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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

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
325
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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
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They’re the best on the net what can I say

iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
325
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
Read more
They’re the best on the net what can I say
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War Rocket Ajax

Latest release on Feb 20, 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 413 - Sensitive Thug Bane f/ Ramon Villalobos

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What a get this week! Mr. Vertigo Comics himself, Ramon Villalobos, artist of the upcoming series Border Town, joins us this week to talk about designing monsters, his con apparel, corresponding from San Diego Comic-Con, Warner Bros., the best shoes in comics, the culture at the U.S./Mexico border and a whole lot more! Plus, we take a long time to rank some sidekicks in our Panel President segment.

Jul 30 2018

1hr 46mins

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Rank #3: 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 #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: Episode 432 - The Richest Guys in Town f/ Matt Fraction

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Merry Christmas, you old War Rocket Ajax! We did another commentary track for a movie this year, and this time we're talking through It's a Wonderful Life!

Dec 24 2018

2hr 46mins

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Rank #6: 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 #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: Every Story Ever Special: November 2017

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We're almost caught up on ranking stories! Here's the newest 2-hour batch of ranks.

Dec 17 2017

2hr 4mins

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Rank #9: 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 #10: Every Story Ever Special: May 2019

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Heroes in Crisis just ended. Yes. we rank it.

May 31 2019

1hr 59mins

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Rank #11: Every Story Ever Special: June 2019

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Comic book stories? Oh, you know they got ranked this month.

Jun 30 2019

2hr 1min

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Every Story Ever Special: November 2018

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The holidays are here and it's time to rank some stories! Gather 'round!

Nov 27 2018

2hr 1min

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Rank #14: 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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: Every Story Ever Special: December 2018

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We're back from the holidays and catching up on ranking stories to ring in the year!

Jan 07 2019

2hr

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Rank #19: Episode 385 - If Jack Lemmon Were a Duck (Panel President Special)

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In our first regular episode of the year, we're ranking some comic book characters sent in by you, the listeners!

Jan 15 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #20: Episode 260 – Men of Extremes f/ Andy Suriano and Matt Chapman

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We're happy to welcome the co-creators of Cosmic Scoundrels, Andy Suriano and Matt Chapman, to this week's show! We talk about their backgrounds in animation, Easter eggs, how far is too far with scoundrel characters, publishing on the web and in print, Homestar Runner (of course) and much more! Plus, more quotes are added to the Word Heavyweight Champion list!

Jun 29 2015

1hr 41mins

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Comics Catch-Up 14: Punisher Kill Krew

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This Gerry Duggan/Juan Ferreyra joint from 2019 was the winner of our catch-up poll this month, and we read it and ranked it, as is our charge. It's the Punisher vs. fantasy monsters!

Feb 20 2020

33mins

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Episode 486 - Use Rope: The Hole Story f/Ryan North

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Ryan North returns to War Rocket Ajax this week to talk about the conclusion of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, his upcoming comic adaptation of Slaughterhouse Five, that time he was in a hole and how it almost became a TV show, the worst invention, his Wikipedia page and a whole lot more! Plus, Matt and Chris take on a D&D related This or That!

Feb 17 2020

1hr 36mins

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Episode 485 - Mr. Angelo (Listener Questions Special)

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We're christening our new show Twitter account -- yes, we finally had to break down and get one, which we'll explain -- by taking your listener questions on this week's show!

Feb 10 2020

1hr 35mins

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Episode 484 - Secret Woods f/Karla Pacheco

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Friend of the show and upcoming Spider-Woman writer Karla Pacheco joins us for the show this week, and no, we didn't use the episode title we suggested, which would definitely get us banned from Apple Podcasts, and maybe podcasting in general. But it's in the show, along with talk about a meteoric rise to writing for Marvel, Jessica Drew's new costume, killing off characters, boat life, seecrets, and so much more! Plus, Matt and Chris take on a Catwoman-related This or That!

Feb 03 2020

1hr 33mins

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Every Story Ever Special: January 2020

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It's a new year. We're ranking comic book stories. And we're, uh, earning our explicit tag this time around.

Jan 31 2020

2hr 3mins

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Episode 483 - Research Archery f/Matthew Rosenberg

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We couldn't be more pleased to welcome Matthew Rosenberg, writer of 4 Kids Walk Into a Bank, The Punisher, Uncanny X-Men and the current Hawkeye: Freefall to the show! We talk about bringing together various versions of Hawkeye, The Hood, Mark Gruenwald comics, Clint as the everyman, researching stories, and a whole lot more! Plus, Matt and Chris answer a question about one of our favorite topics: Utility supervillains!

Jan 27 2020

1hr 32mins

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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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iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
325
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