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Ep 145 - Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight

This Week: The "Mightiest" of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is back! Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-ass. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission - and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past! It's a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut - but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage!


Drinking Game: 

Ass and Titties - Every time someone's ass or titties are front and center in a panel

Somethings Different - Every time the art style changes. Take a drink. 

“Da plane! Da plane!” - Anytime there is a conversation about planes or flying.

Princess Sparkle Fist - Drink whenever Captain Marvels fists are glowing.

I Think I Can Still Read Cursive - Any time cursive hand write appears on the page, take a drink.


Playlist:

Proper Cup of Coffee - The Andrews Sisters

Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins

Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

Push the Envelope - The Astroids Galaxy Tour

I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly

Blaze of Glory - Bon Jovi


Cocktails 

Oh Captain, My Captain

  • 2 Oz silver rum

  • 1/2 Oz lime juice

  • 1/2 Oz cinnamon syrup

  • 1 Oz pineapple juice

  • 1/2 Oz sweet vermouth.

Add all ingredients to ice filled shaker, shake the shit out of it and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice 


Cuba Libra 

  • 4 oz Cola

  • 1/3 oz Fresh lime juice

  • 1 2/3 oz White rum

Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with a lime


The B-52

  • 1 ounce Kahlua

  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream

  • 1 ounce Grand Marnier

Place liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice.  Shake, shake, shake. 

Strain into two shot glasses.


 Kamikaze Shot

  • 1.5 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce triple sec

  • .5 ounces lime juice

Add all the ingredients to a shaker filled with ice. Shake, and strain into 2 shot glasses


Aviation 

  • 2 oz gin

  • 1/2 oz marracino liquor

  • 1/4 oz creme de violette

  • 3/4 oz Lemon Juice

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. shake the shit out of it, and strain into a cocktail glass.


Next Week: 2015's overnight internet sensation takes center stage in her own series! Gwen Poole used to be a comic book reader just like you...until she woke up in a world where the characters she read about seemed to be real! But that can't be, right? This must all be fake, or a dream or something, right? And you know what that means...NO CONSEQUENCES! Could Gwenpool truly be Marvel's least responsible and least role-modely character to date? She can if she tries!

Episode 145- Captain Marvel: In Pursuit of Flight is Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 144 - Rat Queens

This Week: Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!


Drinking Game

Language! - Every time they swear, take a drink. 

Do I make you horny, baby? Every time someone says something sexual, take a drink.

“It’s only a Flesh Wound” - Anytime an appendage is lobbed off or someone is split in half.

Betty can you hear me? - Every time you marvel at Betty’s big ears, take a drink.

That will wash out - Drink whenever the is blood shed.

At least it’s not deadpool max - If you find yourself a little bored, take a drink to cope.


Playlist 

This is Why We Fight - the Decembrists 

Bad Reputation - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Monster Hospital - Metric

 Devil -Shinedown

Bad Girls - M.I.A.


Cocktails

Queen Cocktail 

  • 1 pt Dry Vermouth

  • 1 pt Gin

  • 1 pt Pineapple Juice

  • 1 pt Sweet Vermouth

Shake the shit out of it with Ice.  Strain into cocktail glass. 


Goblin Blood

  • 2 ounces vodka

  • 1 ounce San Pellegrino lemon soda

  • 1 ounce San Pellegrino lime soda

  • 1 ounce ginger beer

  • 1 ounce Strawberry syrup

Add all ingredients except strawberry syrup to a shaker and stir. Add strawberry syrup to chilled martini glass and slowly pour in drink mixture over back of a spoon to layer on top 




Whisky Smash

  • 3 to 4 sprigs of spearmint

  • 1/4 lemon (cut up into 2 or 3 pieces)

  • 1 ounce simple syrup

  • 2 ounces bourbon whiskey

  • Ice (to fill)

Muddle in mixing glass

Shake the shit out of it

Pour in rocks glass with ice

Add sprig of mint to garnish


The Claymore

  • 1.5oz 45ml Myers’s dark rum.

  • 1oz 30ml Glayva (if you really can’t find any try Drambuie instead).

  • 2oz 60ml fresh lemon juice.

  • 0.5oz simple syrup (1:1)

  • 2 dashes orange bitters.

Blend with a handful of crushed ice for 5 or 6 seconds.

Pour into a chilled glass


Blood and Guts 

  • 2 oz Rum

  • 2 oz Blackberry Brandy

  • 1 oz orange juice

  • 2 oz Strawberries

  • 1 Cup of ice

Blend until smooth and enjoy.


Next Week: The "Mightiest" of Earth's Mightiest Heroes is back! Ace pilot. Legendary Avenger. One hundred percent pure bad-ass. Carol Danvers has a new name, a new mission - and all the power she needs to make her own life a living hell. As the new Captain Marvel, Carol is forging from a challenge from her past! It's a firefight in the sky as the Banshee Squadron debut - but who are the Prowlers, and where has Carol seen them before? And how does secret NASA training program Mercury 13 fit in? Witness Captain Marvel in blazing battlefield action that just may change the course of history! Avengers Time Travel Protocols: engage!

Episode 144- Rat Queens Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 143 - Lumberjanes 

This Week: What's to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and placed on many Best-of-the-Year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.


Drinking Game

Where is Jen? - Every time they ditch Jen, take a drink. 

Oh my heck - Every time they replace a swear word with something harmless, take a drink

The lady references - Take a drink for ever reference to a historical woman. 

The tattooed role model - Take a drink for every appearance of the tattooed camp counselor.

 “Badges? We don’t need no stinkin badges!” - Anytime the word “Badge” appears.


Playlist 

Give A Little Bit by Supertramp

Bog down in the valley - Irish Folk song

The Ghost on the Shore by Lord Huron

We’re Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister

Wannabe by Spice Girls


Cocktails 

Bourbon Root Beer Ice Cream Floats

Ingredients for a crowd:

• 1 bottle of your favorite Bourbon

• 1 pint of your favorite vanilla ice cream

• 12 bottles of your favorite artisan root beer

DIRECTIONS

Directions for individual drinks:

2 oz of bourbon

2 small scoops of vanilla ice cream

¾ of a bottle of cold root beer


Toasted S'more Martini

Dip a martini glass in chocolate syrup and then in crushed graham crackers. Add 1 ounce of Godiva chocolate liqueur. In a separate glass, mix 1/2 ounce heavy cream and 1/2 ounce marshmallow vodka. Over the back of a spoon, slowly pour vodka mixture on top of chocolate liqueur. Garnish with a toasted marshmallow on a bamboo stick


 the red right hand



  • 2 ounces cherry brandy

  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice

  • Carbonated water

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.

  • Pour in the lemon juice and cherry brandy.

  • Shake until chilled.

  • Put two ice cubes in a highball glass.

  • Strain the mixture into it.

  • Fill the rest of the way with the carbonated water and stir.

  • Garnish with a cherry.


