CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO gobbled up by fans
July 31, 2014
Readers devoured the SDCC exclusives and were shocked by the ending
John Layman and Rob Guillory’s new CHEW spinoff one-shot WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO boasted a foil exclusive at San Diego Comic-Con last week and fans of CHEW flocked to the booth for the issue. WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO’s ending shocked long-time CHEW fans and pulled in new readers with fun pop culture references. The issue has sold out and has a second printing with a new cover by Rob Guillory already in flight.
In this issue, the heroic, world-saving warrior chicken Poyo is plucked from the world of CHEW and dropped into the magical kingdom of Yoek, a land that is home to characters that are strikingly similar to classic fantasy literature. Unfortunately, Yoek is also newly plagued with an evil Groceryomancer bent on destroying the kingdom with, well, angry sword-wielding, asparagus-spear-throwing vegetables, fruits, tubers, and legumes. The fate of the kingdom rests on the brave and noble warrior chicken Poyo’s shoulders.
"Poyo is the ultimate bad-ass, and so is everybody who picked up the first printing of Warrior Chicken Poyo,” said Layman. “But, in an effort to make the world less pathetic and lame, we're giving even more people a chance to prove their supreme awesomeness with an opportunity to pick up what's probably the best comic book in the entire history of mankind, if not the universe!"
CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that this issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO (Diamond Code JUN148317) lands in stores on 8/27.