THE FORCE IS AWAKE BUT SLEEPY
The Force may be awake, but sometimes on the weekends it wishes it could just sit around the house and not be expected to save the universe and everything. Like one day on the couch with pizza and streaming, not worrying about anything. Is that too much to ask?
When you have barely enough to eat and live in a tumble-down Imperial Walker in the middle of a desert planet, you’re probably not so much used to pampering. Spa day is right out, although you might occasionally get a pretty good unintentional salt scrub. That’s why we’re leaving it in your hands to help Rey out. This Star Wars Rey Rebel Jersey Ladies’ Robe with “Rey” embroidered on the chest and her image printed on the back lets her take a little break with you. She can curl up on your couch and stream Star Wars all day, and nobody’s going to mind. Just make sure you don’t take someone else’s robe by accident. BB-8 does not approve of clothes swapping at all. *zap* Ouch!
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