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War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews, rankings and more.

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War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews, rankings and more.

iTunes Ratings

355 Ratings
Average Ratings
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Love the show, but…

By Chinkerton2843 - Nov 06 2019
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Give the people what they want, more Harrison!

#1 HQC Daddies

By Dbcbw - Oct 15 2019
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They’re the best on the net what can I say

iTunes Ratings

355 Ratings
Average Ratings
323
8
4
6
14

Love the show, but…

By Chinkerton2843 - Nov 06 2019
Read more
Give the people what they want, more Harrison!

#1 HQC Daddies

By Dbcbw - Oct 15 2019
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They’re the best on the net what can I say
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War Rocket Ajax

Latest release on Jan 22, 2020

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War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews, rankings and more.

Rank #1: Episode 349 - Surprise Nick f/ Adam P. Knave and Nick Brokenshire

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This week, we're happy to welcome back Adam P. Knave, co-writer of Dark Horse Comics' The Once and Future Queen, and then, look out! Series artist Nick Brokenshire drops in, too. We talk about how Portland is like Scotland but not like Cornwall at all, structuring comic series into mini-series, stepping up art styles, writing collaboratively, other comics with Aurthurian stories, whether there will be another Star War, and much more! Plus, we add some characters to the Panel President list!

Apr 17 2017

1hr 37mins

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Rank #2: Episode 314 - Rise Above the Trash Buckets f/ Lauren Moran

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This week, Chris and special guest host Elle Collins talk to artist Lauren Moran about her work designing t-shirts for WWE (and other Ajax-favorite franchises), as well as her controversial sixth-grade opinion that everyone who watched WCW was "a garbage person." Don't worry, we don't let that one go unchallenged. Plus, Batman Returns is attacked and defended and the new Betty & Veronica #1 gets a very mystified review.

Jul 25 2016

1hr 50mins

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Rank #3: Episode 271 – Three Candied Apples To The Face f/ Kelly Thompson

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This week, guest host Elle Collins of Into It joins Chris as writer Kelly Thompson returns to the show to talk about wrapping up the first arc of Jem and the Holograms, writing Captain Marvel and the Carol Corps and so much more, in a stealth episode that's really just about how much we all love Jem.  Plus, karma strikes in a special MMA update and the Marvel Movies are ranked, ESE-style!

Sep 14 2015

1hr 30mins

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Rank #4: Episode 326 - The Mandy Patinkast f/ Geoffrey Golden and Amanda Meadows

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It's a small world after all, because we're welcoming back our pals from Devastator Press, Geoffery Golden and Amanda Meadows, to talk about their new book, Dream It! Screw It!: 30 Years of Rejected Disney Park Ideas by Imagineer Dipp Disney! We talk a lot about theme parks vs. amusement parks, what makes Disney parks special, satire and legal stuff, live-action Disney movies, writing jokes you're proud of, and so much more! Plus, Chris and Matt take a couple listener questions!

Oct 17 2016

1hr 35mins

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Rank #5: Every Story Ever: August 2019

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We edge even closer to 1,000 stories ranked in this month's Every Story Ever special!

Aug 30 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #6: Every Story Ever Special: November 2019

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It's time to give thanks, shop and rank some comic books!

Nov 30 2019

2hr

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Rank #7: Episode 311 - Clown Club f/ Van Jensen

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We're coming original on this very special milestone episode with the writer of the new Dark Horse Comics series Cryptocracy, Van Jensen! We talk with him about conspiracies, how he researched them for the book, world-building, the weirdest club he was ever a part of, eyepatches, the Flash and so much more! Plus we take some of your listener questions!

Jul 04 2016

1hr 32mins

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Rank #8: Episode 277 – Live From Spooky Mansion 2015 f/Benito Cereno

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Our old pal Benito Cereno, writer of Hector Plasm, Tick: New Series, Tales from the Bully Pulpit and more, joins us once again for our Halloween spooktacular! We talk about movies to watch (of course), Universal monsters, Carman (as tradition dictates), logo parody t-shirts, and so much more! Plus, we take a spooky listener question

Oct 26 2015

1hr 46mins

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Rank #9: Episode 258 – The Bummer Track, Daddio f/ Jon Morris

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This week, we welcome back Jon Morris, author of the brand new book, The League of Regrettable Superheroes! We chat about just what makes a superhero regrettable, how Squirrel Girl transcended that label, the weird darkness of Golden Age characters, Columbo, and much more! Plus, more entries to our Word Heavyweight Champion list!