Thin Mint Martini

Ingredients 

* 1 teaspoon chocolate syrup, or to taste (optional)

* 1 fluid ounce peppermint schnapps

* 2 fluid ounces chocolate liqueur

* 2 fluid ounces half-and-half

Directions

* Drizzle chocolate syrup around the inside edge of a martini glass; place glass in the freezer. 

* Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; pour peppermint schnapps, chocolate liqueur, and cream into shaker. Cover, shake, and strain martini into the prepared martini glass.


The Mary Pickford

  • 1 1⁄2 oz White rum

  • 1 1⁄2 oz Pineapple juice

  • 1 tsp Grenadine

  • 6 drops Maraschino liqueur

Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.

Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


Next Week: Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they're in the business of killing all god's creatures for profit. It's also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

Episode 143- Lumberjanes Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 142 - Batman: Death of the Family

This Week: One year ago, the Joker limped off the streets of Gotham, mutilated and scarred when someone had taken the pale white skin right off of his face.

But now, the Dark Knight’s greatest foe has returned but for once, Batman doesn’t seem to be his target. Instead, the Joker turns his vile hatred towards Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Red Robin … the only family Bruce Wayne has left. The Clown Prince of Crime will unleash his most unpredictable, vicious and psychotic assault ever on everyone Batman holds dear. 

Can Batman stop his arch-rival’s most deranged assault ever? Or will the cost of a deadly secret be a family member’s life?  


Drinking Game

Name Game - Take a drink whenever a member of the bat family is mentioned. 

Sweet Nothings - Whenever the Joker Calls Batman by some name other than Batman

The Jokes on You! - Anytime the Joker laughs, take a drink. 


Playlist

Family Affair by Mary J. Blige

Psycho Killer by Talking Heads

Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendencies

Drive Me Crazy by Britney Spears 


Cocktails

Laugh a Minute 

  • 1 oz cherry vodka

  • 1 oz rosso vermouth

  • 1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur

  • 2 oz lemonade

Shake and strain into an old-fashioned glass half-filled with broken ice. Add lemonade, and serve.


The Joker

  • 3 oz. grape Jolly Rancher-infused vodka (see below)

  • ¼ oz. lime juice

  • Seltzer

To make the infused vodka: Unwrap 10–12 purple Jolly Ranchers and put them in a sealable jar or bottle. Add 1½ cups of vodka, seal, shake, and let sit overnight or until candy fully dissolves when you shake the bottle. Chill until ready to use.

Add 3 oz. infused vodka and lime juice to a Collins glass with ice, stir, and fill with seltzer. Garnish with lime slice.


Driving Me Crazy

  • 1 oz Light Rum

  • 1 oz Coconut Rum

  • 1 oz banana liqueur 

  • 1 oz cranberry juice

  • 1 oz pineapple juice

    Add all ingredients to a glass filled with ice and stir 


Next Week: What's to Love: Lumberjanes is the hit series from the BOOM! Box imprint that features five rad ladies who fight monster baddies with the power of friendship! Written by Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Adventure Time) and newcomer Grace Ellis, and illustrated by Brooke Allen (A Home for Mr. Easter), this new series has taken comics by storm and placed on many Best-of-the-Year lists, including Comics Alliance, Entertainment Weekly, and Comic Book Resources.What It Is: At Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, things are not what they seem. Three-eyed foxes. Secret caves. Anagrams! Luckily, Jo, April, Mal, Molly, and Ripley are five rad, butt-kicking best pals determined to have an awesome summer together...and they're not gonna let a magical quest or an array of supernatural critters get in their way! The mystery keeps getting bigger, and it all begins here.


Episode 142- Batman: Death of the Family Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 141 - Starve

This Week: 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 arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.


Drinking Game Rule:

Mass Marketing - Every time you see a billboard, take a drink. 

Branding - Every time you see the starve logo take a drink

Food For Thought - Whenever food is being cooked, take a drink

Shopping List - Take a drink anytime you see a list of ingredients.


Playlist:

Eat the Rich by Motörhead

steady as she goes by the racountoors 

Eat It by Weird Al

Fight the Power by Public Enemy 


Cocktail:

Lychee Martini

  • Ice cubes

  • 6 oz vodka

  • 4 oz lychee juice

  • Splash of vermouth

  • 2 lychees for garnish

Fill cocktail shaker with ice, add the vodka, lychee juice and vermouth. Shake until chilled. Pour into martini glasses and garnish with lychees. Add an orchid for added beauty.


Vodka Soda 

‘Cause nobody got time for that shit.


Pork Chop 

  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

  • 1 1/2 fluid ounces bourbon whiskey

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 fluid ounce apple cider

  • 1/2 fluid ounce lemon juice

  • 1/2 fluid ounce simple syrup

  • 1 sprig fresh thyme

Place 2 sprigs fresh thyme in a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon, Dijon mustard, apple cider, lemon juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice, cover and shake until chilled. Strain into a large mug or mason jar filled with ice. Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme.


Bacon Me Angry

Prep by making Bacon Infused Vodka

You Will Need:

  • 375 milliliters vodka

  • 1 Tablespoon bacon fat, cooled

  • Pint-sized mason jar with tight-sealing lid (a quart jar should hold a 750ml bottle of vodka)

  • Fine mesh strainer and either cheesecloth or coffee filter

Steps

  • Begin by frying a few pieces of bacon. Enjoy eating the cooked bacon and reserve the fat for the infusion.

  • Allow the bacon fat to cool for a few minutes.

  • Fill a clean mason jar with vodka and add the bacon fat using the measurement recommendations above.

  • Secure the lid on the jar and shake vigorously.

  • Allow the jar to rest at room temperature for about 4-6 hours.

  • Place the jar in the freezer for about 30 minutes until the bacon fat solidifies. Freezing will make the fat easier to remove in the next step. Don't worry, the vodka will not freeze.

  • Place cheesecloth or a coffee filter in a fine mesh strainer resting on top of a clean jar or bowl and slowly pour the infused vodka into the filter. All of the bacon fat should be caught in the filter and if some goes through, repeat this step until your vodka is clean.

Now for the actual drink

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce bacon-infused vodka*

  • 1 splash maple syrup

  • 1 dash bitters

  • 4 ounces Angry Orchard Crisp  Apple Hard Cider

  • Garnish:  brandied cherry

  • Garnish: bacon slice

Instructions

  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

  • Stir well.

  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

  • Garnish with a brandied cherry and a small strip of bacon.


Next Week: One year ago, the Joker limped off the streets of Gotham, mutilated and scarred when someone had taken the pale white skin right off of his face.  

But now, the Dark Knight’s greatest foe has returned but for once, Batman doesn’t seem to be his target. Instead, the Joker turns his vile hatred towards Commissioner Gordon, Alfred, Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, Red Hood and Red Robin … the only family Bruce Wayne has left. The Clown Prince of Crime will unleash his most unpredictable, vicious and psychotic assault ever on everyone Batman holds dear. 

