MEIBE SHE’S BORN WITH IT
You know, we’re still waiting for that story about cryosleep where everything goes as planned and nothing untoward happens. Or perhaps a romcom about a pair of star-crossed lovers whose biggest problem is that they suck at planning and keep waking up when the other is asleep?
At least in Mei’s story she wakes up and kicks some butt after realizing that none of the other scientists made it. This young innovator builds her own Endothermic Blaster and gets out there to set the world on fire. Or uhh… set the world on ice? Get a shirt to celebrate that.
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