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War Rocket Ajax

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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Episode 271 – Three Candied Apples To The Face f/ Kelly Thompson

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!

1hr 30mins

14 Sep 2015

Rank #1

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

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.

48mins

13 Mar 2019

Rank #2

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Every Story Ever Special: November 2017

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

2hr 4mins

17 Dec 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 299 - Teen Girl Metamorpho (Panel President Special)

We're knocking out some Panel President lists by ranking some characters this week!

1hr 54mins

11 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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Every Story Ever Special: April 2019

Ranks! Ranks! Ranks! Ranks! It's time for ranks once again!

2hr 3mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Every Story Ever Special: January 2019

We're kicking off 2019 by ranking some big-event stories!

2hr 2mins

31 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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Comics Catch-Up 07: Hellboy in Hell

The winner of this month's Comics Catch-Up poll was the purported last-ever Mike Mignola Hellboy story, and despite some of the details not being entirely clear to one host, who might be a dumb guy, we loved it!

41mins

24 Jul 2019

Rank #7

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Every Story Ever Special: September 2019

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.

2hr 4mins

26 Sep 2019

Rank #8

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Every Story Ever Special: November 2019

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

2hr

30 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 258 – The Bummer Track, Daddio f/ Jon Morris

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!

1hr 39mins

15 Jun 2015

Rank #10

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Every Story Ever Special: May 2019

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

1hr 59mins

31 May 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 432 - The Richest Guys in Town f/ Matt Fraction

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!

2hr 46mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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Episode 262 – The We’re-Not-at-Comic-Con Questions Special

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

1hr 36mins

13 Jul 2015

Rank #13

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Every Story Ever Special: February 2020

Who wants to hear us argue about Heathcliff for 20 minutes? If the answer is you, you're in luck.

2hr

29 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Episode 242 – Always Drawing Robocop f/ Erica Henderson

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!

1hr 36mins

23 Feb 2015

Rank #15

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Every Story Ever Special: December 2019

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

2hr 6mins

4 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Episode 260 – Men of Extremes f/ Andy Suriano and Matt Chapman

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!

1hr 41mins

29 Jun 2015

Rank #17

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Episode 437 - Syrupy Butterthroat f/ Jason Latour

The co-creator of Spider-Gwen and Southern Bastards joins us once again to talk Into the Spider-Verse, G.I. Joe (as a fan), Spider-Gwen's costume design, his most North Carolina moment ever and a whole lot more!

1hr 30mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 265 – Bustin’ Overdose f/ Erik Burnham

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!

1hr 25mins

3 Aug 2015

Rank #19

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Episode 243 – Comics Are the Constant f/ Ed Brubaker

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!

1hr 39mins

2 Mar 2015

Rank #20