War Rocket Ajax #163: Part of the Patriarchy with Jamal Igle

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we’re thrilled to welcome Jamal Igle to the show! You’ve seen his work on Supergirl, Firestorm and a ton of other comics, and now he’s gearing up for the release of Molly Danger, a creator-owned, Kickstarter-funded series coming out from Action Lab. We talk to him about that, and about the controversy he stirred up when he tried to draw a Supergirl comic without a bunch of upskirt shots.

Plus, Matt and I get strangely loopy for the first half and end up talking about my new Nikes. It’s a weird show.

War Rocket Ajax #163: Part of the Patriarchy with Jamal Igle

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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Show Notes

Don’t forget to check out Movie Fighters, where we watch bad movies so that you don’t have to… and then beat them up.

Vergil from DmC has terrible fashion sense.

Follow Jamal on Twitter, and pre-order Molly Danger on on Amazon.

If you missed it on FCBD, you can grab the Molly Danger preview for free at Comixology.

Jamal’s interview about Supergirl’s shorts. It’s a weird one.

Speaking of, here was his redesign: SKORT!

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Chris’s Rec: Having a conversation about DMC: Devil May Cry.

Matt’s Rec: The Man Who Wasn’t There

Comics Reviewed: Masters of the Universe: The Origin of Hordak #1, Dream Thief #2, Age of Ultron #10.

Movie Fighters Episode 3: The King of Fighters

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Three episodes in, and this one almost broke us.

The King of Fighters is one of the all-time worst movies we have ever watched, so if you enjoy listening to two guys getting unexpectedly mad about half an hour into a podcast, this is the one for you. Over the course of the show, we share memories of dropping quarters into Neo Geo machines at Pizza Inn, the lasting appeal of Mai Shiranui, and why Ray Park should maybe never have a speaking role in a film. Sorry, Ray. Plus, we try to sort out just what the hell is happening in this movie and why, and (spoiler warning) we fail pretty miserably.

You can grab this episode (and our first two, where we tackle Double Dragon and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li) right now for only $1 each! That’s almost 90 minutes of comedy (or at least our suffering) for a buck! Pick it up and let us know what you think!

War Rocket Ajax #162: Hertz Rental Car Ridin’ Listener Questions Special

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After last week’s HeroesCon Sketchbook Special, we are back at the microphones for this week’s episode of War Rocket Ajax, and boy howdy, do we have a lot to discuss. We talk about the shocking return of ComicsAlliance, the surreal crowd interaction of HeroesCon and RepubliCon, new apartments, comedy shows, and all manner of other things, and that’s before we get into Listener Questions! It’s an all-Chris-and-Matt special where we tackle your missives, and you can listen to it right here:

War Rocket Ajax #119: Hertz Rental Car Ridin’

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Show Notes:

Support our sponsors, Valiant Comics and Audible.com!

Learn all about Electric Blue Superman.

We love The Rob.

Fuck this guy. And THIS guy.

 

Chris’s Rec: A bunch of comedy albums, including Kyle Kinane’s Whiskey Icarus!

Matt’s Rec: Arrested Development Season 4

Comics Reviewed: Batman #21, Superman Unchained #1, Green Hornet #1 – 2.

Terrible Sketches From HeroesCon 2013!

If you’ve been reading the ISB for a while, then you already know that Chad and I have a gimmick when we hit conventions: We do terrible sketches for a dollar each. We advertise them as being terrible, we make it clear we’re not artists, we even show them examples of work we’ve done in the past, and yet, people keep asking for them — which is great, because they’re a lot of fun. So, since we’re all back now, here are the Terrible Sketches I did at HeroesCon this year!

Michael wanted Batroc (and because I try to do them without reference, I got the color of his cowl wrong. I think I nailed the high points, though):

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Rachel wanted Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen:

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Aubrey asked for anything from Arrested Development:

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I unfortunately didn’t write down the name of the person who asked for Patrick McGoohan from The Prisoner:

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Will wanted Jim Cornette Yelling At A Woman At Dairy Queen (this one might require some explanation):

 

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Luke wanted Ghost Rider:

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Greg wanted Dr. Strange:

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Finally, someone paid five bucks for the original roster of Batman and the Outsiders! (note: I forgot what I was doing so the Metamorpho actually says ERS!):

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Thanks for asking, folks! Hope you enjoy the awful!

War Rocket Ajax #161: Farm Stuff At HeroesCon

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This week on War Rocket Ajax, we recorded live on the floor of HeroesCon 2013 (on Matt’s birthday, no less!) with a cast of thousands hundreds dozens eighteen! We went around asking friends of the show like Matt Fraction, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Tom Fowler, Ming Doyle and more a simple question: “What was one thing you’ve seen at a convention that left you speechless?”

The results, as you might expect, veer wildly between heartwarming and horrifying, and you can listen to it all right here.

War Rocket Ajax #119: Farm Stuff at HeroesCon 2013

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Thanks to everyone who joined in, and we’ll be back next week with an all-new full-length show! Thanks for listening!

HeroesCon 2013!

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Aw dip! It is time once again for HeroesCon, the greatest comic book convention in the whole wide world (and, more specifically, in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Charlotte Convention Center). As usual, Chad and I will be there, but this year’s a little special for us. For one thing, we’ve been upgraded to Indie Island at Table 1027, and for another, it’s right after we’ve launched Subatomic Party Girls, so it’s a pretty cool show for us.

We’ll be there all three days, either hanging at the table or walking around, and as a special bonus, Erica Henderson, artist of SPG, is right around the corner at table 1026. Plus, our favorite letterer Josh Krach will be in the house.

I’ll have copies of the Dracula the Unconquered: Special Edition CDs, issues of The Atomic Elbow with my story about Great American Bash ’92, and, for the first time ever, copies of the Super Street Fighter anthology that has my Dudley/Balrog story in it. Plus, as usual, Chad and I will be doing the worst sketches of the con for a mere $1 each, and we might just have a few new SPG items just for good measure.

It’s going to be an awesome show, so if you’re anywhere in the Southeast or if you have a plane ticket burning a hole in your pocket, come and check it out! I hope I see you there!

CA: RIP?

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Well. That was unexpected.

In case you haven’t heard, ComicsAlliance returned today with most of the old staff — me included. After being shut down by AOL, the site (and the staff) were picked up by TownSquare Media along with a few other sites, and now, we’re back in action. And I have to admit, for me at least, this was pretty surprising.

I honestly didn’t think it was going to come back. If you’ve been following over the past month, you’ve probably seen me kick up the output that I was doing at Wired and get a few features in over at Cracked (the one about Surviving Edged Weapons is my personal favorite), and I’ve been talking to a lot of other people that were nice enough to reach out about getting me hired in various places. Matt and I had even decided to just go ahead and post the DOA review that’s up at CA now right here on the ISB. Seriously, it was already formatted and scheduled to post when I got the news.

It goes without saying, but I’m glad the site’s back. As for what I’m going to do, I figure it’s going to mostly be the same as it was before, with a few minor changes: Movie Fighters is going to continue independently with just me and Matt, but I have a couple of ideas on what might replace it over at CA. Ask Chris will be back in its regular slot, and everything else should run like we just had a month-long vacation where we were all terrified for most of it.

Thanks a ton for everyone who reached out during what I will now call The Dark Times (but will probably end up just calling “May”). Now let’s get back to work.