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We are goingback in time to the 80’s.  It’s halloween time and something strange is afoot in the early morning hours as a band of news paper girls make their rounds. Its the first book of one of Vaughan's current series: Paper Girls.

  • One part dark rum
  • One part white rum
  • Half part over proofed rum
  • Passion fruit syrup
  • Lemon juice

Shake ingredients with ice, then pour into the glass and serve over ice.  Garnish with a orange wedge.

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King's Cider

This week we continue our spotlight on Brian K. Vaughan with the Pride of Baghdad.  Based on a true story. Vaughan's tale of freedom vs slavery surrounds a small pride of Lions as they escape from the Bagdad zoo during the second Iraq war.

  • 1.5 oz Crown Royal® Canadian whisky
  • 2 ozheated cider
  • 0.25 oz honey
  • 0.25 oz lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 1 piece cinnamon stick

Serve warm in a coffee mug. 
Sprinkle cinnamon on top and garnish with cinnamon stick.

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The Mayor

This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan.  First up is Ex Machina.  The story of Michell Hundred, a man trying to balance being a super hero, and being the mayor of New York.  

  • Glass of Ice 
  • 4 fingers of Johnny Walker

Cause the mayor is too busy to mix a drink.

Episode 44 - Ex Machina is out now!

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Can I Drink This If I'm Pregnant? (The answer is no)

It’s first contact time, with Letter 44.  The incoming president finds a traditional note on his desk from the much hated out going president.  The note informs the president that their is an alien craft just out side of jupiter, and a team of american astronauts are on their way to make contact.

  • 1.5 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 0.25 oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Prosecco

The Prosecco is a carbonated wine, so you're not gonna wanna shake this cocktail up.  

Episode 40 - Letter 44 - January 16th, 2017.

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Virginias Electric Screw Driver

This week is all about new beginnings when the Vision tries to learn what its like to be human.  With a wife and two kids in toe, they make a go of it in a Washington, DC suburbs.  But can an artificial family really have a normal life?

  • 5 fingers of 5 wives vodka
  •  A splash of Orange Juice 

Episode 39 - The Vision January 9th, 2017.

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Phoenix Down

This week we are diving into the end of Alan Davis’ run on Excalibur. Q’s white elephant gift to us all gives us the warpies story line, as well as the return of the Dark Phoenix.

  • ½ shot Absinthe
  • ½ shot Zwack (Jagermeister will work too)
  • 2 tsp. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Splash Grenadine
  • Fill rest of the glass with Club Soda

Mix the absinthe, syrup, and soda water in a smaller glass (a perigord absinthe glass is used in the picture) until the drink becomes opalescent.  Add ice if you prefer the drink really cold. Before serving, add the Zwack and grenadine.  Both will settle nicely, leaving a nice orange on the top and a deep crimson below.

Unfortunately, Phoenix Downs may not be 100% effective when raising the dead.

Episode 35 - Excalibur is out on Monday December 12th.

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Were still scratching out heads about this one.  It all started with our confusion about the title, and got worse from there.  This week were reading the surreal Manga parody, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.  Try getting your spell check not to freak out over that combination of letters.


Todd's recomendation this week is a beer from unibrew called Terrible.  This dark black heavy beer is corked like champagne starts and continues to ferment while its in the bottle.  It also describes Todd's feelings on this book.

Episode 32 - Bo-bobo is out on Monday on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

Lucifer Rising

Every 90 years the gods are reincarnated, and this time they are pop stars in England.  This wee we are discussing Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie’s The Wicked + The Divine.


  • 1pt Tequila
  • 1pt Vodka
  • 1pt Grand Mariner
  • A little bit of Orange Juice
  • A Dash of tomato Juice
  • Somedry sherry
  • 0.5 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • dash of Tobassco

Shake the shit out of it.

Garnish with a chili pepper. Eat pepper after you finish the drink

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A cult of people wrongly accused by the media take their revenge on the press that did them wrong.  This week we are reading the debut comic of polarizing writer/artist Jonathan Hickman on the 10 year anniversary of its release.


ore than just the location of this weeks book, also a tasty, classic cocktail.

