I loved volume one of this gory, zany little series, and while volume two is neither as funny nor as interesting, I still love it and recommend it. The basic story is that a new fruit has appeared on a Micronesian island, and it tastes exactly like chicken when cooked, so people are able to enjoy, for instance, a chicken gumbo even with the poultry prohibition in effect in the States (and, we learn in this volume, perhaps almost worldwide). For reasons I was unable to fathom, Tony Chu, our story's hero, finds himself compelled to investigate the new fruit, and the reader is treated to five issues of wacky action and investigation in a tropical setting. Layman raises more questions than he answers in this volume (we are given some clues about the nature of the fruit, but nothing conclusive), but he does make some progress on some subplots that he started in his first volume, like the mysterious villain behind the Russian assassin women in the Arctic, and the relationship between Chu and the girl of his dreams. We also meet some great new supporting characters, like a mute chef who can only communicate through food (which is exactly the kind of quirky idea that makes this book so special). I don't recommend this book for a reader who hasn't enjoyed the first volume, but it's rewarding for returning fans, especially those with the time to search out every little joke drawn into the backgrounds of each panel.