Jun 15 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #10: Episode 242 – Always Drawing Robocop f/ Erica Henderson

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This week we are so very pleased to welcome the artist of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and our good friend Erica Henderson to the show! We talk to her about costume and character design, Robocop (of course), Marvel Puzzle Quest, humor in comics, Kraven's butt, and so much more! Plus, some more quotes compete to be the Word Heavyweight Champion!

Feb 23 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #11: Every Story Ever Special: September 2019

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It's a very special Every Story Ever special this month, as we rank the 1,000th comic to appear on the list. And to do it, we get a little sentimental.

Sep 26 2019

2hr 4mins

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Rank #12: Episode 275 – Terrified of Mail f/Christopher Sebela

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We've talked to a lot of guests about spooky things, but we've rarely interviewed anyone who lives in a spooky place. This week, we welcome Christopher Sebela, a comics writer and friend of the show, who's living for an entire month at the Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada. He tells us about almost getting kidnapped, the strange packages he's been getting, getting his stay funded on Kickstarter, the weird stuff that's happening as we're talking to him, and so much more. Plus, a spoooooky listener question!

Oct 12 2015

1hr 37mins

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Rank #13: Episode 479 - The Panel President Farewell Address

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After four years in office, Panel President's term has come to an end. We take all the lists we can as we wrap up the segment this week!

Dec 16 2019

1hr 57mins

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Rank #14: Episode 262 – The We’re-Not-at-Comic-Con Questions Special

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We're taking your questions while we celebrate not having to endure the horrors of San Diego Comic-Con!

Jul 13 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #15: Episode 470 - Cassidy's Trick (Panel President Special)

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We're back again, ranking characters this month, including one particularly emotionally affecting Irish vampire.

Oct 07 2019

1hr 34mins

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Rank #16: Comics Catch-Up 03: Claremont/Davis Excalibur Part 1

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You voted for us to catch up on the Chris Claremont/Alan Davis run on Excalibur, so we read the first 19 issues and talked about them! Once again, one of us more or less liked it, the other, not so much.

Mar 13 2019

48mins

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Rank #17: Episode 243 – Comics Are the Constant f/ Ed Brubaker

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We are proud as can be to welcome one of our favorites ever to the show this week: Ed Brubaker! We talk with him about being in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the process of bringing Bucky back, writing for TV versus writing comics, the new Criminal magazine, spy movies, noir lingo, and much more! Plus, Chris and Matt take a few listener questions!

Mar 02 2015

1hr 39mins

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Rank #18: Episode 363 - Cereal Showdown

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It's been a little while since we used our interview segment to answer your listener questions, so we're doing it this week! Myriad topics are covered--a lot of food is discussed--and we even manage to get some comics in there.

Jul 31 2017

1hr 33mins

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Rank #19: Every Story Ever Special: October 2019

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On this scariest of days, we're taking some Every Spooky Ever lists, intended and otherwise!

Oct 31 2018

2hr 2mins

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Rank #20: Episode 265 – Bustin’ Overdose f/ Erik Burnham

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This week, we welcome the writer of IDW's Ghostbusters Get Real and other bustin' comics, Erik Burnham! We talk about Jake Blues, giving Winston the spotlight, why Ghostbusters II is so maligned, whether Ghostbusters could sustain a serious horror story and so much more! Plus, more quotes for the Word Heavyweight Champion list!

Aug 03 2015

1hr 25mins

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Comics Catch-Up 13: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt (2019)

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We had both already read some of it, but this month, we caught up on all five issues of the Kieron Gillen/Caspar Wijngaard Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt series! It's about formalism, and is really comics scholarship in the form of a comics story. So we talk about that!

Jan 22 2020

46mins

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Episode 482 - Personal Stories About Fighting Robots f/Mark O. Stack

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Independent comics writer Mark O. Stack joins us this week to talk about the Weekend Warrior anthology he funded on Kickstarter, as well as an offshoot Weekend Warrior Presents series he's starting! We discuss the realities of Kickstarter, self-publishing, money in comics and a whole lot more! It gets real. Plus, the first-ever This or That segment, about street toughs.

Jan 20 2020

1hr 31mins

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Episode 481 - GORDIES X-7

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It's our annual awards show, on the grandest stage of them all! Listeners submit the categories, and everything from 2019 battles it out for the title!

Plus, it's our first episode on the Greenlit Podcast Network! The showcase of the immortals!

Jan 13 2020

1hr 49mins

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Every Story Ever Special: December 2019

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It sure is still 2019! And we're ranking as many comic stories as we can in two hours to close out the decade.

