Kray Z Comics and Stories Episode 200

After over 5 years, 199 episodes, endless shenanigans, freakings, geekings and bad jokes from Joe, Cory!! and Joe have the tables turned on them and are interviewed by long time friend and long time pal Butch in this anniversary episode.

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 199: People who died! In comics.

This week, Joe and Cory discuss the big D! No, not our lord Darkseid, but DEATH! The death of comic book characters! What ones were important, what ones don’t matter, what ones were a waste of paper. They also have Jin Wicked along for the ride as they discuss:

  • The death of the crickets last episode
  • If “Forfend” is an actual word.
  • A LOT of discussion of the death of Gwen Stacy
  • The comics Jin would want to read and her asking for recommendations
  • Doctor Octopus surviving being ground zero at a nuclear explosion
  • Why the death Black Goliath didn’t matter at all
  • Jin plugs her new podcast: Comicbrospodcast.com
  • Freaking and Geeking
  • Cory!! Talks about how he has improved his health with a different way of looking at food and health:  http://lifehacker.com/simplify-your-diet-with-alton-browns-four-lists-method-1699651847

All of this, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more on this, the LAST episode before #200!

 

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 198: Our Fave Five Artists

Tragedy has struck at Kray Z Comics and Stories. Long beloved characters have died. Who? You’ll have to listen to find out! However, the show much go on, so Joe, Cory!! and frequent special guest Jin Wicked discuss their five favorite comics artists! They also discuss:

We also have freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 39: A Look At Comic Book Writer Don McGregor

This week, Cory!! gives a personal history of Don McGregor‘s comic book work.  Don, this year’s winner of the Bill Finger Award for comic book writing, wrote such classics as the 70’s runs of Black Panther and Killraven; the Indy graphic novel Sabre; The DC detective mini-series Nathaniel Dusk and the 90’s comics version of Zorro.  He’s a true genius in the field, a man who breaks barriers to tell stories and one of the best writers to ever work in the comics medium.  Cory explores his work and introduces you to one of the true masters of comic book writing in this episode.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 197: Kray-nado Alley

Joe and Cory!! discuss current comic book news and give their opinions about things that the internet has decided to go on and on and on about it. The big one is that comics sales are higher than they have been in over 20 years if you go by actual dollars. How does this affect the market, comics creators and publishers? We don’t know, but we damn sure like gabbing about it.

  • Joe has changed jobs. Kind of. Technically. He explains it.
  • Why double page spreads are a pain to read on digital
  • Joe gets a mysterious phone call
  • They talk about Crazy Horse monument and Logan’s Run
  • How obsessed are Minnesotans with weather and a discussion of Tornado Alley
  • WHERE IN THE FLAMING BLUE HELL IS THE COMIC BOOK TALK, YOU JERKS?!??!!
  • Tales of dealers and artists at Conventions being jerks
  • Dan Slott vs John Byrne
  • Why Cory!! gets no pudding
  • Freaking and Geeking

Plus the usual shenanigans and the proverbial much, much more!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 38: The Solitaire Rose History of EC, MAD 1 – 5

Cory!! continues to discuss the legendary EC Comics with artist, actor, filmmaker and former horror host Thommy Lange. They discuss the origin of MAD as a comic book, swap stories of Harvey Kurtzman as well as the other artists who worked on the books as they go over the first 5issues of MAD when it was a comic book.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 196: New Marvel, So Get Yer Wallet Ready

Cory and Joe go over the announcement of the new Marvel series starting in October with their first impressions in a Super Sized Episode! It’s new to you! They also discuss:

  • Joe using Facebook to hunt down an Ex
  • Why Cory!! almost beat Joe with a flounder
  • How you knew it was spring at the comic shop
  • They answer listener mail!
  • Freaking and geeking with stories of Christian comics, small conventions and clean underpants.
  • A paid announcement from the nWo

All of this, the usual shenanigans and the proverbial Much, Much More!!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 37: The Solitaire Rose Guide To Spaghetti Westerns

In this episode, Cory!! talks about the rise and fall of the Euro Wester common known as Spaghetti Westerns. From “A Fistful of Dollars” to 1981’s “Comin At Ya!”, he discussing the boom and bust cycle, his own personal memories of movies in the genre, the ten Spaghetti Westerns movies he recommends and the difference between them and the traditional American Western they replaced.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 195: Deep Fried Wiener Balls

The theme of the episode is supposed to be Comic Book Characters who get replacements, and eventually Joe and Cory!! get around to discussing it. They are joined by artist and Special Guest Star Jin Wicked. Along with the theme, they discuss:

  • The new Pizza Hut pizza with wieners in it as well as the Hardee’s hamburger with a wiener on it. WHAT IS UP WITH ALL OF THE WIENERS?!?
  • The horrifying food at the Minnesota State Fair
  • They review the preview copy of Badger #1 (it’s also the first installment of the segment Jin Hates Comics)
  • Mad Max Fury Road. Go see it!
  • A short history of how Monty Python’s Life of Brian got funding
  • Hero replacements! 30 minutes into the show, we finally get to the theme of the damn show.
  • What comics Fonzie would recommend back when Joe owned his shop
  • What character replacements worked and what ones didn’t
  • What did we learn? Jin hates comics, Jin doesn’t like animated dinosaurs, Jin likes cars exploding.
  • Jurassic World? DINOSAUR TALK!!
  • Freaking and Geeking

Stay tuned after the closing music for a stinger. It’s just like a Marvel movie, putting something cool after the credits to keep you in the theater longer and make it harder for the teenagers to sweep up the popcorn before the next showing.

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 36: Jack Kirby 1976 – 1978

Cory continues telling us about Jack Kirby’s life and work, this time with his final stint at Marvel, from 1976 – 1978.  He discusses:

  • The Eternals
  • His run on Captain America
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey adaptation and series
  • Kirby feeling he was undermined by Marvel editorial
  • The overlap between his Dc and Marvel work
  • The Silver Surfer graphic novel

And much more in this in-depth look at Kirby’s career and public life.

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