A comiXologist Recommends:
Jen Keith recommends Wonton Soup Omnibus

2 cups space truckers
¾ cup absurdity
½ pound of laugh out loud hilarity, finely chopped
1 teaspoon sweet romance
a pinch of space ninjas, to taste

Mix thoroughly and bake at 400 degrees of awesome in a science fiction oven and serve immediately. Enjoy your delicious Wonton Soup by James Stokoe, surely to be a favorite at your table or in your comics library.

Imagine combining Naruto and the Iron Chef into a wild sci-fi ride through an otherworldly culinary school, and you’ll have a small idea of the joy to be found in Wonton Soup. Johnny Boyo cruises the cosmos as a space trucker with his eccentric co-pilot/trucker buddy Deacon, eating his way through the tentacled oddities of space chickens and a menagerie of other bizarre ingredients. Rather than a strictly linear plot, we’re treated to a tasty variety platter of stories detailing the eccentricities of the characters, unusual cuisine via Boyo’s culinary prowess, and an odd (and often hilariously vulgar) universe.

It’s not often I have to pause while reading to give myself time to stifle my laughter, but this book had me taking a chuckle if not out right guffaw break every few pages.

Stokoe’s lively and intricate drawing style makes every panel just as entertaining as the last, complimenting the spirited action and humor. If you want more proof of the talent and sheer level of detail Stokoe is capable of, try Godzilla Half Century War.

And if you’re still hungry after that and want another generous helping of food-related comics, check out Toriko or Chew to hold you til dinner.

No matter how many comics you read this week, be sure to leave room for seconds because Wonton Soup is delicious to the last drop.

ed- Includes a foreword from royalboiler!

[Read Wonton Soup Here!]

For fans of: comedy, science fiction

Jen Keith is a Digital Editor at comiXology, comic artist, music addict, and looking forward to lunch because all of these comics are making her hungry.

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    Always stokoe and graham
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    Read and enjoyed the first volume years back, but I never got around to volume 2 before it went out of print. So I’ll...
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    Another review I wrote for work! But really guys, it was a great book. Check it out.
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    This sounds fantastic, I gotta read this….
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    Stokoe is a national treasure.
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