Jan 04 2020

2hr 6mins

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Episode 480 - Next Year in Arizona (2019 Christmas Special)

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As is tradition, Matt Fraction joins us for our annual Christmas special, and this year, we're reviewing the new Rob Halford Christmas album, Celestial, track by track! Plus we inadvertently learn a lot about the upcoming film Keep Hope Alive.

Dec 23 2019

1hr 59mins

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Episode 479 - The Panel President Farewell Address

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After four years in office, Panel President's term has come to an end. We take all the lists we can as we wrap up the segment this week!

Dec 16 2019

1hr 57mins

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Comics Catch-Up 12: Judge Dredd and Hellboy Christmas

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We read two Christmas stories featuring two of our favorite characters for Catch-Up this month. Did we feel the spirit of the holiday in these stories? Listen and find out!

Dec 13 2019

49mins

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Episode 478 - Forgot the Tar f/Gene Luen Yang

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The writer of Superman Smashes the Klan, Gene Luen Yang, joins us for the show this week to talk about adapting a radio serial to comics, what drew him to the story, all the different versions of Superman he's written, making a story set in the '40s relevant to today, what type of bender he'd be and a lot more! Plus, Matt and Chris take a question about one of their faves: G.I. Joe!

Dec 09 2019

1hr 30mins

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Every Story Ever Special: November 2019

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It's time to give thanks, shop and rank some comic books!

Nov 30 2019

2hr

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Episode 477 - A. Statsikrit (Panel President Special)

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Panel President is only going to be going for a few more short weeks, so we're ranking characters this week to get through as many lists as we can!

Nov 25 2019

1hr 37mins

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Episode 476 - History of Icing f/ Jeff Parker

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Jeff Parker returns to the show this week to talk to Chris about James Bond: Origin, the decade-spanning trend of bros icing bros, biscuits, theme songs and a whole lot more! Plus, Elle Collins fills in for Matt for checks, recs and comics reviews!

Nov 18 2019

1hr 25mins

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Episode 475 - Recs Remix

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We're once again making some recommendations (and anti-recs) for most of the episode this week!

Nov 11 2019

1hr 33mins

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Comics Catch-Up 11: Thor (2014)

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We read the full eight issues of the 2014 Thor series, and our feelings about it might surprise you!

Nov 07 2019

36mins

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Episode 474 - Nighty Time Ideas f/ Chip Zdarsky

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The writer of the new Comixology series Afterlift returns to the show this week to talk about Spider-Man: Life Story, getting ideas before bed, his favorite childhood comics, sending companies to jail and a whole lot more!

Nov 04 2019

1hr 28mins

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Every Story Ever Special: October 2019

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It's spooky season, and we overcame the spookiest thing of all: getting this special where we rank comic stories up by the end of the month!

Oct 31 2019

2hr 5mins

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Episode 473 - Love that Hodag f/ Benito Cereno

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Our traditional Halloween guest, Benito Cereno, returns once again! This year, we're talking about various cryptids and local legends to get us into the spooky spirit of the holiday!

Oct 28 2019

1hr 30mins

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Comics Catch-Up 10: Nameless

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Because of passionate fan demand, we checked out this six-issue horror miniseries by Grant Morrison and Chris Burnham! It's well-made to be sure, but is it the Morrison we really like?

Oct 23 2019

41mins

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Episode 472 - Spittin' Hot Firestar (Panel President Special)

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With only a few months left to get through lists, we're trying our best to rank as many characters as we can!

Oct 21 2019

1hr 35mins

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Episode 471 - Jokes and Punches f/ Kyle Starks

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The writer and the artist of the new Kickstarter-funded comic Old Head joins us this week to talk about having lines from his comics quoted at him, his love of My Hero Academia, working with artists like Erica Henderson, how long he's wanted to make a basketball comic, and a whole lot more! Plus, Matt and Chris take a question about a comics dynasty.

Oct 14 2019

1hr 33mins

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Episode 470 - Cassidy's Trick (Panel President Special)

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We're back again, ranking characters this month, including one particularly emotionally affecting Irish vampire.

Oct 07 2019

1hr 34mins

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iTunes Ratings

355 Ratings
Average Ratings
323
8
4
6
14

Love the show, but…

By Chinkerton2843 - Nov 06 2019
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Give the people what they want, more Harrison!

#1 HQC Daddies

By Dbcbw - Oct 15 2019
Read more
They’re the best on the net what can I say