We're very happy to welcome the writer of the new webcomic Weekend Warrior and the upcoming wrestling comic I Love You, I'm Sorry, Mark Stack to the show this week! We talk about how juggling a secret weekend life is a lot like being a comic creator doing conventions, the best panels in Dark Knight Returns, non-wrestling fans reading wrestling comics, pronouns, the appeal of Adam Strange and much more! Plus, a Doom Patrol-centric Panel President segment!
Longtime pal Kelly Dale joins us this week to talk about the Kickstarter for the Skyward Omnibus, which collects all nine issues of the series Jeremy Dale made before his untimely passing in 2014, plus a brand-new tenth issue which wraps up the story. Plus, Chris and Matt answer a listener question that sends them into a retrospective of Bronze Age Marvel comics.
We're pleased this week to welcome the creators of Capture Creatures, Becky and Frank, to the show! We talk with them about Frank's pro wrestling podcast, creating their own Pokemon (of sorts), immeasurably cute drawings, the best Pokemon, New Japan, the perils of comics distribution and much more! Plus, we take an easy-to-answer listener question!
Kelly Thompson, reigning War Rocket Ajax Intercontinental Champion as well as writer of Rogue and Gambit, Hawkeye, and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, among other comic series, joins us once again on the show this week to talk about comics romances, will-they-won't-they tropes, the trick of pretending to be a couple, characters' worst fears, working with longstanding fan favorites, the best X-Men couple and much more! Plus, Matt and Chris rank some characters for the Panel President list!
Rock Candy Mountain writer/artist and the Rick and Morty franchise Kyle Starks returns to War Rocket Ajax this week, joining us direct from his visit to Wizard World St. Louis! We talk about celebrity guests at conventions, hobo code, collaborating, convention entertainment options, Kyle's different fan bases, a dream world for comic creators, and much more!
On this week's show, we're very happy to welcome Columbus Post Dispatch business reporter and author of the new book Comic Shop: The Retail Mavericks Who Gave Us a New Geek Culture, Dan Gearino! We talk with Dan about what it takes to run a comic shop, whether you have to be a fan to do it, the rise of Diamond as the only comic book distributor, Funko Pop displays, Urkel, and so much more! Plus, we answer a follow-up listener question!
We got a letter from the government. The Special Bureau of Specials, to be exact. And they said that the only way we could keep doing Christmas specials every year was to watch some other Christmas specials and discuss them. So that's what we did! Luckily, RJ Edwards and Ian Holliday, the hosts of the HARK! podcast, dropped by to help us out. Merry Christmas!
Matt's not here this week, so Chris is joined by special guest cohost Chris Rohling for quite possibly our Christmasy-est non-Christmas special ever! Longtime friend of the show Jeff Parker joins us this week for a holly jolly deep dive into a story he wrote 12 years ago: "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santron." We talk about trying to make Gravity happen, working backwards from an ending, and of course, the magic of Christmas!
Our pal and fellow Garfield Gathering attendee Daniel Kibblesmith joins us on this show this week to talk about his new book, Santa's Husband, his upcoming run on Quantum and Woody, and much more! Plus: You know we go in depth on Doomsday Clock, right? We do.
Our good friend and resident werewolf expert Kel McDonald is back this week to talk about her new project, "You Are the Chosen One," worldbuilding, smooching monsters, the smells of medieval fiction, getting metatextual, Buffy, TV show title cards and much more! Plus, Chris and Matt answer one of your listener questions!