It’s a rough life being a Stormtrooper. You’re constantly ordered around by your superiors. You’re at risk of being Force-choked by Darth Vader at any moment. But the worst part? You’re always surrounded by other Stormtroopers who look just like you.
On a rare day off, we imagine a Stormtrooper would enjoy some precious alone time. A day without armor? Heck, yes. Hang that stuff up in the closet, scrub off in the shower, and then spend the day lounging in this comfy shirt. There’s even a pocket in the front! What will you stow inside it? A blaster? A TV remote? A tiny calendar where you mark off the days until you can escape the Death Star for a little R&R?
They can make you wear the uncomfortable armor while you’re on duty, but you get to decide what you wear in your downtime. This is a black and white plaid flannel button up with an Empire patch on the left hip and Lord Vader and Stormtroopers screenprinted on back. You on the left or the right in this shot? Oh, you know what? It doesn’t matter. It’s all good.
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