Eat your heart out, today’s videogamers
It’s that old, familiar story: some scientists at a megacorporation unintentionally open a dimensional rift. Flash forward and an alien race has used the rift to conquer Earth. You must defend it with your crowbar. Or maybe you’d prefer being on a planet that’s really a machine built by an alien race at war with humanity (oh, and there’s this other alien race that happens to be parasitic) with a hologram in your head.
You know what? Sometimes the simplest concepts are best. At the end of a long day, you don’t always need to know what your motivation is for doing something. Sometimes you just need “Eat good things to win; Eat bad things and die.”
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