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Episode 15 – Historically Speaking w/ Cherie Priest

Sims has a big announcement! I have a new website! And author, Southern gothic zombie steampunk historical enthusiast Cherie Priest talks about her book, Boneshaker, as well as Alfred Hitchcock and why historical fiction or steampunk culture shouldn’t forget about the fun.

The Rundown:

  • For EVERYTHING Cherie Priest is involved with, please check out her website and twitter. Also, please purchase Boneshaker or the rest of her books.
  • Though we are lowly podtrash, WFMU’s The Best Show is a favorite of all of us here at War Rocket Ajax.
  • Check out my new hip hop blog, Self Titled (Eponymous) if you’re into that sort of stuff (like 1,200+ word write ups of old De La Soul records).
  • Though he won’t be contributing art to our show for a little bit, please continue to check out more of Rusty Shackles’ amazing work at his website, if you haven’t already.
  • Sims has been churning out great content at not only The ISB, but also at ComicsAlliance and Please check them out if you get a chance.
  • Check out for some fresh rhymes and dope beats.

Next Guest! Cherie Priest!

Our next episode is being recorded tonight, Wednesday, December 2, 2009, as we shoot the breeze with author Cherie Priest. We’ll talk to her about her fantastic novel, Boneshaker, as well as comics and all that jazz. Tweet or email us questions if you got ’em for her!

We’re working on getting our X-mas special together, as well as a big surprise for next week’s guest. Stay tuned, and your minds will be bloooown.

Happy Thanksgiving!


HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the War Rocket Ajax crew. No plugs, no links, no nothing. Just a heartfelt thank you from all of us here. Thanks so much for listening, for commenting, for emailing, for everything. Hope all of you have a great holiday!

We’ll be taking the week off, but check back December 7, 2009 for our next episode!

p.s. – thanks so much for the incredible response for our Listener Email episode! Wowzers, you guys really came out of the woodwork to discuss! We’ll be doing it again soon!

Episode 14 – Brovember & Listener Emails

We take a week where we give thanks for our bros and the bro-tastic bro’in’ that bros do. Errr..I mean, we invite Rusty Shackles, Matt Wilson, and Smithy to the show and answer listener emails, and the topics range far and wide. It’s a week without a guest, with a lot of non-comics discussion, and a chance for us to give thanks to everyone for listening to our little show.

The Rundown:

  • Check out more of Rusty’s amazing work at his website, if you haven’t already.
  • Also, check out KingOblivionPhD’s writing at the International Society of Supervillains. Also check him out on twitter. You can also check out the song I wrote about him here.
  • Smithy can be found on twitter, at his art page, and his website. His name is really Matthew Allen Smith, but we just call him Smithy.
  • Check out Jay Potts’ great webcomic, World of Hurt at the website.
  • CORRECTION: “Still D.R.E.” was ghostwritten by Jay-Z, not “The Next Episode.” whoops.
  • Sims has been churning out great content at not only The ISB, but also at ComicsAlliance and Please check them out if you get a chance.
  • Check out for some fresh rhymes and dope beats.

The Goggles. They Do Nothing


Hey ho. We’ve been busy ’round these parts, so the blog’s been a little slow on the posts. But we still got a new episode coming on Monday, with a roundtable of bros ready to answer your listener email. Make sure you send any and all questions and comments to for our next listener mailbag episode. It was a blast. No topics were off limits!

For now, I will say that we want to keep doing our best to bring you the best possible show we can. And it helps us massively if you leave us reviews on iTunes and comment on the site with feedback, comments, hate mail, and compilments. Whatever you want to say, just keep the conversation going!

I’m hoping to have a new song for one of our future episodes, and we have some special guests and surprises in the works. So stay tuned, and thanks for all the emails! New episode Monday!

Episode 13 – Spies Like Us w/ Chris Roberson

It finally happened. We breached the 2 hour mark. For those who hate how long our episodes are, maybe you can blame writer Chris Roberson for being too interesting, as he talks about Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love and his upcoming title I, Zombie. Or, you can blame Dr. K, since he stops by to talk about his trip with Sims to the infamous South of the Border. Or maybe, just maybe…you can blame the REGGAETON AIR HORN. Either way, it’s an episode of international intrigue and racist tourist traps. And really, how can you shortchange any of that?

The Rundown:

Next Guest! Chris Roberson!


We’ll be recording our next episode Friday the 13th, tonight, with Chris Roberson, writer of Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love, as well as other titles for the Clockwork Storybook Collective and MonkeyBrain Books, of which he is also the publisher and co-owner. Send your questions via email and twitter, and stay tuned for the episode to post next Monday!

We’d Like Your Emails


The War Rocket Ajax crew is going to have an episode where we read YOUR emails! So email the show at and ask us anything you can think of, whether it’s related to comics or not. We’ll read them on the air and answer them with some special guests!

Guest announcements coming up soon. It’s been a busy week, I’m still trying to get organized.

Episode 12 – Twisted Dark Reign Theatre

In our most jam-packed episode yet, four writers from Toyfare Magazine’s Twisted Toyfare Theatre series stop by to chat about the creative process, and GI Joe. Justin Aclin, Rob Bricken, TJ Dietsch, and Jon Guitierez all join in on the fun. Also, it’s our obligatory Dark Reign tie-in episode, as a special guest stops by to take over third chair duties in the name of H.A.M.M.E.R.

The Rundown: