CRAZY PERSON IN A BLUE BOX
As much as we love Doctor Who, we have to admit that if we were an average Joe or Sarah Jane and an oddly dressed person appeared in our backyard and told us to trust them because they were The Doctor, we’re not necessarily sure we would. We’ve seen a few too many episodes of Law and Order SVU, y’know? Then again, when life gets boring, sometimes you just have to take a leap into a police box.
Although trusting random strangers IS a good way to start an adventure, it’s also a good way to end one. So just make sure before you jump in that box that you listen for two hearts first, k?
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