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Kray Z Comics and Stories 373: It’s Like Thunder! Lightning! Deathmate is Frightening!

This week, Cory!! and Joe and thinking about disasters. No, not the Catwoman movie, but REAL disasters like flood, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, Housequakes, all of those things. But they don’t talk about how cool the footage is on the Weather Channel, no, they talk about how to keep your loved ones safe. Your comic books.

Along the way, they discuss normal storage, comic book supplies, insurance, and much, much more!

They also ask you to VOTE for a greeting card design so that a listener can get a $10,000 scholarship!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 372: November Previews

It’s that time again, a new issue of Previews has dropped letting us know what comics will be out in November. Cory!! and Joe go through, pointing out the trade paperbacks, hardcovers and new series that they are interested in. There’s a lot of talk about the industry, what is working in comics and what isn’t, and the history of some of the older stories being collected for the first time. It’s a SUPER-SIZED EPISODE!! They also discuss:

  • This is the second time they have done this in a week and they explain why
  • Cory!! had an accident
  • Joe rants about Superman actors
  • Cory!! gives the story behind the start of The New Mutants
  • Joe reveals eBay secrets
  • Why doesn’t Cory!! need to read another article about Lou Farrigno in the 70’s?
  • Why are so many of the new Marvel novels classified as YA novels

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 371: Reviews, reviews, reviews!

Joe and Cory!! got some time to read comics, so they have decided to do a bunch of reviews of the comics they have been reading over the last week. The books they review this week are:

  • Lil Donnie
  • Mr and Mrs. X
  • Black Bolt
  • Metaphase
  • Maximum Carnage. That’s right, the 90’s Spider-Man story
  • Long Live Pro Wrestling
  • Best of Witzend
  • Sandman Universe
  • Chew
  • Avengers by Hickman

But it’s not ALL reviews, so Joe and Cory!! talk about:

  • Joe has cookies, did he bring enough for everyone?
  • Cory!! gives cooking tips for frozen White Castle burgers
  • Joe gives his report on the Minnesota State fair and the booze therein.
  • The major differences between 90’s standard super-hero comics and current super-hero comics
  • What happens when the comic styles you love are no longer in vogue

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 370: News Items In Search of a Theme

We do not have a normal theme this week, so Cory!! and Joe are gonna have a chat like they used to have in the car where then drove from comic shop to comics shop. A smattering of comics news, talking about individual comics and more like:

  • What’s going on with upcoming Marvel movies?
  • Joe had to GO!
  • Russ Heath passed away
  • Las Vegas Fan Fusion was canceled and Wizard World lost nearly a half million dollars last quarter
  • Salt Lake City’s comic convention loses lawsuit in Sandy Eggo over Comic Con
  • Why is Night of the Living Dead public domain?
  • IDW is doing a Spider-Man comic
  • Joe and Cory!! discuss the new “Tilting and Windmills” column and if it is worth is for a comic shop to relocate if they are surviving, but not thriving
  • Is it a grind to go to the shop every week for comics?

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

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 369: Fave Five Science Fiction Comics

It’s time for another Fave Five episode, this time focusing on a genre that should be bigger in comics. Science Fiction! Joe and Cory!! discuss their five favorite science fiction comics series, with a lot of diversions in SF TV series and the like. They also discuss:

  • Has the Marvel Universe become too much science fiction?
  • Joe deflects the nefarious means he found out he had diabetes
  • Autopic happened in Minneapolis over the weekend, and they discuss that
  • Dark Horse has lost the Buffy license due to Fox taking it back. What does this mean for both companies?
  • Cory explains what “Marvel Chipping” is

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 368: Hipster Joe and Blind Uncle Rat Bastard

Joe needs his hip worked on and Cory!! is gonna get plastic surgery! The excitement never stops! So, to get you ready for ordering this month, Cory!! and Joe go over the new issue of Previews, pointing out what they are excited about, making endless asides about the comics being offer, telling stupid stories about their lives. You know how it works. We have got a solid hour or so of comic talk, shenanigans, freaking, geeking and so much more!

Join us, won’t you?

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 367: A Shot Of Reviews

Joe is falling apart as his hip has turned to the dark side, his blood sugar is up and his blood pressure.. However, after shot that he talks about in detail, he IS able to read some comics, so he and Cory!! decide to review a bunch of the comics they have been reading!

  • Fantastic Four #1
  • Tony Stark Iron Man #1 & 2
  • Batman 66/Archie #1
  • Amazing Spider=Man #1 & 2
  • Little Girl #1
  • Archie #32
  • She Could Fly #1
  • Life of Captain Marvel #1
  • The Cape
  • Essential Tales of the Zombie
  • The Seeds #1
  • Comic Book Implosion

They also discuss:

  • Stan Lee is retiring from conventions.
  • DC to increase their Wal-Mart comics
  • Joe’s HipWatch continues
  • Cory!! had time off!!!
  • Cory!! and Joe debate if Mary Jane Watson was a super-model.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 366: Ka-Zar and the Infinite Sadness

Joe hasn’t been able to read, but there is all kids of comics news for them to discuss, such as:

  • Joe announces a New Contest!!
  • News from San Diego!
  • Should stores be upset about how DC handled Batman #50
  • How to deal with making stupid statements on Twitter and other social media.
  • They discuss the Thanos Copter, the Eisners and the Spider-Mobile
  • Sad News
  • How do shops deal with comics that take long, extended breaks
  • Ka-Zar?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 365: Our Favorite 90’s Comics

It’s time to talk about the 90’s!  Flannel shirts, grunge music, crappy Batman movies and lots and lots of terrible comics!  They weren’t ALL bad, so this week, Cory!!, Joe and special guest Stephanie Cofell! Stephanie isn’t just the co-host of podcast Scrabbling Across The West (http://scrabbling.solitairerose.com/), but she also was a comics colorist at DC, Vertigo, Archie and other publishers!

So, all three of them talk about their ten favorite comics from the 90’s in this Super Sized Episode!

They also discuss:

  • Joe’s internet was so terrible, Cory!! Went through 19 nervous breakdowns editing the episode.
  • Why Stephanie likes Lobo because of Cop Rock.
  • How The Death of Superman helped Joe make his shop professional
  • A bear sighting in the show, and no, it’s not Cory!! wearing a muscle shirt.
  • Comics that changed our lives.
  • Hipwatch!
  • Cory!! Sneaks in a reference to the Gobbiltygooker!

All of this, the usual shenanigans, Joe’s crappy internet and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 364: Let’s Preview again, like we did last summer

It’s time for the monthly jaunt through the massive catalog that is Previews! Joe and Cory!! talk about the comics they are looking forward to as well as comments on current comics, past books and much, much more, like:

  • Joe finally goes over his impression of Secret Empire
  • Fans are now upset about She-Ra
  • Gilligan’s Island?
  • Racism in old pop culture like comics and movies.
  • Hipwatch!!

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

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