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Chef battles go to bloody extremes in Starve

In a bleak landscape that ranges from food scarcity to food porn, comic book writer Brian Wood conjures life-or-death culinary conflict.
Chefs battle to the bloody end in Brian Wood's new comic series, Starve. (Brian Wood)

Your average comic book hero is nothing compared to Gavin Cruikshank. No one can dice onions as finely, salt a dish as perfectly, or serve revenge as coldly as he can. 

Cruikshank — a cross between Anthony Bourdain and Iggy Pop — is the top chef at the center of Brian Wood's new comic series, Starve. On the release of its first collected volume, Wood joins Shad to discuss his bleak comic world, where superstar chefs battle to the bloody end, and how his oasis of decadence spotlights food scarcity.

WEB EXTRA | As rich patrons gorge and gawk, Starve pits the world's greatest culinary masters against one another in a merciless, televised battle. Here are a few sample pages from the series. 

As rich patrons gorge and gawk, Starve pits the worlds greatest culinary masters against one another in a merciless, televised battle. This is a sample page from Brian Wood's comic series. (Brian Wood)

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