War Rocket Ajax #169: I’m Dr. Comics With Brian Clevinger

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, the angular-faced Brian Clevinger returns to the show to talk about his Kickstarter and explain why he doesn’t follow me on Twitter. I can assure you, his reasons are entirely unsatisfactory, but we also get some interesting stories about what it was like to work at a comic book store right when he was breaking out with Atomic Robo.

Plus, we talk about pen-and-paper roleplaying games and dissect the message of Batman Incorporated #13! It’s the nerdiest show we’ve ever done.

War Rocket Ajax #169: I’m Dr. Comics with Brian Clevinger

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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Show Notes:

Check out the Atomic Robo Tesladyne Recruitment Drive Kickstarter! They didn’t just ask you for money, there are actual products!

Follow Brian on Twitter, and make sure to send him the following message: “@bclevinger #WRESTLE” This is his punishment and it will continue until he follows me again.

Follow Atomic Robo co-creator Scott Wegener on Twitter, too. I don’t think he follows me either, but he at least has reasons for it.

How am I the last person in the world to hear about this?

In case you missed ’em, we watched Miami Connection, No Holds Barred and more at Movie Fighters!

Check out our friendly sponsors who make Ajax happen, Valiant Comics and Comixology! Go get some comics!

 

Chris’s Rec: To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure by Ryan North

Matt’s Rec: Welcome To Nightvale

Comics Reviewed: Batman Inc. #13, Tom Strong: Planet of Peril #1, Avery Fatbottom: Renaissance Faire Detective #1.

Movie Fighters Episode 6: Miami Connection

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Of all the movies that we’ve been asked by listeners to take on at Movie Fighters, none have been as requested as 1988’s Miami Connection! Originally released in eight — yes, eight — theaters in central Florida, MC was a lost classic until it was re-released by the Alamo Drafthouse, and folks, it is a delight.

It’s available to watch on Netflix Instant if you want to experience along with us, as we take this week’s Movie Fighters to try to figure out just who (or what) the Miami Connection actually is, why the students of the University of Central Florida never bother to change their clothes, YK Kim’s clear insistence on method acting, and the rest of the (many) questions raised by John, Jim, Jack, Jeff and Jane.

Plus, I didn’t post about it because I was on my way to San Diego when it went up, but our last episode saw us wrestle with Hulk Hogan’s cinematic triumph, No Holds Barred! Fun fact: There are no actual holds in this movie to be barred, but there’s a lot of sweaty Kurt Fuller and Hulk Hogan’s digitally restored hairline to talk about.

Both episodes are available to download right now for a mere $1 each! Check ’em out, and make sure to send us suggestions on what to watch next!

War Rocket Ajax #168: The Ed Hardy of Kaiju with Kat Rocha, Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we’re sitting down with Kat Rocha, Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy, the creators of the Kickstarter-funded World War Kaiju graphic novel! They chat with us all about why they went with kickstarter funding, the long road to get the book made and, perhaps most importantly, just who is the Ed Hardy of giant monsters.

Plus, I’m back from San Diego with a harrowing tale, Matt lived through a lousy weekend, and we’ve got three comics that we absolutely loved this week to talk about!

War Rocket Ajax #168: The Ed Hardy of Kaiju with Kat Rocha, Josh Finney and Patrick McEvoy

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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Show Notes:

Check out WorldWarKaiju.com for a 17-page preview, then head over to Kickstarter to get the graphic novel (and one of those 11-ounce coffee mugs). It’s going ’til August 12, best known as a certain someone’s birthday.

Follow Kat and Josh on Twitter. They’re good people! Patrick is also good, but not on Twitter.

Hey! While I was in San Diego, Matt recorded an episode with our pal Chris Haley! Do not miss it!

Don’t forget to check out our sponsors, Valiant Comics and Comixology!

Chris’s Rec: The Attitude Era Podcast

Matt’s Rec: Pacific Rim

Comics Reviewed: Young Avengers #8, Hawkeye Annual #1, Batman ’66 #4.

War Rocket Ajax #166: Look At Mr. Fancy with Tom Fowler

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we welcome Tom Fowler back to the show to do something a little… experimental? By which we mean chatting about the relaunch of Quantum and Woody, his process as an artist, and his love of Dungeons & Dragons. Plus, we reveal details about Joss Whedon’s new project, and Matt completes the final act of his Soda Shaq experiment!

