Episode 58 – Embrace the Kookiness f/ Jim Zubkavich

We managed to get an in somehow and get Jim Zubkavich, creator of Skullkickers and editor/writer of a whole bunch of Street Fighter comics, to talk to us this week! We get Jim to explain what possessed him to allow Chris Sims to write a story in the latest issue of Skullkickers (#6, in stores now), to talk at length about Street Fighter and to answer the burning question of whether there’ll ever be a boy born who can swim as fast as a shark. Plus, our pledge drive rolls on as we welcome the first member of the Ajax Hundo Club, Ryan Holliday, to our third chair!

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The Rundown

  • Jim Zub is on Twitter. Follow him! Check out the his LiveJournal and the website for Udon Entertainment!
  • I don’t know if you heard, but Chris has a story in Skullkickers #6.
  • In case you aren’t familiar with Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight.
  • List your real-people team of heroes in the comments! All you need is a strong guy, an experienced guy, a sneaky guy, a guy with a boat and a girl!
  • Thanks again to Ryan for his donation and for coming on the show. Look for other members of the Hundo Club in the coming weeks!
  • Chris’s Rec: WFMU‘s pledge drive
  • Matt’s Rec: CVS brand sinus medicine (the kind with the daytime and nighttime in the same box)
  • Ryan’s Rec: Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Comics Talked About:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #655
  • Detective Comics #874
  • Iron Man 2.0 #1
  • Thor #620
  • Jeff Parker’s Hulk (again)

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Episode 57 – These Are My Words f/Kevin Church

Our bro, blogger and Agreeable Comics writer Kevin Church stops by this week to talk about the abrupt ending to The Rack, his other comics, working with artists, Internet commenting vs. blogging, good ’90s comics and much more! Plus, our pledge drive keeps rolling on and Chris and Matt discuss their recent travels. If that wasn’t enough, we also take on someone who’s been hating on the both of us!

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The Rundown

Comics Talked About:

  • Amazing Spider-Man #654.1
  • Silver Surfer #1 (wait for the interview)
  • Jeff Parker’s Hulk (ditto)

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Episode 56 – The WRAting Game f/David Wolkin and Jen Vaughn

Love is in the air in this week’s special Valentine’s Day episode, as lucky bachelorette Jen Vaughn picks between Chris, Matt and third chair David Wolkin in our very own version of the Dating Game! Romance and awkwardness abound. We also graciously thank the surprisingly large group of donors from the first days of our War Rocket Ajax pledge drive, and beg for more money. Also: Find out the disaster that was Matt’s Jeopardy! online test!

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The Rundown

  • Follow David and Jen on Twitter. As you can tell from the episode, they’re both hilarious people.
  • Hope you like the song “Spanish Flea,” because you’re about to hear it like nine times in a row.
  • Here’s the hugely successful Kickstarter page for Jen’s “Lies Grownups Told Me” anthology with Nomi Kane and Caitlin M.
  • In case you didn’t think those He Said/She Said comics could be real, here they are.
  • We can’t say it enough: Thank you to everyone who’s donated so that we can keep talking about stuff on this podcast. We are surprised and humbled by the generosity you guys have shown.
  • Chris’s Rec: Chikara Pro Wrestling
  • Matt’s Rec: Dead Space 2
  • David’s Rec (sort of): Speed Stacks

Comics Talked About:

  • PunisherMAX #10
  • Superman #708
  • Brightest Day #19

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The War Rocket Ajax Pledge Drive!

First of all, thanks immensely to everyone who has already donated. Frankly, we’re surprised anyone would part with their money just because they like to listen to us joke around for a while each week. For those who have given enough to get an incentive, we’ll be in touch soon.

We figured it would be a good idea to put our incentive offers in writing here, just so you guys are clear on ‘em and you don’t have to go back and find that part of this week’s episode again. Plus, we’ve added a new one! So here they are:

  • Any donation results in us reading your name out on the show.
  • $25 gets you a piece of digital art from one of our artist pals.
  • $50 gets you signed copies of Matt’s supervillain how-to book, Hate You Forever, and Resurrection #8, Chris’s first published comic. Also, our good friend and theme-song rapper Adam Warrock will send you one of these two t-shirts for free, while sizes last!
  • $100 means you get to be third chair on an episode of War Rocket Ajax!
  • And a $1,000 donation gets you Chris Sims for a night (though anything beyond hand holding will have to be negotiated between you and him).

Thanks again, everybody. We’re going to try to not be too obnoxious about this, and we appreciate everyone who listens to the show.

Episode 55 – Hairy Lasagna f/ Curt Franklin and Chris Haley

The ban has been lifted! That’s right, Curt Franklin and Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again join us again for a show full of inappropriateness about Crocodile Dundee, Ernest, characters from ’80s commercials, cinnamon, a challenge involving lasagna and a chest, Joel Schumacher and “the bush.” Plus, we talk about today’s big LBFA/Adam Warrock announcement! If that wasn’t enough, Chris and I kick off our big pledge drive!

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The Rundown

  • Attention MaxtotheMax: Don’t listen to this episode. For your own good.
  • Play the Episode 55 drinking game! Take a shot every time you hear an awkward pause (and I edited some out).
  • The donate button is right over there in the sidebar, if you’re interested.
  • I apologize for the weird cut right at the beginning of the interview. Not sure how that happened, because when I listened to the rough cut of the interview it wasn’t like that. Anyway, the question that is missing is about how Chris, Curt and Chris all met.
  • In case you were stumped by the whole discussion of Idris Elba.
  • U-Decide! Yo! Noid vs. Cool Spot vs. McKids
  • Chris’s Rec: My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic (That’s real.)
  • Matt’s Rec: The Larry Sanders Show

Comics Talked About:

  • Uncle Scrooge #400
  • Amazing Spider-Man #653
  • Iron Man #500
  • Avengers: The Children’s Crusade
  • Gingerbread Girl

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24-hour delay! Big news!

You’re probably wondering right about now, “Where the hell is the show?” Well, turns out our guests, Curt Franklin and Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again, had a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT they wanted to talk about on our show. However, Comics Alliance is the site that’s going to break said news tomorrow. So rather than scoop Chris’s very own employer, we’re pushing the show back a day. We’ll be here with our two-hour-plus show tomorrow at noon!

In the meantime, get caught up with Awesome Hospital or check out my new Content Farm Tumblr!