Can Batman stop his arch-rival’s most deranged assault ever? Or will the cost of a deadly secret be a family member’s life?  


Episode 141- Starve Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 140 - Underwater Welder

This Week: Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oil rig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor. Jack has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever!

Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and the treasures we all bury deep down inside.


Drinking Game 

This is Halloween - Take a drink every time there is a reference to Halloween. 

Under the Sea - Anytime  a scene starts underwater. 

Those cancer sticks will kill you - Take a drink, whenever anyone smokes a cigarette.

That’s a mighty fine mustache - Every time you see Jack’s Dad’s mustache, take a drink. 

The Dutiful wife - Any time Jack say his wife name, take a drink. 


Playlist 

Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin

One by Three Dog Night

Father of Mine by Everlclear

One by Filter

One by Metallica

Dance In the Grave Yards by Delta Ray


Cocktail

Captain's Son

  • 2 oz Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum

  • 5 oz Ginger ale

Combine ingredients in a double old-fashioned glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Bay Breeze

  • 1 Cup Ice

  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice

  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice

  • 1 1/2 oz Vodka

Combine all ingredients in a highball glass, garnish with a lime


The Welder

  • 1.5 ounces bourbon

  • 1/2 ounce Aperol

  • 1 ounce chili syrup

Add to ice filled shaker, shake the shit out of it and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with chili

Chili syrup: 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, 1 red chili sliced and seeded. Add all ingredients to a pan, bring to boil for a minute and take off heat and let stand 20 minutes. Strain into a bottle


Cannonball Rum

  • 1 pt White Rum

  • 1 pt Gin

  • 1 pt Orange Juice

  • 1 pt Pineapple juice

  • 1 pt Lemon-Lime soda

  • 1 pt Strawberry soda

Serve over ice with pineapple, or tropical orchid garnish. 


Susan

  • 1 oz orange Juice

  • 1/2 oz lemon Juice

  • 5 oz ginger ale

  • Dash of Grenadine

Garnish with orange slice or lemon twist


Next Week: 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 arch rival Roman Algiers, and his adult daughter Angie, who probably just wants her dad back and acting normal.


Episode 140- The Underwater Welder Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 139 - God Country

This Week: In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. 

An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State... 


Drinking Game: 

It’s all your fault - Every time the son and his wife argue, take a drink to cope. 

Sword of Swords - Every time they say Valofax, take a drink.

“Father’s Day” - Every time the word father or grandfather is said, take a drink (limit once per page).

The Quinlan - Any time the name Quinlan is spoken or appears, take a drink. 

Grim Determination -  Take a drink for every time someone says this sucks, but were gonna see this thru. 


Playlist:

Origin of Love by Hedwig and the Angry Inch

The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash

Thunderstruck by AC/DC

I'm not gonna miss you by Glen Cambel

Old Time Religion by Hugo


Cocktails

Excalibur Cocktail

  • 2.5 cl chocolate liqueur

  • 2 cl cherry syrup

  • 0.5 cl hazelnut syrup

  • 2 cl vodka

Mix ingredients in a blender and pour into a cocktail glass. Garnish with redcurrants, chocolate flakes and a mint leaf. 


Grandpa's Cough Medicine

  • 1/2 cup of boiling water

  • 1 ounce of whiskey

  • Teaspoon of honey

  • Teaspoon of lemon juice

  • 3 whole cloves

  • 1 cinnamon stick

Add all to a cup and stir to dissolve honey. Let steep for five minutes and remove cloves and cinnamon 


Texas Twister

      Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 2 1/2 - 3 ounces Tequila

  • 1 1/2 ounces Grand Marnier

  • 1 1/2 - 2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice

  • 1/4 pint Frozen Limeade

  • 2 - 3 ounces of your favorite Mexican Beer

  • 2 - 3 ounces your favorite red wine (ex: zinfandel)_

  • 2 cups crushed ice

Directions

1. Blend all ingredients with ice in blender until smooth.

2. Pour into a chilled margarita glass.

3. garnish with a lime wedge...


Valofax wassel 

  • 1 gallon apple juice

  • 4 oz oj 

  • 4 oz pineapple juice

  • Handful of allspice berries

  • 4 cinnamon sticks

  • Handful of whole cloves

  • 1/4 grated nutmeg nut

  • 1 shot of barrenjeager per 8oz glass



The Clan Quinlan

Equal parts of 

  • Jack Daniels

  • Ginger Beer

  • Lemon-Aide


Next Week: Pressure. As an underwater welder on an oil rig off the coast of Nova Scotia, Jack Joseph is used to the immense pressures of deep-sea work. Nothing, however, could prepare him for the pressures of impending fatherhood. As Jack dives deeper and deeper, he seems to pull further and further away from his young wife and their unborn son. But then, something happens deep on the ocean floor. Jack has a strange and mind-bending encounter that will change the course of his life forever!

Equal parts blue-collar character study and mind-bending science fiction epic, The Underwater Welder explores fathers and sons, birth and death, memory and truth, and the treasures we all bury deep down inside.


Episode 139- God Country Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 138 - Identity Crisis

This Week: With one of their own dead, the entire superhero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets. But before the mystery is fully solved, long-buried secrets of the heroes rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

Rife with mystery, intrigue and tragedy, Meltzer brings the nuance and suspense of a mystery novel to the printed page, turning our conception of the mythological Justice League on its head and showing the deep humanity in our favorite heroes. With pencils by the divine Rags Morales, IDENTITY CRISIS is one of the great tales in League lore.


Drinking Game

Shrinky-dink - Every time some changes shape or size, take a drink.  

“Who do you think you are, Dr Manhattan?" - Every time it references a scene that is x minutes before or after the present time, take a drink.

“What Did You Do Ray?” - Take a drink anytime someone confronts someone about a questionable action they’ve taken.

The Why So Serious - Take a drink for all the sad moments. 


Playlist 

  • Where is my Mind by The Pixies

  • Ashes by Celine Dion

  • Brain Stew by Green Day

  • All The Things She Said by Tatu


Cocktails

Forget Me Shot (from Moe on the Simpsons) 

  • .25oz Jägermeister

  • .25oz sloe gin

  • .25oz triple sec

  • .25oz quadruple sec (triple sec with a few drops of orange flower water and orange bitters)

  • Some gunk from a dog's eye (pinch of salt)

  • .25oz Absolut Pikl (barspoon of vodka + barspoon of pickle brine)

  • Red stripe from Aquafresh toothpaste

  • 1 drop of hot sauce (Scorpion)

Instructions:

  1. Add all ingredients to your glass

  2. Stir with a pregnancy test until positive

  3. Drink

  4. Forget


Shrinking Punch

  • 2 cups vodka

  • 4 cups cranberry juice

  • 2 cups orange juice

  • 1 orange, freshly squeezed

  • 2 cups seltzer water

Fill a pitcher with ice, add all ingredients and stir. Serve and garnish with orange slices 


Mind Eraser

    * 2 oz Vodka

    * 2 oz Coffee liqueur (Try it with Kahlúa)

    * 2 oz Club soda

    * Glass: Rocks

* HOW TO MAKE THE MIND ERASER COCKTAIL

    1. Add the coffee liqueur and vodka into a rocks glass over ice.

    2. Top with the club soda.

    3. Serve with a straw.


The Lady In Red

  • 1/2 Watermelon

  • 1/4 cup Simple syrup 

  • Juice of 1 Lemon 

  • 3 generous splashes of Coconut Rum

  • small bunch of fresh Mint leaves 

  • Ice Cubes

Scoop out watermelon flesh and dice it. Blend then puree the watermelon. In the blender add simple syrup, lemon juice, coconut rum, and mint leaves. Pulse the blender a few more times.  Pour into a glass over ice cubes. 


