War Rocket Ajax

War Rocket Ajax

United Kingdom

War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews and more.

Episodes

Every Story Ever Special: November 2016  

November's almost over, so we're back ranking stories for our ever-growing list of comics yarns!

Episode 331.5 - Thanks  

We more or less took the week off for Thanksgiving, but we couldn't just leave you hanging, so here's a bite-sized episode with some thanks, some announcements and some possible plans for 2017!

Episode 331 - Garish Sea Wagon f/ Karla Pacheco  

The writer of the Inspector Pancakes series, Dreadful Sirens and the upcoming Project Tingler, Karla Pacheco, joins us once again! We talk with her at length about boat living, tragic phone loss, cross-country adventures, working with the enigmatic Chuck Tingle, irony, hotel fires, Joey Ryan, and eventually, her upcoming story in the Gwenpool Holiday Special! Plus, we take a couple listener questions!

Episode 330 - Listing Lanterns (Panel President Special)  

We thought about renaming our character-ranking segment after the events of last week, but, well, we're not the ones who suck, so we're back this week with a Panel President special! We get through a whole big list of Green Lanterns, take aim at some retcon characters and determine whether some characters really are overrated.

Episode 329 - Supernatural Wackiness f/ Chris Roberson  

After a long absence from the show, Edison Rex writer Chris Roberson makes his triumphant return to War Rocket Ajax to talk with us about moving Edison Rex to webcomics, coming on to co-write Hellboy, working with dream artists, his new novel Firewalk, Superman S-shields, the iZombie TV show and so much more! Plus, we take a listener question about event tie-ins!

Episode 328 - The Mummy-Scorpion King Pendulum f/ Benito Cereno  

It's Halloween, and that can only mean one thing: Benito Cereno joins us once again (or does he?)! He talks with us about the webcomic he launched this year with artist Joel Priddy, The Mummy's Sabbatical, as well as mummies in general, monster categories, spooky movie recommendations, the worst candy, the history of zombies and much more! Plus, we add five more killer characters to the Panel President list!

Every Story Ever Special: October 2016  

Comic book stories--some of them very spooky--are once again ranked in our monthly, two-hour special! (And to be clear, I know the game on The Simpsons was called Bonestorm.)

Episode 327 - The Only Podcast...With Balls  

With one week left before Halloween, we're dedicating this week's episode to one of our favorite spooky movies of all time: 1979's Phantasm! It's just been re-released with a remastered special edition, so we're providing a commentary track while we answer some questions from listeners on Twitter! The remastered edition of Phantasm is available for $2 (SD) on Google Play, so watch along!

Episode 326 - The Mandy Patinkast f/ Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows  

It's a small world after all, because we're welcoming back our pals from Devastator Press, Geoffery Golden and Amanda Meadows, to talk about their new book, Dream It! Screw It!: 30 Years of Rejected Disney Park Ideas by Imagineer Dipp Disney! We talk a lot about theme parks vs. amusement parks, what makes Disney parks special, satire and legal stuff, live-action Disney movies, writing jokes you're proud of, and so much more! Plus, Chris and Matt take a couple listener questions!

Episode 325 - Adam Warlock's Heel Turn (Panel President Special)  

We're once again taking the full interview segment to elect or impeach the best and worst comics characters! Among them: Adam Warlock, Jesse Custer, Kamala Khan, Booster Gold, and there are lots more to boot!

Episode 324 - Just Weird Dogs f/ Andy Hirsch  

America's number one draw-draw boy Andy Hirsch saddles up to talk with us this week about his new graphic novel, Varmints! Of course, before we get to that, we absolutely must talk with him about his work on one of our many fascinations, Garfield. Then we chat about doing musical sequences in comics, Westerns in other genres, the serious newspaper comics, drawing horses and so much more! Plus, we take an intriguing listener question!

Episode 324 - Just Weird Horses f/ Andy Hirsch  

America's number one draw-draw boy Andy Hirsch saddles up to talk with us this week about his new graphic novel, Varmints! Of course, before we get to that, we absolutely must talk with him about his work on one of our many fascinations, Garfield. Then we chat about doing musical sequences in comics, Westerns in other genres, the serious newspaper comics, drawing horses and so much more! Plus, we take an intriguing listener question!

Every Story Ever Special: September 2016  

We're back once again to rank lists of comic book stories sent in by our listeners! These specials are made possible by our supporters on Patreon! If you'd like to help out, go to patreon.com/warrocketajax.

Episode 323 - On the Lookout for Creeps f/ Tom Fowler  

While Matt is on holiday, Chris is joined by emergency back-up co-host Kieran Shiach to talk to Tom Fowler about his work on the latest volume of the Rick and Morty comic, as well as creepy con convention sketches and playing the long game with commissions. Plus, Kieran and Chris take a listener question!

Episode 322 - Ticketmaster Cannot Eat It f/ Kyle Starks  

Our good friend Kyle "Hollywood Eisner nominated Sexcastle the Rick and Morty franchise" Starks is back this week to talk about his work on his new book Kill Them All, Rick & Morty and more, but most importantly, we spend quite a while discussing the wonders of Jungle Jim's, a massive and wondrous grocery store in Hamilton, Ohio. We also talk about action movie adaptations, Metallica, Oni's licensed comics and the list goes on. Plus, Chris and Matt answer a listener question!

Episode 321 - Losers, Outcasts and Freaks f/ Nathan Fairbairn  

Colorist and writer Nathan Fairbairn drops by this week to talk about his new Image Comics series Lake of Fire, working with Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely, learning how to color comics, how lettering helps with writing, characters who don't know anything, the color of success, and so much more! Then, Chris and Matt add a new set of characters to the Panel President list!

Episode 320 - King of Trios 2016 Special  

Recorded live in Easton, Pennsylvania, it's the War Rocket Ajax King of Trios 2016 spectacular! After three days of pro wrestling, Chris sits down with an all-star roster of a dozen guests to talk about the event, including emergency backup cohosts Elle Collins and Kieran Shiach, Hard Times co-host Megan Nielsen, Animal Crackers co-host Helena Hart, and more! Find out why one of our favorite moments of the weekend came from an extremely unlikely degenerate, and maybe, just maybe, #WinADateWithGavinJasper!  WARNING: This one is literally 100% wrestling content. BE ADVISED!

Every Story Ever Special: August 2016  

We're back once again to rank listener-submitted lists of comic book stories!

Episode 319 - Not Enough Money to Live f/ Kelly Thompson  

Our pal Kelly Thompson is back to talk about her work on Jem, the upcoming Star Wars Annual #2 and Mega Princess! Plus, we talk about the freelancer's sleep cycle, crossovers, fictional countries, lightning-fast deadlines and so much more! Then Matt and Chris take a few listener questions!

Episode 318 - Rackin' Up Enemies f/ Fred Van Lente  

War Rocket Ajax favorite Fred Van Lente returns to this show this week to (nominally) talk about his new Valiant Comics series Generation Zero! We also chat about a chance encounter with actor Dirk Benedict at a comic convention, writing villains, combining genres, the worst time travel tropes, the connection between Incredible Hercules and Archer and Armstrong, and so much more! Plus, some Robins get added to the Panel President list!

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