Kray Z Comics and Stories 429: October Previews

Every month, there is a new issue of Previews which lists all of the comics coming out in three moths. So, Cory!! and Joe will discuss the new comics, paperbacks, and hardcovers that they will be buying and recommend for YOU to order so you can make sure you get a copy. These episodes are usually Super-sized and this one is no different. Get ready for over 2 hours of comic-y goodness!!

They also discuss:

  • Joe has an apology to give
  • We read listener mail
  • What was the first comic book adapted for TV?
  • Marvel wants all of Joe’s money!
  • Cory!! gives some history on Marvel’s Crazy magazine
  • The crows at the group home where Cory works are mad at him now.
  • I know you aren’t shocked, but Cory!! knows where “Sorority Babes at the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama.” The Comic has come from.
  • Does that shock anyone at this point?

All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 428: Kray Goes MAD

This Wednesday, the last issue of MAD Magazine with all new content will be released, so as this event occurs, Cory!! and Joe are here to help you understand why this is so important as well as dig into the history of the magazine, and their person history with MAD. They also discuss:

  • What was the last and first issues of MAD Joe and Cory!! have bought
  • They discuss their favorite parodies by Mort Drucker and artists influenced by Drucker
  • How did MAD come about?
  • Why did MAD switch from being a comic to a magazine?
  • When did MAD go Ad-free?
  • Why was Al Feldstein the highest paid editor in the world?
  • How MAD fought all the way to the Supreme Court for the right to parody.
  • How did William Gaines run MAD, and how did it end up being won by Warner’s?
  • Stories about the beginning of the MAD Trips
  • What is the story off of “Mad’s Up The Academy.”
  • Why are they going reprint only with MAD?

All of this, the usual shenanigans, Joe forgets that Cory!! asked him about his eBay stuff and gets pissy about it, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 427: Fave 5 Marvel/ DC Crossovers

It’s time for another Fave 5, where Joe and Cory!! talk about their five favorites about Topic, and this time, it’s their five favorite crossovers between Marvel and DC! They discuss:

  • Darkseid/Galactus
  • Batman/Captain America
  • The Rutland Halloween Parade
  • Superman/Spider-Man 1981
  • X-Men/Teen Titans
  • Superman vs Spider-Man 1976
  • JLA/Avengers
  • Amalgam

They also discuss:

  • Cory!! fills Joe in on the big week of Professional Wrestling this week, including his new job writing about AEW for PWInsider.com
  • Joe won’t take the multitude of hints Cory!! throws his way to segue into the topic of the episode.
  • Cory!! gives the history of Avengers/Justice League in 1983.
  • Why didn’t Mark Wait write JLA/Avengers?

All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 426: September Previews

Every month, there is a new issue of Previews which lists all of the comics coming out in three moths. So, Cory!! and Joe will discuss the new comics, paperbacks, and hardcovers that they will be buying and recommend for YOU to order so you can make sure you get a copy. These episodes are usually Super-sized and this one is no different/ Get ready for over 2 hours of comic-y goodness!!

They also discuss:

  • Joe and Cory!! discuss the Millennium Legion of Super-Heroes comic. And buy discuss, they argue about it. A lot.
  • Cory!! has figured out that Joe has his surgeries so that he doesn’t have to do the Festivus show.
  • What is the behind the scenes reason behind the creation of the “New Mutants” series?
  • Memories of 2099.
  • Cory!! tells the story behind the 1960’s Spider-Man black and white magazines
  • Will another publisher be printing Conan books?
  • The secret origin of Daredevil.

All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 425: Who’s Job Is It Anyway?

One thing that comics creators are wondering about is who’s job is it to get the word out about the comics they work on. Is the shop owners? The companies? The distributors? The creators? US PODCASTERS??!!??

Cory and Joe take a look at publicity and getting the word out for comics from the 70’s to now and what they think creators can do to let people know their comic exists!

