We’re pleased this week to welcome the creators of Capture Creatures, Becky and Frank, to the show! We talk with them about Frank’s pro wrestling podcast, creating their own Pokemon (of sorts), immeasurably cute drawings, the best Pokemon, New Japan, the perils of comics distribution and much more! Plus, we take an easy-to-answer listener question!
Kelly Thompson, reigning War Rocket Ajax Intercontinental Champion as well as writer of Rogue and Gambit, Hawkeye, and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, among other comic series, joins us once again on the show this week to talk about comics romances, will-they-won’t-they tropes, the trick of pretending to be a couple, characters’ worst fears, working with longstanding fan favorites, the best X-Men couple and much more! Plus, Matt and Chris rank some characters for the Panel President list!
Rock Candy Mountain writer/artist and the Rick and Morty franchise Kyle Starks returns to War Rocket Ajax this week, joining us direct from his visit to Wizard World St. Louis! We talk about celebrity guests at conventions, hobo code, collaborating, convention entertainment options, Kyle’s different fan bases, a dream world for comic creators, and much more!
On this week’s show, we’re very happy to welcome Columbus Post Dispatch business reporter and author of the new book Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture, Dan Gearino! We talk with Dan about what it takes to run a comic shop, whether you have to be a fan to do it, the rise of Diamond as the only comic book distributor, Funko Pop displays, Urkel, and so much more! Plus, we answer a follow-up listener question!