Kray Z Comics and Stories 425: Who’s Job Is It Anyway?

One thing that comics creators are wondering about is who’s job is it to get the word out about the comics they work on. Is the shop owners? The companies? The distributors? The creators? US PODCASTERS??!!??

Cory and Joe take a look at publicity and getting the word out for comics from the 70’s to now and what they think creators can do to let people know their comic exists!

They also discuss:

  • Joe bailing on the show when he gets rich.
  • How does Comic Shop News keep being published?
  • What is Final Order Cut Off and why does it matter?
  • What does being part of a major corporation have to do with publishing comics?

They also have the usual shenanigans, too much corsstalk, Cory!! blathering on and on, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 424: 70% Off Comics? Cory!! and Joe Are There!

Cory!! and Joe are out and about again, this time after a trip to Mind’s Eye comics in Burnsville, MN, they stop at the Original Pancake House (I guess there must be imitations) for pancakes and comics talk. Cory!! had banana pancakes, Joe had blueberry pancakes, and they discuss:

  • The senses shattering amounts they spent on comics at 70% off!
  • Level Up Games closing two of its stores, which also sell comics, in the Twin Cities.
  • They discuss computer games featuring comics characters
  • Why there are TWO version of Savage Dragon #13.
  • They discuss a game where cheating is encouraged.
  • They go over the stuff they purchased for cheap at the shop.

All of this, the usual shenanigans, people in the background at a restaurant, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 423: Reviews, Captains, and Copyrights.

Joe and Cory!! have been reading lots of comics, and are willing to tell you about them on this here show! They review:

  • The Love She Offered – Source point press
  • GLOW Summer Special – IDW
  • Leave on the Light – Antarctic Press
  • Pretty Violent – Image
  • Jane Foster Valkyrie – Marvel
  • Johnathan’s Hickman’s X-Men – Marvel
  • X-Men It’s always darkest before the dawn Epic Collection: Marvel
  • The White Trees – Image

They also discuss:

  • What are “File copies”?
  • Joe cannot pronounce “The Eternals”.
  • Why does Marvel and DC do female versions of their male heroes.
  • Cory!! gives the history of the Captain Marvel name yet again.
  • When did Dave Sim get a copyright letter from Marvel and why?
  • Beat up comics that have been CGC graded.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 422: Updates, Reviews, Vacations, and The State F Word

There is a whole lot of stuff since Joe and Cory!! sat down, so the first half of the show is them going over the big comics news and other related topics. Then, they get into the comics and comics related books they have been reading as they do reviews of:

-Stitched from Avatar Press

-Kirby Returns from Marvel

-The No ones from Cave Pictures

-The Chronicle of American Comic Books 1940 – 1944 from Two Morrows

-Ignited by Humanoid Press

-The Spider: Doom League

-Second Coming from Ahoy Comics

-Marvel Knights from Marvel

They also discuss:

Cory!! has taken on a new job!

Joe reports back on why comic shops don’t do much for HalloweenFest and Local Comic Book Day

What do they use the Minnesota State Fair Education building for when there isn’t a comic book convention in it?

They discuss the Spider-Man movie situation

Cory!! goes over the recent sales figures

What was the original ending of The Walking Dead?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 421: Road Wild

It’s a second batch from Joe, Cory!! and Butch going down to Southern Minnesota to hit comics shops. They discuss comic shops in Rochester, Spider-Man’s “best” villains and generally drive for an hour in the rain, cracking each other up.

Travel with them as they go Road Wild!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 420: August Previews

What a waste. It’s episode 420, and Joe and Cory!! could have talked abut the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers, the infamous time Marvel creators got high, wandered around New York and plotted comics, the ways that comics have screwed up depicting drug use over the years, or that time Cory!! got real high and read Crisis on Infinite Earths and freaked out for weeks whenever the sun set and the skies were red.

Instead, they BLOW the opportunity and go through the latest Previews catalog, explaining the books they are buying or they find interesting! They also discuss:

The new way DC is selling their 100 page giants

Cory!! thinks IDW is DC for a moment. Maybe he was high?

Joe describes the coolest scene in Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman.

Someone is publishing unauthorized Conan comics.

We’ve also go Freaking and Geeking, Joe’s eBay, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 419: Kray-Tron 4000

Joe and Cory!! have not done a new podcast where they just sit down and talk comics in a while, so now that Joe picked up a NEW computer, it’s time to get caught up! Joe talks about what he has been up to for the last three weeks. They talk about comics news, what they have been doing and a LOT more, such as:

  • More information on the St. Cloud Comic Con
  • Why it’s OK for cosplayers not to know who created the characters they are dressing as
  • Finding cheap omnibuses.
  • Nothing but pizza delivered in Chaska MN on a Sunday night.
  • What is happening with the DC 100 page books.
  • Cory!! sees bad movies that aren’t that bad?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 418: Comics Road Trip

This week, Cory!!, Joe and the ever elusive Butch go on a road trip to his comic shops in Southern MN. Ride along as they talk about comics, TV, movies and all sorts of other things, such as:

  • They discuss the shops they will be going to and what they are doing on the day they visit.
  • Books they have been reading lately.
  • What’s going on with the X-Men.
  • IT’S RAINING PRETTY HARD!
  • What is your favorite comic?
  • Conventions, shows and toy shops!
  • Is there black ice on the roads in July?
  • Cory!!’s rules for appearing at a convention.
  • You can even hear the thunder as they drive!

All of this, jokes that veer off the road of good taste, extra shenanigans, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 417: Fantastic Fourcast

Last week, Joe dragged Cory!! to a convention, this week, he dragged him to downstate Minnesota, so this week, they have been hit by the Dreaded Deadline Doom! Normally there is a fill-in episode ready to go, but instead, this is a rebroadcast of another podcast Cory!! does.

The Fanstastic Fourcast had a single episode WAY back at the beginning of the year, but it’s about to fire up again with new episodes, so here is an introduction to the show!!

It’s a podcast 57 years in the making! It’s.. The Fantastic Fourcast! Face front, True Believers, because hosts Cory Strode (yes, he’s on another one) & Adam Vermillion (yeah, that pizza & comics guy) are here to take you on a monthly journey that ranges from Central City to the Negative Zone to Latveria (and maybe Counter Earth) and back.

Every 30 days the guys will talk about four issues of Marvel’s First Family! Cory’s a long time reader and font of knowledge. Adam… is not. At least not about the FF.

The podcast is at http://fantasticfourcast.solitairerose.com/

Adam is over at http://www.fancypantsgangsters.com/show-category/floc/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 416: July Previews!

Every month, comics companies contribute to the monthly catalog called Previews. And if you want to pre-order your comics, which you should be doing. So, Cory!! and Joe go through the catalog to point out the new stuff, hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and Omnibusessses they will be ordering. They also discuss:

  • Halloween comic fest, is it a thing stores like and care about?
  • Joe doesn’t like the new layout in Marvel Previews.
  • Cory is buying a comic because, Christina Hendricks?

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

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