HEADPOOL, ONLY NOT AS ANNOYING
Not sure if you noticed or not, but I was on something of a self-absorbed monologue there. That kind of narcissism is tough to foster outside of social media. Actually — where’s my phone? I should totally tweet about this. #SurroundedByAssassinsButStillKillingIt
– Deadpool: Assassin Vol. 1 #5
Sometimes when the winter rolls around you don’t just need a hat – you need a hat that makes a statement. Like the ones those women wear to the Kentucky Derby while they’re slamming mint juleps and pretending to watch horses, you know? Except less likely to get bent outta shape when you sit on it, because you know you’re going to accidentally sit on it one day. Where were we? Oh yes – statement hat. This hat makes a statement. It flippin’ lights up. And if not enough people are staring at you when you turn this hat on in the middle of the ballet, you can set it to flash. You know, flashing would make ballet more interesting. Maybe they should add that.
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