Next Week: In GOD COUNTRY, readers meet Emmett Quinlan, an old widower rattled by dementia. Emmett isn't just a problem for his children—his violent outbursts are more than the local cops can handle. When a tornado levels his home—as well as the surrounding West Texas town—a restored Quinlan rises from the wreckage. 

An enchanted sword at the eye of the storm gives him more than a sound mind and body, however. He's now the only man who can face these otherworldly creatures the sword has drawn down to the Lone Star State... 


Episode 138- Identity Crisis Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 137 - Outcast

This Week: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it! It’s our final Robert Kirkman book: Outcast.


Drinking Game Rules 

That’s using the old noggin - Every time there is a head butt, take a drink. 

Family Values - Every time a type of family member (mother, brother, etc) is mentioned, take a drink 

That boy ain’t right - Anytime someone says there’s something off or different about Kyle.

This Blood Tastes like Chicken - Every time someone is forced to injest blood, take a drink. 


Playlist

Devil Inside by INXS

Shout at the Devil by Motley Crue 

Blood on my Name - The Brothers Bright

It Wasn't Me by shaggy


Cocktails 

Bad Blood

  • 2 oz Bourbon Whiskey

  • Fresh Blood Orange

  • 3 dashes of Bitters

  • 1 Sugar Cube

  • 1 Maraschino Cherry

How to Mix

Slice the fresh blood orange and put 1-2 slices into the bottom of a rocks glass

Add sugar cube, add 3 dashes of bitters

Use muddler to slowly crush sugar into the orange slices with the bitters

Pour mixture from above into fresh rocks glass with 1 large ice cube

Add bourbon and stir gently with swizzle stick

Garnish with blood orange rind and cherry


The Exorcist 

  •  1 1/2 oz tequila

  • 3/4 blue curacao 

  • 3/4 oz lime juice

Shake the shit out of it with ice, strain and serve


Demon Spit

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin

  • 3/4 ounce green crème de menthe

  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

  • 2 ounces club soda

    Add first three to a shaker with ice, Shake the shit out of it, strain into a highball glass with ice. Top with club soda and stir 


Demon’s Blood

  • 4 unsweetened cherry Kool-Aid

  • 2 liters Mountain Dew or Collins mix

  • 1 pints peppermint schnapps

  • 1/5 gallons 151 proof Rum

Instructions

1. Mix the rum, the peppermint schnapps and the Kool-Aid into a gallon container, then add the soda.

2. Use the Mountain Dew for a sweeter drink, or the Collins Mix for a more tart drink.


Next Week:#1 New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer (The President’s Shadow, House of Secrets) delivers a look into the all-too-human lives of superheroes when the spouse of a member of the Justice League of America is brutally murdered. 

With one of their own dead, the entire superhero community searches for the killer, fearing their own loved ones may be the next targets. But before the mystery is fully solved, long-buried secrets of the heroes rise to the surface, threatening to tear apart and divide the heroes before they can bring the mysterious killer to justice.

Rife with mystery, intrigue and tragedy, Meltzer brings the nuance and suspense of a mystery novel to the printed page, turning our conception of the mythological Justice League on its head and showing the deep humanity in our favorite heroes. With pencils by the divine Rags Morales, IDENTITY CRISIS is one of the great tales in League lore.


Episode 137- Outcast - Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 136 - The Walking Dead

This Week: Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son in the Walking Dead. 


Drinking Game

The Todd Rule - Everytime they get more guns, take a drink.

The Strong and Silent Type - Every time there's a panel with a character in it but no dialogue, limit one per page.

I’m a cop you idiot - When Rick mentions he’s a cop, take a drink.

You ruined everything! - Take a drink anytime it's hinted or shown that Shane is angry about Rick being back.


Playlist

Re: Your Brains by Jonathan Coulton

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

A Touch of Grey by The Grateful Dead

Zombie by the Cranberries


Cocktails

Left for Dead

  • 1½ ounces Angel’s Envy Bourbon

  • ½ ounce lemon juice

  • ½ ounce vanilla-orange simple syrup (recipe below)

  • 1 bar spoon Solerno Blood Orange Liqueur

  • 1 tablespoon cut plums

  • 4 mint leaves

  • Mint sprig and dehydrated plum, for garnish

Combine Bourbon, juices, syrup, liqueur, plums and mint leaves in a cobbler shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a coupe. Garnish with mint sprig and dehydrated plum, if desired.

For the vanilla orange simple syrup:

  • 4 vanilla beans, cut in half

  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced

  • 2 cups organic unprocessed cane sugar

Simmer 2 cups of water, vanilla beans and oranges in a saucepan for 10 minutes. Bring heat up to medium-high heat and slowly add sugar. Once the sugar is added, simmer for an additional 5 minutes. After sugar dissolves, strain and transfer to a squeeze bottle or other container.Yields about 14 ounces.


Braaaaiiiins

1 oz peach schnapps

1 oz Irish cream

2-3 drops Grenadine


Brains Royal

In a shaker

  • 1.5 oz Black Raspberry Chambord

  • 1 oz vodka

  • Splash of pineapple juice

  • Splash of cranberry juice

Fill shaker with ice, shake till frothy, and strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with a twist of orange rind.


The Walking Dead

  • 1-1 1/2oz vodka

  • 1 oz Kahlua

  • 2 oz cream

  • 1 tbsp. Carmel topping

  • 1 tbsp. fudge topping

  • Ice

  • Blood

  • 3 tsp

Fill a cocktail shaker with booze cream and 1/2 of the caramel.

Shake well.

Swirl the remaining carmel, blood, and the fudge around the inside and rim cocktail glass.  Fill with ice. Pour mixture over top


Next Week: Kyle Barnes has been plagued by demonic possession all his life and now he needs answers. Unfortunately, what he uncovers along the way could bring about the end of life on Earth as we know it! It’s our final Robert Kirkman book: Outcast.

Episode 136- The Walking Dead Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 135 - Invincible

This Week: Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping late on Saturdays... at least until the good cartoons come on. The only difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father's footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards? THIS ISSUE: Get in on the ground floor, because it all starts here! Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he begins to develop superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren't so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster, at least until he gets the hang of it. Watch Mark thwart thieving super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness.


