Kray Z Comics and Stories 558: 2022 Free Comic Book Day Part 1

It’s time for the annual tradition of Joe and Cory!! loading into a car and driving all over Minnesota for Free Comic Book Day, and you get to ride along! Also along is the legendary Bunkhouse Butch, and Minnesota Comic Book Fans Grand Poobah Kelly Wilhite!

And, as they drive to St Cloud, MN for their comics, they discuss all sort of nerdy comic book things. Yeah, they fired up a MP3 recorder and let it fly!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 557: May 2022 Previews

The new issue of Previews is in and Joe and Cory!! are going to go through the magazine and point out the comics they are gonna buy or that they think YOU might be interested in.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 556: May 2022 Comic Reviews

Cory!! and Joe read a LOT of comics, some good, some not so much. So, this week they go through the stuff they’ve read recently and grade them as Buy, Borrow, or Ignore. The books they review are:

  • Twilight Zone 88 – Gold Key
  • Hellblazer Vol 1 Original Sins – DC comics
  • Chivalry – Dark Horse
  • Alien Vol 1 – Marvel
  • Fantastic Four by Johnathan Hickman Vol. 1 – Marvel
  • Flashpoint Beyond 0 – DC

They also discuss:

  • Bad Bunny causing comics prices to go nuts
  • Why hasn’t Marvel reprinted the Men In Black Comics?

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 77: All Elite Wrestling’s Nyla Rose’s Comics Journey

The X-Men character Thunderbird was killed in his second appearance back in 1975. He now returns in a one shot special issue by All Elite Wrestling’s Nyla Rose and Steve Orlando. Cory!! sits down with Nyla to talk about the comic and all of the things that Nyla Rose has done with her career so far, such as:

  • Being AEW Women’s World Champion
  • Bring the first trans wrestler signed to a national promotion
  • Being the first trans wrestler to win a world championship
  • Being the first Native American to write a full issue of a Native American character at Marvel
  • Acting in a Canadian Comedy
  • Headlined episodes of AEW’s national cable shows

All of this, the process of writing a comic as a first timer, the things that translate from wrestlign to comics and much, much more! To pick up Nyla’s issue of the X-Men Thunderbird One Sot:

https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/96238/giant-size_x-men_thunderbird_2022_1

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 555: Lost Comics Universes Part 2

Cory!! and Joe are back at going through the book The Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes They go over their memories of the books, if they are worth reading and other information! This time, they go over:

  • Defiant
  • Total Eclipse
  • Crossroads from First
  • Future Comics
  • Topps Kirby Verse
  • MLJ/Archie
  • Cory!! is interviewing wrestler/comic author Nyla Rose next week
  • Joe is going to a comic signing at The Source
  • CORY!! LIKES TO READ CRAP!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 554: April 2022 Previews

The new issue of Previews is in and Joe and Cory!! are going to go through the magazine and point out the comics they are gonna buy or that they think YOU might be interested in. They also discuss:

  • Cory!! never has to go into the office again!
  • IDW is no longer a premier publisher
  • Lunar Distribution has a digital magazine like Previews

DON’T MISS OUR SHOCKING LAST PAGE REVEAL!!!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 553: Dead Comics Universes Part 1

Overstreet has put out a guide to “dead universes”, super hero universes that have been discontinued. Joe and Cory!! have read a LOT of these comics, and will discuss them. They discuss their origins, the reason they didn’t accept and if they are worth hunting down. The companies discussed are:

  • Atlas/Seaboard
  • Charlton
  • Dark Horse: Comics Greatest World
  • Continuity Comics
  • CrossGen

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 552: Kray Went To Hawai’i To Find Comics

That’s right, co-host Joe “Kray Z” Rider took his lovely bride to Hawai’i and he regales us with stories of the things he did, the comic shops he went to, and much, much more.
Co-host Cory!! Strode stands on the sidelines and mostly takes the week off.
Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 551: Previews March 2022

It is time for the monthly trip through upcoming comics as Joe and Cory!! go through Previews, the monthly magazine of upcoming comics. They go through the catalog to point out the NEW series, trade paperback and collections they are either buying or thinking you would be interested in. These episodes are usually longer than normal, but this month’s is HUGE with Joe excited about his upcoming vacation and Cory!! being filled to the brim with pointless comic book history.

They also discuss:

  • Joe and Cory!! want a special cover for a comic for the podcast!
  • Cory!! is the one who drags the show off onto tangents about comics history and other stuff
  • Wait, Wolverine’s comic was almost canceled in 1990?
  • Why DC’s 52 series was one of the last great things DC did in Cory!!’s mind.
  • The backstory of why Captain America 300 was changed at the last minute
  • Memories of crappy knockoff toys as a child.

All of this, three times the shenanigans, and much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 550: Geeking Day 2022 Part 3

It’s the final part of the Surprise Geek Day back in February where Joe and Cory!! drive around the Twin Cities to find comics and books! There is SOME comic talk, but but for the most part, it’s just two old pals driving around on a snowy day chatting away. They discuss things like:

What Joe bought at the Source
Back issues at different shops
Buying Magic and Pokemon cards from distributors
Buying cars?
Adult comics
CORY!! DIDN’T DO HIS OLD INNUENDO JOKE!
Why you should write up reviews on Amazon and Goodreads for the books you read!

All of this, different shenanigans and much, much more!!

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