A: Folks, I have read a lot of Christmas comics. For a while, they were the only thing I actually "collected." I'd buy any Christmas story I could find, any comic with Santa Claus in it, anything that had the requisite number of sleighs and trees with lights on 'em, and as a result, I have seen some genuinely terrible Christmas stories. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of good ones too, but when you're reading every Christmas story out there, you run across plenty that are overly cynical, mean-spirited, or just plain not very good.
And every now and then, you read the two-part Krampus story in Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose, which is a piece of work unto itself.
I haven't actually watched an episode of Power Rangers in around two decades. If there's one thing I love at this time of year, however, it's a Christmas Special, so when I saw that Power Rangers Super Samurai: Stuck On Christmas had been added to Netflix Instant, I was delighted. I settled in with a nice tall glass of
As you might expect, Santa Claus is a fixture in Christmas comics, but he's rarely having a very good time of it. At the very least, he tends to need help saving Christmas from just not happening, and often, he's in pretty bad shape himself. Some
The holidays are here, and on War Rocket Ajax, that means only one thing: Special guest Matt Fraction joining us for our annual Christmas party! We talk a little about his comics, including Hawkeye and the upcoming Sex Criminals, then we discuss the best (and worst) Christmas songs, movies, specials and comics in a yuletide spectacular the likes of which have never been seen -- and you can listen to the whole thing right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #140: My Favorite (And Least Favorite) Things with Matt Fraction
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
This week, ComicsAlliance is proud contractually obligated to bring you The Third Annual War Rocket Ajax Christmas Special! It's the season of miracles as hosts Chris Sims and Matt Wilson have a holiday team-up with special guests Matt Fraction and Adam Warrock to bring our listeners a podcast featuring a track-by-track review of the Christmas album by the Insane Clown Posse.
As much as we here at ComicsAlliance are still typing through a haze of eggnog, Christmas is over and it's time once again to box up our Yuletide content until next December. But before you shuffle off like Charlie Brown through a snowstorm, we're going to take one more day to stave off that inevitable post-holiday comedown by sharing five of our favorite pieces of Christmas content that we didn't have time to talk about before the big day!
#1: The Countdown to Mitchmas Advent Calendar
It's been a pretty great year for creative presents, but one of the neatest things I saw this year was an artistic advent calendar drawn by Matt Reid as a gift for his wife (Rachelle Goguen, of Living Between Wednesdays and the Stolen Minks), where each day featured their one-year old son Mitchell drawn as a d
Love it or hate it, the "Smallville" TV show has been one of the most popular mass media adaptations of a comic, reaching millions of viewers each week with stories of what Clark Kent's life was like before he became Superman. Now, we're mark
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