Kray Z Comics and Stories 637: Previews For April 2024

Every month, Joe and Cory!! go through Previews to highlight comics coming in the future. This time, they go through Previews for comics shipping in July 2024 and beyond, point out the new, the collected and the interesting for YOU to bother your comic shop about!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 636: Mind’s Eye Comics Reborn!

We don’t often have guests on the show, that’s for Cory!!’s solo thing, but this week, we invited the owner of Mind’s Eye Comics in Burnsville Minnesota, Eric Childs to talk about the long road to both owning a comic shop and now re-opening it in a much bigger space!  

The shop re-opens on 4/13/2024 with special guests and all kinds of fun things!

https://mindseyecomics.com

https://www.facebook.com/mindseyecomics

We sit down with Eric to discuss:

  • Eric’s origin as a comics fan
  • How teacher built upon his love of comics
  • The first shop he went to when he moved to the Twin Cities
  • Finding out about Trademark the hard way when he wanted to publish comics
  • How he bought an established store
  • How NOT to get get a loan for a comic shop
  • What is the story behind him shutting down the shop for a time and moving to a new location
  • How he is going to diversify his customer base by adding new productings and ideasAll . Including coffee drinks.
  • All of the details on his big opening day 4/13

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 635: Ultimate Kray

The Ultimate Universe is all new and restarting at Marvel, soi why don’t Cory!! And Joe go over the previous version, what worked and what didn’t, why it fell apart and if the new version is worth checking out.  They review:

  • Ultimate Spider-Man 1 and 2
  • Ultimate Black Panther !
    Ultimate X-Men 1

 They also discuss:

  • The new zoo review and iditarod
  • Who created Tigra the Were-woman
  • How it is hard to assign who created what in comics back before the 90’s
  • Giant Size Chillers #3 and Marvel’s early 1970’s horror books

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 634: Comics Previews for March 2024.

Every month, Joe and Cory!! go through Previews to highlight comics coming in the future. This time, they go through Previews for comics shipping in June 2024 and beyond, point out the new, the collected and the interesting for YOU to bother your comic shop about!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 83: Talking a Mechaton of Stuff with Wells Thompson and Dalton Shannon

In this episode, Cory interviews writers Wells Thompson and Dalton Shannon.  They are on the show to push their Kickstarter for the trade paperback collection of their all ages comic Mechaton, but the interview talks about their other works and includes discussions about: 

  • How they met and decided to work together on comics
  • How each fell into the world of comics
  • The way Kickstarter has opened up comics for new creators
  • The artists they work with, and how each brings a different skill set and storytelling story to the project
  • Why the protagonist of Megaton feel different than other heroes
  • How they learned to love comics
  • Their writing process

All of this and much, much more!

Mechaton Volume 1

Wells Thompson’s webpage

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/wellsthompson/mechaton-issue-1

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 633: Comics Potpourri

It’s been a busy week for Joe and Cory!! And while this episode doesn’t have a theme, it’s a whole bunch of stuff like a convention report and, of course, comics talk!  They discuss:

  • Minnesota’s insane weather
  • MCE show
  • Mint in Box toys
  • Cory!! Has all of the Archie All Star Comics
  • Spider-Man Clone Saga
  • The Cherry Omnibus

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 632: February Reviews

Cory!! and Joe read LOTS of comics, and because of that, they have things they like and things they don’t, so this week, after a LONG discussion about a leaked collection they are excited about, they review:

  • Ultimate Black Panther #1 – Marvel
  • Moon Man #1 – Image
  • Knights of the Dinner Table #310 – Kenzerco
  • John Constantine Hellblazer: Dead in America  #!- DC

Retro Review is a segment where they review older comics and this week, the comics being reviewed is:

The Nam #1

They also discuss:

  • They discuss Blatz beer and Kaboom cereal because they are old
  • They finish Previews by going through the toys and games
  • Books being put together for the Marvel/DC comics

You get all of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 631: February 2024 Previews

Every month, Joe and Cory!! go through Previews to highlight comics coming in the future. This time, they go through Previews for comics shipping in May 2024 and beyond, point out the new, the collected and the interesting for YOU to bother your comic shop about!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 630: State of the Comics Industry

Joe and Cory!! Talk about the changes in back  issue sales from the 90’s, 2000’s, 2010’s and now as they discuss the state of the industry. Cory!! brings the sales numbers from trusted sources, Joe brings his information when it comes to retail sales. We talk about what shops can do to survive in a turbulent market, the current price hikes and everything else going on in the current comics market.

Cory then goes into how Marvel’s Giant Size books were a complete marketing mess in the 1970’s when he reviews Giant Size Invaders #1.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 629: January Comics Previews

Every month, Joe and Cory!! go through Previews to highlight comics coming in the future. This time, they go through Previews for comics shipping in April 2024 and beyond, point out the new, the collected and the interesting for YOU to bother your comic shop about!

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