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Ep 150 - Gotham City Sirens

Drinking Game- 

The Bill Cosby - Every time the word pudding or puddin’ appears, take a drink. 

Better off without 'em - Whenever the men in their lives are the biggest problem

Every time you see a vine take a drink -

Playlist -

These Boots Are Made For Walking - Nancy Sinatra 

Girls just wanna have lunch - Weird Al

Donde Esta, Yolanda - Pink Martini


Cocktail -

BANANA PUDDING COCKTAIL

1 oz. Whipped Cream Vodka

1 oz. Creme de Banana

1 oz.  Milk

2 tsp Banana Pudding Mix

2 drops Yellow Food Coloring (optional)

Rim: Caramel Syrup, Crushed Nilla Wafers

Garnish: Whipped Cream, Nilla Wafer Cookie

PREPARATION

1. Rim the edge of your glass using caramel syrup and graham cracker crumbs. Set aside.

2. In a shaking glass with ice, combine whipped cream vodka, creme de banana, milk, banana pudding mix, and yellow food coloring (optional). Shake well.

3. Strain mix into rimmed glass and top with whipped cream and a Nilla wafer cookie.

DRINK RESPONSIBLY!



Poison Ivy

Ingredients

Makes 1 drink

  • 2 oz. Karlsson's Gold Vodka

  • 0.75 oz. honey

  • 0.75 oz. fresh lemon juice

  • Fresh basil

  • Directions
    Muddle the basil in a glass. Add Karlsson's Gold Vodka, honey and lemon juice. Add ice and shake vigorously. Strain in a glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a pinch of cayenne pepper and smoked sea salt.

Poison Ivy

Mint

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This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan:

Wired describes Vaughan's comics work as "quirky, acclaimed stories that don't pander and still pound pulses". His creator-owned comics work is also characterized by "finite, meticulous, years-long story arcs", on which Vaughan comments, "That's storytelling, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Something like Spider-Man, a book that never has a third act, that seems crazy."  Erik Malinowski, also of Wired, has called Vaughan "the greatest comic book visionary of the last five years", comparing him to Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, and Steve Niles, and praised his addition to the TV series Lost as redeeming that series' third season. In 2015, Vaughan was entered into the Comic Book Hall of Fame by the Eisner Awards.



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Written by Brian K. Vaughan and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown—the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome. Accompanied by a mysterious government agent, a brilliant young geneticist and his pet monkey, Ampersand, Yorick travels the world in search of his lost love and the answer to why he's the last man on earth.


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Up Next: Paper Girls

This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan:

Wired describes Vaughan's comics work as "quirky, acclaimed stories that don't pander and still pound pulses". His creator-owned comics work is also characterized by "finite, meticulous, years-long story arcs", on which Vaughan comments, "That's storytelling, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Something like Spider-Man, a book that never has a third act, that seems crazy."  Erik Malinowski, also of Wired, has called Vaughan "the greatest comic book visionary of the last five years", comparing him to Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, and Steve Niles, and praised his addition to the TV series Lost as redeeming that series' third season. In 2015, Vaughan was entered into the Comic Book Hall of Fame by the Eisner Awards.



Up Next: Paper Girls

In the early hours after Halloween of 1988, four 12-year-old newspaper delivery girls uncover the most important story of all time. Suburban drama and otherworldly mysteries collide in this smash-hit series about nostalgia, first jobs, and the last days of childhood. 


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Find this, and all our other episodes on iTunesStitcherGooglePlay, and TuneIn

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This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan:

Wired describes Vaughan's comics work as "quirky, acclaimed stories that don't pander and still pound pulses". His creator-owned comics work is also characterized by "finite, meticulous, years-long story arcs", on which Vaughan comments, "That's storytelling, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Something like Spider-Man, a book that never has a third act, that seems crazy."  Erik Malinowski, also of Wired, has called Vaughan "the greatest comic book visionary of the last five years", comparing him to Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, and Steve Niles, and praised his addition to the TV series Lost as redeeming that series' third season. In 2015, Vaughan was entered into the Comic Book Hall of Fame by the Eisner Awards.



Up Next: Pride of Baghdad

Written by Brian K. Vaughn Art by Niko Henrichon In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escapes from the Baghdad Zoo during an American bombing raid. Lost and confused, hungry but finally free, the four lions roamed the decimated streets of Baghdad in a desperate struggle for their lives. In documenting the plight of the lions, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD raises questions about the true meaning of liberation - can it be given, or is it earned only through self-determination and sacrifice? And in the end, is it truly better to die free than to live in captivity?


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This month we are spotlighting writer, Brian K. Vaughan:

Wired describes Vaughan's comics work as "quirky, acclaimed stories that don't pander and still pound pulses". His creator-owned comics work is also characterized by "finite, meticulous, years-long story arcs", on which Vaughan comments, "That's storytelling, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. Something like Spider-Man, a book that never has a third act, that seems crazy."  Erik Malinowski, also of Wired, has called Vaughan "the greatest comic book visionary of the last five years", comparing him to Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, and Steve Niles, and praised his addition to the TV series Lost as redeeming that series' third season. In 2015, Vaughan was entered into the Comic Book Hall of Fame by the Eisner Awards.