Drinking Game

Now You see me, now you don't - Every time some disappears or re-appears quickly, take a drink. 

The Name Game- anytime they say a superhero's name, drink.
Logo Man - Anytime you see a logo for a fake stand-in corporation so they don't get sued

Sorry to not be here just had to do something important like saving people's lives 1000 miles away, but now I am back.  You were saying? - Take a drink every time someone leaves suddenly in the middle of a conversation, and then returns quickly.

High School Stereotypes - Any time there’s a High School stereotype such as a bully harassing a kid, kids making out behind a dumpster, etc. - Take a Drink.


Playlist

Battleflag by Lo by Fidelity Allstars

Centuries by Fall Out Boy

Superhero by Jane's Addition

In the Meantime by Spacehog

Heroes by David Bowie

We are Young by Hollywood Undead

Indestructible by Disturbed

Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus


Cocktail

Global Crisis

  • 2 ounces rum

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon activated charcoal

  • 1 chunk dry ice

  • Sugar, to taste

Pour all ingredients into a goblet over dry ice. Serve as black smoke begins to billow over the cup’s edge.


Family Dinner

  • 4 parts New Deal Distiller’s Cut Rum

  • 2 parts Apple Cider

  • 2 parts New Deal Ginger Liqueur

  • 1 part Maple Syrup

  • 1 part Fresh Lemon Juice

Combine Ingredients in a punch bowl.

Add ice when ready to serve, stir well, and pour int highball or wine glasses.

Garnish with cinnamon stick or long julienne slice of ginger root.


Invincibles Hairy Navel

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila

  • 4 oz Peach Schnapps

  • 4 oz orange juice (fill the glass)

Pour all ingredients into a glass.

Stir well.


Robot Ice Tea

  • 3/4 oz Vodka

  • 3/4 oz Gin

  • 3/4 oz triple sec

  • 3/4 oz rum

  • 1 oz Burbon

  • 2 oz sweet and sour mic

  • 1 oz wild turkey 101

Fill a highball glass with ice. Build drink in order, topping it was wild turkey 101. Add lemons to taste.


Mocktail

Atom Eve Pink Punch: pineapple juice, pink lemonade and Sprite


Next Week: Rick Grimes is not prepared for this. A couple months ago he was a small town cop who had never fired a shot and only ever saw one dead body. Separated from his family he must now sort through the death and confusion to try and find his wife and son in the Walking Dead. 


Episode 135 - Invincible Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 134 - Battle Pope

This Week:  We begin our month of Robert Kirkman Books with Battle Pope. It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Luicfer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest.


Drinking Game 

H-E-Double Hockey Sticks - Everytime Hell is said, take a drink.

The Dirty Halo- Everytime you see a dirty halo, take a drink 

The Shirt says what? - Every time you can read something funny on a t shirt, take a drink.  

Man the apocalypse is Bloody - Take a drink for carnage.  

“Blasphemy, Blasphe-you, Blasphe-everybody in the Room." - Every time the pope says it does something blasphemous, take a drink 


Father, Son & Holy Ghost

Serves 1

Ingredients

• 1-1/2 ounce Tanqueray gin

• 3/4 ounce lemon juice

• 3/4 ounce red bell pepper reduction

• 1 ounce chopped organic celery

• 2 large sprigs basil

• 1 cocktail onion

• Cracked black pepper

Directions

To make the red bell pepper reduction:

  1. Add 4 ounces of finely chopped red bell pepper to 6 ounces of water and 6 ounces of organic agave nectar.

  2. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes, then let it sit for another 20 minutes.

  3. Strain. Store for up to two weeks

To make the cocktail:

1. Muddle celery, 1 cocktail onion, and 1 basil sprig in a bowl.

2. Fill shaker with ice and muddled vegetables. 

3. Add all liquid ingredients.

4. Shake and strain into a coup.

5. Garnish with a basil sprig and crack fresh black pepper on top if you want.


Lucifer

  • 1.5 oz vodka

  • 1.5 oz peach schnapps 

  • 1.5 oz southern comfort 

  • 1.5 oz gin

  • 2 oz triple sec

  • 2 oz orange juice

  • Grenadine

    Drunk Jesus 


Drunk Jesus 

  • 1 Lemon 

  • 12 oz Water

  • 12 whole Cloves 

  • 4 whole Star anise pods

  • 4 Cinnamon Sticks 

  • 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg

  • 1 Bottle of Dry Red Wine 

  • 18 oz ruby port

  • 4 oz Raw sugar 

  • 1 Whole orange, quartered 

  • 8 oz aged rum


The Francis

  • 1 oz Fernet Branca 

  • 1 oz aged moscato grappa

  • 1 oz Carpano Antica (Red vermouth)

  • 1/2 tsp. Benedictine

  • 2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters


    Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass or over an ice cube. Garnish with a lemon twist.


Post Battle Pope

  • 1 pt Red Stag Black Cherry Whiskey

  • 1 pt club soda 

  • Little bit of honey 


Next Week: Mark Grayson is just like most everyone else his age. He's a senior at a normal American high School. He has a crappy part time job after school and on weekends. He likes girls quite a bit... but doesn't quite understand them. He enjoys hanging out with his friends, and sleeping late on Saturdays... at least until the good cartoons come on. The only difference between Mark and everyone else is that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, and as of late, he seems to be inheriting his father's powers. Which sounds okay at first, but how do you follow in your father's footsteps when you know you will never live up to his standards? THIS ISSUE: Get in on the ground floor, because it all starts here! Strange things begin to happen to Mark Grayson as he begins to develop superpowers. Luckily, his dad is around to show him the ropes, at least he WOULD be if he weren't so busy saving the world all the time. Mark is forced to go out on his own, and try and figure out how all this superheroing business works. The results are a monumental disaster, at least until he gets the hang of it. Watch Mark thwart thieving super-villains, alien invasions and all sorts of craziness.


Episode 134 - Battle Pope Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 133 - Jughead: The Hunger

This Week: Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite... but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artists Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) and Pat & Tim Kennedy (Death of Archie) for this horrifying collection for TEEN+ readers.


Drinking Game 

Hungry Like the Jughead - Everytime food is shown or mentioned, take a drink.

Home Sweet Home - Every time some mentions Riverdale, take a drink.

Howl at the Moon - Take a drink whenever someone transforms into a wear wolf. 

Blood and Guts - every time there are blood and guts on a page, drink 

Cooper, Betty Cooper - Every time Betty does something bad ass, take a drink. 

Archies friends with Everyone - Whenever Archie talks to a new friend, take a drink.  


Cocktails

Dark Moon Cocktail

 Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cold-brew coffee

  • 1/2 cup French vanilla coffee liqueur

  • 1/2 cup spiced rum

  • 1 12 oz. bottle Coca-Cola with real sugar

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Up to 4 hours ahead of serving, combine the cold coffee, coffee liqueur, and rum rum in a large pitcher and stir.

