What a crazy, busy week it’s been for…well, me. Probably others. So because we haven’t had time to schedule a guest AND I don’t have time to edit the episode, we’re going to be trying something interesting. Me, Sims, Rusty Shackles and Matt Wilson of The ISS are going to hop on board, hit record, and do it all the way live. No edits, no drop-ins, everything we say goes straight to the tape. We may take twitter questions in the middle, we may call random people, we may have surprises. And the winner of our hater contest will be joining us for a portion to tell us his hater story live on the show as well.
The party goes down at 9PM eastern tomorrow, eastern time (Wednesday the 10th), so EMAIL me questions at warrocketpodcast_at_gmail.com. Seriously, any question you can possibly think of, we’ll be glad to answer.
Incredible! Two eps in two weeks. And two guests! Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak stop by to talk about The Incredible Hercules, as well as The Hulk and other titles. Chris and Euge talk about Girl Comics. Haters, Listener questions, art by Max Huffman, and the announcement of the winner of our Hater Contest!
Please check out our guests’ website’s. Fred’s is here, and you can check Fred out on twitter here. Greg’s is here, and check him out on twitter as well. Check out their stuff, and buy it! Greg’s here. Fred’s here. More stuff on the sidebar.
If you happen to be going to SXSW, make sure you check out Greg’s film, Mister Green. More information here.
Fred sent me this link, with the comment “It’s all coming true.”
Thanks to Max Huffman of Mocktopus for the great poster for this episode. Hopefully, he’ll be around to do more while Rusty Shackles is off working.
That’s right folks, tonight around 10PM EST, we’re going to be talking to Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, writers of The Incredible Hercules and a gazillion other titles. Twitter us questions and get ready for consistent Ajax eps! Incredible, indeed.
Through snow, through sleet, through hail, love prevails. Appropriately, Thomas Zahler, creator of the superb superhero situation comedy comic book Love and Capes, is our guest, as we chat about love, relationships, and Superman. Also, 3rd Chair Smithy is back to spread sunshine in our lives. We talk about Kick-Ass, shameless self-promotion, power ballads, and sex in Mass Effect 2. It’s a jumble of goodness, as War Rocket Ajax returns.
Please check out Thomas Zahler’s great Love and Capes at his website, where you can actually read a fair amount of the first issue for FREE. Also, follow him on twitter, and pick up the first trade of Love and Capes on Amazon!
Sorry to our friends Evie and Aaron at Awesomed By Comics, who are also having some technical difficulties and won’t be posting up new eps for a bit. We recommended them in the episode, but please check out their archives, or their appearance on War Rocket Ajax (often referred to as both the best and/or most painful segment, as voted on by listeners, in our show’s history).
We are BACK. And we are going to move forward, through snow, through bad Comcast service, through everything and record our Valentine’s Day episode a few weeks late with Thomas Zahler, creator of the fantastic Love and Capes on Tuesday, February 23, around 9:30 PM EST. So please, tweet and email your questions for Thom by then!
Also, STOP sending me hater stories. The deadline has passed. We have a 10+ page word document to read through. I am sure it is going to make Chris and I weep for humanity.
Last call for Hater Stories. Deadline is the end of the week, February 19, 2010.
Now that the Internet is back in my home, I’m compiling the stories and making our selections. So last call, email WarRocketPodcast_at_gmail.com. Send us your best hater story, remember, send us your best story of being hated on in real life. Make it on the funny side, rather than the depressing side. Winner will get a prize and a chance to come on the show to tell their story to the world.
Hooray. It started snowing again in DC. It looks like another foot will be added on top of the 30 inches we got last weekend that was still sitting around. If you want a good gauge how bad this snowstorm is, the post office has not delivered mail two days in the past week. Before that, the last time the post office failed to deliver the mail was over thirty years ago.
For now, I’m going back into hibernation. But if you have a moment, why not check out this video by Atlanta hip hop group The Remnant for their song, “Know This.” Niles (the third guy in the video) is a long-time fan of The ISB and War Rocket Ajax, and put me on to their stuff. They make great music, so be sure you check out their album on iTunes:
Hi guys. So, we have some news, and it’s not of the good kind. This week, we were supposed to record with Thom Zahler, creator of Love and Capes, to get our show back on schedule after I (Euge) moved to a new apartment. What happened after that, well, it’s kind of absurd.
First, Comcast had a faulty hookup in my apartment so the technician couldn’t set up my cable and internet. They were supposed to come back this weekend to fix it, only this weekend the Washington, DC area had a record amount of snowfall (about three feet), shutting down the city. A cable guy’s been rescheduled, but won’t be back until this Sunday, after which, I’m going to be out of town the following weekend (ironically, to go visit my parents after my original x-mas trip was canceled because of ANOTHER historic snowstorm..seriously, global warming my ass).
So the long and short of it is this: I don’t know when we’re going to get our episodes back on track. I’m sorry about all of this, and it sucks b/c this happened just as we had a good amount of momentum in the new year. But alas, you can blame Comcast and God (in that order) for messing with our steez.
So for now, check out Chris’s stuff on The ISB, as he’s now writing full-time! And I’m going to go back to slow delirium. Did I mention my Xbox red-ringed during this weekend, too? Seriously, what did I do to piss the gods off so much?
Great Googily Moogily! Mike McGee and Tamas Jakab from El Gorgo join the party, along with 3rd chair Emeritus Rusty Shackles, as the War Rocket Ajax crew grabs their guitars and makes their way to the concert! Will they make it in time?!