GIVE ‘EM A SHOCK
Whether you’re adventuring down the road in search of new Pokémon, taking on the Pokémon League, or just enjoying some time with friends, you can always count on Pikachu. But watch out, because as a true friend, Pikachu will have no trouble at all letting you know if you step out of line, and the effect can be quite… electrifying.
Pikachu is a friend that you always want to have at your back, and you always can! With this mini backpack that looks just like the loveable yellow mouse Pokémon, he’ll be right there with you when you need him. And unlike a real Pokémon, he can actually hold more than one item – lots of little items, in fact! With a zippered main compartment, two open side pockets, and a zippered front pocket, there’s lots of room to stash berries, a rope, potions, repels, and probably even a bicycle. Or at least, that’s what the games led us to believe. Where else could that thing have gone when you weren’t riding it?
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