Ep 87 - Starlight - Show Notes

This Week: Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?


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Drinking Game

Pew, Pew, Pew - If you see a Ray Gun, take a drink.

The Murtaugh List - Every time Duke says he’s too old to do something, but does it anyway, take a drink. 

Legend of Duke McQueen - Any time a character mentions how duke saved their race 40 years ago, take a drink.  


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Duke McQueen

  • 1/2 fluid ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 Champagne
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon maraschino liqueur

Instructions

  1. Shake all ingredients (except champagne) with ice and strain into a champagne flute.
  2. Fill with chilled champagne, stir and serve. 

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Ray Gun 

In a champagne Flute Add

  • 1/2 Shot Chartuse Green Liquor
  • 3/4 Shot Blue Curacou
  • Fill the the top with champagne. 

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Audios Mother Fucker

  • 3/4 oz Vodka,
  • 3/4 oz Gin, 
  • 3/4 oz Rum, 
  • 3/4 oz Tequila, 
  • 2 oz sour mix
  • 1/2 oz Lemon Lime soda
  • Lemon Wedge,
  • Lime Wedge

Add all ingredients in glass, and stir with a straw.  Garnish and Drink.   


Next Week: Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him...and in his place stands an old man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced to help an old friend--the blind archer, HAWKEYE--drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan.


Episode 87 - American Jesus,  is out on December 11th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 86 - American Jesus

This Week: American Jesus Volume 1: Chosen follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?


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Drinking Game - 

Lords name in Vain - Every time someone swears, take a drink. 

The Name game - Any time some one says Jesus, take a drink.  

Game of Incredulity - Every time someone questions if the main character really is Jesus, take a drink.


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Water to Wine (Sangria) 

  • 3/4 cup superfine sugar
  • 1 cup tap water 
  • 1 orange, sliced 
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • 5 (750 milliliter) bottles red wine
  • 12 cubes ice cubes
  • 6 fluid ounces sparkling water 
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or halved strawberries

Dissolve sugar in tap water in a large pitcher. Add orange slices, lime slices, and wine. Stir in ice cubes until cold. Top with sparkling water. Serve in red-wine glasses, with fresh berries in each glass.


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Anti-Christ 

  • 1/3 Shot 151 Rum
  • 1/3 Shot Pepper-vodka
  • 1/3 Shot Everclear
  • Top with 3 dashes Tabasco 

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Lazarus Dog

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz conhaque 
  • 1 oz Coffee liqueur
  • 1 oz Espresso (hot)

Pour all into shaker with ice, shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. 


Next Week: Forty years ago, Duke McQueen saved an alien world from destruction. Back on earth, nobody believed his story. Now his kids are grown, his wife has passed on, and life has little to offer. Until the day a strange boy from the world he once saved makes an appearance, coaxing Duke to join him on one last adventure. Can Duke handle the leap from has-been to hero?


Episode 86 - American Jesus,  is out on December 4th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 85 - Hellboy: Seed of Destruction - Show Notes

This Week: Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.


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Drinking Game 

Rib-it rib-it - Every time a frog appears, take a drink 

Must Loves Tentacles - Whenever you see something tentical like thing 

Creature of the Night - If they talk about creatures or animals, take a drink, take a drink.

They Shoot Nazi’s Don’t They? - Every time you see a swatzika, take a drink.  


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Rasputin 

  • 2 oz Raspberry Vodka
  • 2.5 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1.5 oz Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice

Shake and pour into glass with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.  


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Hellfire

  • 1 1/2 oz tequila
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • crushed ice
  • 1 tsp cherry brandy

Add first the ingredients into a shaker, shake the shit out of it and strain into an old fashioned glass filled with crushed ice. Drizzle cherry brandy over the top.


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Squished Frog

 

  •  15 ml Melon Liqure
  • 10 ml Advocate liquors
  • 10ml Irish cream
  • 2 dashes grenadine 

Add melon liquor, layers advocate, add two dashes of grenade, and layer irish cream on top  Should have 3 layers of liquor in glass. 


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Cavendish

  • Crushed ice in high ball glass
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Bitters
  • 2 drops of Lemon juice
  • Top with Champagne
  • Lemon Twist for garnish

Shake vodka and bitters, strain into glass.  Add lemon juice.  top with champagne and garnish. 


Next Week: American Jesus Volume 1: Chosen follows a twelve-year-old boy who suddenly discovers he's returned as Jesus Christ. He can turn water into wine, make the crippled walk, and, perhaps, even raise the dead! How will he deal with the destiny to lead the world in a conflict thousands of years in the making?


Episode 85 - Hellboy: Seed of Destruction,  is out on November 27th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 84 - Marvel 1602 - Show Notes

This Week: Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America and more appear in the waning days of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, the question remains - how and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they're suppose to?


