And, from the world of manga, I take a look at the new Azumanga Daioh Omnibus from Yen Press. But it's not just collections that I have been reading, as I also take dive back into the world of singles issue with both Sugar Shock, from Dark Horse, and super-sized Amazing Spider-Man #600. All of this, and more, after the jump.
Chew doesn't have any of this. No one in the story, and I mean no one, finds the idea that the F.D.A. is a powerful law enforcement agency or that chicken is outlawed the slightly bit moronic. Layman takes the material seriously and gets a fantastic story out it because he does so. Approaching the ideas and material on it's own terms Layman can tell a much better story because when writers treat the material they are writing about with respect, it always ends up creating a better story. Granted, this is mostly a problem with Marvel and DC but they are not alone in the regard.