Kray Z Comics and Stories 290: State of the Spider-Man

What do Cory!! and Joe believer in? George Burns? Joe Pesci? George Carlin? No, SPIDER-MAN!

The team goes over the state of the current Spider-Man books. What’s working? What’s not working? What do they like? HOW MANY DAMN BOOKS ARE THEY GOING TO PUT OUT? They discuss everything Spider-Man related. They also discuss:

  • They bring back American Food: Horrible foods that you can get in America
  • Should two super-heroes have the same name?
  • Should Spider-Man be in the Avengers?
  • What the hell is a Mopee?
  • Why don’t people buy cheap comics?

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

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Bad Advice with Wolfie and Cory!! #1!

It’s a sneak preview of a NEW podcast from the Solitaire Rose Network.  Wolfie B Bad and your charming and delightful old Uncle Rat Bastard, Cory!! Strode give YOU Bad Advice!  The show will be showing up over at http://www.badadvice.solitairerose.com/ next week, but you can get the first episode right here a week early!

 

 

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Solo Joe 4

Part two of Joe’s interview with his old comic shop partner Pat Gruber!

When we last left our heroes, they were just on the cusp of taking over Hot Comics! Hear their tales of that first week:

*When Superman died! (He got better!)
*NO CAKE FOR PAT (and is he bitter about that!)
*Trials and Tribulations (like an extended Tales from the Shop!)
*The St. Louis Capital City Retailer Summit!

But it’s not all fun and games (actually, no games!) Find out why Pat left Hot Comics after only two years and how Joe became its sole owner!

After Pat’s and Joe’s rememberies, listen in as they talk about why they are or have paired down their comic collections!

Be sure to listen after the end for not one, but TWO bonus clips!
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Kray Z Comics and Stories 289: Honeycomb’s Big, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

It’s all comics talk! Old school rules as Cory!! and Joe talk funny books! Joe read a bunch of comics and he and Cory!! talk about them, including what the industry was like when they were published. They also discuss:

  • The differing theories of the creation of Spider-Man
  • Archie digests
  • Byrne’s run on Alpha Flight
  • The last two issues of Kamandi, now available for the first time!
  • A chat about Warren Magazines in 1980
  • Why didn’t the Eternals become a big hit?
  • Why some stories work well as comics and why some genres just don’t work as comics

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 288: Incredible Kray Monkeys

Ads in comic books! No, not the ad for the World Wide News book by Cory!! you can get from lordshadowflame@gmail.com for $10, but the ones in comics!  Were they all just ads for crap? OF COURSE THEY WERE! Joe and Cory!! discuss the ads in comics, things they mailed away for, What did Joe mail away for? Why did Joe’s Sea Monkeys never come to life? There are all sorts of things they talk about when it comes to comic book ads.

They review the first trade paperback of Scooby Apocalypse as the reviews return!

They also discuss:

  • Cory!! gives more origin stories of the MCBA ComiCons
  • How the creators behind “Omaha The Cat Dancer” would make money when comic sales weren’t doing that well.
  • A friend who as addicted to the crap you could to mail away for from comics
  • Squirrel monkeys, IN THE MAIL!
  • Wolfman Jack!
  • The comic book contests and why we don’t know who won them
  • Marvel Mart
  • Bernie Wrightson has retired
  • Dan Spiegle passed away

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

OH, AND SOMEONE DID A REVIEW OF CORY!!’S BOOK!  WOO-HOOO!!!

 

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 287: Tales From The Kray

Joe is back and he’s not apologetic…so will he stay on the show? WE’LL SEE!

We run an ad from a new sponsor!

No, not the World Wide News book you can get from lordshadowflame@gmail.com for $10, but Hot Comics West and East from the 90’s!

Joe discusses advertising, and solicitation businesses get for ads and other things. Cory!! and Joe go over the ads he ran, different places he ran ads and how to bring in new customers to your comic shop. They also discuss some of the recent news about digital comics and raising prices at Marvel and DC. They also discuss:

  • Buying Back Issue Comics by the pound
  • Hulk Hogan selling comics?
  • Who are the people who walk the streets in suits selling stuff?
  • The easiest touch for sales
  • Cory!! looking for a job when he first got to Minneapolis
  • The Fuller Brush Man

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 286: Kray-Devil

Joe has been banished from the show. BANISHED!!! For not liking Tim Horton’s and giving away keys to the Solitaire Rose Compound. So, while he’s off retrieving them, we have a special guest in his place: Adam Vermillion from Panels and Pizzas.

They talk about what Adam’s been up to and what it’s like doing a podcast with local Minnesota artists in person, since Cory!! never leaves the compound unless he’s getting paid for it.

Since Adam is on the show, they discuss his favorite comic book character, DareDevil! They talk about hwo Adam started reading the character, his highs and lows and runs of the series they they enjoyed and didn’t enjoy all that much. They also discuss:

  • Cory discusses the origins of Daredevil from the Pulps
  • The typical Marvel super-hero characterization of the 70’s and now
  • What comics did Stan Lee sign that he worked on in the 50’s
  • How Adam started reading comics
  • Cory!! still hates Transformers, even when Joe isn’t on the show
  • Cory!! and Adam bond over their love of Josie and Pussycats
  • They go over the first issues they’ve been reading lately

All of this, different shenanigans than you’re sued to and the proverbial much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 285: This Ain’t A Library, Kid!

Ross Richie of Boom Studios has sent out the call to help your local comic shops, and Joe and Cory!! are ready to help you help them.  They discuss 10 books each you can pick up that you may have missed that are sitting on your local shop’s shelves, ready to go home with you!  They also discuss:

  • Are there too many conventions?
  • Are office jobs just an excuse to get together and eat?
  • Joe screws up and let’s Cory!! know he has a key to his place.
  • Joe doesn’t like Tim Horton’s. He may not be on the show any more.
  • Cory!! has an old school rant about the anti-Stan Lee people

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 65: Interview With Professional Wrestler Danny Warren

Danny Warren is a Canadian professional wrestler who travels across Canada and the US, runs his own wrestling promotion, and is putting on a Convention on February 18th in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada! Cory!! discusses his early career, starting a convention, building a following, and what the professional wrestling business is for someone on their way up the ladder. Even if you don’t know much about wrestling, you’ll love this look at a man who has spent years pursuing his dream, and how he’s build a new kind of business by doing so!

Link to Canadian Wrestling Elite: http://www.cwecanada.ca/

Watch their TV show on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CWEcanada

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Kray Z Comics And Stories 284: Rogue Kray: A Star Wars Story

How did Cory!! and Joe spend New Year’s eve? Working! Cory got to miss a meal and Joe ate a meal he shouldn’t have. But that’s not what this podcast is about. It’s about comics…so they’re gonna talk Star Wars! There are nothin’ but spoilers about Rogue One and other Star Wars stories. Did you know Luke and Leia are siblings? They talk in depth about their feelings on the movie, how it affects the franchise, and what it means to the comics and novels! They also talk about:

  • Why Joe is the Leftover King
  • They try to steal the thunder of Pizza and Panels podcast by talking pizza
  • They discuss what possible Star Wars anthology films could be coming next
  • Can a Darth Vader movie work?
  • What do they want in a Han Solo movie
  • Where should the Star Wars comics go from here
  • A brief history less on on Harvey Kurtzman’s magazine Trump

There’s also freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more!

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