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Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord in Vain - Every time someone says talks about god or the lord, take a drink

Witness Protection Program - ever time you realized what a heroes name has been changed to, take a drink. 

Burn him he's a Witch! - anytime someone says Witchbreed take a drink. 

Hey that's not a Mister - every time they refer to Jean Grey as Master Grey, take a drink. 


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Orchard Bonfire

Orange peel, for oils and garnish
1.5 oz. Lagavulin
1 oz. Williams and Humbert 15-year Drysack Oloroso Sherry
.5 oz. St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur
1 to 2 barspoons of honey syrup (equal parts honey and water, combined), to taste

Press orange peel against insides of Old Fashioned glass. Set aside. Stir the rest of ingredients together with one large ice cube in a cocktail shaker for 20 seconds. Strain cocktail into glass over a fresh large ice cube, and garnish with orange peel.


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Virginia Dare

  • 2 slices of pear
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Benedictine
  • 2 dashes Agostura Bitters

Muddle one slice of pear in mixing glass. Add rest of ingredients, shake the shit out of it and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with pear slice.


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Hot Honey Crisp

  • 2.5 cups Apple Cider
  • 3 oz Barenjager Apple Liquor
  • 2 oz Apple Jack Whiskey

Shake ingredients together. add to lowball glass, garnish with some cinnamon stick. 


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The Flip

  • 12 oz low-hop, high-malt beer (Moylan’s Scotch Ale)
  • 2 oz Jamaican Rum (Appleton Estates)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon molasses
  • Fresh grated nutmeg

Keep the beer room temperature to make it easier to heat the mixture. Whip the egg, molasses and rum together in a heat-tolerant vessel. Add the beer. Stick a red-hot piece of iron into that vessel and don’t pull it out until the foaming subsides. Grate fresh nutmeg over the top. Be safe with this one.


Next Week: Hellboy is one of the most celebrated comics series in recent years. The ultimate artists' artist and a great storyteller whose work is in turns haunting, hilarious, and spellbinding. Mike Mignola has won numerous awards in the comics industry and beyond. When strangeness threatens to engulf the world, a strange man will come to save it. Sent to investigate a mystery with supernatural overtones, Hellboy discovers the secrets of his own origins, and his link to the Nazi occultists who promised Hitler a final solution in the form of a demonic avatar.


Episode 84 - Marvel 1602,  is out on November 20th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

 

Ep 83 - Captain America: White

This week: Journey back to the Big One as Captain America recalls one of his most incredible missions. It's 1941, and the Howling Commandos are enjoying a respite from the ordeal of World War II — until Cap and his faithful partner, Bucky, lead them into the hands of the enemy! As the Nazis unleash their latest deadly soldiers, an old ally lends a hand — but an even older enemy will threaten America's greatest hero like never before. Will the Sentinel of Liberty gain his freedom in time to rescue Paris from the clutches of a monster? The Eisner Award-winning creative team of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale (DAREDEVIL: YELLOW, HULK: GRAY, SPIDER-MAN: BLUE) reunites to deliver another colorful exploration of the early days of a Marvel icon!


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Drinking Game

The Cyclops Rule:  Every time they allude to Nick Fury's missing eye or eye patch, Take a drink.   

You Damn Kids: Every time Steve acts like a protective parent / cranky old man, take a drink. 

War is Hell: Any mention of the War, take a drink.

Why Can’t I Keep my Shield: Every time he loses the shield, and it comes back by other means, take a drink. 


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French Kiss

  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 2 ounces dry vermouth
  • twist of lemon peel

Pour both vermouths into an old fashioned glass over ice. Stir, twist lemon peel over drink, and drop in.


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Fuck Nazi’s

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 4 oz Ginger Ale
  • 2 dashes of bitters

Stir together and garnish with an orange slice


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The Captain America

  • 2 oz  Amaretto
  • 2 oz Spiced Rum
  • 2 oz Burbon
  • 1 oz Cranberry Juice

Shake and strain into a glass or test tubes  (aka super soldier serum)


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Gypsy Queen

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Benedictine Liquor
  • 2 dashes bitters

Shake the shit out of it and pour into a martini glass


Next Week: Spider-Man, the X-Men, Nick Fury, Dr. Strange, Daredevil, Dr. Doom, Black Widow, Captain America and more appear in the waning days of Queen Elizabeth. As the world begins to change and enter into a new age, the question remains - how and why are these Marvel stars appearing nearly 400 years before they're suppose to?


Episode 83 - Captain America White,  is out on November 13th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 82 - V for Vendetta - Show Notes

This week:A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. 

In a world without political freedom or personal freedom, and precious little faith in anything, comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.


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Drinking Game Rules 

V for Vodka -  Take a drink every time they say “V” or “Code Name V”.  

