It’s time for Joe and Cory!! to go through Previews, the catalog of upcoming comics, and let you know what looks cool! We dig through the over 500 page catalog to find the new comics and books that we are interested in and you might be as well!! They also discuss:
A reader sends in an Ask The Strode about Saturday Morning Comic #1 from Marvel
Joe and Cory!! talk alternative radio in the 90’s in the Twin Cites and how much they loved Rev 10 and how it led to Public Radio’s service The Current
Dark Horse’s last comic based on the Alien movies, and Marvel’s first collection based on it all come out the same month.
Cory!! does DC all on his own
Wait, Chris Claremont works for Marvel exclusively?
A rant on how Marvel screwed up the Hobgoblin character
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A NEW comic shop, Nerdin’ Out, opened in the Twin Cities, so Cory!!, Joe, and Butch hit the road to see what they’ve got as well as Cedar Cliff Collectibles, and Nostalgia Zone! Once again, you get to ride along. They alos discuss:
Cory asks Butch and Joe how they find new bands.
Why Cory and Joe never went into radio as a profession
We were asked to explain our connection to the 1994 Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie (which we proved a couple of years ago is the greatest super-hero movie ever made)
We talk about not being able to get into Dreamhaven
Our trip to Nostalgia Zone
Our trip to Cedar Cliff Collectibles
Early Days of Joe owning Hot Comics St Paul
Butch finally got his Ka-Zar comic
All of this, more than the usual shenanigans and much, much more!
Gerry Conway, comics and TV writer, recently put out his idea for what should happen with the comic book industry. Cory!! and Joe disagree, and go through the flaws in his argument and go over what they think can “save” the comic book industry.
They talk briefly about how Donald Trump is helping publishing
Cory!! talks comic book lettering, what works and what doesn’t.
Who was DC comics publishing for in the 60’s?
How to tell how comics sell by looking at the shelves at the local Barnes and Noble
Now that Joe and Cory!! have all of the book from Free Comic Book Summer, they go through the box and talk about some of the books that showed up. What they liked, what will convince them to buy more, and what you should be looking for!
They also discuss:
Changes to DC’s online service
How did Marvel gets the rights to Conan back in the 70’s?
Free comic book day because free comic book summer
Joe gives advice on how to think about your collection when it comes to estate planning
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.
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:
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
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!
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!
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!