War Rocket Ajax #188: The 94th Annual Flash Gordon Memorial Awards Show

Wait, Gordon's ALIVE?!

A new year means that it’s time once again for War Rocket Ajax’s annual Gordie Awards! It’s the awards show where our listeners pick the categories and we pick the winners, honoring the excellence of all the media we experienced in 2013. Or, you know, the stuff we can remember, so it might be 2012 or maybe last week. Who are you to argue with almost 95 years of excellence?

The important thing is that you guys picked the categories, so when we’re entering our second straight hour of talking about pro wrestling, it’s your fault, not ours.

 

War Rocket Ajax #188: The 2014 Gordie Awards

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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Movie Fighters: Equestria Girls

A bridge too far, even for me.
This week, the Movie Fighters podcast returns for 2014, as we go toe-to-hoof with My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, quite possibly the weirdest movie we have ever watched.

I’ve been a fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic since day one, but this was Matt’s first time watching anything that had to do with the series, and I could not have picked a worse introduction to the show. After being declared a princess in events that I missed (I keep forgetting to set my DVR), Twilight Sparkle goes through a magic mirror to a world where all of her pony friends are now pastel humans, seeking out a magic crown that can only be won in a literal popularity contest. Before long, the ponies that are now girls engage in what I can only describe as erotic pony play.

That’s not a joke.

That actually happens.

It’s weird as all hell, and mystifying for both of us as we try to figure out just what the hell happened and why, and you can get the whole episode for just one dollar! Check it out, and support the Movie Fighters as we move into our second two-fisted year!

Down Set Fight Chapter One Is Out Now!

MASCOT PUNCHING ACTION!

Today is launch day! For the run-up to the release of Down Set Fight in print, Oni is doing a weekly digital release as six chapters, and the first one is available now!

If you’re not familiar with the book that Scott Snyder calls “funny, smart, irreverent” (he actually said that without being prompted, which is awesome), this is the first full-length original graphic novel that Chad Bowers and I have written, with art by Scott Kowalchuk and letters by (who else?) Josh Krach. It tells the story of “Fearless” Chuck Fairlane, a rising star running back who gets booted out of professional football and ends up battling against a series of costumed mascots hell-bent on revenge — or maybe something a little deeper than just vengeance. In the first chapter, you see Chuck’s origin, and find out just what it was that caused him to retire in disgrace. There’s football, fighting, crime and bribery, and that’s just the prologue!

It’s funny, when Chad and I were writing the series, we intended for it to be read all in one go rather than broken up as issues, but we still did it as “chapters,” mainly because we like those Kirby-style chapter breaks. Hopefully it’ll all hang together. Either way, we’re pretty excited about it, and it’s interesting timing, too: Yesterday marked the 9th anniversary of writing about comics online. This first section, “The Wrongest Yard,” clocks in at 21 pages for $1.99, with the following chapters every Tuesday, featuring new Comixology-exclusive “covers” by Scott, and the full-length OGN in stores on February 12! Give it a read, spread the word, and come back next Tuesday to meet up with Chuck ten years later!

War Rocket Ajax #187: The Fifth Annual War On Christmas Special

Just Gimme One Dance With Ash!

You may have noticed that I’ve been slacking off on posting my annual musical advent calendar, and I have a reason for that. Today, it is time once again for the fifth annual War Rocket Ajax War On Christmas Special, and in what might be the most harrowing idea we have ever done, Matt and I are joined by Matt Fraction and Maggie Serota in an attempt to create The Worst Christmas Mixtape Ever!

Each of us picked five tracks, and as we sip eggnog and roast chestnuts, we move from the least offensive to the absolutely soul-scarring, from a sleepy “Santa Baby” to “Christmas With A Dalek” all the way to asking “Where’s The Line To See Jesus?” Our only rule was that we couldn’t use anything from Psychopathic Records, but other than that, no holds were barred, and it got pretty ugly. Plus, Trip Fantastic‘s Jason Baxter and a special guest of his own join us for what I think is our very first cooking segment, where we offer up a recipe for eggnog!

War Rocket Ajax #87: The Yuletide Solstice Podmass Podcast Podbash Bash Blast Cast Jax with Matt Fraction and Maggie Serota

(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)


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And if you want to follow along with the music yourself (WARNING: IT IS AWFUL), here’s a YouTube playlist of all 20 songs!

The Movie Fighters Holiday Specials!

GOOOOOLLLLLLLDBERRRRRRG

It’s Movie Fighters time, friends, and this week we’ve got a present for you from me and Matt! Not only do we have our second Christmas selection, but all of our holiday specials are in one convenient bundle for only four bucks! If you haven’t already snagged ‘em, you can grab both Halloween episodes and both Christmas episodes, and you’re set for any holiday travel you may be doing — assuming that said travel lasts for about six hours or less.

You may also notice that there are no Thanksgiving episodes involved, and that is because Thanksgiving is a straight up garbage holiday. But you do get…

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters: Who knew that a movie about Hawkeye having magic diabetes could be so fun? We certainly weren’t expecting it.

Monster Squad: Our most requested “horror” movie offering is slightly more flawed than you might remember it, if only for its ludicrous proposition that Dracula could be felled by mere children.

Santa Claus: The Movie: From the producers of Superman, Superman II and, uh, Supergirl comes an origin story for Santa that suddenly turns into a movie about an elf who makes magic candy and bad puns. We have never been this disappointed before.

Santa’s Slay: By listener request, we take on this holiday farce starring Bill Goldberg as a murderous Santa Claus who, as the son of Satan, goes on a vengeful rampage through Canada on Christmas Day 2005. This is, believe it or not, maybe the best movie we have done on the show.

And as an added bonus…

Rambo: The Force of Freedom: When S.A.V.A.G.E. Stole Santa: We watch the Christmas episode of the ’80s cartoon for kids based on the Rambo movies, which I will remind you are about a traumatized Vietnam veteran just murdering people for hours. It is so confusing that talk about it for ever (IE about an hour).

The bonus episode is streaming for free, but you get it as part of the album. Check it out, and remember, you can give these things as gifts. Perfect for someone who hates movies and wants their biases confirmed.