WE WISH YOU A MERRY RICKSMAS
There are so many things to remember for the holiday season. The addresses of people you talk to only once a year. Which diet each extended family member is on currently. Something nice in your closet for the holiday shindig. And then you’ve gotta have a ugly sweater for the contest. It’s all so complicated – you can feel like you’re in quite the pickle.
See what we did there? You, too, can be Pickle Rick with this… er… no. You, too, can be Sweater Rick with this Rick and Morty I Turned Myself Into a Holiday Sweater jumper. It’s perfect for wandering around and wishing all your friends and family “peace among worlds.” (Don’t do it with Uncle Steve. He has no sense of humor.)
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