HAPPY 50TH, BATGIRL!
Barbara Gordon’s Batgirl debuted in Detective Comics #359, cover date January 1967. (We’re going to act like Betty Kane, Bat-Girl with the hyphen, didn’t happen since she clearly isn’t the same Batgirl we’re referring to here.) And while Batman may get the Batmobile, Batgirl gets that sweet cycle. It’s easy to maneuver around Gotham. (Possibly more important in Gotham: Easy to park.) It’s practical. It shows off the cape.
This Batgirl Moto Jacket makes it look like you just swung that leg over the cycle and arrived in style. This asymmetrical full-zip faux-leather motorcycle-style jacket features black dimensional flame details on the sleeves, reminiscent of the spikes on Batgirl’s gloves over the years. There are embroidered contrast (shiny) bats on the shoulders, and the waist buckles for a custom fit. Best of all, no bats were harmed in the making of this jacket; it’s vegan leather.
We know don’t have to tell the motorcyclists in our midst, but our lawyers made us include this disclaimer: this jacket will protect you from the rain, not the road itself. There is no body armor involved.
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