Ep 118 - Animal Man - Show Notes

This Week: As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics—The New 52 event of September 2011, Animal Man Buddy Baker, has gone from "super" man to family man–but is he strong enough to hold his family together when Maxine, his young daughter, starts to manifest her own dangerous powers? As these new abilities continue to terrify Buddy and his wife Ellen, things take a turn for the worse as Buddy begins a startling transformation of his own that will lead him on a journey into the heart of The Red. Collected here are the first 6 issues of this dramatic new series from writer Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) and artist Travel Foreman (The Immortal Iron Fist)! 

Drinking Game

Kids are Creepy - Every time the Maxine does something creepy, take a drink. 

Animal Farm - Every time they show an animal, or name an animal, take a drink. 

Gaaah - Take a drink every time you are creeped out by the art.


Blood and Burbon

  • 1 ounce blood orange liqueur (Solerno)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth (Carpano Antica Red Vermouth)
  • 1 ounce bourbon whiskey (Woodford Reserve Bourbon)
  • 1–2 dashes orange bitters (The Bitter Truth)
  • 6 small leaves tarragon
  • Garnish: orange peel


  • Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  • Shake briskly 15 times.
  • Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with the zest of a fresh orange swath before lightly placing it into the cocktail. 

(Recipe Courtesy: Gian Saetti, Bartender at The Alaloa Lounge in Maui)

Into the Red

  • 1.5 oz Vodka
  • 1.5 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 1.5 oz Southern Comfort
  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Tripple Sec
  • 2 oz orange juice

Add all into a shaker with ice.  Add as much grenadine as you want to make it as sweet or as red as you would like. Shake the shit out of it, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. 

Zombie 2

  • 1 oz Light Rum
  • 1 oz Dark Rum
  • 1 oz Orange Curacou
  • 0.5 oz Lime Juice
  • 0.5 oz Lemmon Juice
  • 1.5 oz orange juice
  • 1.5 oz passion fruit puree
  • 0.25 oz Grenadine
  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  • 0.5 oz 151 Dark Rum

Shake the shit out of all ingredients. fill into hurricane glass and garnish with a sprig of mint. 

Next Week: Elmer is a window into a world where chickens have suddenly acquired the intelligence and consciousness of humans, where they can now consider themselves a race no different than browns, black, or whites. Recognizing themselves to be sentient, the inexplicably evolved chickens push to attain rights for themselves as the newest members of the human race.

Originally self-published by the author in the Philippines, this is the first US edition of the book.

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