Kray Z Comics and Stories 367: A Shot Of Reviews

Joe is falling apart as his hip has turned to the dark side, his blood sugar is up and his blood pressure.. However, after shot that he talks about in detail, he IS able to read some comics, so he and Cory!! decide to review a bunch of the comics they have been reading!

  • Fantastic Four #1
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #1 & 2
  • Batman 66/Archie #1
  • Amazing Spider=Man #1 & 2
  • Little Girl #1
  • Archie #32
  • She Could Fly #1
  • Life of Captain Marvel #1
  • The Cape
  • Essential Tales of the Zombie
  • The Seeds #1
  • Comic Book Implosion

They also discuss:

  • Stan Lee is retiring from conventions.
  • DC to increase their Wal-Mart comics
  • Joe’s HipWatch continues
  • Cory!! had time off!!!
  • Cory!! and Joe debate if Mary Jane Watson was a super-model.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories: Ka-Zar and the Infinite Sadness

Joe hasn’t been able to read, but there is all kids of comics news for them to discuss, such as:

  • Joe announces a New Contest!!
  • News from San Diego!
  • Should stores be upset about how DC handled Batman #50
  • How to deal with making stupid statements on Twitter and other social media.
  • They discuss the Thanos Copter, the Eisners and the Spider-Mobile
  • Sad News
  • How do shops deal with comics that take long, extended breaks
  • Ka-Zar?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 365: Our Favorite 90’s Comics

It’s time to talk about the 90’s!  Flannel shirts, grunge music, crappy Batman movies and lots and lots of terrible comics!  They weren’t ALL bad, so this week, Cory!!, Joe and special guest Stephanie Cofell! Stephanie isn’t just the co-host of podcast Scrabbling Across The West (http://scrabbling.solitairerose.com/), but she also was a comics colorist at DC, Vertigo, Archie and other publishers!

So, all three of them talk about their ten favorite comics from the 90’s in this Super Sized Episode!

They also discuss:

  • Joe’s internet was so terrible, Cory!! Went through 19 nervous breakdowns editing the episode.
  • Why Stephanie likes Lobo because of Cop Rock.
  • How The Death of Superman helped Joe make his shop professional
  • A bear sighting in the show, and no, it’s not Cory!! wearing a muscle shirt.
  • Comics that changed our lives.
  • Hipwatch!
  • Cory!! Sneaks in a reference to the Gobbiltygooker!

All of this, the usual shenanigans, Joe’s crappy internet and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 364: Let’s Preview again, like we did last summer

It’s time for the monthly jaunt through the massive catalog that is Previews! Joe and Cory!! talk about the comics they are looking forward to as well as comments on current comics, past books and much, much more, like:

  • Joe finally goes over his impression of Secret Empire
  • Fans are now upset about She-Ra
  • Gilligan’s Island?
  • Racism in old pop culture like comics and movies.
  • Hipwatch!!

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 363: Steve Ditko

We have learned of the passing of comics legend Steve Ditko, and Cory!! and Joe discuss the work of this Hall of Fame artist. They discuss his career, his style, his philosophy, his legacy, the pantheon of characters he created and their favorite stories by “Sturdy” Steve Ditko!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 362: Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison passed away, and Joe and Cory!! are both fans. We discuss his career in comics, fiction and other places. Then, they discuss is a creator/artist is a jerk, can you still enjoy their work? They discuss all of this and:

  • What do you leave out for Captain America on the 4th of July?
  • Harlan Ellison’s Marvel comics
  • Harlan Ellison’s Batman story…
  • How Harlan promoted his comic book on the Tom Snyder talk show
  • What happened when Cory!! went to Wal Mart?

All of this, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more! AND, we have a post credits scene!!!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 361: The Greatest Comic Ever Printed

Cory!! slacked on coming up with a theme for the episode, so for the first time in ages, it’s just comic talk. Cory!! and Joe talk about:

  • Wal-Mart 100 page comics
  • Why did people at Shinder’s call old comics “cheese”?
  • Previous “big thick comics” that Joe and Cory!! liked as kids.
  • Treasuries that were all original material leading to mini-series.
  • Did the 100 page Monster books from Marvel do well?
  • The Greatest Comic Ever Printed
  • Cory talks sales of trades and comics.

All of this, freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 360: Computer Kray

It’s a whole bunch of Tales From The Shop where Cory!! decides that because we lost most of Joe’s input last week, so Cory!! gets him to talk about incidents in the shop such as:

  • Joe’s emergency sale to buy a computer in the early 90’s.
  • How Joe would track graphic novel sales
  • How do comic shops deal with cash flow issues?

They ALSO talk about:

  • Cory!! wants to join The Space Force
  • Joe is pissed that he was DELETED!
  • What did Cory!! write in the memo lines of his checks to Joe’s shop?
  • How did Atlas/Seaboard comics in the 70’s come from a snit?
  • Joe and Cory!! discuss Spider-Man 800 and a bunch of other recent comics

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 74: Bill Schelly’s Sense of Wonder

Bill Schelly was one of the founders of 60’s fandom with his various fanzines, the most known of which was Sense of Wonder, which is the title of his new book: Sense of Wonder: My Life in Comic Fandom – The Whole Story

Cory!! chats will Bill about his new version of the book, which was originally printed by TwoMorrows that ended with his leaving comics fandom. This version continues his story, has been rewritten and tells the whole story of his life from his own point of view.

They discuss the origins of the 60’s fanzines, why they didn’t have a lot of fan fiction back then, the different fanzines he created, printing processes for fans in the 60’s, his return to comics in the 80’s, and how he has become an author of comics history and biography.

You can order Sense of Wonder: My Life In Comics Fandom: The Whole Story at his website:  Bill Schelly.net

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 359: Previews….Krayless?

It’s that time of month where Cory!! and Joe talk about what is in Previews and let you know what they are interested in for comics coming out in September! How, the recording software didn’t much care for Joe, so after about 15 minutes, it stopped recording.

SWEET CHRISTMAS! WHAT WILL CORY!! DO TO SAVE THE EPISODE!

You’ll see….

They also talk about:

  • American Foods: Blaze Doritos
  • Rocket Raccoon is now is St Paul
  • Joe spills secrets about Cory!!
  • Joe gets in a freaking despite not being in that part of the episode

All this, different shenanigans and much, much more!!

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