PERFECT FOR DARK NIGHTS
Lots of us have jobs that are hard on our feet. If you work in the food industry, in retail, in nursing, you spend a lot of your time on your toes. And when you spend your nights leaping from roof to roof, that can also be hard on your feet. Sure, the Batmobile can get him places when Batman wants to avoid walking, but it’s not as satisfying as doling out vengeance on foot.
That’s why after his shower Alfred brings Bruce Wayne these Batman Caped Uniform Slippers. They’re soft with padded soles and, of course, a tiny cape. They’re just what the podiatrist ordered. Well, that and some time off. But it ain’t like that’s happening.
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