England Prevails -  Every time the phrase "England Prevails" is said, take a drink 

The Narcolepsy - Every time you fall asleep reading this book, take a drink. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes - Every time they refer to a different part of the government as a body part, take a drink.


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England Prevails 

Ingredients

  • 2 thyme sprigs 
  • 1 1/2 ounces Tea Vodka
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey mixed with 
  • 2 teaspoons of water

In a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle 1 of the thyme sprigs. Add ice and the Tea Vodka, lemon juice and honey syrup and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass or coupe and garnish with the remaining thyme sprig.

To make the tea vodka, steep English breakfast tea in vodka


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White Rose Cocktail 

  • 1 whole Egg White
  • splash lemon juice
  • marishio lacquer
  • splash orange juice
  • 1.5 shots gin

Shake and pour into chilled martini glass. 


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Vengeance

  • 0.5 oz 151 Rum
  • 0.5 oz bar Rum
  • 0.5 oz Tripple Sec
  • 0.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
  • 0.5 oz Sour Mix
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Grenadine

Shake serve in a water glass with ice, garnish with fruit (orange and cherry)


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The Vendetta

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz brandy
  • 0.25 oz pernod
  • 0.75 oz bitters
  • 6 basil leaves

Shake over ice, strain into a rocks glass.  Garnish with basil sprigs


Episode 82 - V for Vendetta,  is out on November 6th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 81 - Sabrina - Show Notes

This Week: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here!


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Drinking Game

Hail Satan, and have a lovely afternoon - Every time Satan is mentioned, take a drink. 

That Lady Has Skulls for Eyeballs - Every time you see Lady Satan in her natural form (with the skulls for eyeballs), take a drink. 

Short bus to Hell -  Every time hell in mentioned take a drink. 

Men are from Mars, Women are Witches - Whenever it is brought upthat mortals and witches shouldn’t integrate, take a drink.


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Salem Witch 

  • 1 cup ice cubes 
  • 1/2 fluid ounce vodka 
  • 1/2 fluid ounce raspberry schnapps 
  • 1/2 fluid ounce melon liqueur (such as Midori®) 
  • 1 splash lime juice 
  • 1/4 cup sweet and sour mix 
  • 1 fluid ounce club soda 
  • 1 splash grenadine syrup 
  • Add all ingredients to list 

Fill a collins glass with ice, and pour in the vodka, raspberry schnapps, melon liqueur, and splash of lime juice. Pour in the sour mix until the glass is 2/3 full and top off the glass with the soda water. Stir gently to mix, then add a splash of grenadine to serve.


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Witch's Brew

  • 1 6oz package of lime green jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 2 liter bottle of sprite
  • 2 cups of vodka or more

Dissolve jello in boiling water. Pour into punch bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Let chill to room temp and serve over ice.


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Skull Shot

  • 1 pt Kahula 
  • 1 pt Baileys Irish cream
  • 1 pt Whiskey

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Black Cat

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Cherry brandy
  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 4 oz Cola

Next Week: A powerful story about loss of freedom and individuality, V FOR VENDETTA takes place in a totalitarian England following a devastating war that changed the face of the planet. 

In a world without political freedom, personal freedom and precious little faith in anything comes a mysterious man in a white porcelain mask who fights political oppressors through terrorism and seemingly absurd acts. It's a gripping tale of the blurred lines between ideological good and evil.


Episode 81 - The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,  is out on October 30th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 80 - Neonomicon - Show Notes

This Week: Neonomicon: Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax -the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful... but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth.


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Drinking Game 

Gratuitous Nudity - See some unnecessary nudity, take a drink. 

Wish I Had a Universal Translator - Every time the strange language is seen, take a drink. 

What the Fuck - Every time you find yourself wondering, “What the Fuck?” takedrink. 

I'm Scared to Ask: What's behind the Vail -  Every time you see the dude with the Vail, take a drink. 


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NECROMANCER COCKTAIL

  • .75 oz Tenneyson Absinthe
  • .75 oz Lillet Blanc
  • .75 oz Pür Likör Blossom Elderflower Liqueur
  • .75 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1 dash Gin

HOW TO MAKE THE NECROMANCER COCKTAIL

  1. Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake, and strain into a coupe glass.
  3. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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The Plow

  • 3/4 oz dry gin
  • 3/4 oz dry vermouth
  • 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
  • 4 dashes absinthe
  • 1 twist of lemon

Combine and shake the shit out of it and pour into a martini glass. 


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Fish Sauce

  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1/2 oz Amaretto
  • 4 oz Coke
  • Pour over ice in an old fashioned glass and garnish with lime and orange wedge

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The Creature from the Black Lagoon

  • 1.5 oz grey goose vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz green creme de menthe

Shake togetherand pour into chilled glass that has been driseled with chocolate sauce. 


Next Week: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress Sabrina Spellman finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family's past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Archie Comics' latest horror sensation starts here!


