You feel that!? That slight pressure on your forearm? That’s the Force! Oh, wait – it’s just the watch on your wrist. Close enough, though. This should still help you walk the path of light by helping you keep your appointments that you promised you wouldn’t be late for… again.
Lateness is the path to the Dark Side. Lateness leads to fear, fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads… well it probably stops there if you’re just going to the doctor or something. But let the Jedi help you be on time by keeping track of time with the power of the Force! Or, you know, batteries if you aren’t one with the Force just yet.
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