BEACON OF HOPE
Whether you’re the eldest of three brothers or the headmaster of one of the most prestigious schools for witchcraft and wizardry, you need a wand that lets everyone know you’re in charge. Don’t be fooled, though. Even the most highly-regarded witches and wizards need a simple light every now and then.
Light up the room with a proper “lumos” spell straight from the Elder Wand. No swishing and flicking required. The lumos spell is powered by an LED light that can be turned on with the on/off dial. Bonus points – it has a dimming feature for when you need to get all mysterious… or just not blind yourself in the middle of the night.
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