299 episodes

War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews, rankings and more.

War Rocket Ajax Chris and Matt

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.7, 368 Ratings

War Rocket Ajax is the world’s most destructive comic book and pop-culture podcast, featuring interviews with comics professionals, reviews, rankings and more.

    Episode 509 - Grumpy Old Men (This or That Special)

    Episode 509 - Grumpy Old Men (This or That Special)

    Miracle of miracles: We actually got through all the extant This or That scenarios we've been sent in this week's special episode!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Every Story Ever Special: July 2020

    Every Story Ever Special: July 2020

    Gather round as we rank a grip of Peanuts strips, Giant-Size X-Men #1, the most infamous Penny Arcade comic, some DC humor comics from the 90s, and much more!

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Episode 508 - Bigger From the Outside f/Michael Kingston

    Episode 508 - Bigger From the Outside f/Michael Kingston

    Friend of the show and writer of Headlocked Michael Kingston returns to War Rocket Ajax this week to discuss his new book on Kickstarter, Headlocked: Tales from the Road. We also discuss Bigfoot, working on comics with wrestlers, how comics and wrestling are similar, life on the road, watching Wrestlemania with Ric Flair and a whole lot more! Plus, Matt and Chris take a listener question about DC One Million!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Episode 507 - The Kids Who Give Up f/Kel McDonald

    Episode 507 - The Kids Who Give Up f/Kel McDonald

    Longtime friend of the show Kel McDonald drops by again this week to talk about her Patreon-exclusive comic You Are the Chosen One, along with werewolves (of course), anxiety, giving up, how many kid characters is too many, and more! Plus, Matt and Chris take an easy Achewood-themed This or That!

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Comics Catch-Up 019: Dragon Ball Chapters 1-14

    Comics Catch-Up 019: Dragon Ball Chapters 1-14

    As of now, 2020 is not the year we got into Dragon Ball.

    • 45 min
    Episode 506 - It's Just July f/ Shawn Pryor

    Episode 506 - It's Just July f/ Shawn Pryor

    Shawn Pryor, creator of Cash & Carrie, joins us for the show this week to talk about Power Rangers, fancomics, that Fruity Pebbles Christmas ad, Kentucky Kaiju, quarantine life and a whole lot more! Plus, Matt and Chris take a follow-up question!

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
368 Ratings

368 Ratings

atnorwood ,

Legitimately my favorite pop culture podcast

I’ve been listening to WRA for about nine years now, and I don’t know why I’m just now writing a review. Chris and Matt are my favorite comics commentators, even when I don’t agree with them (which is rarely). They have become incredibly thoughtful and insightful in how they talk about comics and creators. They are also some of the nicest people I’ve ever met in person. I’m such a huge fan and you should be too.

Jeremy Wiggibs ,

FYI

The War Rocket Ajax boys are consistently delivering that choice HQC (high quality content, y’all) and every episode is a good-good time. Plus, they love us!

ZachKaz ,

Just try iFanboy or somewhere else

These two Ajax boys review books in ways that baffle me. Sometimes thoughtful discussions are jettisoned for the most hyperbolic stances on a quality, disregarding large portions of textual evidence for perceived creator intent. They weigh abstract against finished product as if both bring equal value to the table.

Being completely real, I find Matt far more eloquent in his opinion. He tends not to immediately swing for the poles and comes off as more than just a collection of excitedly shouted brand names like his co-host Chris.

I’d just say be cautious when recommending this to people. It’s a faltered balancing act between a guy who considers the nuanced angles in reviews/interviews and one who is the epitome of Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons. This ends up tipping War Rocket Ajax ever more into snobbish territory where punching down is king.

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