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War Rocket Ajax #147: Talking ‘High Crimes’ With Christopher Sebela

This week on War Rocket Ajax, it’s our three-days-late Valentine’s Day show, and we’re sitting down with Christopher Sebela to talk about his brand new Monkeybrain book with Ibrahim Moustafa, High Crimes. He’ll tell us all about his fascination with Mt. Everest and also give us an extensive breakdown of his feelings about the Die Hard franchise — and you can listen to the whole thing right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #147: Not Stupid Enough with Christopher Sebela
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)

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In this week’s episode, Chris and Matt are spending Valentine’s Day with each other, and it actually is as sad as it sounds. But nevertheless, they are full of love.

When Sebela joins us, we mostly talk about Die Hard 5:

I’ve seen every single one of them in the theater, and I knew this one was going to be terrible, but when I got up this morning, I noticed it had opened. I was up early enough to see the first showing, so I figured “Well, I have deadlines and stuff, but I really want to get this Die Hard thing out of the way, so…”

It just feels like, occasionally, when they don’t know what to do with a movie, they’ll find the closest holiday. For a while, they tried releasing these horror movies on Christmas, because it seemed anti-establishment or something to show you torture porn on Christmas, but there’s no reason for it to come out on Valentine’s Day. It’s still January and February, and this is when all the worst movies come out, so that’s the only reason I can think of.

Who knew Die Hard 5 wasn’t going to be good? Tune in to hear the full review!

Show Notes:

Check out High Crimes on Tumblr, and pick it up on Comixology!

Follow Christopher Sebela on Twitter!

Chris’s Indiana Jones Valentines.

Grantland’s article on Leonard, the Best Teen Jeopardy! Champion Ever.

Chris Loves… “River Deep, Mountain High.”

Matt Loves… C. Hall Thompson

Comics Reviewed:

Archer & Armstrong #7: “The Null is awesome. It’s so high concept and crazy and interesting, in the best kind of Fred Van Lente way.” “Their motto is the brilliantly clever ‘Nothing is Forever.’ It’s so good, and it’s hard to read this without thinking about Anti-Life, but this book is doing that concept so much better than DC is handling it right now.”

Batman #17: “Again, maybe goes a little too far, but then turns out to be a fakeout. This comic is full of great ideas. Every idea that’s introduced is interesting, but there are these moments where I’m like ugh, why does that have to be there. It’s always one little thing. It’s one tiny thing.”

Secret Avengers #1: “This is a very enjoyable comic. I remember when Luke Ross was the artist on Spectacular Spider-Man, and he has completely changed his style.”

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