Rare Flavours #1
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Rare Flavours #1

Writer: V. Ram Artist: Filipe Andrade Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: September 20, 2023 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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Discover the tantalizing tale of Rubin Baksh, a demonic Rakshasa with a down-to-earth dream of becoming the next Anthony Bourdain.

To achieve his vision, Rubin enlists Mo, a filmmaker who has seen better days, to document the world-renowned cuisine of India and the people behind such glorious food.

But little does Mo know that there's more to Rubin than meets the eye, and the mortals play a darker role in the show than they were prepared for...   

Entice your palate with the follow up offering from the  Eisner, Harvey, and Ringo Award-nominated team of Ram V (Detective Comics, Blue In Gree more

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Sep 20, 2023

    With wondrous depictions of simple recipes, deep-seated emotional experiences, and a sense of wonder at the mundane, it summons an odyssey of memory bound to remind readers of the most profound flavors from their own past. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicsOnline - Kevin Gaussoin Sep 20, 2023

    Rare Flavours #1 is devilishly delicious. Ram V and Filipe Andrade cook up a tale worthy of Gaiman or Bourdain. Read Full Review

  • 9.9
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Sep 20, 2023

    Fans of Ram V and Filipe Andrades The Many Deaths of Laila Starr will feel right at home with Rare Flavours. This fantastic exploration of food and culture really gives this book a unique, and inspiring feel. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Sep 20, 2023

    Taking inspiration from a Hindu legendand the longest epic poem ever writtenRare Flavours #1 tantalizes with its reverence for artistry as it tackles addiction and the allure of forbidden fruit. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Sep 22, 2023

    Its a book thats more concerned with vibes rather than plot and transports the reader to a far off exotic land where they are really going to want a massala chai. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 19, 2023

    Rare Flavours is a new offering from two creators who, once again, are building a fascinating story together. There's a mysteriousness to the characters and the overall story that's tantalizing, mixing magic realism in an adult way with real weight and dramatic implications. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capes & Tights - Jared Thomas Sep 17, 2023

    Overall, Rare Flavours is an great comic series worth considering for lovers of cuisine, culture, and adventure. Its unique storyline, vivid characters, and thought-provoking themes make it stand out, and its abstract artwork adds an extra layer of creativity that readers are sure to appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 18, 2023

    Rare Flavours #1 is a unique comic book experience through the world of food culture. The dynamic between the two leads shines as much as the food presentation. It all comes together for a comic book experience that leaves you wondering what is next. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Loafy Trophy Sep 27, 2023

    Phenomenal start. Filipe Andrade might be the most underrated artist currently working in comics. He does a masterful job working a variety of colors into nearly every page, which creates something that looks unique while immediately placing the reader into the loud, bright streets of India. The narrative from Ram V also has the potential to be something really special. I loved the Anthony Bourdain influence on the entire book and the way he deftly works Hindu mythology into the mix was inspired. If you liked Laila Starr as much as I did, this is a must read.

  • 8.0
    DDJamesB Sep 24, 2023

    I ended the book and initially thought it wasn't for me. Then I started feeling like this underlying want to know more and see what plays out.

  • 6.0
    derbycomics Sep 21, 2023

    I will admit off the bat, I didn't love Many Deaths of Laila Starr. It's been hard to separate that with setting my expectations for Rare Flavours given the same creative duo. On one hand, the inclusion of a culinary angle was interesting, but on the other hand the premise sounded like a very close symmetry to Laila Starr.

    I was a tad disappointed to see that it was basically just a mash up of those two concepts. I felt like this could basically be happening in the same universe as Laila Starr. Such a strange concept to have an evil god want to be a world-renowned culinary expert, but I guess it's good to have dreams? Ram V's writing isn't always for me. It can come across as too cute by half and that's what I got here. The enti more

  • 9.0
    retcon_D Sep 27, 2023

  • 8.0
    Swanktub Sep 23, 2023

  • 4.5
    ComicWorm Sep 22, 2023

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