FUNGUS AMONG US
Mario is an interesting dude. Think about it. This former plumber has had his girlfriend stolen by a giant monkey, saved countless bizarre worlds from reptilian terrors, eaten more mushrooms and blinky flowers that a person probably should, been forced to race on many non-regulation race tracks, and has personally squashed perhaps the largest number of enemies of any video game hero. And what does he have to show for it? A legion of rabid fans and a beach house, sure, but what creature comforts has he earned over the years?
How about this super-comfy Super Mario Power-Up Mushroom Pull-Over Hoodie, perfect for long sessions on the couch with your Switch or NES Classic Edition? It’ll keep you warm while you explore new worlds and punch things.
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