Kray Z Comics and Stories 279: Graphic Novel or What?

Cory!! interrupts Joe’s afternoon to talk comics which causes him to go on a Dad joke rampage! Joe has read an article about how the term “graphic novels” is outdated and shouldn’t be used any longer. Joe and Cory!! discuss a little about the origin of the term and if the term is still one that should be used with comics. They also discuss how to classify graphic novels and, they also discuss:

  • Joe and Cory!! went to Minnesota’s largest candy store!
  • They discuss obscure sodas and candies that they were able to pick up at the store.
  • They also go to Hot Comics in Jordan MN
  • Why do they talk about the 60’s sit com Room 222? LISTEN TO THE SHOW TO FIND OUT
  • They give ideas on how to stock a small shop for graphic novels
  • Putting comics back on the shelf!
  • The comics wars in the Twin Cities of shops trying to get their books on the shelves first
  • Cory!! goes over the first issues of Thanos, Avengers 1.1, WWE comics and Geek Girl

All of this, freaking and geeking, and the proverbial much, much more.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 278: Kray Is Free!

Joe has been putting together staff to sell on the eBays, and he has found copies of Free and and Promotions giveaway comics, so he and Cory!! go through the history of those comics as well as the comics. There’s a LOT of talk about obscure comics, weird places Joe and Cory!! found the freebie comics and other assorted stuff!

  • What are the Thanksgiving plans for both Joe and Cory!!
  • Thanksgiving comic books and covers
  • They discuss the comics sold for between 9 to 25 cents over the last 20 years
  • They talk Dingo Boots and Kangaroo shoes
  • Why Joe will have the WWE network forever
  • How is Jack Kirby connected to Professor Elemental?
  • A list of the ten best graphic novels of 2016

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 277: NO ONE CARES ABOUT ROM!

WARNING: AUDIO ISSUES!!

Cory!!’s new computer switched up to his computer microphone instead of his headset microphone, so his sound isn’t all that great. So, enjoy that.

Now that Joe is cutting back on buying new comics, what sort of stuff will he be buying? What old runs are he looking to re-read? What comics he is looking to dig through the bin for? What runs is he looking forward to finally getting to? They also getting talks about sales, trade paperbacks of series that have been reconned away and:

  • Cory!!hit a HUGE candy store while doing some charity work and loaded up on Rat Bastard Root Beer
  • Why Cory!! is a reader and not a collector
  • What is Joe looking forward to reading next?
  • How does Cory!! find comics in his huge collection
  • What happens to demand for trades when a universe reboots.
  • Why bringing back older characters does work
  • NO ONE GIVES A DAMN ABOUT ROM!!!
  • Cory!! talks about 70’s exploitation movies

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 276: Wizard Con Job

Joe and Cory!! start by going over the Doctor Strange movie and SPOILER, they liked it.  They talk about the movie wihtout a lot of spoiulers, so you can listen if you haven’t seen it yet.  But if you haven’t seen it yet, what kind of fanboy or fangirl are you?  GET TO STEPPIN’!  They also discuss comics news and how the weasels at Wizard World are in trouble once again.  They also talk about the new Tilting at Windwills which goes into the “Long Tail’ and Joe and Cory!! discuss trade paperbacks and graphic novels 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago and where the industry is going in the future.

  • The infinity gems vs the infinity stones
  • The definition of shadenfreud
  • Why CBR.com has become a nightmare to read and how Cory!! tries to keep up with one of their former blogs
  • The EC reprints
  • Price matching at comic shops

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 275: The Doctor is Strange

Cory!! and Joe talk Doctor Strange in anticipation of the movie!

They talk about the comics from the time of Lee and Ditko all the way to the current series, including:

  • When did they each first encounter Doctor Strange?
  • A talk about the Ditko run and how it was different from most other comics at the time
  • How the series fell apart after Ditko until Roy Thomas took over
  • Steve Englehart’s run and how it changed the character of Doctor Strange
  • How Steve Englehart was able to have Doctor Strange fight God
  • When Clea slept with Ben Franklin
  • Frank Miller on Doctor Strange? What?
  • How an artist got Marvel sued over a cover swipe
  • The third Doctor Strange series was a LOT OF CROSSOVERS.
  • What they did with Doctor Strange during the 20 years he didn’t have his own series.
  • Cory!! and Joe recommend the best Doctor Strange graphic novels.

All of this, freaking and geeking and the usual shenanigans! Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics Comics and Stories 274: What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World

It’s Halloween and Joe and Cory!! talk about…no, not Horror comics, we’ve done that. They talk about FUN comics! They discuss comics that are fun, not just funny, but fun to read. They also talk about

  • Do fun comics sell to super-hero fans?
  • The death of Jack Chick and the comics he created
  • The death of Preacher and Punisher artist Steve Dillon
  • Cory!! works in a reference to “Wendy Whitebread, Undercover Slut.”
  • Cory!! explains who is a national treasure.

We’ve also got freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and the usual much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 273: Driving and Geeking

Cory!! had a day off, so he and Joe went around the Twin Cities hitting comics shops and other places. They talk about the trips, the shops and everything else, such as:

  • When Cory!! met Michael Chabon and didn’t know it
  • Stories of Cedar Cliff Collectibles and how we told old Shinder’s stories
  • Joe thinks that people actually eat Candy Corn. He’s wrong
  • Cory!! hits the bargain bin at Hot Comics New Hope
  • Hitting a soda shop that has over 1300 different kinds of soda!
  • Another comic shop in the Twin Cities has closed quietly

We’ve also got freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and the usual much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 272: Krayviews

Joe’s been sleeping and ebaying, Cory!! has been working and…well, working, but it’s time for them to podcast. AND THEY PODCAST LIKE DEMONS! They discuss the new issue of Previews talking about the comics they think are interesting and want to order. They also talk about:

  • Cory!! talks about some EC and Warren stuff
  • They talk about the early issues of Walking Dead
  • Rebirth trades
  • Marvel’s offerings
  • Why so many comic companies have their names start with A
  • The Archie super-heroes…why?

There’s some technical difficulties, but we have the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 63: Interview with Dave Scherer of PWInsider.com

Dave Scherer started writing for professional wrestling newsletters before the world wide web, and has since worked for 1Wrestling, ran the ECW website and now owns PWInsider.com, the best website for covering Professional Wrestling.  He talks about how he started being a fan and moved into being a reporter, how he left his job in sales to work full-time on the web and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 271: Kayfabing Kray

Joe got himself a case of Con Crud over the weekend and Cory!! was able to stay healthy by going to work over the weekend. And as they talk about conventions, they discuss a new law in California that forces dealers who sell autographs to provide certificates of authenticity. So, they discuss autographs at conventions, retailers who sell autographed comics, Publishers who sell autographed things, certificates of authenticity and more that has to do with autographs on comics. They also discuss:

  • Cory!! gives an excuse for anyone he has ever offended, upset or annoyed
  • Joe beats on Cory!! for a good 10 minutes about his retirement. Nothing changes
  • Identifying original art by comics artists.
  • How celebrities are getting a fortune at comic conventions.
  • How some comics artists make their living at conventions
  • Farting Star Trek Actresses

All of this, freaking and geeking and the usual shenanigans! Be there, aloha!

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