Starve, Vol. 1

Starve, Vol. 1

Brian Wood Danijel Žeželj Dave Stewart / Aug 20, 2019

Starve Vol Once the world s most famous chef Gavin Cruikshank s been in a self imposed exile for years His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE an arena sport that pits chef against c

  • Title: Starve, Vol. 1
  • Author: Brian Wood Danijel Žeželj Dave Stewart
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Once the world s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank s been in a self imposed exile for years His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super rich patrons It s a stain on a once noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it Two things stand in his way his aOnce the world s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank s been in a self imposed exile for years His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super rich patrons It s a stain on a once noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it Two things stand in his way his arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.

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      • Brian Wood Danijel Žeželj Dave Stewart

        Brian Wood s history of published work includes nearly thirty volumes of genre spanning original material From the 1500 page future war epic DMZ, the ecological disaster series The Massive, the American crime drama Briggs Land, the blistering youth culture action trilogy The Couriers, and the groundbreaking lo fi dystopia Channel Zero, Wood has a proven track record of marrying socially conscious world building and political commentary with compelling and diverse characters.His indie YA novels Demo, Local, The New York Four, and Mara have made YALSA and New York Public Library best of lists His historical fiction, the Viking series Northlanders and the American Revolution centered Rebels, are benchmarks in the comic book industry.He co wrote the award winning video game 1979 Revolution Black Friday, and is currently adapting his Briggs Land graphic novel series for television at AMC.


    1. Gavin Cruikshank started the show Starve when he was at his prime. It was a bit of travel, a bit of food and a bit of pure show.Now he has exiled himself and has been living off the proceeds of the show without really knowing what was going on with it. His very bitter ex-wife is pretty much in charge of it and is not happy when her ex-husband shows back up to finish his 8 shows. Gavin had came out of the closet when they were married and she absolutely hates him. She has kept their daughter away [...]

    2. I am a cook for a living. I never really thought that I would be interested in a comic book about cooking.I was wrong.I can very happily report that the kind of work I do day to day is nothing at all like the kind of life and work chef Gavin Cruikshank encounters day to day.I am also kind of relieved. And yet, at the same time, it would be pretty fucking cool to be Gavin Cruikshank. At least for maybe an hour.This story is dirty. I feel grungy after reading it.It's a story of redemption and forg [...]

    3. *I received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.This was like-apocalyptic Anthony Bourdain meets Hell's Kitchen on crack. I dig it. The art style was a bit rough for my usual tastes but it fit the feel of the story so I'm not going to dock it for that. To be honest I wasn't sure from the beginning if this would be something I continue with but I'm intrigued and will surely be keeping an eye out for the next volume.

    4. I received this book from the publisher for free via NetGalley in return for an honest review.Video review: youtube/watch?v=Vq_6bThis is like nothing I have ever read before, I don't know what I was expecting, but this first instalment truly blew me away. This graphic novel is about a character named Gavin Cruikshank, who is often just referred to as Cruikshank. He made himself be missing from his wife and daughter for several years when suddenly he makes a re-appearance by entering a cooking co [...]

    5. *Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*Chef Gavin was once a world famous chef with a show called Starve, he drops out of the show, exiling himself to Asia after getting a divorce and becomes more interested in drinking and drugging his way through the rest of his life.His once small show has now evolved into an arena style blood sport that pits chef against chef. He is now called back by the network to work out his remaining contract. Old [...]

    6. Between a 3.5 and a 4. I mean it didn't blow my mind, but I was engaged when reading a book about a cooking contestsI know. The artwork is the hardest thing to get in to for me. I love it sometimes, some people are drawn wonderfully, others this ugly disgusting look (which I assume is on purpose) but the major issue is trying to understand everything that is going on. Sometimes the art makes it hard to follow what the hell is happening. I do love the pacing. It progressively gets more and more e [...]

    7. Well, this was a book by Brian Wood.It's a Brian Wood comic. What else do you want to know? It's a nice fast-paced story with solid plotting and dialogue. It features hip characters and has a background of post-capitalist disaster lets-criticize-economics. I keep hoping Wood will infuse his stories with some more information/knowledge. But he seems content to just say, hey the 1% people suck, capitalism is going to collapse, global warming is a thing. (this is all fine in itself, but super light [...]

    8. I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I picked this up for a simple reason: The main character's name.It's a mish mash of Anthony Bourdain, Chopped, Iron Chef, and the sort of dystopia where everyone is starving. (Which is most of them.)There wasn't really a whole lot of distinction with the artwork and a lot of the time it was difficult to tell who was talking or being pictured unless someone [...]

    9. Starve, the epitome of reality cooking television, was the baby of famous chef Gavin Cruikshank. Was, as he left everything behind to live in anonymity and a drug haze on the other side of the world. Now forced back into the arena, he has a chance to make things right and win back the affection of his daughter and indeed, the whole world.Set in a not-too-distant future, masses are starving and fresh meat is a delicacy. In comparison, the excesses of Starve are even more glaringly horrible than t [...]

    10. I love 'Come Dine with Me', 'Masterchef' and other cooking shows and so I really wanted to read this when I saw it on NetGalley.And I had a great time.Chef Gavin Cruikshank was once the world's most famous chef. He created the cooking competition show 'Starved' in which chefs compete against each other.Four years later despite the ongoing success of the show Gavin is washed up and living on the other side of the now environmentally damaged world spending his days drinking and forgetting. Alchoho [...]

    11. AWESOME!A unique concept for a graphic novel. A world famous chef returns to challenge in a cooking competition show, and at the same time, try to repair his broken family. That may sound like a lifetime original movie, but this is like if Chopped mated with Ultimate Fighting Champion and they had a baby called Starve!is the cooking show we all wished someone would really make.I need Volume 2 right now! (Full disclosure: I won a copy through in exchange for an honest review, which this is. I ho [...]

