TIME TO SAVE THE PRINCESS
For Mario, it always seems like it’s time to save the Princess. The only exception is when it’s time to race go-karts or play just about any sport that’s ever been invented. Either way, Mario can’t let the time get away from him. At least he got out of the plumbing business. Even a watch with his face on it couldn’t help him keep those appointments if Bowser keeps messing with things.
Celebrate Mario with the Super Mario Bros. Mario Watch featuring our favorite former plumber on the clock face. Never be late for cake at the castle again. Maybe this time you’ll catch the princess.
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