Episode 80 - Neonomicon,  is out on October 23th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 79 - Severed - Show Notes

This Week: 1916. A man haunts the roads; a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12 year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he'll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Collecting all 7 issues of the critically acclaimed series, and featuring never-before-seen bonus material, this is sure to be a classic.


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Drinking Game 

"I Got a Bad Feeling About This" - Every time someone tries to tell Jack that something seems off, take a drink.  

Shark Teeth - Any time you see the killers sharp teeth, take a drink. 

Denchers - Every time you see the killer take out his benchers, or his denchers in a panel, take a drink. 

What Sweet Music We Make - Every time they talk about music, take a drink. 


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CHICAGO COCKTAIL

  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 1 dash Cointreau
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Sparkling wine
  • Tools: mixing glass, barspoon, strainer
  • Glass: flute
  • Garnish: sugared rim

Prepare the glass by rubbing a lemon slice around the rim and dipping it in superfine sugar. Combine the brandy, Cointreau and bitters in mixing glass with ice. Stir, strain into a glass and top with sparkling wine.

Adapted from The Savoy Cocktail Book, 1930


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The Hobo

  • Gar woods Ginger Beer
  • Simple syrup
  • 1 shot Cobo Wabo Tequila
  • 1 shot Johnny Walker Black 

Dump into a yeti cup to keep cold while your riding the rails


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Box car

  • 1 pt Gin
  • 1/3 pt Egg White 
  • 1 dash Grenadine 
  • 1/2 pt lemon juice
  • 1 pt tripple sec

Combine all ingredients.  Shake and strain into a glass. 


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Shark Teeth

  • 1oz Malibu
  • 1oz Captain Morgan
  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • Splash of grenadine

Add to shaker, shake the shit out of it and strain over ice.


Next Week: Comic book legend Alan Moore (WATCHMEN) and brilliant artist Jacen Burrows deliver a chilling tale of Lovecraftian horror! Brears and Lamper, two young and cocky FBI agents, investigate a fresh series of ritual murders somehow tied to the final undercover assignment of Aldo Sax -the once golden boy of the Bureau, now a convicted killer and inmate of a maximum security prison. From their interrogation of Sax (where he spoke exclusively in inhuman tongues) to a related drug raid on a seedy rock club rife with arcane symbols and otherworldly lyrics, they suspect that they are on the trail of something awful... but nothing can prepare them for the creeping insanity and unspeakable terrors they will face in the small harbor town of Innsmouth.


Episode 79 - Severed,  is out on October 16th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 78 - FVZA

In a world where a deadly disease transforms innocent victims into Zombies and Vampires, only one government task force is tough enough for the job: The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency. Throughout history, from the Civil War to World War II, the FVZA protected humanity from the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes - until a cure was discovered that sent the undead to their graves. When a new incurable strain of the virus ravages a small town in America, Agent Landra Pecos must call upon her lethal skills to eradicate the threat. But as Landra delves deeper into her investigation of the undead menace, she uncovers shocking secrets that will change her life forever. Based on the popular website FVZA.org and written by comics superstar David Hine (Civil War: X-Men, Spider-Man Noir, Arkham Asylum). Featuring covers by John Bolton and Clint Langley.


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Drinking Game 

The Coppola Rule - Every time you find out a character is related, take a drink.  

Get off my Lawn - Every time Pecos talks down to his grandkids, take a drink. 

Feeding - Every time a vampire feed, you do too, take a drink. 

Where's Blade? - When you expect Blade to enter the book.  Take a drink.


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Zombie Punch

  • 1.5 oz Appleton Eatate Reserve Rum
  • 1.5 oz Bacardi 8 Rum
  • 1 oz Lenon Hart Overproof Rum
  • .75 oz lime Juice
  • .5 oz John D Taylors Velvet Falernum
  • .5 oz Trader Tiki's Don's mix
  • 1 barspoon House Grenadine
  • 1/8 tsp Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled tiki mug filled with pebble ice.  Garnish with a mint sprig

Don the Beachcomber 1934


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Plague

In a pint glass filled with Ice

Add in order:

  • 2 shots Malibu 
  • 1 shot Peach schnapps
  • 1 shot sour cherry liquor
  • 1/2 shot sour apple liquor
  •  1/2 shot sour raspberry liquor
  •  Top of with lemonade 

Don’t stir so it will change flavors as you drink it. 


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Zombie Brain Hemorage

  • 1/2 a shot glass of Peach Schnapps 
  • 1 splash of creme de menthe (should sink to the bottom)
  • Add clean layer of Baileys Irish Cream

 Just before serving, add a splash of grenadine to drag the Baileys down causing a curdling effect.


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Undertaker

  • 3 oz vanila vodka
  • 1 ounce kahlua
  • 1 ounce creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce chilled espresso

Shake shit out of the alcohol.  Strain into a martini glass, and add chilled Espresso.


