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Kray Z Comics and Stories 389: Things Have Got To Change

On ICV2.com, retailer Phil Boyle of Coliseum of Comics wrote an article about what he feels needs to change with the relationship between publishers and retailers in the comics business.

https://icv2.com/articles/columns/view/42172/something-has-change?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2u7SVpRceb7UsgOm-1uDM3dtyibxgHDyKITRbTeKDa8ChP_oWH5-btczY

Joe and Cory!! go over his points and explain how the comics business is different than it used to, and how those changes affect comics shops and dealing with the new world of digital,. Trades, etc… They also discuss:

  • Cory!! issues a correction
  • Why the idea of comics of collectibles are a poor idea for running a business
  • How comics should order new number one issues
  • Why publishers put out so so many one shots and mini-series.
  • Their feelings of special covers
  • Joe talks a lot about spin-off mini-series.
  • They have a LONG disagreement about how to use past sales date.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 388: What Monthly Comics Do We Buy?

As Joe is starting to get back into the groove after a month on the injured reserve, he and Cory!! discuss the monthly comics they still pick up and envoy, but may not talk about as much as the new comics they spotlight or the trades and hardcovers they discuss. They also talk about why they pick up the books as monthly comic. It might be the nostalgia, it might be the extras in the comic that won’t be in the trade or any number of other reasons.

They also discuss:

The death of Mean Gene Okerland

Joe and Cory!! discuss wrestler related restaurants. No, really. It was a thing.

They also discuss their New Year’s Eve, showing what party animals they are. SPOILER: There was no party.

What makes the Spider-Man comic work

Joe gets another chance to return to the podcast

Joe updates us on his eBay and how prices have dropped.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 387: Back in Black

That’s right, Joe is BACK, and it’s clear he hasn’t been talking very much because he’s letting it all go in this episode where he discusses what he’s been up to for the last month! He fills us in on:

His new hip

Bunny neglect

Comics Joe read

Movies and stand up special Joe watched on Netflix

Not a lot from Cory!! since he did all of those fill-in episodes without Joe

There’s the return of Joe, so EXTRA shenanigans, and much, much more!!~

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 386: Festivus 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the annual Festivus show! A Festivus for the Rest of us! Festivus always begins with the Airing of Grievances, we’ve got a lot of problems with you people, and now, you’re gonna hear about it!

Cory!! and Dangerous Dan Mohr go over their grievances for the year. It could be canceled comics, poor decisions by creators or companies, and much, much more! They also discuss:


What happened to Battle Chasers?

Cory talks about a blog going over the Spider-Man clone and it’s here: http://lifeofreillyarchives.blogspot.com/

Cory talks about Marvel’s “name sorta like that “ knockoff Identity Disc

Dan has figured out how to get Cory!! to go to conventions

We discover Dan has never heard of shower drinking

The horror of biscuits and gravy burrito

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 385: December Previews

Joe is still on the injured reserve, but the new Previews showed up and you need to know what new comics to be pre-ordering or getting excited about.  Don’t worry, your old Uncle Rat Bastard will jump in and help you out all on his own.  Cory!! goes through Previews and points out the new books he’s excited about, gives some comics history and, like every comics fan on the internet, complains about prices!

Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 384: Kray Z Ways Of Running a Comic Shop

Kray is still on the shelf, but we have a SPECIAL episode recorded before he went under the knife where we discuss a comic shop that announced it is in trouble due to customers not picking up their subscriptions.

We discuss how to keep that from happening, how customers and shops can prevent it, and how Joe dealt with the issue.

AND, after the commercial break, we’ve got a special surprise for you.  What is it?  IF WE TELL YOU, IT WILL SPOIL THE DAMN SURPRISE.

Geez


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Kray Z Comics and Stories 383: Krazy Amish Baby Machines

Joe is out on the disabled list, but we have a podcast from BEFORE he was put on the injured reserve where Joe’s pal Dags McPhearson from the pop culture podcast Amish Baby Machine. It’s a far ranging discussion where they talk about:

  • -Favorite comic artists
  • -Why they kept reading comics
  • -Bill Maher dissing Stan Lee
  • -Cory gives an explanation of Marvel’s multiple universes
  • -Why Joe and Cory!! don’t get upset about changes in Marvel and DC comics
  • -What DOES burn Cory!!’s ass other than a flame about three feet high.

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

And here is the Amish Baby Machine Podcast!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 382: Holiday Geek Expo Featuring Thanos

Joe is going to get his hip replaced on Thursday, so he won’t make it to Dangerous Dan Mohr’s Holiday Geek Expo in St Paul MN 12/1 and 12/2.

http://wolfiebbad.com/holidaygeekexpo.html

However, they get together to discuss Dan’s favorite character: Thanos!

They both discuss the first Thanos stories they read, as well as the history of the character from the 70’s through the present! They also discuss:

  • What is the Holidays Geek Souffle?
  • Dan fills us in on the local convention scene, and conventions he will be attending as a guest.
  • Cory!! talked about the three upcoming Thanos omnibussesses because Cory!! is all abut the Omnibus format
  • Cory!! gives a Hanging at the Home story
  • Is Thanos a knockoff a Jack Kirby New Gods character?
  • How the crossover between Avengers Annual #7 and Marvel Two-In-One Annual #2 came about.

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 75: Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore Say Ahoy!

Cory!! welcomes Tom Peyer and Stuart Moore from Ahoy comics! They talk about their new company, Ahoy, and their books The Wrong Earth and Captain Ginger.

The books they discuss are:

The Wrong Earth, a six-issue mini-series by Tom Peyer and artist Jamal Igle. The book’s lead story will tell the story of what happens when two alternate earth versions of a character named Dragonflyman (one a brutal anti-hero and another an adventurer) switch places.

Captain Ginger a space opera set on a starship that is staffed by cats who behave like cats. They’re human cats who really act like cats, written by Stuart Moore and drawn by June Brigman.

They discuss the idea of starting a new company, what Ahoy does differently, and what it’s like moving from the editorial chair to the creative chair. It’s a great discussion with two long-time comics pros!

Ahoy Comics’ web page: http://www.comicsahoy.com/

Their Facebook series: https://www.facebook.com/ComicsAHOY/

Their Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/AhoyComicMags

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 381: Stan Lee

This last week was the passing of Marvel’s former editor in chief, head writer and living legend Stan Lee. Joe and Cory!! discuss the passing of a man who has influenced our lives and the lives of millions of other people. We don’t mourn him, but we praise him and talk about the legacy he leaves behind and the amazing life he led.

They also discuss:

  • The passing of a local comics creator who has been a fixture at Minnesota Comics Conventions for over 25 years: David Watkins.
  • The times they met Stan Lee
  • The story of Stan posing nude for a Marvel comic
  • What was Stan’s last comic work
  • Stan’s length of time as Marvel Editor in Chief and what he did in the job.

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

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