Episode 318 – Rackin’ Up Enemies f/ Fred Van Lente

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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!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Batman #5
  • Supergirl Rebirth #1
  • Backstagers #1

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Episode 317 – Panther v. Doom: Badminton Battle

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A move is completed, a birthday is here, a book nears completion, and Matt and Chris are taking your listener questions for this week’s show!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • All-Star Batman #1
  • Superwoman #1
  • New Super-Man #1

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Episode 316 – Jannetty’s Revenge f/ Jeremy Whitley

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Ajax 3:16 says we just posted a podcast! And we’ve got a good one for you: Our old pal Jeremy Whitley, the writer of Princeless and the upcoming Unstoppable Wasp series, drops by to chat with us! We talk about our favorite Stone Cold moments (of course), pitch a movie starring Barack Obama and The Rock, discuss writing processes, freak out about dream collaborations and so much more! Plus, we answer some of your listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Nightwing #2
  • Jughead #8
  • Batman #4

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Every Story Ever Special: July 2016

We’re a little late this time around, but not any less enthusiastic to rank lists of comic book stories sent to us by listeners!

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Episode 315 – A Little Guy Goes a Long Way (Panel President Special)

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Matt’s back to help Chris rank some characters in this Panel President special!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Captain Kid #1
  • Batgirl #1
  • ROM #1

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Episode 314 – Rise Above The Trash Buckets f/ Lauren Moran

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This week, Chris and special guest host Elle Collins talk to artist Lauren Moran about her work designing t-shirts for WWE (and other Ajax-favorite franchises), as well as her controversial sixth-grade opinion that everyone who watched WCW was “a garbage person.” Don’t worry, we don’t let that one go unchallenged. Plus, Batman Returns is attacked and defended and the new Betty & Veronica #1 gets a very mystified review.

 

The Rundown:

  • Follow Lauren on Twitter!
  • Chris’ check and rec: Road trip to Durham, Ghostbusters.
  • Elle’s check and rec: The overwhelming amount of Steven UniverseAnother Period

Comics Reviewed:

  • Justice League #1
  • Faith #1
  • Betty & Veronica #1

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Episode 313 – Weird Baby Man f/ Matthew Summo

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This week, we’re happy to welcome Matthew Summo, co-writer of Double Take Universe’s Dedication, to the show! We talk with him about the inspiration of Night of the Living Dead, working in a supermarket, Paul Heyman and Jim Cornette’s agelessness, prison riot survival chances, making comics intended to be read on phones, self-publishing, lettering and so much more! Plus, we take some of your listener questions!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • New Super-Man #1
  • Detective Comics #936
  • Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar #1

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Episode 312 – That Spicy Little Trail f/ Jackie Lewis

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Longtime pal and first-time guest Jackie Lewis, artist of Oni Press’ Merry Men, sits down with us this week to talk a whole lot about Robin Hood, spiciness, the worst-designed Pokemon, displaying pinup art at conventions, historical accuracy, heading up “the ratings ladder,” and so much more! Plus, we add five new characters to the Panel President list!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • Flintstones #1
  • Justice League Rebirth #1
  • Superman #2

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Episode 311 – Clown Club f/ Van Jensen

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We’re coming original on this very special milestone episode with the writer of the new Dark Horse Comics series Cryptocracy, Van Jensen! We talk with him about conspiracies, how he researched them for the book, world-building, the weirdest club he was ever a part of, eyepatches, the Flash and so much more! Plus we take some of your listener questions!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Van on Twitter!
  • Read up on some cool conspiracies: Bohemian Grove and Mel’s Hole.
  • Correction: Sans DOES speak in Comic Sans after all (it’s just bold and pixelated).
  • Chris’ check and rec: MMA Update, Dope
  • Matt’s check and rec: Book Update, Undertale
  • Music used: Nano Conspiracy, “ConSpire”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Transformers vs. G.I. Joe #13
  • Spider-Man/Deadpool #6
  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #9

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Every Story Ever Special: June 2016

Another month, another two-hour block of ranking comic stories suggested to us by you, our listeners!

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