War Rocket Ajax #166: Look At Mr. Fancy with Tom Fowler

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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You can also stream the show using the player above, or download it in MP3 format from WarRocketAjax.com.

Show Notes:

Check out our sponsors, Valiant Comics and Comixology! Thanks for supporting the show, guys!

And hey, we have a special Listener Sponsor this week! Check out Abettor’s Letters on Kickstarter, the beautiful adventure game that’ll teach you French!

Follow Tom Fowler on Twitter, and make sure you check out Dungeons & Dragons & Doodles, too.

Matt Wilson’s Soda Shaq reviews.

Chris And Matt’s Rec: Prince’s Batman OST

Chris’s Rec: Kamen Rider Fourze

Matt’s Rec: The Supervillain Field Manual

Comics Reviewed: Justice League #22, Superman Unchained #2, Astro City #2.

War Rocket Ajax #165: Cool Spiky Hair with Marcus To

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we’re chatting with Marcus To, the artist of the upcoming Cyborg 009 reboot! We get into a discussion of how Ishinomori’s original affected his work, who his favorite cybernetic organism (or cybernorg) is, and what exactly is the deal with that little floating baby. Plus, a metric ton of plugs for The Supervillain Field Manual!

War Rocket Ajax #165: Cool Spiky Hair with Marcos To

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


We are available on iTunes! Click here to find ComicsAlliance Presents War Rocket Ajax in iTunes, where you can subscribe and leave us a review if you enjoy the show!

You can also stream the show using the player above, or download it in MP3 format from WarRocketAjax.com.

Show Notes:

Check out Marcus To on Twitter and Tumblr!

I wrote about an awesome Kamen Rider story at CA a while back.

If you haven’t already, grab Shotaro Ishinomori’s awesome original manga on the cheap from our sponsors over at Comixology. They’re awesome.

And don’t forget our other sponsors at Valiant, also available on Comixology or in print!

Chris’s Rec: Layton Bros. Mystery Room.

Matt’s Rec: The Host.

Comics Reviewed: Trinity of Sin #1, Batman ’66 #1, Satellite Sam #1.

 

Movie Fighters Episode 4: Tekken (And Movie Fighters Volume 1!)

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This week, Movie Fighters is back as Matt and I take on 2010’s Tekken, a movie we’d never heard of based on a game that I’ve never played. Surprising absolutely no one, it is absolutely terrible, but what’s even weirder is that it feels like a synthesis of every movie we’ve watched, going back to the ComicsAlliance days — and you can hear us explain exactly why, for one thin dollar.

Plus, there’s a special bonus today! If, for some reason, you haven’t jumped on the Movie Fighters train, we’ve put our first four episodes together in an album so that you can grab ’em all at once, along with an all-new extra! If you’d like to hear what the shows are like before you buy ’em (or even if you’re a regular listener who wants a bonus episode), Matt and I watched the first episode of the 1995 Street Fighter animated series and recorded a free mini-episode about it! You can grab it from the “Vs. Fighting Games” album as a single or as part of the whole album, and if you want to watch along with us, the cartoon is up on YouTube, or you can catch up with it at the Movie Fighters tumblr!

Thanks for listening, and don’t worry: We’ll be back in two weeks with another bad movie, and this time, it’s going to be a delight.

War Rocket Ajax #164: We’re The Guinea Pigs with Chris Roberson and Allison Baker

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we’re celebrating the one-year anniversary of Monkeybrain Comics, the publishers of Subatomic Party Girls and a bunch of other, far less important books. To mark the occasion, we’re joined by reigning War Rocket Ajax Intercontinental Champion Allison Baker and her husband to talk about what they’ve accomplished, their rapid rise to success, and where they hope to go from here!

War Rocket Ajax #164: We’re the Guinea Pigs with Chris Roberson and Allison Baker

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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Show Notes

Follow Chris and Allison on Twitter, and check out Monkeybrain comics on Tumblr, too.

If you’re at San Diego this year, check listings for the Monkeybrain panel on Thursday night.

You can, of course buy all your favorite Monkeybrain Comics exclusively on Comixology!

Speaking of Comixology, they’re one of our sponsors this week, so check them out! And don’t forget about our pals at Valiant either, digitally or in print!

Chris’s Rec: Spine Tingler

Matt’s Rec: A conversation about Fast Five.

Comics Reviewed: Hawkeye #11, Wake #2, Green Team #2.