War Rocket Ajax #133: Halloween With ‘Dear Dracula’ Co-Creator Josh Williamson
This week on War Rocket Ajax, we’re getting into the Halloween spirit with Josh Williamson! He’s the writer of Dear Dracula, the image comic that was just made into an animated special for Cartoon Network, and he’s also the writer of CA’s favorite Justice League comic of the year! We’ll be talking to him about all of that — and you can listen to the show right here at ComicsAlliance!War Rocket Ajax #133: Saving Up Our Ghastlies with Josh Williamson
(WARNING: Contains NSFW language)
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In this week’s episode, Chris has returned from a life-changing New York Comic-Con with plenty of news to talk about, while Matt searches for a new test of his boundless knowledge. It’s so jam-pakced that we don’t even have time to read the letters page from this month’s Thrasher, and that is truly terrifying.
When Josh joins us, we talk about how the animated Dear Dracula special came about:
It’s been interesting, to say the least. Cartoon Network’s really cool, Greg Golden, who’s our director of development, is the guy who bought Necessary Evil many years ago. They’re good people.
We got the DVD a little while ago. I’m usually pretty modest about Dear Dracula, and pretty realistic about what it means and doesn’t mean. But my friend Vinnie, the artist, he literally walked into my house with the DVD in his hand and started yelling “We’re famous! We’re famous!” That whole week, we were making jokes about being famous. We went to Walmart and took pictures in front of the stand that it was on. Vinnie, stylin’ and profilin’, laying on the ground and stuff. It was awesome.
We were doing all this stuff, having a good time and making jokes about being famous, and it sucks that Vinnie couldn’t go with me to New York, because at one point we were coming back and it was me, Joe Keatinge and Brandon Siefert. We were at the airport and this girl started talking to us, and she said to me “Did anyone ever tell you you look like someone who’s famous?” I was like “Why wasn’t Vinnie here with me?” So I just said: “That’s because I AM famous.”
Plus, we talk a lot about the Craftsman Bolt-On System. As well we should.
Our review of Williamson’s The Craftsman Bolt-On System Saves the Justice League, the best JL comic of the year.
Matt’s reviews of Arrow are going off right here at CA!
Chris’s big announcement from NYCC can be read about here.
Catch Matt at Wake Forest University on November 12 in Winston-Salem, NC!
Chris’s Rec: Pokémon Black 2.
Matt’s Rec: Freaks & Geeks on Netflix.
Uncanny Avengers #1: “I didn’t see the comic getting to the good stuff until the last few pages, where you get the reveal, which is great. I loved that, it’s everything else in the issue, which if you’ve read Avengers vs. X-Men #12, seems like a rehash of all the events of that comic. I thought that was problematic.”
Batman #13: “I’ll go ahead and admit it: I was worried about this one. I have absolutely had a ball with Scott Snyder’s work on this title since the relaunch, I love the crazy bizarre super-hero stuff that he’s been doing, I loved Night of Owls and f**kin’ Thomas Wayne Jr., man. You would not believe how much I love Thomas Wayne Jr. But this, I was worried about.”
Daredevil #19: “Mark Waid and Chris Samnee took one of the biggest punchline bad guys in comics and made him a creepy, scary Halloween villain. That is great!” “But not in a cheap way!”