THE GOON creator Eric Powell always seems to serve up something amazing in celebration of summer. From hilarious Eisner Award presenting to the jaw-dropping Satan's Sodomy Baby to creeping us all out with the Powell mask (thanks to fellow madman Tony Moore)... but this year he's really upping the ante, with two great tastes that taste great together!
Checking out everybody's post convention photos gets us all giddy about folks dressing up all foolish, so we're sporting our favorite funnybook character costumes, too. Yes. we know this probably makes us look like huge dorks to some folks out there who frown on such activities. Well guess what? This is a comic book shop and we *are* huge dorks! (sticks out tongue)!
Ladies and Gentlemen, the day has finally arrived! After over a decade of waiting, speculating about the cast, and debating whether it should even be attempted, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' classic graphic novel, WATCHMEN, is finally a major motion picture. And whether you feel that this is cause for no end of celebration or if you believe you will need to drink yourself into oblivion to make it through this bastardization of a pure artistic vision, the Isotope is here for you! Serving up a bevy of Watchmen-inspired cocktail recipes to suit all your boozing needs!
Full Frontal Manhattan
Those who have already seen the movie or read the book will want to start their boozing off with this tribute to Dr. Manhattan's... (ahem)... full-frontal blueness!
2 oz Bombay Sapphire Gin 1 oz Hiram Walker Blue Curacao 1/2 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 3 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters
Shaken and served up. The Isotope staff prefers this cocktail to be served with a little backlighting for best blue glow effect.
Here's a great follow-up to that blue-hued cosmic adventure... a drink of pure nihilism! But be warned, this one is sure to rough you up a bit, just like the drink's namesake, The Comedian.
2 oz Yukon Jack Canadian Whiskey Dr. Pepper
Fill a tall glass with ice and feel free to go heavy on the Yukon Jack. Top off with as little Dr. Pepper as you dare. Garnish with a slice of lemon and a drop of blood in honor of that Watchmen smileyface button you've been bootlegging.
Because it wouldn't be complete without a little pirate adventure!
2 oz Gosling's Black Seal Dark Rum 3/4 oz Grand Marnier 1/2 oz Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao Dark
Combine over ice and stir. Too many of these, and your night might end up on the cutting room floor of your memory just like the Black Freighter scenes that were cut from the movie. Hope it doesn't get its own DVD!
Sweet, spicy, and packing a punch. What more could you want from the lady in vinyl?
1 1/2 oz Patron XO Cafe 1/2 oz Hiram Walker Creme De Cacao Dark 1 oz heavy cream cinnamon
Combine the Patron XO Cafe and Hiram Walker Creme de Cacao Dark with ice and shake. Pour over ice, top off with heavy cream, and finish with a dash of cinnamon.
The New Frontiersman
This little tidbit of liquid propaganda disguised as journalism just might convince you to don a mask and hit the streets yourself!
1/4 oz Martini & Rossi Rosso Sweet Vermouth 1/4 oz Martini & Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth 2 oz Plymouth Gin 1/4 oz Hiram Walker Triple Sec 1/4 oz lemon 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine and shake. Serve up. Follow up with a long-winded rant about the Illuminati to any and all drunks who are still listening to you.
UPDATE: Looking for Rorschach or Nite Owl inspired cocktail recipes? Want to try your hand at shaking up a few of your own? The always wonderful Whitney Matheson is calling all amateur and professional mixologists to post their own Watchmen inspired recipes on her Pop Candy blog here. Please do, we're looking forward to trying a few hundred more of these cocktails out!
Reverend Dave Johnson's original 100 BULLETS covers have never been hung anywhere before and, ladies and gents, you will see this gallery show nowhere else in the universe. Except right here, right now, hanging in the gallery of the good ship Isotope!
While we wait for the assembled assemblage of photos from this past weekend's massive events to arrive (share yours with us here), I thought I'd share this little wonder that the amazing Reverend Dave Johnson treated us all with sometime during the late hours of Saturday night's 100 BULLETS bash. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... Flatulene!