Chill until ready to serve.

When ready to serve, add the cola.

Fill cups with ice and pour over.

Add the heavy cream evenly over top each glass.


Bloody Bite

  • 3 tbsp light corn syrup

  • 2-4 drops red food coloring

  • 3/4 quart lime sherbet, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups pink grapefruit juice

  • 1 1/2 cups club soda

  • Vodka (optional)

In a shallow dish that is wider than the rim of your glasses, combined corn syrup and red food coloring.  use toothpick to mix until the corn syrup is completely red.

In a blender, combine lime sherbet, pink grapefruit juice and club soda. 

Add vodka to test for an adult version.  Blend until frothy and fully combined, about 10 seconds.

Dip the rim of each glass into the red corn syrup.  Turn each glass up right and let the corn syrup drip down the sides.

Pour the punch into the prepared glasses and serve. 


Bloody Mary

  • 1  Lemon wedge

  • 1 Lime wedge

  • 2 oz Vodka

  • 4 oz Tomato juice

  • 2 dashes Tabasco sauce

  • 2 tsp Prepared horseradish

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 pinch Celery salt

  • 1 pinch Ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch smoked paprika

 

Garnish: 

  • Celery Stalk

  • Lime Wedge

  • Green Olives

  • Parsley Sprig

HOW TO MAKE THE CLASSIC BLOODY MARY COCKTAIL

Pour some celery salt onto a small plate.

Rub the juicy side of the lemon or lime wedge along the lip of a pint glass.

Roll the outer edge of the glass in celery salt until fully coated.

Fill with ice and set aside.

Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into a shaker and drop them in.

Add the remaining ingredients and ice and shake gently.

Strain into the prepared glass.

Garnish with a parsley sprig and 2 speared green olives and a lime wedge.


Daltons Hand Punch 

2 ltrs Cola

surgical glove filled with cherry juice concentrate.  Freeze. Take off rubber glove and throw it into the punch bowl. 


Next Week:  We begin our month of Robert Kirkman Books with Battle Pope. It's the end of the world and few are worthy of passage to heaven, not even the Pope. God leaves behind Saint Michael, the leader of his army, to act as a guardian for the humans. He fails, and is held captive by Luicfer. God then enlists the aide of the Pope to rescue Michael, and leaves his son Jesus H. Christ to assist him in his quest.

Episode 133- Jughead: The Hunger Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 132 - Plastic

This Week: We have a special guest, the writer for this weeks book was kind enough to take some time and talk to us at FanX.  That interview is part of this weeks episode. 

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. 

Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD Crown Vic, eating doughnuts and enjoying their insatiable appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. 

And the twist to all of this? Virginia is a sex doll.

Writer DOUG WAGNER teams up with artists DANIEL HILLYARD and LAURA MARTIN for a chilling new crime series that ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) reviewed as: “This is the weirdest s**t I've ever read. I love it!” 


Drinking Game 

Paper or Plastered - Every time “Plastic” is said, take a drink.

Yes, Virginia, there IS a Santa Claus -  Take a drink, every time someone says "Virginia."

Little Green Women - Every time there is a little green lady action figure, take a drink. 

8 Heads in a Ziplock Bag - Every time you see a head in a plastic bag, take a drink. 


Cocktails

Still Fresh

(Aka New York Sour) 

Formerly known as the Continental Sour or the Southern Whiskey Sour, this cocktail dates back to the late 1800s. Though originally thought to be crafted by a bartender in Chicago, the cocktail’s name was changed after its popularity took root in the Big Apple. This traditional sour recipe includes a red wine float, which adds texture, acidity, and an intriguing hue.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Bourbon

  • 1 ounce lemon juice

  • ½ ounce simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1 part water)

  • 1½ ounces dry red wine

Directions

In cocktail shaker filled with ice, add Bourbon, lemon juice and syrup. Shake well, and strain into glass over ice. Pour red wine over back of spoon to float on top of drink.


The Pluot

  • 9 cups of water

  • 1 pound plums, pitted and sliced

  • 1 pound apricots, pitted and sliced 

  • 12 tablespoons sugar

Bring water to a boil, add fruit and boil for 15 minutes. Take off heat and cool for two hours. Add 2 Oz vodka to a glass with ice and top with 4-6 Oz of fruit juice


Glazed Doughnut 

FOR THE COCKTAIL:

  • 1.5-2 oz cake-flavored vodka (I used Pinnacle Cake)

  • 1 oz creme de cacao

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • A few drops vanilla extract (to taste)

  • 3 oz half and half

  • Donut holes, for garnish

  • Vanilla glaze, for rim (recipe follows)

  • Sprinkles, for rim

    FOR THE GLAZE:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 2-3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

Make the glaze by mixing all of the ingredients in a shallow, wide bowl. If too thin, add a bit more confectioner’s sugar. If too thick, add a bit more milk. Once desired consistency is reached, Dip the rim of your glass into the glaze to coat. Flip rim-side up and set down, allowing the glaze to drip a bit. Wait 1 minute, and then dip into the sprinkles. Flip rim side up again and let dry.

Pour all of the liquid cocktail ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, and then strain the cocktail into the glass.

Poke a hole in a doughnut hole with a straw and pull the doughnut hole down a few inches from the tip of the straw. Remove the bit of stuck doughnut from the inside of the straw (using the prong of a fork, if necessary) and serve.


Is that Milk

  • 2 oz Brandy

  • 1 1/2 oz Cream

  • 1 oz Simple syrup 

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract 

Shake with ice to frothy.  Pour into cosmo glass, and grate nutmeg on top.


Next Week: Jughead Jones has always had an insatiable appetite... but what if his hunger came from a sinister place? When a murderous menace is on the prowl, taking the lives of some of the most well-known and esteemed inhabitants of Riverdale, Jughead and his family's dark legacy comes to light. Join writer Frank Tieri (Wolverine) and artists Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers) and Pat & Tim Kennedy (Death of Archie) for this horrifying collection for TEEN+ readers.

Episode 132- Plastic Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 131 - Justice League Dark

This Week: The witch known as The Enchantress has gone mad, unleashing a wave of chaos that not even the combined powers of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg can stop. Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Zatanna, Mindwarp and John Constantine may be our only hope - but how can we put our trust in beings whose very presence makes ordinary people break out in a cold sweat? Critically acclaimed writer Peter Milligan brings together an unorthodox team for the most unnatural threats. With stunning art by up and coming star Mikel Janin, Justice League Dark Vol. 1 visits the unexplored corners of the DCU!


Drinking Game 

Body Snatcher - Take a drink whenever Deadman poses someone body.  

Abra Kadabra - Anytime someone uses magic, take a drink (once per page)

Wouldn’t Ignorance be Bliss - Every time Madam Xanadu complains about seeing the future, take a drink. 

You will know us by the Trail of the Dead - Take a drink every time you see a pile of dead bodies. 