    12. I know everyone seems to love this book. I even like watching cooking shows but I just didn't think this was that great. The main focus of this seems to be the drama between Gavin and his wife. That's about it.I can see how this would spin out soon.

    13. I am a life long comic reader, I learned TO READ with comics, so I decided to dip into some comic reviews for a change.Lately, I have kind of gone against my usual grain, reading things I don't like. Several young adult books, a horror book, and although I loved Starve, I am not a Brian Wood fan, more on that later.Starve is what happens when you lock No Reservations, Iron Chef, the Hunger games, and bleak ass future in a mixer and hit puree'. The chef Gavin Cruikshank, is kinda in my mind what [...]

    14. 'Starve, Volume 1' by Brian Wood with art by Danijel Zezelj tells a nasty tale of the dog-eat-dog world of celebrity chefs. While it takes place in a near future, the story strikes close to home.Gavin Cruikshank was a famous chef, then he dropped out. He left his wife and daughter and turned his back on everything. Now they want him back to star in Starve, the show he created. His ex owns everything and his daughter is almost 18. His rivals want him to learn a lesson. Can he rise above it all?Th [...]

    15. 4/5 Rating Review for all the issues were first posted at MyLifeMyBooksMyEscapeStarve #1 - 4/5 Rating I think this series could be a hit! (My Review) Starve #2 - 4/5 RatingGavin is pretty badass. (My Review) Starve #3 - 5/5 RatingAnd the plot thickens!!! (My Review)Starve #4 - 4.5/5 RatingNow, it’s WAR! (My Review)Starve #5 - 4/5 RatingMultiple jaw dropping twists! (MyReview)

    16. Creative and fresh but rooted in good old fashion relationships. Starve is about a former Chef/reality show star that is dragged back into the spotlight. Gavin created a number 1 reality show about cooking but faded away and destroyed his family life with it. The story is about redemption and the writing is solid with a good flow, however it starts to get a little predictable. The art is rough and lacks details but I get the feeling they wanted it that way, but i wasnt a fan. Its worth a once ov [...]

    17. Hunger Games meets Top Chef. I was wary of this odd theme at first but Brian Wood once again impressed me with his multifaceted characterizations. The art was beautiful and grim all at once, and conveys the feeling of the story accurately.

    18. Fucking brilliant, man! I need to get my hands on the next volume ASAP. What a crazy, wonderful ride. I'm excited to see where this all goes.

    19. So this wasn't perfect, and I'm not really keen on the cover or the title "Starve," which is misleading and makes this seem like a weird survival dystopian comic (which it's not), but I really really enjoyed this one.Starve is a weird amalgamation of over-the-top Japanese cooking show or competition cooking manga with a character-driven story at it's core. I suppose that some people might find it the cooking competition camp disconcerting, because it's juxtaposed with the very dark art, but I li [...]

    20. I can honestly say that this was a story that I hadn't read before. It's dark & not for everyone, but if you are open to violent dystopian cooking shows, give it a shot. It's like The Running Man, but with cooking!fedpeaches/2016/0

    21. Starve va al grano. Starve no está para hostias. Porque si algo puede definir a este cómic es el nombre de una conocida saga de películas: rápido y furioso. Aunque, en este caso, cabría añadir otro epíteto más: sabroso. Rápido, furioso y sabroso.En Starve seguimos al chef Gavin Cruikshank quien, después de retirarse de los focos años atrás, vive en algún país remoto del sudeste asiático comiendo, drogándose y disfrutando de la vida de los bajos fondos. Algo que se verá interrump [...]

    22. Cool idea, uneven execution. Gavin Cruickshank, a celebrity chef (clearly modeled on people like Anthony Bourdain) disappears for many years, living in a drunken, drug filled haze in the far east. When he is finally found, he is forced to be a contestant on the show that made him famous, where chefs compete to impress both an opulently rich elite and an increasingly impoverished 99%, in a world hurtling towards environmental and economic collapse. Along the way he's got to deal with the hatred o [...]

    23. BCDER: 87Anthony Bourdain + the original iron chef + the running man, but with insight of the brokenness of a man with aging regret. Brian Wood once again bears the soul of his characters through an excellent storyline. The art is muddy, moody, desaturated, and a perfect match. I would have never guessed a comic about cooking would leave me wanting to read the next volume ASAP, but "Starve" is that comic. The only minor quibble for me was the physical altercations between different kitchens over [...]

    24. This was really fun. Dark and grungy but it feels real somehow, not like so many poser books. The idea sounds like the kind of thing that originated as a late night dare. Write a post-apocalyptic celebrity chef reality TV show. Amazing how well it works, and how Brian Wood is able to use that conceit to criticize celebrity and consumption culture.

    25. This is a hard-as-nails cooking comic, dialing up the drama and the adrenaline of celebrity-chef culture. It’s all in danger of looking silly and overripe, but somehow it works: the emotion is there, Zezelj’s art is always unique, the tone is just dark enough to read as genuinely sad.

    26. Furious beginning, but then not much happens other than going through the motions. A pity, really, the first issue is one of the best and most original I've read in a while. Also: the digital art is a bit too messy for my taste.

    27. I bought this as the story seemed like the kind of thing I would love; food and graphic novels with a dystopian dark feel. The artwork is visceral and unique but not a drawing style I'm personally fond of unfortunately. I found couldn't absorb myself in the story the way I normally do.

    28. Crazy cliff hanger ending.Dark, bloody with a great character dynamic that I have encountered in a graphic novel.Anxious to read the next installment.Highly recommended!

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