War Rocket Ajax

War Rocket Ajax

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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 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!

Episode 346 - Riverdale Murder Rate f/ Alex Segura  

Alex Segura isn't just the head of PR for Archie and writer of the new Archies one-shot. He's also the author of the Pete Fernandez series of crime novels, so we talk to him this week about comics vs. prose, murder fiction vs. idyllic Riverdale, Archie vs. noir protagonists, crossovers, portraying music in comics, and much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

Episode 345 - Tree Fallin' f/Leila Del Duca and Kit Seaton  

This week, we're more than pleased to welcome returning guest Leila Del Duca and new pal Kit Seaton to the show to talk about their new Image Comics graphic novel Afar! We talk with them about fairy tales and myths, creating humanoid (and not so humanoid) animal creatures, the transition from art to writing, whether Steve Austin is a wrestler, the publishing format of all-ages comics and a whole lot more! Plus, we answer a probing listener question!

Episode 344 - Ol' Quilty (Panel President Special)  

We're back from Seattle and ranking characters on this week's show! We take on some Superior Foes of Spider-Man, famous LLs and more!

Episode 343 - Live from Emerald City Comic-Con f/ Charles Soule and Ryan Browne  

Chris and Matt were at Emerald City Comic-Con in Seattle this weekend, where they recorded a live podcast with Charles Soule and Ryan Browne, co-creators of the Image Comics series Curse Words! We talk with them about wizards, the name Wizord, how their styles came together, cutting loose in a comic, coloring and much more! Plus, some surprisements!

Every Story Ever Special: February 2017  

You demanded it, so we're ranking Holy Terror in this month's story-ranking special! And eventually we get to some other stories.

Episode 342 - Laser Season f/ Cap Blackard, Doug Banks and Tony Baldini  

A handful of personalities behind The Nerdy Show and the creative team of the maybe soon-to-be animated series Lightning Dogs join us this week! We talk to Cap, Doug and Tony about stumbling into the idea for the show, why animation is preferable in this case to comics, documenting the entire creative process, cartoon series from the '90s, David Bowie, animation distribution and so much more! Plus, we add a few new characters to the Panel President list!

Episode 341 - Hella Arbitrary f/ Daniel Kibblesmith  

Daniel Kibblesmith is a good friend of the show and writer of the upcoming Valiant High digital-first series from Valiant and ComiXology, so we're more than happy to have him back this week! We talk with him about high-school AUs in general, making the Valiant characters fit in a high-school setting, whether there's a world outside the school, and, of course, the Garfield convention we're all planning to attend later this year. Plus, we answer an oddly relevant listener question!

Episode 340 - Name that Comic f/ Gregg Schigiel  

We're happy to welcome back Gregg Schigiel, writer of the Image Comics all-ages series Pix, to come on the show and talk about that series, but we're also very interested to ask him to recreate a trivia contest he did with Chris at a con a few years ago! We also discuss the market for all-ages comics, pitching comics to kids vs. adults, the inspiration for a superhero/Disney princess combo, and much more! Plus, we add a few grizzled characters to the Panel President list!

Episode 339 - Gross Muscle Baby f/ Einar Masson and Matt Harding  

On this week's episode, we're welcoming the two editors--one from San Francisco, one from Iceland--of the new Not Forgotten anthology, which features public doman, Golden Age superheroes! We talk about the weirdest, most obscure characters from that period; working with creators all over the globe; being confused for people with the same (or similar names); Iceland's love of licorice, and much more! Plus, we take a pair of TV-focused listener questions!

Every Story Ever Special: January 2017  

It's a new year, and we're adding as many new stories as we can to the Ever Story Ever list as we can in two hours!

Episode 338 - Garfield Ranks Big (Panel President Special)  

Chris is back from the high seas and we're ranking some characters! At least one big fat cat makes the list after lots of uncertainty, and several other favorites come up, too. Plus, hear about the Fan2Sea cruise from a cruiser himself!

Episode 337 - Space Jasons vs. Space Dench f/ Becky Cloonan  

With Chris away on the high seas, Matt has welcomed special guest host Matt Fisher of the Life Leave Me Alone podcast to come aboard and talk with none other than Becky Cloonan about her work on Southern Cross, The Punisher and Gotham Academy! We also talk a bunch about metal and hardcore music, artist Andy Belanger's wrestling alter-ego, the intersection of all the different books she writes and a bunch more! Plus, we take a financially focused listener question!

Episode 336 - How KRS-One is Like Wonder Woman f/ Afua Richardson  

Afua Richardson joins us for this week's show, and while you may know her as the cover artist of Black Panther: World of Wakanda and artist of Genius from Image Comics among other comics projects, she's also worn many, many other hats including singer, voice actress, beatboxer, floutist, and the list goes on. Also, she's on a first-name basis with KRS-One, which obviously makes her one of our favorite guests. In addition to all that, we also talk about taking breaks from work, adding symbolism to art, her X-Men '92 variant cover, and much more! Plus, we take a listener question that relates to Every Story Ever!

Episode 335 - The 69,420th Annual Gordie Awards  

From the Matt D. Wilson Memorial Auditorium, our annual award show, the Flash Gordon Memorial Awards, kicks off 2017 on War Rocket Ajax! Listeners submit the categories, we choose the winners!

Every Story Ever Special: December 2016  

We're finishing out the year by adding more stories to our list of every comic book story ever published!

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