FACEFUL OF DELICIOUS ALIEN GOODNESS
Today, class, we will be studying the second life stage of the Xenomorph XX121, known colloquially as the “facehugger.” Springing forth from the Ovomorph (the egg-like first form of the Xenomorph) these arachnid-like creatures are actually parasitoids, with their only purpose being to make contact with a host creature’s mouth, for the purpose of reproduction via implementation. So remember, you will be safe from a facehugger as long as it can’t get close to your mouth. Now, on to page 334…
Whoops, we probably should have paid more attention in Xenomorph Biology 101! We’re supposed to… let the facehugger near our mouths? Right? That sounds right. Which makes this mug just perfect! A facehugger, perched atop an open egg, just waiting to gain access to the next open mouth that comes along. Fill it up with your favorite tasty beverage, bring it to your lips, and everything will turn out just fine, probably. You’ll feel like a million bucks, and even burst out singing “Hello! Ma Baby” or something. We’re pretty sure that’s how this works.
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope