 10. 

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Michael is an enthusiast about a lot of things, including indie games, roleplaying games, board games, and comic books that wanted to help create a place where he could bring things to the attention of those with similar interests. Futile Position is a true labor of labor, which he hopes continues to grow through the support of the great readers who have come upon this page.

12. July 2012 by Michael
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