DARK HORSE SERVES “ANTHONY BOURDAIN’S HUNGRY GHOSTS”
FOR FANS TO CONSUME IN SEPTEMBER 2018
Beautiful Hardcover Collection Now Available for Preorder
Foodies and horror fanatics rejoice! Dark Horse Comics is pleased to reveal that Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts hardcover collection is now available for preorder!
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts features terrifying tales cooked up by the best-selling author and veteran 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 bestseller, Get Jiro!). This collection also contains all-new, original recipes prepared by Bourdain himself, plus a guide to the ghostly legendary spirits behind these horrifying tales.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo Period game Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai or 100 Candles, played by samurai warriors to test their courage, Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts reimagines this classic game of dread and terror as a circle of international chefs invoke modern tales of horror, terrifying yokai, yorei, and obake, all with the common thread of food—and pray that they survive the night.
This horror anthology features art from stellar artists Sebastian Cabrol (Caliban, God is Dead), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle, The Lone Ranger), Irene Koh (The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars), Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer, John Carpenter’s Asylum), Alberto Ponticelli (Unknown Soldier, Dial H), Paul Pope (Batman Year 100, Battling Boy, Heavy Liquid), Vanesa Del Rey (Redlands, The Empty Man, Hit 1957), and Mateus Santolouco (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Two Guns) with fantastic color by Jose Villarrubia (Conan the Cimmerian, Get Jiro!, Sweet Tooth), and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope.
Praise for Hungry Ghosts:
“Anthony Bourdain proves yet again he can do no wrong. A modern day King Midas,
it seems like everything he gets his hands on takes off in a major way!”
“The supernatural side of Hungry Ghosts allows the creative team to flex some subtle, crafty muscles… The idea that the stories will get better and scarier with time is also a genius move for a serial book. Expect greatness.”
“Hungry Ghosts is a promising start to a series that combines two of my favorite things: folklore and food!”
Anthony Bourdain’s Hungry Ghosts goes on sale September 19, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. This hardcover collection is 120-pages of terror and retails for $14.99.
About Dark Horse:
For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, X, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon Age, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Tomb Raider, Halo, The Witcher,Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.
About Berger Books
Karen Berger has been a powerful force in the comics industry for over 25 years. Beginning her career at DC Comics, her interest in horror led to her becoming instrumental in nurturing Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing and later bringing Neil Gaiman’s work to mass audiences with his seminal series The Sandman. With the success of these titles, mixed with her unique vision, eye for the unusual, and willingness to push the envelope, Karen Berger became the founding editor of DC’s mature-reader imprint Vertigo in 1993. She earned critical acclaim and popular success in her 20 years heading Vertigo with legendary titles such as Fables, Hellblazer, The Invisibles, 100 Bullets, Preacher, and V for Vendetta. After stepping down from Vertigo in 2012, Karen Berger joined forces with Dark Horse Comics in 2017 to launch her new imprint Berger Books with top talent such as Anthony Bourdain, Ann Nocenti, David Aja, Dave Gibbons, Mat Johnson, Warren Pleece, Paul Pope, and Joel Rose. Berger Books launched in 2018 with inaugural titles Hungry Ghosts, Incognegro: Renaissance, Mata Hari, The Seeds, and The Originals: Expanded Edition.