Up Next:

Ex Machina

Award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, Y: THE LAST MAN) uniquely combines big city politics and superheroes in this criticially acclaimed series. Set in our modern-day world, EX MACHINA tells the story of civil engineer Mitchell Hundred, who becomes America's first living, breathing super-hero after a strange accident gives him the power to communicate with machines. Eventually Mitchell tires of risking his life merely to maintain the status quo, retires from masked crime fighting and runs for mayor of New York City, winning by a landslide after the events of 9/11.


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Up Next:

X-Men: Mutant Genesis

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Out Now:

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And they’re the only hope for freedom this godforsaken sector of the universe has.
 
No matter what the citizens of the Vega System think they saw, the White Lantern lives…as the Omega Men’s prisoner. What they really want him to be is their latest recruit in their relentless war against the all-powerful Citadel and its tyrannical Viceroy.
 
As Kyle gets to know this motley crew of outlaws, he’ll question everything he knows about being a hero. In this strange system where the Green Lanterns are forbidden, will he break his oath and join their revolution? Or will he discover that the Omega Men are monsters in the end?


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The Omega Men

Out on Monday, January 23, 2017

Kyle Rayner, the White Lantern, is dead. And the Omega Men killed him. On live TV. They’re a criminal gang, a terrorist organization, a fanatical cult.
 
And they’re the only hope for freedom this godforsaken sector of the universe has.
 
No matter what the citizens of the Vega System think they saw, the White Lantern lives…as the Omega Men’s prisoner. What they really want him to be is their latest recruit in their relentless war against the all-powerful Citadel and its tyrannical Viceroy.
 
As Kyle gets to know this motley crew of outlaws, he’ll question everything he knows about being a hero. In this strange system where the Green Lanterns are forbidden, will he break his oath and join their revolution? Or will he discover that the Omega Men are monsters in the end?


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Letter 44 Vol 1: Escape Velocity

Out on Monday, January 16, 2017

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The Vision, Vol.1: Little Worse Than a Man

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Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man

Out Monday January 9th, 2017

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Kingdom Come
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On Mondays episode we discuss Kingdom Come. With beautiful art by Alex Ross, a script by Mark Waid this DC Elseworlds mini-series made a splash in 1996.  This week we are discussing Kingdom Come.  A futuristic story that deals with the conflict between the out of touch heroes we know, and a new group of dangerous vigilantes.


From Wikipedia:

Kingdom Come is a four-issue comic book mini-series published in 1996 by DC Comics under their Elseworlds imprint. It was written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross and painted in gouache by Ross, who also developed the concept from an original idea. This Elseworlds story is a deconstructionist tale set in a future that deals with a growing conflict between the visibly out-of-touch "traditional" superheroes, and a growing population of largely amoral and dangerously irresponsible new vigilantes, in many cases the offspring of the traditional heroes. Between these two groups is Batman and his assembled team, who attempt to contain the escalating disaster, foil the machinations of Lex Luthor, and prevent a world-ending superhuman war.

When comic book artist Alex Ross was working on Marvels, published in 1994, he decided to create a similar "grand opus" about characters from DC Comics. Ross wrote a 40-page handwritten outline of what would become Kingdom Come and pitched the idea to James Robinson as a project similar in scope to Watchmen (1986–1987) and Alan Moore's infamous "lost work" Twilight of the Superheroes. Ultimately, Ross teamed with writer Mark Waid, who was recommended by DC editors due to his strong familiarity with the history of DC superheroes.

From Comic Vine:

Plot

Sometime in the not-so-distant future, Superheroes have lost sight of their true goal, their true calling. Most of the Super Villains are dead or taken care of, and the Heroes now battle each other over turf, bragging rights or whatever. Most of the Metahumans are descendants of former heroes, such as Nightstar, daughter of Dick Grayson (Nightwing) and Starfire’s daughter and Lightning, daughter of Black Lightning. The Heroes of the previous generation are mostly retired, following the lead of their greatest champion, Superman.
A battle finally ensues between the two generations. All the while, we watch through the eyes of an elderly pastor, Norman McKay. Norman was chosen by the Spectre to choose the fate of the guilty during Armageddon. Norman was chosen because of his relationship with the now deceased Wesley Dodds, the Sandman. McKay was the pastor in the hospital room when the Sandman died, and the Sandman passed his visions to McKay.

Superman’s Retirement

Superman, the greatest hero of Earth’s History, had been defending his adoptive planet for many years. He had grown to love and protect humanity. He had fallen in love with Lois Lane and married her. Superman manages to protect Earth daily. Until the day Joker came to town. The Joker killed 93 people at the Daily Planet, including Lois Lane. The slowly aging Superman searched everywhere for the Joker but the Joker was apprehended by the authorities. While in their custody, the Joker was killed in cold-blood by an up and comer Superhero named Magog. Infuriated, Superman took Magog to jail. Magog stood trial for the murder of the Joker but was acquitted. When this happened, Superman decides humanity and time had tossed him away, and retires.

Kansas

After Superman’s retirement, many of his contemporaries followed his lead. This allowed the new generation of win at all costs Superheroes to take the lead in “crime fighting” and “world saving”. In fact, while Magog’s team of Superheroes were chasing down a “villain”, an accident occurs in which all of Kansas is destroyed. This is the queue for Superman’s return after ten long years. Superman reforms the Justice League with Wonder Woman, Red Robin (Dick Grayson), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Red Arrow, Hawkman and others. This sets the stage for a “New School” versus “Old School” battle.