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Episode 403 – Jerks are Funny f/ Derek Charm

The new artist on Marvel Comics’ Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Derek Charm, comes back on board this week! We talk with him about picking up a book with such a distinctive art style, following Erica Henderson on Squirrel Girl and Jughead, Star Wars Adventures, drawing Kraven’s street clothes, Valiant High, the status of his book Trip Fantastic, and much more! Plus, Matt and Chris take a few quick listener questions!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Derek on Twitter!
  • Derek’s last appearance on the show was way back in February 2013!
  • Chris’ check and rec: Negan, marriage
  • Matt’s check and rec: Columbus trip, upcoming LA trip, Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer
  • Music used: Hyper Squirrel, “Electro Flash”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Justice League: No Justice #2
  • Usagi Yojimbo: The Hiddden #3
  • Batman #47

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Episode 402 – Show Collapse Live at Columbus Podcast Festival

We came to Columbus, Ohio, with some curated Panel President lists, and we ranked them in front of a live audience at the Columbus Podcast Festival. Also, Matt is (not) an attorney.

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Episode 401 – Distilled Down to Hey f/ Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow

We’re so very glad to welcome the creative team behind the new Quirk Books graphic novel Manfried the Man, Caitlin Major and Kelly Bastow, to the show this week! We talk with them about the numerous funny choices in the book, taking inspiration from Garfield, building a world of humanoid cats, why the webcomic version of the comic had to be finished so quickly, chicken sandwiches, and much more! Plus, Matt and Chris answer another definitional listener question!

The Rundown:

  • Follow Caitlin and Kelly on Twitter!
  • Mystery at Penis Valley doesn’t exist yet, but there is a mock cover on Caitlin’s Tumblr.
  • Go donate to the ASPCA in memory of Batman the dog.
  • Chris’ check and rec: Columbus Podcast Festival, new computer, Avengers: Infinity War
  • Matt’s check and rec: Everything Will Be Okay #1 on Comixology, Andre the Giant documentary
  • Music used: Battleshakers, “Pet”

Comics Reviewed:

  • Avengers #1
  • DC Nation #0
  • Rogue and Gambit #5

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Episode 400 – No. 1 Content Daddies

Over the course of eight-plus years and 400 episodes (really more, but we only count certain ones), War Rocket Ajax has tried out a lot of segments and served as the breeding ground for a lot of other podcasts. So we asked our co-hosts from some of the other podcasts we do now–Ally Stock of Xena Warrior Business, Matt Fisher of Smark of the Beast, Benito Cereno of Apocrypals, Marlene Thompson of Ghost of a Chance and Jordan D. White of Sailor Business–to hop on our rented zeppelin and celebrate the occasion with us. In the process, we revive some old WRA segments and try some new stuff!

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Every Story Ever Special: April 2018

It’s our lot in life, so we’re once again ranking comic book stories for two hours!

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Episode 399 – Holding the Line (Panel President Special)

It’s time to rank some comic book characters as we careen toward episode 400!

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Comics Reviewed:

  • Mister Miracle #8
  • Action Comics #1000

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Episode 398 – Wallowing in Nostalgia f/ Gene Luen Yang

We’re beyond pleased to welcome cartoonist Gene Luen Yang to the show this week to talk about his work on New Super-Man, Superman Smashes the Klan, his early graphic novels and much more! Get ready for a shocking amount of basketball talk. Plus, we finish up a Panel President list of Doom Patrol characters!

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Comics Reviewed:

  • Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31
  • Exiles #1
  • Brothers Dracul #1

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Episode 397 – Is Anyone Here Not a Vampire? f/ Alex Roberts

We’re wading back into the world of tabletop gaming this week as we talk to game designer Alex Roberts about her new game, Star Crossed! We talk about mechanics versus story, how that might be a false binary, LARPing, which comics characters might make the best star-crossed lovers, building relationships in games, how horror and romance are similar, and so much more! Plus, Matt and Chris take a space adventuring listener question!

The Rundown:

Comics Reviewed:

  • DC Dark Nights: Metal #6
  • Marvel Two-in-One #5
  • Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay #6

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Episode 396 – Wrestlemania Special Fleur-de-lis f/ The Hard Times Podcast

Wrestlemania’s just around the corner, and we’re running down the entire card with Elle Collins and Megan Nielsen of The Hard Times Podcast! Yes, all 14(!) matches on the show. We’re making predictions, fantasy booking, wondering what will close the show and much more!

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Every Story Ever Special: March 2018

We’re ranking stories once again, and also taking a little time to talk logos.

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