In Chinese Buddhism, hungry ghosts are a concept that represents beings who are driven by intense, animalistic emotional needs—Hungry Ghosts is also the name of American chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain's new four-part comic book series.
The comic books from publisher Dark Horse differ from the norm by adopting a food-focused approach. In the series, classic stories are reimagined, or as Dark Horse says, "tainted with the common thread of food."
The stories reimagine classic folklore involving ghosts in tales such as one that examines what happens when a ramen chef refuses to assist a beggar. While all of the editions are now available for pre-order, the first comic is set to be launched at the end of the month, followed by additional releases in the spring.