“THE WORLD’S AFRAID OF US. IT’S NECESSARY.”
Some Justice League pencils…done oh so long ago; can’t wait for the oversized WB SDCC bags! http://twitpic.com/5qcwr5
– @JimLee on Twitter, 15 Jul 2011
This shirt dusts off the pencil origins behind Jim Lee’s now iconic image for Justice League (The New 52), his and Geoff Johns’s post-Flashpoint debut arc of the Justice League of America. How do we know what we’ve printed on the shirt is the original inspiration and not the final polished version? Well, Wonder Woman has stars, for one. She didn’t in the final version.
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