Popular Image Comic Receives Second Printing, Rumored to Taste Exactly Like The First Issue.
Okay well maybe not exactly, there is a new cover in the works by Rob Guillory. Image Comics announced today that the CHEW: WARRIOR CHICKEN POYO one-shot comic (which had a foil exclusive at SDCC), has sold out. The special one shot seems to be winning over a new audience, which may not have been familiar with the fan-favorite (written by John Layman) and hilarious title now in its fifth year. The stories shocking ending along with fun pop culture references has pulled in new readers as they devoured the exclusive comic last week.
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.