The first three issues of Chew have all sold out multiple printings with the first issue receiving four printings as well as being reprinted in black and white
in The Walking Dead
The first issue was so popular that it was called one of Image's most acclaimed titles, and was reprinted again in the first wave of the Image First
Critical reception has been mostly positive. IGN
gave the first issue a 9.5 out of 10 and the subsequent issues 9.0, 9.1 and 8.8 respectively.
Chew Vol. 1 Taster's Choice
and Chew Vol. 2 International Flavor[
have both been on the New York Times Bestsellers List
Chew ended up on several Best of 2009 lists, including IGN
's Best Indie Series of 2009 (beating The Walking Dead
and Bad Dog
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's Best New Series of 2009.
Chew was also #4 on ComicBookResources.com
's Best 100 Comics of 2009 list.
On July 23, 2010, Chew won the Eisner Award
for Best New Series]
Chew also won two 2010 Harvey Awards
(Best New Series and Best New Talent)
and was nominated for, but did not win, two 2010 Eagle Awards
(Favourite New Comicbook and Favourite American Colour Comicbook).