WE’RE UP ALL NIGHT TO GET LOKI
Think about it: would you rather be in Thor’s shoes or Loki’s? Now, they’re both big shoes to fill, what with that demi-god thing and everything. With Thor you get to be an undisputed hero, but Thor’s got massive amounts of responsibility. And a super-long lifetime to feel guilty about things he could have done differently. Like aiming for the head.
That’s why we hands-down pick Loki every time. See, if you’re Loki, you get to actually put your feet up occasionally. Slide some comfortable slippers on, pop some popcorn, and let the world sort itself out while you stream the latest Netflix series. Or, you know, maybe create a little mischief.
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