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Kray Z Comics and Stories 337: Must There Be A Marvel Comics?

Joe sent Cory!! this article called Must there be a Marvel Comics:

https://popcultureuncovered.com/2018/01/02/must-there-be-a-marvel-comics/

So, they discuss it as well as Marvel’s current missteps, how Marvel’s publishing drives comic book shops and just where Marvel falls in the overall entertainment picture fo Disney. It’s also BOX DAY, so they’re talking new comics and trades they got! It’;s a jam packed episode where they ALSO discuss:

  • Cory!! has heat with David Letterman
  • Joe and Cory!! discuss Conan
  • Why creators haven’t created new characters in droves for Marvel
  • Tidbits about when Marvel almost published DC’s characters
  • Mmmm….timbits…..
  • Box day!!
  • A new Hangin’ at the home story

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

Our closing music is from BC Blackmur and the song Dead to the World:
https://www.amazon.com/Bassic-Blackmur/dp/B01DL6AU7Wg

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 336: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Discussion

Cory!!, Joe and their Star Wars expert Eric “Turbo” Jackson discuss the new Star Wars movie in great detail. That means we’ve got spoilers, discussion on the comics and movies, digging into if they liked the movie or not and much, much more. It’s a very special Star Wars special episode!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 335: The Kray Strikes Back!

Since last week was Festivus’s airing of grievances, this week is The Joe Strikes Back with the things we are happy about this year. That’s right, it’s things we loved in 2017!

  • What Joe and Cory!! did over the holiday
  • Does Joe still have his gallbladder?
  • Why Joe has trouble doing a “best of the year” list.
  • Comics they loved this year
  • Comics business decisions they enjoyed.
  • Great movies they saw
  • TV shows they liked
  • Sappy crap that only comes out when they talk about things they like.
  • A “Hanging At The Home” story

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

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 334: Festivus 2017!

Today is FESTIVUS! And Festivus begins with the airing of Grievances! We have special guests Wolfie B Bad, Panels and Pizzas host Adam Vermillion, and artist Dan Mohr along with Cory!! and Joe sharing the ways in which omics and related media have disappointed them this year.

And now? You’re gonna hear about it!

So, there is extra anger, extra adult language and lot of Festivus cheer!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 333: Our Favorite 70’s Comics with Angel Medina

It’s a Very Special Episode when Cory!! and Joe sit down with Spawn/KISS/Warlock artist Angel Medina to talk about their favorite comics from the 1970’s. They talk for THREE WHOLE HOURS about the comics and creators from that era, and why they love those books so much.

All comics! All 1970’s! An appearance of Rocket Racer and Big Wheel! Sit down and get ready because it’s three hours of pure fanboy joy!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 332: 332? Got A Lot To Review!!

Joe is worried about Net Neutrality and Cory!! is happy he has friends on the interwebz, so what are they going to talk about? Comic books! We got a whole bunch of comics and we have decided to just do a whole bunch fo reviews. Are these comics good? Are they great? Should you buy, borrow, or pass! We let you know about these books:

  • Casefile Arkham: Her Blood Runs Cold
  • Psi Judge Anderson
  • Jessica Jones
  • Mystery in Space
  • Chasing Hitler
  • Young Terrorists
  • Complete Peanuts Family Album
  • Tales of the Batman Alan Brennert
  • Infinity Gauntlet Omnibus
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Kray Z Comics and Stories 331: Black Friday Runaround

It’s rare that Cory!! and Joe get a day off on the same day, but this year, they both had Black Friday off, so they drove around the Twin Cities hitting comics shops and buying stuff! So, they discuss the stores they stopped at and the comics they purchased! The shops they hit were:

  • Toyriffic is St Paul
  • Blue Sun Soda
  • Half Price Book and Magazine
  • Hot Comics New Hope
  • Heroic Goods and Games
  • College of Comic Book Knowledge
  • Hot Comics Richfield
  • Taco Bell. They had no comics at Taco Bell, oddly enough
  • Cedar Cliff Collectibles
  • And then back to Toyriffic

This also discuss:

  • Pancake flavored jelly beans actually exist. IT EXISTS!!
  • Omnibuseses!
  • Comics shop discount bins!
  • Female staff working in comic shops is becoming more prevalent.
  • How comic shops can be more welcoming
  • Are used video games a dying market?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 330: Marvel’s Got A Brand New Bag

Cory!! and Joe discuss the new editor in chief at Marvel C.B. Cebulsky. They discuss where he came from, his time at Marvel up to now and what it might mean for the publisher going forward. They also go into what they’d like to see from this editorial shakeup and how Marvel can bring back the sales they had a few years ago. The also discuss how DC should react to the changes at Marvel.

Then they discuss how Joe was the first comics deal in the Twin Cities to have a Black Friday sale. It was NOT appreciated by other comic shops. We also discuss what the shop would do to get ready for Christmas.

  • Marvel gearing up for the Black Panther movie
  • Why it’s a poor idea to kill off characters
  • DC and Marvel dumping hardcovers on the market
  • Why building to an event can drive sales when done right
  • And why people complain about too many crossovers
  • How our podcast is going to deal with the loss of Net Neutrality
  • Lord of the Rings news breaks!

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 329: Kray Z Previews For November!

It’s time for Joe to talk Power Rangers! They are reviewing the JLA/Power Rangers crossover, so Joe talks about what it was like at the comic shop when they hit big. The other issue they have is that they record the last episode the night before, so they don’t have a whole lot of news to discuss, so…it’s time for Previews! Cory and Joe go over this month’s preview of upcoming comics, talk about the ones they are excited about and what you might not want to miss! They also discuss:

  • The issue of sexual harassment in comics
  • They talk about people selling forgeries of comics art and unauthorized prints
  • Cory!! is on the search for some horrible movies.
  • The brilliant art of Bernie Krigstien
  • The end of ComicCon TV

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 328: Bendis Jumps To DC!

Big news broke last week, and Cory!! and Joe are on it! Brian Michael Bendis, Marvel Writer Supreme has jumped to DC and it’s bigger than when Hall and Nash jumped to WCW! OK, maybe not, but it is bigger than when Christian jumped from WWE to TNA, Right? They talk about how important Bendis has been for Marvel in the last 20 years, their favorite work from him and what they would like to see him do at DC.

They also talk about other creators who jumped company to company the rumors of Disney buying Fox, the usual shenanigans and so much more!

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