1916. A man haunts the roads; a man with sharp teeth and a hunger for flesh. When 12 year-old Jack Garron runs away from home, he'll see how quickly the American Dream becomes a nightmare. Collecting all 7 issues of the critically acclaimed series, and featuring never-before-seen bonus material, this is sure to be a classic.


Episode 78 - FVZA,  is out on October 9nd.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 77 - Alien: Defiance - Show Notes

We start our annual Halloween celebrations with Aliens: Defiance Vol 1. Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks is battling demons from her past while fighting for her life in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics. In deep space she is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.


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Drinking Game

We Get It, Your Back Sucks - Every time Zula’s bad mad in mentioned, or shown, take a drink. 

Product Placement - Every time they mention Weyland-Yutani , take a drink. 

Oh look, an Alien Trope - Every time a Trop from one of the Alien movies (deep cryogenic sleep, alien gets thrown out of an airlock, someone falls thru an alien blood soaked floor) appears in the book, take a drink. 

 


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Alien Brain Hemorrhage 

  • 3 cl Peach Schnapps 
  • 2 cl Bailey's Irish Cream
  • 2 Dashes of Blue Curaçao
  • 1 Dash Grenadine 

To make an Alien Brain Hemorrhage cocktail, fill a shot glass with Peach Schnapps and float Bailey’s Irish Cream on top. Add a Blue Curacao and finish it with Grenadine Syrup which gives that distinctive look to the cocktail.


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Stiff Back Brace

  • Absinthe
  • 3 dashes Peychaud's bitters
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 2 oz rye whiskey

Rinse chilled rocks glass with absinthe and set aside.

In separate glass, muddle sugar cube and bitters. Add rye and stir. Pour into ready rocks glass and garnish with a slice of lemon peel.


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Xenomorphs Blood

  • 1/4 can of Bacardi Margarita mix
  • 1/2 Barardi Limone
  • 1/2 Basil leafs
  • 1 Jalapeno chill deseeded and chopped. 

Muddle Jalapeno and Basil together in bottom of shaker.  Add Barmaid Limone and Margarita to the shaker.  Shake the shit out to it. Pour over ice into a rocks glass.


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Xenomorphs Blood Bath

  • 2 oz Barardi 151
  • 1 oz Midori
  • 1 oz Orange Juice 
  • 2 oz Seven Up

In a shaker half full of ice add all the ingredients and shake the shit out of it (with the Seven Up it will spray everywear, you may not want to mix the ingredients this way).


In a world where a deadly disease transforms innocent victims into Zombies and Vampires, only one government task force is tough enough for the job: The Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency. Throughout history, from the Civil War to World War II, the FVZA protected humanity from the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes - until a cure was discovered that sent the undead to their graves. When a new incurable strain of the virus ravages a small town in America, Agent Landra Pecos must call upon her lethal skills to eradicate the threat. But as Landra delves deeper into her investigation of the undead menace, she uncovers shocking secrets that will change her life forever. Based on the popular website FVZA.org and written by comics superstar David Hine (Civil War: X-Men, Spider-Man Noir, Arkham Asylum). Featuring covers by John Bolton and Clint Langley.  Next we're read FVZA.


Episode 77 - Alien: Defiance,  is out on October 2nd.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 76 - Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl? - Show Notes

Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in an epic battle in the night sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detective Christian Walker does his job. Detective Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular superheroes the world has ever known: Retro Girl. Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim and the investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to off er, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As shocking twisted hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he might have to reveal his own dark secret. This week we are reading Powers, Who Killed Retro Girl?


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Drinking Game


 Moment of Zen - A rare page with no dialogue, take a drink.

Not So Secret Identity - Any time someone is outed as a superhero before they have a chance to reveal it themselves, take a drink. 

The Name Drop Rule - Every time a new superhero or villain is mentioned, take a drink. 

Oh Look, It's Chin Pubes - Every time the cop Pilgrim refers to a Chin Pubes shows up, take a drink. 


Cocktail 


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Power Drainer

  • 1.5 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 0.25 oz Triple Sec
  • 1.5 oz Orange juice
  • 0.75 oz lime juice 
  • 1 tsp grenadine 

Shake over broken ice, pour into glass.   


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The Retro Girl

  • 2oz bourbon, rye whiskey, or gin
  • Half of a lime squeezed and dropped in the glass
  • Sparkling mineral water

Preparation Combine spirit, lime and shell in a highball or wine glass. Add ice, stir and then add sparkling mineral water.


