Comic Review: Hungry Ghosts #2 (Dark Horse)

It’s time for another helping, issue 2 of Hungry Ghosts, a ‘Berger Book’ from Dark Horse. The idea behind this 4 issue mini series “boils down” to the idea that […]

It’s time for another helping, issue 2 of Hungry Ghosts, a ‘Berger Book’ from Dark Horse.

The idea behind this 4 issue mini series “boils down” to the idea that we are being told some horror tales. There’s more to it, of course, but after all, “the proof is in the pudding”, so we’re just looking for a good comic read, aren’t we?

Issue 2 has two stories: the first one is about a man who is obsessed with eating horse meat. He just can’t get enough of it! Salty Horse is written by celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and Joel Rose, and illustrated by Leonardo Manco. It’s a straightforward, standard recipe, with very little in fresh ingredients, mostly canned and over boiled angst and drama; a throwback to old EC Comics horror, but without the sinister underbelly.

The second tale is The Heads, with art by Mateus Santolouco. This is nicely plated, a pleasureably drawn story, with undernotes of sympathetic characters and pleasant backdrop. It loses strength when blended with an obviously heavy handed sauce, which mars the finish of an overall above average offering.

Dark Horse, Hungry Ghosts 2, $3.99 for 27 pages of content, Mature readers only, please no children, no smoking or pets.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!