  • 1.5 oz Whiskey
  • 1 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 1 Dash Bitters
  • Cherry

Mix all the ingredients together in a glass.

Episode 30 - The Nightly News is out now on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

Solomon Grundy

From one Halloween to the next, Batman is on a quest to catch the “Holliday” killer.  On this weeks episode, The Long Halloween, from the powerful combination of Jeph Loeb, and Tim Sale.

  • 1.5 oz of Gin
  • 0.5 oz Sweet Vermouth
  • 0.75 oz Amaro Lucano
  • 0.25 Fernet Branca 

If you have a bunch of these, you’ll just be repeating “born on a Monday” over and over again.

Episode 29 - Batman: The Long Halloween is out now on iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and TuneIn

Nerve Damage

With the Doctor Strange movie coming up, we dove into a Doctor Strange comic.  Doctor Strange: The Oath, a self contained story, with a good dose of back-story. 

You'll probably get the jitters for Todd's Cocktail this week.

  • 3rd can Red Bull
  • 0.5oz Coconut Rum 
  • 1oz Curacao

Mix all the ingredients together in a glass and enjoy. 

The Calvin

We let our ID run wild this week with Johnny the Homicidal Maniac.  Keep the wall red with fresh blood, and try not to listen to the voices in your head.  

  • 1 oz Cherry Vodka
  • 1 can Red bull

Mix the two together and prepare of the up and down roller coster ride.

Todd thinks Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is the drugged out adult version of Calvin, from Calvin and Hobs.  

Ep 26 - Johnny the Homicidal Maniac is out now on iTunes, Stitcher, Googleplay, and TuneIn  

The Vampire

We begin our Halloween celebration.  For the month of October we’re focusing our attentions on the darker side of comics. This week we are discussing the Alaskan Vampire book 30 Days of Book.  A failed screen play, turned into a comic, then optioned for a movie.  Cause that’s how Hollywood works kids.  


  • 1 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a shaker over ice.  Shake the shit out of it.  Serve as shots in an old-fashioned glass.

The Left Stump

The first book from the 2012 relaunch of the Valiant comics line.  This week we dig into XO Manowar.  Part Spartacus, part alien abduction story, with some Ironman sprinkled in.  

  • 2 oz Apple Jack Brandy
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • I Teaspoon Sugar
  • Top off with soda water

Shake the Apple Jack, Lemon Juice, and Sugar together over ice and then strain into a glass.  Top off with soda water.

Todd is celebrating the loss of a limb with his cocktail this week.

Blue Milk

Its time for some non-cannon fun with Dark Empire.  A star wars comic from Dark Horse.  Luke dabbles in the dark side, Leia becomes a Jedi, wackyness ensues.

  • 3 oz Milk
  • 1 oz Cream
  • 1 oz Coconut Rum
  • 1 oz Ameretto
  • 2 oz Blue Curacao

Shake all ingredients together until chilled. It feels like a play on the white russian, but it actaully tastes closer to a creamsicle.   

A Little Dick’ll Do

“Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!” 

The tables are turned on the Teen Titans in this weeks book “The Judas Contract” - Winner of the Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Award for “Favorite Comic Book Story” of 1984.

  • 2 oz George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey
  • 3-5 splashes of Mountain Dew

Pour the George Dickel into the glass. Top off with Mountain Dew, and serve.

Cheers to Dick Grayson's new identity.


Were taking out our first Manga this week with Death Note, written by Tsugumi Ohba and art by Takeshi Obata,.  An epic cat and mouse game between a brilliant teen who can easily kill just by writing down a name, and the detective determined to catch the killer. 


  • 1 pt Vodka
  • 1 pt Kahlua
  • 1 pt Heavy Cream

Shake with ice, then pour into a glass with ice.  Top off with Coke a cola.

Todd claims this tastes like adult chocolate milk.