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The Diamond

  • 2 oz gin
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz honey simple syrup

Add all to a shaker over ice, shake the shit out of it, strain into a martini glass or over ice,


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The Deana Pilgrim

  • 3/4 oz Amaretto (Disaronno)
  • 1-1/4 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • Lemon-lime Soda (7-Up or Sprite)
  • wedge Lemon
  • Garnish: Lemon
  • Glass: Highball Glass

Next week we start our annual Halloween celebrations with Aliens: Defiance Vol 1. Colonial Marine Private First Class Zula Hendricks is battling demons from her past while fighting for her life in the company of Weyland-Yutani synthetics. In deep space she is forced to question her strength and loyalty when the discovery of an insidious alien species on a derelict hauler sends her on a dangerous journey across the stars.


Episode 76 - Powers: Who Killed Retro Girl?,  is out on September 25th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 75 - Green Arrow: Quiver - Show Notes

The original Green Arrow, Oliver Queen, reemerges after years of being assumed dead. But many people, including Black Canary, his ex-lover, Arsenal, his ex-partner, Connor Hawke, his son and temporary successor and Batman, the Dark Knight Detective, want to know how Green Arrow survived the airplane explosion and where he has been. Using strong characterization and engaging dialogue, comics and screenplay writer and movie director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Batman: Cacophony) successfully resurrects one of the world's classic heroes this week in Quiver.


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Drinking Game


I'm Sensing a Trend - Every time they mention a super hero that died, take a drink.  

Well This is All Very Confusing - Drink whenever the font changes.

Throwback Thursday - Anytime there is a reference to a story line from waaaaay back, take a drink.

I Don’t Want to Talk About That - Every time green arrow evades talking about his past, take a drink. 


Cocktail


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Quiver

  • 1 1/2 ounces Heaven Hill 6-year Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon
  • 3/4 ounce Bigallet China-China Amer Liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce Campari 
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Orange peel, for serving

Stir the bourbon, China-China Amer Liqueur, Campari, orange bitters and Angostura bitters together in a mixing glass with ice. Strain the cocktail into a rocks glass with 1 large ice cube. Garnish with the orange peel.


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Angry Archer

  • 4 oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • 1 oz white rum
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup
  • 1 dash of bitters
  • 2 slices of cucumber s muddled
  • 6 mint leaves muddled

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Poisoned Arrow

  • 0.5 oz Malibu Rum
  • 0.5 oz light rum
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curacao
  • 0.5 oz Apple Pucker or Midori
  • Equal parts sweet and sour mix and pineapple juice

Shake the shit out of it, pour it over ice, and garnish with a cherry.


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The Green Arrow

  • 1 oz Orange Juice
  • 1 oz Jack Daniels
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz blue Curacao

Shake the shit out of it,  pour into a row of shot glasses. 


Heroes glide through the sky on lightning bolts and fire. Flamboyant villains attempt daring daylight robberies. God-like alien creatures clash in an epic battle in the night sky. And on the dirty city streets below, homicide detective Christian Walker does his job. Detective Walker has to investigate the shocking murder of one of the most popular superheroes the world has ever known: Retro Girl. Walker is teamed up with spunky rookie Detective Deena Pilgrim and the investigation takes them from the seediest underbelly a city has to off er, to the gleaming towers that are home to immortal beings. As shocking twisted hidden truths about Retro Girl come to light, Walker finds that to solve this crime, he might have to reveal his own dark secret. Next week we are reading Powers, Who Killed Retro Girl?


Episode 75 - Green Arrow: Quiver,  is out on September 18th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 74 - Archie - Show Notes

This week Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on Archie's origin--a story that has never been told. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time


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Drinking Game


The Zack Morris Rule - Every time Archie Talks to the Camera, take a drink 

The Clumsy Fucker Rule - Every time Archie destroys something or is nearly killed, drink

#lipstick Incident - whenever the lipstick incident is mentioned.  Take a drink.

Bad Puppy!  - Every time Veronica takes advantage of Archies puppy love, take a drink.

#Veronicas the worst - Every time Veronica is horrible to people, take a drink to cope. 


Cocktails


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All American - (Apple bottom Shake)

Ingredients:

  • Salior Jerry Rum
  • Apple Pie
  • Vanilla Ice Cream 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix. Add whipped cream as a garnish if desired.


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#lipstick Incident

  • 1 part Fireball
  • 1 part peach liquor
  • 1 splash of grenadine
  • 1 splash of lemon lime soda

Mix liquors over ice, strain into a glass, ad the grenadine and lemon lime soda.


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The Homecoming

  • 1.25 oz Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1.25 oz Amaretto

Stir together.


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The Innocent

Convince someone to buy you Not Your Father's Root beer, and drink while reading. 


The original Green Arrow, Oliver Queen, reemerges after years of being assumed dead. But many people, including Black Canary, his ex-lover, Arsenal, his ex-partner, Connor Hawke, his son and temporary successor and Batman, the Dark Knight Detective, want to know how Green Arrow survived the airplane explosion and where he has been. Using strong characterization and engaging dialogue, comics and screenplay writer and movie director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma, Batman: Cacophony) successfully resurrects one of the world's classic heroes next week in Quiver.