Cocktails 

Black Magic

  • ¼ cup ice

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 1½ ounces vodka

  • 2 drops black food dye

  • ½ ounce Triple sec

  • Orange slices, to garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Pour the orange juice and Triple sec into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover, shake well, and strain into a glass filled halfway with ice. 

In a pint glass, add a drop of black food dye to the vodka. Stir well. 

Using the back of a spoon, slowly pour the black vodka into the cocktail glass so that it rests atop the orange juice and Triple sec.

Using a cotton swab, carefully paint the orange slices with black food dye, decorating as desired. Garnish and serve. 


The Entrantress

  • 2 cups of boiling water

  • 1 6 oz lime jello packet

  • 3 cups pineapple juice

  • 2 Ltr of lemon lime soda

  • 2 Ltr of ginger ale

  • 2 cups vodka 

In a pitcher add water and jello and stir till jello is desolved.  Then add the rest of the ingredients, stir till it chills to room temp. The serve over ice. 


Deadmans Mule

  • 3/4 oz absinthe

  • 3/4 oz cinnamon schnaps

  • 3/4 oz orgeat

  • 1/2 oz lime juice

  • Ginger Beer

Shake first four ingredients with ice.  Strain into a collins glass over ice.  top with ginger beer.


John Constantine

Pour yourself a glass of whiskey


Next Week: We have a special guest, the writer for Plastic was kind enough to take some time and talk to us at FanX.  That interview is part of next weeks episode. 

Retired serial killer Edwyn Stoffgruppen is in love with Virginia, a girl he “met online.” Her affection quiets his vile urges. 

Together, they tour the back roads of America in their LTD Crown Vic, eating doughnuts and enjoying their insatiable appetites for each other. Life is good...until a Louisiana billionaire kidnaps Virginia, forcing Edwyn to kill again in exchange for her freedom. 

And the twist to all of this? Virginia is a sex doll.

Writer DOUG WAGNER teams up with artists DANIEL HILLYARD and LAURA MARTIN for a chilling new crime series that ROBERT KIRKMAN (THE WALKING DEAD) reviewed as: “This is the weirdest s**t I've ever read. I love it!” 

Episode 131- Justice League Dark Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 129 - Witch Doctor

This Week: We begin out Halloween celebrations! And the Doctor is in! House M.D. meets Fringe in the first Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book Warren Ellis calls "Mental!"


Drinking Game 

“Hi, my name is." - Take a DrinkAny time someone is introduced by having their name and what they do show up in a rectangular word balloon 

Well there's your Problem - Every time the doctor gives a prognosis, take a drink.  

oh, ee, oh ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang - Anytime Vincent uses a big mystical/magical/demony word, take a drink. 

Ewe, Fluids - Take a drink for every gross fluids that comes flying out of a creature.


Cocktails 

Dreadful Trade

  • 50 ml Tanqueray

  • 20 ml fresh lemon juice

  • 25 ml orgeat

  • 1 dash the bitter truth Creol bitters

Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with dehydrated lemon and fresh sapphire


Creature From the Black Lagoon 

To an iced shaker, add:

  • 2 ounces Cachaça

  • 2 ounces Midori

  • 1 ounce Cruzan Coconut Rum

  • 1 ounce lime juice

  • 1 ounce pineapple juice

  • 1 ounce dark spiced Rum

Shake VIOLENTLY! for a good 30 seconds (we demand a well-shaken cocktail). Strain into a large rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Set the reamed lime half in the ice as a bowl and fill that with the Kraken or other dark rum. Add a straw and enjoy.


Fish Fluids

  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps

  • 1 oz Blue Curacao

  • 2 oz vodka or white rum

  • sprite

    Pour ingredients into a highball glass with crushed ice.  top with sprite and stir.  Garnish with lemon wheel. 


Fish Bowl

  • 1 cup Rum

  • 1 cup Vodka

  • 3/4 cup Blue Curacou

  • 1 1/2 cup Sweet and Sour

  • 4 cups Pineapple juice

  • 4 cups Lemon-Lime soda

  • Ice

  • Swedish Fish

  • Citrus Fruit Slices

Fill 1/3 full of ice, pellets pour in rum vodka and curacou, stir.  add rest of of liquid. float swedish fish on top with fruit slices.  Server with straws. 


Next Week: From the minds of superstar writer Gail Simone and gifted artist Jon Davis-Hunt comes CLEAN ROOM VOL. 1: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION—a new vision of horror that takes you inside the locked chambers of sex, science, celebrity, and the supernatural.

Somewhere between the realms of self-help and religion lies the Honest World Foundation. Its creator started out as an obscure writer of disposable horror fiction who decided to change the world—one mind at a time. Now its adherents rule Hollywood while obeying their leader’s every command. 

That’s almost all that anyone knows about the movement—or is it a cult?—founded by reclusive guru Astrid Mueller. But reporter Chloe Pierce is sure that there’s something deeper hiding behind Honest World’s façade. Her fiancé was a devoted follower of Mueller, right up to the moment that he blew his brains out while holding a copy of her book. Now Chloe wants answers from the woman whose words command the loyalty of millions—and she’s ready to storm the top-secret sanctuary known as the Clean Room to get them.

But there’s more to Astrid Mueller than Chloe could ever imagine—and the truth that she’s about to discover is more astonishing than any of Astrid’s accomplishments, and more terrifying than any of her novels.


Episode 129- Witch Doctor Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 128 - Mara

This Week: Acclaimed creator Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, X-Men) and brilliant newcomer Ming Doyle (Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you Mara, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future. When she starts manifesting strange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her, and for this young woman who once had it all, it's almost too much to bear.


Drinking Game

Oh Brother Where Art Thou? - Take a drink every time the word brother appears. 

It's Over 9000! - Every time she manifests a new power, take a drink 

Akira? - Take a drink ever time you see similarities to Akira. 


Cocktails 

Gin and Tonic 

(Best cocktails for Athletes) 

  • 1.5 Oz Gin
  • Tonic Water

Add the gin to a highball glass and fill with fresh ice.

Top with tonic water.

Squeeze the lemon and lime wedges into the drink, drop into the glass and stir.


Ready Set Spike 

  • 1.5 oz Coconut Milk
  • 1 can (250 ml) Frozen margarita  Mix concentrate
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 4 cups of ice cubes 

Add all ingredients to a blender. 

Pulse until blended and frothy, normally about a min. 


Super Saiyan Cooler 

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 3 Oz Yellow Red Bull
  • 1 oz Orange San Pelegrino 

Pour into a glass with ice and stir. 


Next Week: We begin out Halloween celebrations! And the Doctor is in! House M.D. meets Fringe in the first Skybound Original from The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman's new comics imprint! Meet Vincent Morrow, a doctor looking for a vaccine... for the apocalypse! Horror gets a brain transplant in Witch Doctor, the book Warren Ellis calls "Mental!"


