Kray Z Comics and Stories 477: September Previews

Every month, we get a catalog of the comics coming out in a couple of months, and this month is no different. And, like a good comics podcast should do, Joe and Cory!! go through that catalog and point out the new stuff, the interesting stuff and the stuff we think you should take a look at when placing your comics order or heading to your local book seller.

And THIS ONE IS DAMN LONG!!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 476: What If We Did Reviews?

It’s time for reviews! Cory!! and Joe go through their stacks of comics and review a few and let you know if you should Buy, Borrow, or Ignore these books:

Kong on the Planet of the Apes: Boom!

Inkblot: Image

Headlocked: Self published

Empyre: Marvel

What If? The Complete Collection Vol. 1: Marvel

Hellblazer Rise and Fall: DC Black Label

They also discuss

  • Cory!! talks abut how his son got married and Cory!! officiated the ceremony
  • How Minnesota dropped 40 degrees in a single day

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 475: Twin Cities Comics owner Torrie Quella

Torrie Quella of Twin Cities Comics is our guest.

Torrie started as a fan and has gone on to create a business by providing authenticated autographs of comics creators, celebrities and others and wee sit down with him to talk about how he got started in the business, how it works, and other stories about the world of autographs!

They also discuss:

Comics grading

Stories of celebrities signing things they didn’t know existed

The logistics of doing the signings

Can you get your omnibus signed?

Who was the most delightful person to get a signing?

How the Neil Gaiman signings have gone through Dreamhaven books

What are signings like in the age of Covid 19?

His sites are:

https://twincitiescomics.com/

https://www.ebay.com/str/twincitiescomics

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 474: Mankato Trip Part 2, Electric Boogaloo

Cory!!, Joe and Butch piled into the car and take off across Minnesota to hunt or comics, books, masks, antiques, donuts, pie, and all sorts of other things, and this is the second half of that road trip, and it’s an extra long episode by popular demand!

They go to Pulp Comics and Games

And The Dork Den

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 473: August Previews

It’s that time again! No, not time for you to send Cory!! pie, although it’s always a good time to send Cory!! pie, no, it’s time for Cory!! and Joe to go through Previews!

Previews is the monthly catalog for the comics industry and every month, they go through pointing out new series, cool collected editions and other things that you MAY want to order from your local comic shop. They also discuss:

  • Joe has FINALLY started watching Ring of Honor
  • Why things are delayed this month
  • Cory goes into comics economics
  • Cory has to do DC all on his own. ALL ALONE!
  • What may Cory buy even though he already has it as a comic, a trade and a omnibus?
  • What was “Fantastic Four The Lost Adventure”
  • What is Cory’s favorite Rush album
  • Joe discusses a magazine that it worth HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS if you have the later issues.
  • Who is Bill Stinky Witch?

All of this, the usual shenanigans, a possible new segment, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stores 472: DCeased

Breaking news! DC comics suffered an attack by their corporate overlords and at least 1/3rd of their staff have been laid off as Warner Communications had massive layoffs throughout the entire company. DC Universe had their entire staff laid off, DC Direct (the collectible toy division) was shut down, and the rumors of other changes are flying.

Cory!! and Joe break down the news, go over what it means for comics fans, comics shops and the future of DC comics

  • 20 – 25% of the comics line will be cut
  • The first round of cancellations have been announced
  • Who are the new people in charge of DC now?
  • What is DC’s “Two Year Plan”
  • Black Label is esse4ntially dead
  • Why are there so many new Batman spin off characters?
  • Why major companies see Streaming as the future, even if it is not a good options for comics according to Joe
  • What was the reason it took cable TV so long to make it out into most places
  • How to understand corporate changes when they happen no matter the company
  • Joe invents the phrase “Sticking their nose out at you”

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 471: August Comics News and Discussion

It’s been a while since we just talked about stuff going on in the world of comics, and while none of the topics were long enough for a full show, we talk them to death as we always do. With the San Diego Comic Con being on line only, not as much BIG news came out, but Joe and Cory!! can always find stuff to blab about, like:

Joe was exposed to the Rona!

Who are the Barbie Twins?

What is our mission statement

Supersnipe Comics and their connection to an 80’s Indy character

What was Captain Confederacy

Mini comics

Overall comics sales in 2019

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 470: August Reviews

It’s time for a new episode of our long running comic book podcast, so we start with a discussion of Kaboom cereal and discontinued sodas, as well as what soda to give you child if you want to make sure they don’t go to school.

There you go. That’s the podcast.

Oh, you want more?

Fine, they also review the following comics:

  • Legends of the DC Universe: Crisis on Infinite Earths: DC
  • Smooth Criminals: Boom
  • Hulk vs X-Men: Marvel
  • Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Archie
  • Phoenix Resurrection: Marvel
  • Hacksaw Jim Duggan: Squared Circle Comics
  • Judge Dredd Toxic: IDW
  • Transmetropolitan Book 3: DV
  • Ravencroft: Marvel

Cory!! also recommends this panel from San Diego Comic Con @ Home about Stan Lee and Jack Kirby because of course he does. :

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 469: The Road To Mankato Part 1

Cory!!, Joe and Butch pile into the car and take off across Minnesota to hunt for comics, books, masks, antiques, donuts, pie, and all sorts of other things! They also discuss:

  • The stop in Hopkins for a comic shop was a bust since they only had 4 short boxes of cheese comics.
  • Butch and Cory!! catch up on All Elite Wrestling Dynamite while Joe, who doesn’t watch, drives and tries to stay awake
  • What Butch has been reading? The Essential Hembeck, which leads to a discussion of the comics Fed Hembeck loves
  • Butch defends comics characters not changing the status quo
  • Joe goes through what he loves about the Jason Aaron Thor run
  • They discuss Conan being in the Marvel Universe
  • What is going on with comics at Wal Mart?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 468: Fave Five Omnibuses

It’s been a while since we had to do a fill in, but this week, we have run up against the Dreaded Deadline Doom, so we have a Fill In Episode, and this one is where Cory!! and Joe go over their Fave Five Omnibuses! They also discuss:

  • What wine is best to drink in the shower
  • Does Falstaff beer still exist?
  • Where did omnibuses come from and why do Cory!! and Joe like them?
  • What makes a book an omnibus?

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

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