BEYOND BOY WONDER
Very few comic book characters exist simultaneously as two different personas and have both aspects survive, beloved by fans. When Dick Grayson first became Nightwing, we were transfixed, but we have to admit that we also still love him as Robin. There’s a place for both of them in our personal comic book canon any day of the week.
(See what we did there? He’s a circus acrobat? Canon? Moving on.)
While we’re impatiently waiting for Chris McKay’s Nightwing movie, we’re gonna show off our fandom for the superhero Dick Grayson becomes with this Nightwing Backpack. In the classic blue and black color scheme, it recalls the mid-90s Scott McDaniel take that became the standard. You have to decide if you’re going to wear it with spandex or body armor. (Or just some jeans and a t-shirt. That’s our vote.)
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