Although I am a little behind in my reading; this is hands down one of the most incredible and creative stories I have read! Chew is written by John Layman with amazing artwork by Rob Guillory, and published by Image Comics.
Chew is about a Tony Chu, a United Stated FDA agent that solves crime by getting psychic impressions from the food that he eats; yes that’s right he can take a bite of food and receive psychic impressions!
The story takes place in a time where all chicken and other bird meats are illegal, after a horrific outbreak of the bird flu killed 23 million Americans. The protagonist is Tony Chu, a police detective who is a Cibopath (will be explained momentarily). It all begins with Tony becoming a vice cop with the Philadelphia Police Department, and while on an assignment in search of chicken smugglers, receives an invitation from the US FDA to enter a black market chicken restaurant . He has a bowl of chicken soup only to find he gets a psychic impression of the cook killing people and putting them into the soup. He goes to bust the cook, only for the cook to kill himself outside the restaurant. Chu 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.
Now to explain, a Cibopath can take a bite from anything and get a psychic sensation of what has happened to that object. The only thing it does not work on is beets.
Sounds interestingly amazing so far, right? I suggest going on amazon and ordering the books, you will be addicted!