The first issue of Starve released this past June from Image Comics. Written by, Brian Wood, with art by Danijel Zezelj, Starve is set in a world where chefs are practically royalty, and access to them is the ultimate status symbol. Chef Gavin Cruikshank, back from self-imposed exile, finds his little foodie television program "Starve" transformed into a gonzo arena sport where chefs slice and dice rare and endangered species for their super-rich patrons. Since his personal life is as much a shambles as his professional career, Chef Cruikshank works to repair his relationship with his grown daughter while dismantling the monstrosity that Starve has become.
With the release of the first trade paperback on the horizon, I took to Twitter to find out what folks had to say about the comic. Here's what I found:
Meanwhile, 'Starve' is the least appetizing comic about food I've ever seen. full color, but for what? all mud & blah pic.twitter.com/D1NFJCXDlH
— Deb Aoki (@debaoki) August 31, 2015
— JP Jones (@Bitsnark) September 3, 2015
Starve is also a bloody great comic
— Joe (@JoebiWan94) September 11, 2015
I love the world created in #Starve. Both the culinary world and the societal shift too. Hope this is one comic that becomes a show.
— Skip Serpico (@SkipSerpico) October 4, 2015
Starve. Comic that's part Top Chef, part The Warriors, part Battle Royale.#SciFiChat
— Teejay Brown (@OyaRises) October 9, 2015
Starve is my favorite comic coming out right now. Now we have to wait until February :( pic.twitter.com/pa6hzfePFQ
— OMACTIVATING 6ft away from you (@MikeMyersBrunch) October 17, 2015
…and the verdict is…mostly positive! The first volume will arrive in stores on January 13th and will collect the first five issues. Can't wait until then? Why not read the first two issues on Bleeding Cool for free right here.