Anthony Bourdain’s New Comic Looks Frightening, Delicious

Does America's favorite crabby chef have another calling?

July 19, 2017 9:00 am

Ever since Cleveland natives Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster sold a certain Kryptonite-adverse character to Detective Comics in the 1930s, our comic books have been bringing us heroes.

Now our heroes, if you count cantankerous old chefs who hate pumpkin spice, Switzerland and the poorly prepared muffin on an eggs benedict as such, are bringing us comic books.

After dipping his toe in the waters of comic book production about five years back, Anthony Bourdain is returning to the comics game with a new book that’s set for release next year.

Published by Dark Horse Comics, Hungry Ghosts will be a four-issue series with (presumably fictional) chefs from around the world trying to best each other with shocking food stories, according to Vulture.

Written with Joel Rose, Bourdain’s book is “a riff on the Japanese Edo-period game 100 Candles, in which samurai would try to one-up each other with stories to freak each other out.”

Featuring illustrations by artists including Paul Pope, Vanesa Del Rey, Leo Manco, Alberto Ponticelli and Mateus Santolouco, Hungry Ghosts is set to hit stores on January 31st, 2018.

If the above description of the 100 Candles game is at all accurate, you’re probably not going to want to read it with a full stomach. 

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