Episode 128- Mara Out Now! On: ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN

Ep 127 - Ringside

This Week: RINGSIDE is a series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama approach of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to "The Wire." RINGSIDE explores the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.


Drinking Game 

The Drinky Place -Take a drink every time there is a scene in a bar. 

Lost in the Labyrinth - Everytime they say Minotaur, take a drink 

The Dude Abides - Every time they say dude, take a drink 

Inside Baseball - Anytime wrestling terms such as face, heel, job, kayfabe, angle, or any other term you might not understand is used.

That Looks Painful - Take a drink every time someone gets the shit kicked out of them.  


Cocktails 

Body Slam

  • 1/2 oz Cinnamon Schnapps

  • 1/2 oz Jack Daniels

  • 1/2 oz Tequila

Mix together in a glass w/ crushed ice and garnish with mint leaves


Ring My Bell

  • 2 oz. Tequila

  • 1 oz.  Lemon Juice

  • ½ oz.  Agave

  • ¾ oz.  Arbol Chili Infused St. Germain

  • Aromatic Bitters

  • Bell Pepper

  • Cilantro

  • Arbol Chile

PREPARATION

1. In a shaking glass, muddle bell pepper slices and cilantro.

2. Add tequila, lemon juice, agave, and chili infused St. Germain. Add ice and shake well.

3. Strain mix into a glass with ice and drop in a layer of aromatic bitters over.

4. Garnish with an Arbol chili.


Arm Bar

  • 1  8.4 fluid ounce can of Red Bull

  • Equal parts vodka and amaretto

  • Splash of grenadine

  • Squirt of lemon juice

Pour Red Bull into a glass. Add other ingredients to a shot glass, drop shot glass into the Red Bull and chug.


Monkey Wrench

  • 1 1/2 oz light rum

  • 4 oz grapefruit juice

  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters

  • Maraschino cherry, to garnish

In an ice filled old-fashioned glass, combine the light rum, grapefruit juice and Angostura bitters.

Garnish with the maraschino cherry, and serve


Next Week: Acclaimed creator Brian Wood (The Massive, DMZ, X-Men) and brilliant newcomer Ming Doyle (Guardians of the Galaxy, Fantastic Four, Girl Comics) bring you Mara, the story of an especially gifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future. When she starts manifesting strange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her, and for this young woman who once had it all, it's almost too much to bear.


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Ep 126 - Southern Bastard

This Week: It’s time for the football with the Southern Bastards. Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick. Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. And they're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've ever seen!


Drinking Games:

Just like High School - Whenever the coach is an asshole, take a drink. 

I'm not a teenager, but I played one on tv -  Every time you see someone who is supposed to be a teenager but looks like they're in their 30s, take a drink 

You ain't from 'round here! - Anytime Earl gets told to leave town.

I Got Wood - Whenever someone gets hit by that stick or a baseball bat


Cocktails:

Running Reb’s

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 1 handful blueberries
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 12 oz. lemonade

DIRECTIONS

  • Add the vodka, blueberries and sugar to the bottom of the glass and use a spoon to muddle (or mash) everything, just until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries are broken up.
  • Add ice and lemonade, and stir to mix in the vodka-soaked blueberries.

Redneck Punch

Serve in a Mason Jar

  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1 oz Amaretto Liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz Cranberry juice cocktail

Add Ice then top off with:

  • 1 cup lemon-lime flavored beverage

Full Moon Shandy

  • 6 oz mikes hard lemmon-aide
  • 6 oz blue moon beer
  • garnish with slice of orange 

Alabama Slammer

  • 1 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1 oz Sloe Gin
  • 1 oz Amaretto
  • 2 oz Orange Juice

Garnish with Orange Wedge in a Highball glass

Add all the ingredients into a shake with ice and shake the shit out of it.  Strain into high ball glass over fresh ice.  Garnish and serve.  


Next Week: RINGSIDE is a series set within the world of professional wrestling, written by JOSEPH KEATINGE (SHUTTER, GLORY, TECH JACKET) and drawn by acclaimed illustrator NICK BARBER, combining the ensemble drama approach of THE WALKING DEAD with interconnected rotating perspectives akin to "The Wire." RINGSIDE explores the relationship between art and industry from the view of the wrestlers themselves, the creatives they work with, the suits in charge and the fans cheering them all on.

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Ep 125 - Superman vs Muhammad Ali

This Week: We start our Sports Ball Month with Muhammad Ali vs Superman.  Two legendary figures meet for the first time in this spectacular adventure, as an alien race called the Scrubb demand that Earth's greatest champion battle their world's own greatest fighter. Both Superman and Muhammad Ali step forward -- and to determine who is truly Earth's greatest fighter, Superman temporarily loses his powers and faces Ali in the ring. Ultimately, the duo must work together to defeat the Scrubb, with Ali taking on their champion while Superman battles their space-armada.


Drinking Game

I'm the GOAT!- Take a drink anytime Ali says he's the greatest or mentions how good of a fighter he is.

What CANT He Do!?-  Every time Superman talks about his powers or uses them in ways you didn't know he could take a drink. 

Trash Talk - Anytime Ali plays mind games with his opponent, take a drink.  

Why do aliens always have an apostrophe in their name? -  Every time there is and apostrophe in the middle of an alien name, take a drink. 


Cocktails 

Mister Sandman's Dreamland Express Punch,

by Jasper's Corner Tap's Kevin Diedrich, San Francisco (Serves 10): 

  • 1 cup Bluecoat gin 
  • 1 cup Sandeman port 
  • .75 cup Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao 
  • .75 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice 
  • .5 cup cane syrup 
  • 1 cup sparkling wine 

Mix all the ingredients in punch bowl, top off with sparkling wine, and garnish with seasonal fruit.


The Champ

  • 1 1/2 oz brandy
  • 1 oz Dark Creme de Cacao
  • 1 oz half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

Shake the shit our of all the ingredients except the nutmeg.  Strain into a cocktail glass. 


Sting Like a Bee

 

for Honey syrup

  • 1oz honey
  • 1/2 oz hot water

for cocktail:

  • 1 jalapeño slice, about 1/2 inch thinck
  • 1 1/2 oz reposado tequila
  • 3/4 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3/4 oz honey syrup
  • Garnish with jalapeño slice and lemon twist

Stir honey and hot water together to make honey syrup

Muddle jalapeño in the shaker gently. Add tequila, lemon juice, and honey syrup. Oil shake with ice and shake the shit out of it.  Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish.  


G.O.A.T.

  • 1 oz port
  • 1oz cognac
  • 1 whole egg
  • .5 oz rhum clement syrup
  • freshly grated nutmeg

Shake the shit out of it without ice.  Add ice and shake again.  Strain uno ta glass and garnish with nutmeg.


Next Week: It’s time for the football with the Southern Bastards. Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick. Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office for trophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. And they're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've ever seen!

Episode 125- Superman vs Muhammad Ali Out Now! On ITUNESSTITCHERGOOGLEPLAYPODBEANYouTube, and TUNEIN