Kray Z Comics and Stories 170: Pizza Flurry

So, are Joe and Cory!! Still talking Previews? Yeah, but that doesn’t last nong.  Instead, they talk about a whole lot of stuff and what comics news interests them like:

  • Sales figures for Marvel’s Star Wars
  • Marvel teasing reboots
  • Star Trek’s ratings
  • Why some TV shows are bright and some are dark
  • Who is downloading and where are they from
  • Joe and Cory’s kids listening to the show
  • Tales From The Shop: How dealers reacted when Joe started doing Black Friday sales
  • Who Joe felt he was supposed to take care of when he ran his shop
  • Cory being a cheap bastard when it comes to sales
  • They discuss new horrific fast food choices as well as when Cory!! broke his jaw and couldn’t eat pizza no matter how hard he tried
  • Geeking no freaking (that’s next week)

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 25: Jeremy Rathbone, creator of Saga of the Robovikings

Cory sits down with Jeremy Rathbone of Saga of the Robovikings, which has a kickstarter campaign:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/67883267/saga-of-the-robovikings?ref=email

They discuss his work in comics, comic conventions, creating the art for the book, why everyone loves robots and much much more.  Get to know Jeremy and learn about hsi artistic influences in this week’s interview.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 169: Ordering From The Back Of Previews

You know how Joe and Cory!! did three episodes going through Previews as if they were doing a monthly store order? They are still up to it! This is the LAST one! They also discuss:

  • How Archie is working to update their format and how they try to get retailers to carry their books
  • Cory and Joe debate the viability of older media properties
  • Selling popular merchandise
  • How to order to reprints of Golden Age books and the EC reprints
  • How does the clientèle determine what sorts of books to order?
  • What about books, t-shirts, mugs, novelties and the like, how are those ordered?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 168: Ordering Image and Marvel

You know how Joe and Cory!! did two episodes going through Previews as if they were doing a monthly store order? They are still up to it! They also discuss:

  • How they spent the Thanksgiving holiday
  • What Image has become over the years
  • Books with massive numbers of variant covers
  • How shops should deal with variant covers
  • Thoughts on Marvel’s new upcoming books and how well they will sell
  • The normal sales trends of a comic series

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio Episode 24: Doctor Who Season 8 Spoilertastic

Cory!! Strode and his niece Mindi Hahn discuss their mutual love of The Doctor, how they each discovered him and what they thought of the current season.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 167: They’re still going through Previews?!

Joe and Cory!! Continue to go through Previews as if they are placing an order for a comic shop, debating what to put on the shelf, discussing why shops order the way they do and other things, such as:

  • Dealing with DC
  • Variant covers from DC and how they can be almost impossible for shops to deal with.
  • Do we group books by Family and why?
  • The state of Vertigo
  • DC’s non-comics Direct Market items.
  • IDW and their odd media tie ins
  • MORE about variant covers
  • Knowing your customers

All of the, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial Much Much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 166: 2014 – A Previews Odyssey

A follow up to Episode #150 – Joe and Cory!! go through the most recent Previews as if they were ordering comics for a modern comic shop. They go through how they would decide what to order, what role history has in orders and how comic shop owners decide what to order and how MUCH to order! They also discuss:

  • Budgeting and different ways a comic shop can set their product costs
  • Dealing with Adult Comics
  • How to order Previews magazine for the shop
  • What to do with mini-series issues that didn’t sell.
  • Why does store inventory cost a shop money
  • Their thoughts on Elfquest
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Birthday party

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 23: Interview with Jin Wicked

In this episode, Cory interviews web comics artist Jin Wicked.  They discuss her two comics strips, the business of webcomic strips, hr art process and much more!  You can see her art at http://comics.jinwicked.com/

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Solitaire Rose Radio 22: World War Kaiju Catchup Part 2 with Added Patrick McEvoy

Artist Patrick McEvoy joins Josh Finney, Kat Rocha and Cory as we continue the discussion on bringing World War Kaiju to market.

Patrick’s website is:  www.megaflowgraphics.com

World War Kaiju gallery on Deviantart: http://patrickmcevoy.deviantart.com/gallery/30639956/World-War-Kaiju

Strange Cases (the new series Josh and I are working on) teaser on Deviantart: http://patrickmcevoy.deviantart.com/art/Chase-scene-Pickman-s-Model-485948830

And 01 Publishing is at:  http://01publishing.com/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 165: August 1996 and Everything After

Cory and Joe both were too busy to go through Previews for their “What would you order!” episode, so instead, they go back to 1996 to go through an August invoice and discuss the comics that came out that month as well as stories about the comics discussed. Some of the things that come up are:

  • Mail order companies that fed off of the investment craze
  • Cory’s feelings toward Image at the time
  • A Spider-Man intercompany crossover Cory doesn’t remember at ALL
  • DC’s Helix line
  • A discussion of Milestone comics
  • A discussion of DC’s Hitman series
  • Joe and Cory spitball the greatest comic book team up in history!
  • What was up with Marvel?

And much, MUCH more in this over-sized episode!

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