Episode 74 - Archie,  is out on September 11th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 73 - Age of X - Show Notes

In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants have banded together to make their last stand. What has led Magneto and these warped X-Men to these dire circumstances - and who can save them all? We find out this week with Age of X.


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Drink to to make sense - Confused? Why not be confused AND drunk. 

Who the fuck is this? - when ever you don’t know who characters are, take a drink.

X Marks the Spot -  Every time the character X is mentioned or speaks, take a drink.

Scott Summers is Sullen -  Every tim Scott Summers aka Baskalist aka Cyclops is moody, take a drink. 


Cocktails


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The Mohawk:

  • ¾ ounces tobacco syrup (see recipe below)
  • 2½ ounces Rye Whiskey
  • ½ ounces Bonal Gentiane-Quina
  • Dash of Decanter bitters
  • Lemon twist, for garnish

For Tobacco syrup:

  • Dried whole leaf tobacco
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

To make tobacco syrup: Bring cold water to a boil in a saucepan, add sugar, then lower heat. Next, add dried tobacco leaf and stir constantly until sugar dissolves completely. Test if sugar is completely dissolved by using a metal spoon to scoop up a small bit of syrup. Tilt it over the pan and watch carefully. There should be no crystals in the liquid. Let syrup cool to room temperature. Pour into a clean glass jar and refrigerate.

To make The Mohawk: Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Stir with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


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Reaper

  • 1 oz Kahlua
  • 1 oz Bacardi 151 rum
  • Dash of grenadine

Pour Kailua rum into a highball glass.  Add two ice cubes and pour the grenadine over them for a red tint.  


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Legion

The drink's ingredients include 

  • 1 1/2 oz Scotch whiskey, 
  • 2 1/2 oz red wine, 
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec, 
  • 1 splash of VSOP or other brandy, 
  • 1 splash of Grand Marnier, 
  • 1/2 oz of pineapple juice
  • a cherry and mint for garnish

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Kill all of them

  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Green Crème de Menthe
  • 1 tsp Everclear

Pour the green Crème de Menthe into a shot glass. Add blue Curacao, top with Everclear, and ignite. Take care, and extinguish before consuming


Next week Archie, one of the longest-running titles in comic book history, is rebooted here in this full-color collection that brings together two of the most talented creators in comics, Mark Waid and Fiona Staples. Together they create a surprising and definitive take on Archie's origin--a story that has never been told. The book will captures the bite and hilarious edge of Archie's original tales in a modern, forward-looking manner, while still retaining the character's all-ages appeal. If classic Archie is a Saturday morning cartoon, this new series is prime time!


Episode 73 - Age of X,  is out on September 4th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Ep 72 - Miles Morales - Show Notes

This week Miles Morales IS the new Spider-Man! What's the secret behind his powers, and how will he master them? What new and familiar enemies will rise to challenge this all-new Spider-Man? And will Miles live up to Peter Parker's legacy?

In a world where the X-Men never existed and mutantkind has been hunted to extinction, the few remaining mutants have banded together to make their last stand. What has led Magneto and these warped X-Men to these dire circumstances - and who can save them all? We find out next week with Age of X.


Drinking Game


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That's in Bad Taste - Whenever a character mentions that dressing as Spider-man is in bad taste, take a drink.

That's New - Any time something is massively different than you remember.  Take drink.

Been There, Done That - Every time a superhero cliche is mentioned, take a drink.


Cocktails

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The Rookie

  • 2 ounces Grand Marnier
  • 1 1/2 ounces Tequila (I prefer silver)
  • 2 ounces lime juice
  • 2 1/2 ounces kiwi simple syrup [recipe below]
  • lime + fresh kiwi or kiwi berries for garnish
  • coarse salt for the rim

kiwi simple syrup

  • 4 kiwi fruit, peeled
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

directions:

Rim the ridge of your glass with a lime wedge and dip in a mix of coarse salt. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, grand marnier, kiwi simple syrup and lime juice with ice, and shake for about 30 seconds. Pour over ice and squeeze in lime slices and add a few kiwi berries or kiwi chunks.

kiwi simple syrup
Add the kiwi fruit to a food processor and blend until pureed. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil, whisking until the sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool. Once cool, add it to the food processor with the kiwi and blend until you have kiwi syrup! This can be stored in the fridge, sealed well, for a week or so.


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Spider-women

  • 1 oz watermelon schnapps
  • 1 big splash of cranberry juice in a shaker.
  • pour into a tall, ice filled glass
  • Muddle 1 slice lemon
  • 1 slice lime
  • 1.5 oz tequila
  • 1/4 ox blue curaçao
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

then slowly strain into the glass


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Spider Sting

  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz vodka
  • fill with 7-up
  • 1/2 oz Grenadine
  • 1 whole Cherrie

Add Grenadine to a hurricane glass, then fill with ice.  Add Vodka and fill with 7-up.  Splash blue curaçao on tome and garnish with acherry.


