WHOLE LOTTA BLASTIN’ GOIN’ ON
We have it on good authority that hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side. And this group clearly agrees.
This group of characters from Solo: A Star Wars Story is not one you want to mess with if you know what’s good for you. We’re saying that based solely on the firepower they’re packing. Tobias Beckett even has a double holster rig for those blasters, old West style. We’re not sure what Qi’Ra and L3-37 are armed with, but we’re going to assume it’s appropriate to the butt-kicking that’s about to go down.
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