They also discuss:

  • Joe bailing on the show when he gets rich.
  • How does Comic Shop News keep being published?
  • What is Final Order Cut Off and why does it matter?
  • What does being part of a major corporation have to do with publishing comics?

They also have the usual shenanigans, too much corsstalk, Cory!! blathering on and on, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 424: 70% Off Comics? Cory!! and Joe Are There!

Cory!! and Joe are out and about again, this time after a trip to Mind’s Eye comics in Burnsville, MN, they stop at the Original Pancake House (I guess there must be imitations) for pancakes and comics talk. Cory!! had banana pancakes, Joe had blueberry pancakes, and they discuss:

  • The senses shattering amounts they spent on comics at 70% off!
  • Level Up Games closing two of its stores, which also sell comics, in the Twin Cities.
  • They discuss computer games featuring comics characters
  • Why there are TWO version of Savage Dragon #13.
  • They discuss a game where cheating is encouraged.
  • They go over the stuff they purchased for cheap at the shop.

All of this, the usual shenanigans, people in the background at a restaurant, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 423: Reviews, Captains, and Copyrights.

Joe and Cory!! have been reading lots of comics, and are willing to tell you about them on this here show! They review:

  • The Love She Offered – Source point press
  • GLOW Summer Special – IDW
  • Leave on the Light – Antarctic Press
  • Pretty Violent – Image
  • Jane Foster Valkyrie – Marvel
  • Johnathan’s Hickman’s X-Men – Marvel
  • X-Men It’s always darkest before the dawn Epic Collection: Marvel
  • The White Trees – Image

They also discuss:

  • What are “File copies”?
  • Joe cannot pronounce “The Eternals”.
  • Why does Marvel and DC do female versions of their male heroes.
  • Cory!! gives the history of the Captain Marvel name yet again.
  • When did Dave Sim get a copyright letter from Marvel and why?
  • Beat up comics that have been CGC graded.

All of this, the usual shenanigans, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 422: Updates, Reviews, Vacations, and The State F Word

There is a whole lot of stuff since Joe and Cory!! sat down, so the first half of the show is them going over the big comics news and other related topics. Then, they get into the comics and comics related books they have been reading as they do reviews of:

-Stitched from Avatar Press

-Kirby Returns from Marvel

-The No ones from Cave Pictures

-The Chronicle of American Comic Books 1940 – 1944 from Two Morrows

-Ignited by Humanoid Press

-The Spider: Doom League

-Second Coming from Ahoy Comics

-Marvel Knights from Marvel

They also discuss:

Cory!! has taken on a new job!

Joe reports back on why comic shops don’t do much for HalloweenFest and Local Comic Book Day

What do they use the Minnesota State Fair Education building for when there isn’t a comic book convention in it?

They discuss the Spider-Man movie situation

Cory!! goes over the recent sales figures

What was the original ending of The Walking Dead?

All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 421: Road Wild

It’s a second batch from Joe, Cory!! and Butch going down to Southern Minnesota to hit comics shops. They discuss comic shops in Rochester, Spider-Man’s “best” villains and generally drive for an hour in the rain, cracking each other up.

Travel with them as they go Road Wild!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 420: August Previews

What a waste. It’s episode 420, and Joe and Cory!! could have talked abut the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, the infamous time Marvel creators got high, wandered around New York and plotted comics, the ways that comics have screwed up depicting drug use over the years, or that time Cory!! got real high and read Crisis on Infinite Earths and freaked out for weeks whenever the sun set and the skies were red.

Instead, they BLOW the opportunity and go through the latest Previews catalog, explaining the books they are buying or they find interesting! They also discuss:

The new way DC is selling their 100 page giants

Cory!! thinks IDW is DC for a moment. Maybe he was high?

Joe describes the coolest scene in Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman.

Someone is publishing unauthorized Conan comics.

We’ve also go Freaking and Geeking, Joe’s eBay, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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