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Wait For It

  • 1.5 oz cointreau
  • 1.5 oz sambuca
  • top with a few shakes of cinnamon

Episode 72 - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 1 - Miles Morales,  is out on August 28th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, and TuneIn

 

Ep 71 - Death of Spider-Man - Show Notes

Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility - but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here? This is easily the most important story in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN history - and maybe the most important story in the Ultimate Universe. Who better to illustrate it than Ultimate Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley, making his mighty Marvel return in The Death of Spiderman

Next week Miles Morales IS the new Spider-Man! What's the secret behind his powers, and how will he master them? What new and familiar enemies will rise to challenge this all-new Spider-Man? And will Miles live up to Peter Parker's legacy?


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Name Drop - Take a drink for every cameo appearance of a hero or a villain.  

Where the Fuck is the Back-up? - Whenever you need someone to show up and help.  Take a drink.

Bendis Bubble Run - Whenever you get a long run word bubbles on a page, take a drink.

You Save the Day Again - Whenever some random person shows up to save the day, take a drink. 


Cocktails


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1.5 oz Compari

0.5 oz Gin

0.5 oz sidar 

0.5 Fernet Branca

0.5 Sweet Vermouth

15 drops of orange bitters

Shake over ice, strain over ice, garnish with orange twist.


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1 oz Southern Comfort

0.5 oz Vanilla vodka

0.5 Sloe Gin

.5 oz Cointreau

0.5 Ameretto


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1 oz cherry liquor

1 oz raspberry liquor

2 oz tequila

1 Package of Pop Rocks


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1/2 oz. Jagermeister 

1/2 oz. Vodka 

1/2 oz. Jack Daniel's Whiskey

1/2 oz. Everclear

1 splash(es) Cola 

1 splash(es) Grenadine 

Instructions

Mix over ice in a collins glass and enjoy.


Episode 71 - Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol 4 - The Death of Spiderman,  is out on August 21th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Cloak & Dagger

In this weeks episode. Carnage, the spawn of Venom, has assembled an army of Spider-Man's criminally insane adversaries to spread his message of hostility, chaos and wholesale slaughter: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the Spider-Man Doppelganger! Outmanned and overpowered, the wall-crawler must recruit his own band of super-beings to combat the rising tide of evil. We’re reading Maximum Carnage. 

Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility - but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here? This is easily the most important story in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN history - and maybe the most important story in the Ultimate Universe. Who better to illustrate it than Ultimate Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley, making his mighty Marvel return in The Death of Spiderman



  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice, strained of pulp
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce green chartreuse
  • Extra Brut sparkling wine

Episode 70 - Maximum Carnage,  is out on August 14th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Symboite in you Blood

In this weeks episode. Carnage, the spawn of Venom, has assembled an army of Spider-Man's criminally insane adversaries to spread his message of hostility, chaos and wholesale slaughter: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the Spider-Man Doppelganger! Outmanned and overpowered, the wall-crawler must recruit his own band of super-beings to combat the rising tide of evil. We’re reading Maximum Carnage. 

Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility - but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here? This is easily the most important story in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN history - and maybe the most important story in the Ultimate Universe. Who better to illustrate it than Ultimate Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley, making his mighty Marvel return in The Death of Spiderman



  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/4 oz cyan
  • 1/4 oz Fernet branca
  • 1 oz Dolin Blanc Vermouth
  • 15 drops Orange Bitters
  • Orange twist

Combined all intregedients, still with ice, and strain into a cocktail glass.  Express the orange twist and then discard it. 


Episode 70 - Maximum Carnage,  is out on August 14th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

Venom

In this weeks episode. Carnage, the spawn of Venom, has assembled an army of Spider-Man's criminally insane adversaries to spread his message of hostility, chaos and wholesale slaughter: Carrion, Demogoblin, Shriek and the Spider-Man Doppelganger! Outmanned and overpowered, the wall-crawler must recruit his own band of super-beings to combat the rising tide of evil. We’re reading Maximum Carnage. 

Prepare yourself for the most shocking Spider-Man story you will ever read! Young Peter Parker has led a heroic life, and tried to live by the simple and powerful philosophy that with great power comes great responsibility - but will that philosophy be enough to save him from the horror that awaits him here? This is easily the most important story in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN history - and maybe the most important story in the Ultimate Universe. Who better to illustrate it than Ultimate Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley, making his mighty Marvel return in The Death of Spiderman



Something strong to shock your system. 

  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 2/3 oz Triple Sec
  • 3 oz Orange Juice

Episode 70 - Maximum Carnage,  is out on August 14th.  Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn