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

Episode 361 - Comics and Comics f/ Fred Van Lente  

Friend of the show Fred Van Lente returns this week to talk about branching out from comics with his brand new novel, Ten Dead Comedians! We talk about the difference between comics and prose writing, book recommendations, injecting real-world stuff into fictional worlds, basing characters on real-life famous people, death traps, nailing character voices, butt medicine and much more! Plus, we take one serious listener question and one silly listener question!

Episode 360 - More than a Mustache (Panel President Special)  

After a little sick break, we're back and ranking comic characters in this extra-sized episode! Among the rankings are Batman b-list villains, Superman analogues and comics royalty!

Every Story Ever Special: June 2017  

We're ranking stories in a slightly truncated episode this month! (We'll make up for it in July.)

Episode 359 - The Garfest Report f/ Daniel Kibblesmith  

What, did y'all think we were playin'? Well, we weren't. This past weekend, we joined up with the creator of Garfbert, Daniel Kibblesmith, to attend the 2017 Garfield Gathering Collectors Convention in Asheville, NC. Then we all got together at Matt's house afterward for our post-show report and to attempt to play a Garfield board game Daniel bought. Hear us break down all the ins and outs of the convention while trying to figure out this weird game from 1981!

Episode 358 - The Hotel Room Trivia Challenge f/ Gregg Schigiel  

The writer of Pix returns to quiz Matt, Chris and Chad Bowers at Heroes Con 2017! In addition to the "Name that Story" game we played last time Gregg was on, we also play a few fun warm-up games based on The Price is Right, $25,000 Pyramid and other shows! It's a fun time, even though Matt does get kinda mean.

Episode 358 - The Hotel Room Trivia Challenge f/ Gregg Schiegiel  

The writer of Pix returns to quiz Matt, Chris and Chad Bowers at Heroes Con 2017! In addition to the "Name that Story" game we played last time Gregg was on, we also play a few fun warm-up games based on The Price is Right, $25,000 Pyramid and other shows! It's a fun time, even though Matt does get kinda mean.

Episode 357 - Werewolf Illuminati f/ Kel McDonald  

Our pal and editor of the new Can I Pet Your Werewolf anthology Kel McDonald comes by this week to talk about cuddly werewolves, a harrowing con experience, CapWolf (of course), John Jameson, whether it's possible to pet a turtle, preferring stories that are cute and/or fun, non-wolf were-creatures, Kickstarter and much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

Episode 356 - Hide the Rabbit f/ Kieran Shiach  

Our good pal Kieran Shiach, writer of the new all-ages comic series Mossy with artist Traci Shepard, drops by to chat with us this week about swamp monsters, trolls, pool floats, capybaras, apartment pet policies, Kickstarter, all-ages comics, dinosaurs, lettering and much more! Plus, we answer a listener question about one of our favorite guys, Spider-Man!

Every Story Ever Special: May 2017  

With only minutes left to spare, here's our story-ranking special for May!

Episode 355 - The Best Hulk (Panel President Special)  

While Matt moves into his new house, here's the second of our two-part series of specials ranking characters!

Episode 354 - Accidental Pat (Panel President Special)  

We're ranking comic book characters once again in the first part of a two-part special!

Episode 353 - Snowflame, Swarm and "Spiderman" f/ Jon Morris  

Friend of the show Jon Morris drops by this week to talk about his new book, The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains, and all the odd, unfortunate and underused characters featured within! We discuss cocaine, nazi bees, "league" vs. "legion," handsomeness, Batroc, a mystery sequel, and much more! Plus we take some personal and probing listener questions!

Episode 352 - Todd Doesn't Eat f/ Abraham Riesman  

In his reporting for Vulture and New York magazine, Abraham Riesman has talked to some of the titans of comics. So we talk with him about those interactions with Steve Ditko, Todd McFarlane, Priest, Daniel Clowes, Stan Lee, and others. Plus, we get into the pronunciation of his name, candy, go-karts and a whole lot more! And on top of that, we answer two probing listener questions!

Episode 351 - The Dr. Doom of Peanuts (Panel President Special)  

Who truly is the Dr. Doom of Peanuts? You can only find out by listening to this week's episode, where we add more characters to our ever-expanding Panel President list!

Every Story Ever Special: April 2017  

We're back and ranking stories for two full hours once again!

Episode 350 - Nobody Told Me No f/ Tini Howard  

Tini Howard, who you may know from The Magdalena, her work on a WWE backup starring Finn Balor or numerous other comics projects, joins us for our landmark 350th episode this week! We talk about the urban fantasy of WWE, the urban fantasy of The Magdalena, local burger spots, Teen Titans, the best Megazord, Goldar's self-realization and much more! Plus, we answer an image-conscious listener question!

Episode 349 - Surprise Nick f/ Adam P. Knave and Nick Brokenshire  

This week, we're happy to welcome back Adam P. Knave, co-writer of Dark Horse Comics' The Once and Future Queen, and then, look out! Series artist Nick Brokenshire drops in, too. We talk about how Portland is like Scotland but not like Cornwall at all, structuring comic series into mini-series, stepping up art styles, writing collaboratively, other comics with Aurthurian stories, whether there will be another Star War, and much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

Episode 348 - Werewolf Brand f/ Katie Schenkel  

For this week's show, we're happy to welcome Katie Schenkel, former ComicsAlliance staffer and writer of the digital-first comic series Moonlighters! We talk with Katie about werewolves, why there aren't so many women lycanthropes in fiction, Draculas, working on a telephone-style project, making online communities happy, monster hunters and a whole lot more! Plus, we answer a listener question that we'd like a little listener input on!

Episode 347 - Colorful Jumping Fest (WrestleMania Special)  

Though we have usually done a WrestleMania preview show, this year we decided to take a look at the whole 7-hour extravaganza after the fact, to run down the good, the bad and the Pitbull. Also we talk about that whole ComicsAlliance thing that happened.

Every Story Ever Special: March 2017  

We're back and ranking more stories for another month in our two-hour special!

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