Drink Your Comics: Marvel Holiday Comics

Uncanny X-Men, #143, cover by Terry Austin & Rick Parker, written by Chris Claremont & John Byrne, Marvel 1981, Christmas, Holiday Drink Your Comics is wrapping up the year with a tribute to Marvel’s Christmas comics which include villains like Venom Claus, and even Hydra Claus amidst stories titled “A Spider-Man Christmas Carol,” “Catastrophe on 34th Street,” and “The Night Before X-mas” and were either written for or collected into a variety of holiday specials. Fortunately, Al and Kate have us covered with some inspired cocktails, followed by a round out of this year’s Drink Your Comics. It’s the holidays, you should celebrate in any geek way you feel.


Marvel Holiday Special #1992, "The Spirit of the Season," written by Carl Potts, penciled by Rik Levins, inked by Al Milgrom, Colored by Paty Cockrum, lettered by Brad Joyce, Marvel, January 1993The Passive Punisher by Al Rosenberg

The Punisher takes up the challenge of getting through the holidays without violence in 1993’s “Marvel Holiday Special” and this drink will help you get through the holidays without yelling at anyone too!


  • 1/2 oz. Jagermeister
  • 1/2 oz. Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. Whiskey
  • 1 splash Root beer


 Mix up these ingredients and serve over ice for a nice, relaxing beverage.

al #2006, art by Ron Lim, written by Andrew Farago, Dave Lanphear, Roger Langridge, Shaenon K. Garrity, and Scott Gray.

The panel that inspired Kate’s creation The HYDRA Claus.

The HYDRA Clause by Kate Tanski

Inspired by the panel to your right.



Place 1 oz of the liqueur in a champagne flute and top with dry champagne or sparkling wine. Make and consume whenever Marvel tries to disassociate HYRDA from the Nazis while simultaneously using Nazi imagery. This is totally not a Nazi thing. Move along. Nothing to see here.

If you aren’t feeling too Marvel-y, try some of our other Drink Your Comics from this year:

In January, Drink Your Comics opened with a Jem & the Holograms inspired article in anticipation of the new comic. In February, the WWAC team let loose with some beverage creations based off their favorite comic book characters. March celebrated the latest launch of Star Wars Comics, admittedly we may have allowed for some fantasy in our recipes. In April, we had a good time mocking DC’s New 49/Convergence, while May and June celebrated comics celebrated by film and television with Orphan Black and Mad Max respectively. July was about our staffers love of noir comics, and Jessica Pryde was inspired by the Ant-Man movie premiere and an off-handed comment from her husband to create an Ant-Man serum. In August, we celebrated the debut of Archie #1 and reboot of the brand. Because Ginnis can’t get enough of Joelle Jone’s Lady Killer and vintage cocktails, she asked the team to concoct Lady Killer inspired cocktails for September’s DYC. For October, we celebrated the continued popularity of comics featuring witches, and finally November was all about the increasing amount of girl group comics out there.

We aren’t saying you should spend your entire holiday toasted, but you know, just in case, we got you covered.

Ginnis Tonik

Ginnis Tonik

Smashing the patriarchy with glitter, pink lipstick, and cowboy boots. You can follow her on Instagram @ginnistonik