Chew on this podcast

This week on the show: The Hobbit cast announced, comics reviewed, and the crew takes a look at Chew, from Image Comics.



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The Hobbit finds its cast

Written by Johanna Stokes, Michael Alan Nelson
Drawn by Christopher Possenti
COVER: Federico Piatti
The giant revelations in this issue expose an even bigger mystery that you won’t want to miss! What is the story behind The Dreamer and what part does he play in the strange events unfolding around the world? Don’t miss this new supernatural horror series with a decidedly modern spin from superstar writing team Michael Alan Nelson and Johanna Stokes!

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Web of Angels
He has arrived… David Stellfox; Ex British Secret Service turned Assassin has been chosen to correct the catastrophic ending to the Red War between America and China. Using the Sugar Effect; an experimental method of Time Travel, Stellfox has been sent back in time to seek and destroy the mysterious Chinese General, Mah-He and his three body guards before they can attack the White House and force America into surrender. In this explosive first issue you will be taken through the events that led to America s loss spoken through the voice of protagonist David Stellfox.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Doctor Who #16
Tony Lee (w) • Matthew Dow Smith (a) • Paul Grist (c)Tragic loss. Sad farewells. A song ends. People die. What, you thought we’d end on a high note? It’s called “Final Sacrifice,” guys! Multiple Eagle Award-nominated writer Tony Lee and Matthew Dow Smith close the book on Ten…

Rating: ★★★★☆

The Major Spoilers 2010 Costume Contest


Set in a world where all chicken and other bird meats are illegal, after a catastrophic outbreak of the bird flu that killed 23 million Americans, Chew centers on Tony Chu, a police detective who is a “cibopath”, who detects psychic impressions from whatever he eats. Tony becomes a Vice Cop with the Philadelphia Police Department, and when on assignment, trying to find people smuggling chicken, he enters a Black Market Chicken Restaurant on invitation from the FDA. He has a bowl of chicken soup only to find he gets a psychic impression of the cook killing people and then putting them into the soup. He goes to bust the cook, only for the cook to kill himself outside the restaurant. Chu then eats the cook to find out the names of the rest of the victims. He is fired from his job with the Philadelphia PD and gets hired on to the FDA by an agent named Mason Savoy, who is also a cibopath.

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  1. Without having seen the proof of identity pics, I wonder if the Orange Lantern Lex Luthor is actually bald in real life… because if he buzzed his hair all off for the costume, that would be kind of awesome.

    My vote went to Huntress, although from the podcast, it sounds like she needs a Colbert Bump or two to get into contention.

  2. Wow, I did not think the Star Sapphire costume was a workable costume. I was definitely wrong. I now have to reconsider whether the Goblin Queen is a workable costume.

    Personally I think the suggestion that people consider what they look like when picking costumes might not work for everybody. Take me for example, did Bouncing boy ever have what is commonly incorrectly referred to as a goatee?

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