SO, YOU’RE THE GUY WITH THE CASE FULL OF MONSTERS, HUH?
The American magic users are certainly different from their counterparts across the pond. They call non-magic users no-maj instead of muggles, and they don’t think Hogwarts is the greatest magical institution ever (they’re obviously wrong). But one thing they can both agree on is the need for a travel mug. They may disagree on whether you put coffee or tea in said mug, but we’re just trying to find a little common ground right now.
The Magical Congress of the USA seal is featured front and center of this black travel mug. Magical symbols adorn the rest of the mug. Whether you’re drinking coffee or tea, you’ll need every bit of it to have the energy to keep up with any beasts you let loose. Like your cat, for example.
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