Category Archives: Episodes

Episode 16 – Core Universe w/ Rick Remender

What do you get when you have Rick Remender on your show? A lot of talk about Punisher: Franken-Castle, punk music, and some absurd convention stories. What better way to close out 2009, as Chris and Euge talk also talk about Twilight, drink recipes, more listener emails, and a special holiday hater!

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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 Heavy.com. Please check them out if you get a chance.
  • Check out AdamWarRock.com for some fresh rhymes and dope beats.

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 Heavy.com. Please check them out if you get a chance.
  • Check out AdamWarRock.com for some fresh rhymes and dope beats.

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?

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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.

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Episode 11 – Letter to the Editor w/ James Lucas Jones

The gang’s all here, as Rusty Shackles joins the whole show, including our interview with special guest James Lucas Jones, the editor-in-chief of Oni Press. He talks to us about his history with comics, hate mail to editors, and his feelings on the personality of Oni as a publishing house. Also, apparently the crew decided to get drunk for every other segment completely independently of each other.

The Rundown:

  • Please visit Oni Press‘s website to find out everything you’d ever want to know about them. Purchase their books through our sidebar, or on Amazon.
  • Also, while you’re at it, check out the website of Jamie S. Rich, who actually happens to be my favorite movie critic over at DVDTalk.com.
  • This is the Whirling Time Warper Lego set.
  • Dave Campbell’s blog post about the Meatloaf ad can be found here.
  • If you want to know what the guy from Man vs. Food looks like, here he is.
  • Sims has been churning out great content at not only The ISB, but also at ComicsAlliance and Heavy.com. Please check them out if you get a chance.
  • Check out AdamWarRock.com for some fresh rhymes and dope beats.

Episode 10 – Halloween Special w/ Matt Sturges

SPOOOOOOKYYYYY. Get in the Halloween spirit with our guest Matt Sturges, as he talks about Blue Beetle, House of Mystery, and zombie princesses. Then, Evie and Aaron from Awesomed By Comics stop by, as Chris and Aaron engage in a Castlevania Trivia Contest to determine once and for all, how much does Simon’s Quest really suck?

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Episode 9 – Championship Edition w/ Tom Peyer

Comics writer Tom Peyer stops by to talk politics and responds to the rabid fanbase of Legion of Super-Heroes once and for all. Also, Chris Haley of Let’s Be Friends Again sits in the third chair, as we discuss….well, you don’t want to know what we discuss.

The Rundown:

  • For more information on everything about Tom Peyer, please visit his website here. Also, Tom’s on twitter. Also, buy Tom’s works on Amazon.
  • Check out Let’s Be Friends Again at their website. Also, Curt and Chris are on twitter. Be sure you tell them “domo arigato” for me.
  • As mentioned in the episode, Telltale Games has come out with a new episode of their series of Monkey Island games. You can check out more on the website.
  • Keep checking out The Awesomed by Comics Podcast.
  • Big Ups: check out Sims’s best Draculas post on ComicsAlliance.
  • Sims has been churning out great content at not only The ISB, but also at ComicsAlliance and Heavy.com. Please check them out if you get a chance.
  • Check out AdamWarRock.com for some fresh rhymes and dope beats. Also, you can download the latest beef track there in mp3 high quality form.

Episode 8 – The Bonus Round w/ SPX 2009

It’s the Bonus Round! As our resident artist Rusty Shackles debuts on the War Rocket Ajax program. Matt Wilson a/k/a King Oblivion PhD comes back to talk about the Marvel Swimsuit Issues. I go to SPX 2009 and report from the floor. And we talk about the conclusion to Planetary and take your twitter questions for US. Who can smash the car FASTER?

SPX Show Notes:

  • First and foremost, for all information about SPX, go to the website.
  • Everything about my co-host Alvaro is at his website, Here Comes the Thunder. To hear the Everything is Wonderful guys intervewed on PYDK, check it out here.
  • Check out more of Joe Dunn and Phil Chan’s work at DigitalPimpOnline.com
  • For more information on Liz Baillie’s stuff, check out her website. Also, check out the winners of this year’s Ignatz winners and Nerdlingers winners.
  • You can see all of Phil McAndrew’s stuff at his website, and hear him interviewed on PYDK here.
  • Check out Box Brown’s works at his website, as well as his webcomic Bellen.
  • For more information on Colleen and Marianne’s dedication to Lumberjack Day, as well as The Field Guide to Lumberjacks, go to the website.
  • Also I guess check out Curt and Chris at Let’s Be Friends Again.

Show Notes:

  • Swimsuit pic #1: click here
  • Swimsuit pic #2: click here
  • Check out Rusty’s Covered Blog Spiderwoman piece here! Also, be sure to head over to his website for more of his awesome artwork.
  • For more info on Matt and The ISS, check out the website. Here’s the article that he talked about in the haters segment, written by Dr. Puppykicker.
  • Check out Chris’s Comics Alliance facebook article here. Also everywhere else it was linked to this week.
  • Check out the War Rocket Ajax crew on the Between the Panels podcast, Blackest Night Special Rise #3 at the website here.
  • Check out AdamWarRock.com and let’s get this party started quickly right?
  • Holy mother of god, how many show notes did we have?

Episode 7 – Peace Rocket Ajax w/ Benito Cereno

What’s beef? We start off blazing with our new beef track against the Awesomed By Comics crew. Then writer Benito Cereno comes on the program to usher in October with some talk about Hector Plasm, as well as putting his own sorta-Internet beef to bed. We also have Kevin Church stopping by to address a particularly intense hater’s beef regarding a certain bodily function. All in this jampacked edition of War Rocket Ajax.

The Show Rundown

  • Our guest: Please check out Benito’s blog here! Check him out on twitter here.
  • The Tick! Ask your retailer to order it with the code: SEP09 0937. Or order it online here! You know you want it, suckers!
  • Our third chair: You can find out more information about Kevin at his website, or at Agreeable Comics, where you can also find all of his webcomics like: She Died in Terrbonne, The Rack, and The Loneliest Astronauts. Also follow him on twitter.
  • Read Sims’ Woman of A.C.T.I.O.N. over at Action Age Comics. And check out artist Chris Piers on twitter, or over at the Television Zombies podcast.
  • Check out our friends at the Awesomed By Comics podcast, where they put together a fantastic show!
  • If you’re not reading Nedroid, you’re missing out.
  • Kate Beaton, I’m sorry I accidentally emailed you a story about a microwave bacon cooker. Hope you can come on a future episode of War Rocket Ajax!
  • Please check out Nate Powell’s great graphic novel, Swallow Me Whole from Top Shelf Productions. Also, I said they were twins. They’re step-siblings. Sorry about that, but check it out, it’s a magnificent book.
  • Beat used is “On Golden Void” from Alex Goose’s compilation of submitted beats for Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3. Check them out here.
  • Big Ups! – Master Kevin Church wishes you big ups, sir. And Chris wishes you guys big ups too.
  • Make sure you read Chris’s hilarious ongoing “Worst of Netflix” series on Heavy.com.
  • If you like interview shows, check out my other podcast, The People You Don’t Know.
  • All links should open up in new windows. Sorry about that, streaming listeners! Though the sidebar amazon links may not, since those are autogenerated. And sorry about the size of this file, the bit rate was as low as it could go. Nothing could be done about it.