Hungry Ghosts #2

Writer: Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose Artist: Alberto Ponticelli, Vanesa Del Ray Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The terrifying storytelling game of 100 Candles continues with two ghastly tales of the Mediterranean: In a desolate trattoria in the foothills of Southern Italy, an exiled master chef forms an unhealthy attachment to his new apprentice. And in the Spanish countryside, the rich Don of a sprawling ranch with an appetite for his stable gets a horrifying taste from beyond the dinner table.  

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Feb 28, 2018

    COMIC DETAILSCREATIVE TEAM:Anthony Bourdain, Joel Rose, Mateus Santolouco, Leonardo Manco andJose VillarrubiaPUBLISHER:Dark Horse ComicsPUBLICATION DATE:February 28, 2018REVIEWER:Dana Folkard Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Mar 2, 2018

    Hungry Ghosts #2 continues a terrifying narrative with unique artistic directions for the individual stories. The series manages to use food as an inspiration for a horror tale that turns our appetite against usin the best way possible! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 1, 2018

    The second installment of this series just digs right into the tales with a little connective tissue with where they're being told and that works just fine for me in the classic sense. The first tale is one that works better in that it feels solidly told throughout while the second has a little less answered that I think needed to be in order for it to work in full. Both are intriguing and both have great artwork, making for some good and solid classic horror tales through food to be told, which is exactly what I was looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Doom Rocket - Kaitlin Beer Mar 6, 2018

    Both stories exemplify the quintessential aspects inherent in spooky stories. They keep the readers guessing while fear looms ever-present in the waning background. But Hungry Ghosts doesn't just make us afraid to look at what might be creeping behind us; it has us second-guessing our cuisine choices. This issue leaves you craving seconds. Or, in this case, thirds. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kate Kosturski Mar 5, 2018

    Sophisticated art both elevates classic horror tales and provides twists when you least expect them. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Mar 7, 2018

    There's a plethora of great comic horror anthologies out there, many of which Dark Horse published. Unless something changes soon, Hungry Ghosts won't join those ranks. Whatever spark those other anthologies possessed (twist endings, a clear unifying point of view, a consistent aesthetic quality that transcended the plot and story) just isn't present here. It's a shame, because I like Anthony Bourdain, and Karen Berger is justifiably a living legend in the comic book world, but this one's a miss for me. I'll give it one more issue to turn around, but my hopes aren't up. Dr. J gives this a" Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jonathan Edwards Apr 4, 2018

    Hungry Ghosts #2 fails to improve on the previous issue in any way. The framing narrative's aforementioned neglect makes it feel like Bourdain and Rose only included it because they thought they couldn't get away with a horror anthology without it. Read Full Review

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