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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘gourmet slaughterfest’ Get Jiro! to arrive in June

Art from "Get Jiro!" by Langdon Foss

Vertigo at last has set a June 2012 release date for Get Jiro!, the eagerly anticipated graphic novel from acerbic chef, author and television host Anthony Bourdain.

Teased in September 2010 by Bourdain, and officially announced a few weeks later by the DC Comics imprint, the futuristic action thriller set in a world where food and the secrets of its preparation are the source of all power, leading master chefs to fight over a mysterious sushi chef named Jiro. Bourdain has described the graphic novel as “a gourmet slaughterfest, sort of like Fistful of Dollars meets Eat Drink Man Woman” and “Yojimbo meets Big Night and Babette’s Feast, an ultra-violent slaughter-fest over culinary arcana.”

Originally pegged for a 2011 debut, the 160-page hardcover is written by Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Medium Raw) and friend and novelist Joel Rose (The Blackest Bird, Kill Kill Faster Faster), and illustrated by artist Langdon Foss (Heavy Metal).



The fact that this exists is pretty hilarious. I wonder how good Anthony Bourdain will turn out to be as a comic writer, or if he actually even wrote it. A lot of celebrities seem to be “writing” comics lately.

It’s how Stephen King wrote his American Vampire comics, with the editor holding his hand all the way through.


The fact you think Stephen King would need someone to hold his hand to get through a writing job is hilarious.

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