Chew & morning glories
Chew was a delight. Sick...twisted...right up my alley. I don't know what that says about me. Here's the back cover blurb:
Tony Chu is a detective with a secret. A weird secret. Tony Chu is Cibopathic, which means he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. It also means he's a hell of a detective, as long as he doesn't mind nibbling on the corpse of a murder victim to figure out whodunit, and why. He's been brought on by the Special Crimes Division of the FDA, the most powerful law enforcement agency on the planet, to investigate their strangest, sickest, and most bizarre cases.
Yep. This one's a winner. The art is fantastic and each panel is engaging - even down to the background images in each scene. I finished this first volume feeling satisfied...kind of like I ate a wonderful meal (without any psychic images...).
Morning Glories was a fun read. I still don't know exactly what happened, though. I finished this first collection with a general "Huh??" feeling. Not that the content was especially deep...the plot just seemed to stir up more questions than answers (which is what I think it's supposed to do). Here's the blurb:
Morning Glory Academy
One of the most prestigious prep schools in the country...But behind it's hallowed doors something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers...and escape from a place where nothing is what it seems to be!
This novel had beautiful art throughout. It's definitely a "prettier" style than the artwork in Chew. I really enjoyed Morning Glories despite the lack of answers. I think I shall keep reading.