Welcome to the Image Comics Database Chew Wiki Chew is an American comic book series focusing on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration agent, Tony Chu, who solves food-related crimes by receiving psychic impressions from comestibles, including people. Chew was created by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory and published by Image Comics. The series won an Eisner Award.
Cibopathy: 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. Tony Chu, Olive Chu, Mason Savoy, and The Vampire are Cibopaths. During the 'Major League Chew' arc, it is revealed that Tony, and possibly all Cibopaths, can absorb the abilities of who he eats. The Vampire and Olive Chu are also capable of absorbing abilities.
Saboscrivnery: A Saboscrivner can write about food so accurately that people get the sensation of taste when they read about the food. Amelia Mintz is a Saboscrivner.
Cibolocutory: A Cibolocutor is able to communicate through food, and can also translate written works like plays, poems and operas into their food. Fantanyeros is a Cibolocutor.
Voresophery: A Voresoph becomes smarter the more he eats. Daniel Migdalo is a Voresoph.
Special Agent Vorhees's power: Seen through the series eating and mumbling, Special Agent Vorhees appears to have the ability to taste and identify every ingredient in whatever he's eating. At this point, this power has not been formally introduced. Also, he may be immune to the powers of the other characters, as The Barista's foam message had no effect on him (Though Caesar claims this is because Vorhees is illiterate).
Effervenductory: An Effervenductor has the capability of creating mind-controlling messages in foams. The Barista is an Effervenductor.
Peter Pilaf's power: Peter's power lets him control people through food. Peter Pilaf has this power.
Xocoscalpery: A Xocoscalpere has the ability to sculpt chocolate—and only chocolate-- 'with such accuracy and verisimilitude' that it can mimic its real-life counterpart exactly. Hershel Brown was a xocoscalpere, having created many chocolate weapon sculptures with all the deadly capability of the original. Olive Chu, having eaten part of Hershel Brown, has acquired the ability of xocoscalpery.
Cibovoyancy: A Cibovoyant can see the future of any living thing that he or she eats. This power does not work on the dead or on inanimate objects. So far, Toni Chu is the only Cibovoyant at this point, and uses this power to see the future of potential lovers as well as her injured brother.
Victusperciosianery: A Victuspeciosian is able to create a unique preparation out of food to make facial beauty masks that yield temporary and transformational results to one's appearance.
Tortaespadero: Able to cut tortillas into sharp objects.
Cipropanthropatery: Able to see the memories of anyone nearby eating the same thing. Sage Chu, Toni's sister, has this power.
Sabopictory: A Sabopictor is able to paint a picture that tastes deliciously what it looks like.
Ciboinvalescory: Able to become stronger the more he eats. Dominic Partridge is a Ciboinvalescor.
Coquerafthartos: A Coquerafthartos is granted an extraordinarily long life after cooking a single special dish. Jeremiah Cumberland was a Coquerafthartos for close to 600 years before he was collected by The Vampire.
Lubodeipnosophistes: Able to seduce anyone they dine with.