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Kray Z Comics and Stories 311: Joe is Krayz For July Previews

Joe has heat with Cory!! for sleeping through their normal recording time, so he forces Cory!! to confess as to why he was unable to record. Joe is ALSO hot because he was all set to talk about Previews. He went through, marked the things he wants, and everything having to do with the comics coming out in a couple of months.

They also discuss:

  • Why did DC start Dollar Comics in the 70’s?
  • Joe loves him some Krypto
  • Joe is still sorting comics to get ready to sell them off at the Minnesota FallCon
  • Are they excited about Marvel Legacy?
  • Joe discusses all of the specials that have come out in the past pitching new series and if they still matter
  • A brushed metal comic cover, reminding us that the 90’s are actually back.
  • Cory!! goes over the survey of employees of Solitaire Rose Productions

All of this, freaking and geeking; the usual shenanigans and the proverbial Much, Much More!~!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 309: CONvergence On The Patty Wagon

Kray Z Comics and stories is hitting the road! Joe and Cory!! get together with Dan Mohr and his lovely bride Jules Mohr at the Patty Wagon in Richfield MN. Don’t go there thinking you’ll see them, as they recorded this last week. They talk about Dan’s upcoming appearance at CONvergence July 6th through the 9th at the Doubletree Hotel in Bloomington, MN.

  • The new Transformers movie
  • Joe getting ready for FallCon
  • How they set up for conventions
  • What is the difference between a SF con and the Comic con

All of this, freaking and geeking and the proverbial much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 308: Batman Did WHAT?

Joe and Cory!! are celebrating No Panty Day by recording a new podcast! They then settle into talking about some of the big comics news.

Such as:

  • Batman getting engaged to Catwoman
  • They they discuss the death of Batman of Earth 2
  • Alan Moore’s theory of Idea space
  • Alternate realities and the Wold Newton family tree
  • The announcement of Wonder Woman/Conan and intercompany crossovers
  • Useless stories
  • Planet of the apes

All of this, the usual shenanigans and quite honestly, 90 minutes of comics and metaphysics talk. Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 307: West of Galton

Cory and Joe discuss the life and careers of Adam West and Jim Galton, two men who changed the comic book industry. Who is Jim Galton? Well, listen to the episode and find out! They also review Infinite 7 and talk comics they have been reading. It’s a comics potpourri, except you don’t need a candle to listen!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 306: All Ones For Kray

Joe read lot of #1 issues, so Joe talks about the #1 issues he read:

  • Youngblood
  • The Damned
  • Swordquest
  • Freeway Fighter
  • Samaritan
  • Cable
  • Scarlet Spider
  • Batman and The Shadow
  • American Gods

Cory goes over Previews and talks about what he is excited about and the stuff that is being put out to celebrate Kirby’s 100th birthday. They also discuss the recent Marvel woes, how they are breaking into new markets, why fans are jumping onto the new series and the further splintering of the market.  They also discuss:

  • What happened to Cory!!’s VW Beetle when he was in high school
  • Joe takes Cory!!’s confession
  • Cory discusses the violence of pulp novels
  • Cory!! gets all snarky about the Wildstorm reboot

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 305: Better Know A Joe

Since in Episode 300 we had an all “Ask the Strode”, Cory!! asks Joe a series of questions that are supposed to get to his true nature. You know that that means, right? He had no time to prep for this week’s episode!

On top of that, it’s time for Wonder Woman! No, not the movie, since neither of them have had time to see it yet, since they both have been insanely busy. They talk about their favorite runs of the character, and other comics stuff! They also discuss:

  • A bunch of Captains
  • Cory!!’s insane schedule
  • Joe is a festering bag of disease
  • Bob Harris screws up a movie tie-in yet again.

All of this, the usual shenanigans and well worth the extra day it took to edit!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 304: Better, faster and more tempting!

Cory sounds like he’s been smoking unfiltered Pall Malls in the back of a diner for two years, Joe has Con Crud, but the show must go on! Joe wraps up SpringCon/MSP ComiCon for 2017 and Cory!! listened patiently while looking for more information on Twin Peaks on the internet.

What the hell is up with creamed corn, anyway?

Oh. Wait. You don’t care about that.

Joe discusses the amount of money raised for charity at the Convention, as well as the people he talked with, the stuff he bought and all sorts of other MSP ComiCon news.  THEN, they answer a question from Grant Balfour: Why has Captain Marvel been so resistant to adaptation since the 70’s.? They discuss the issues with the Original Captain Marvel, the different attempts and if DC can do a decent kid’s comic book series. They also discuss:

  • Sultry Teenage Super Foxes.    IT’S a COMIC BOOK…GEEZE, PEOPLE!~!!
  • A discussion of the passing of Rich Buckler
  • The relationship between creators and their creations when it comes to quirky characters
  • The history of Violet in Peanuts
  • Why DC honors Neil Gaiman’s requests and not Alan Moore’s
  • The 1978 Silver Surfer graphic novel (Cory!! talks Kirby! SHOCKING!!)
  • Joe has never watched Lost or Firefly and must be shunned.
  • Why we should cut Al Milgrom some slack on his 80’s work.

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 69: Twin Peaks Has Returned

Sunday night, after 25 years, Twin Peaks has returned.  Cory!! discusses his reaction to the original series and breaks down the two episodes that aired on Showtime Sunday night.  It’s an instant reaction podcast, unedited, unfiltered and a reaction to the fact that It Is Happening Again.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 303: Free Comic Book Day Reviews

It’s Spring in Minnesota, which means it’s time for severe weather. Joe and Cory!! talk about the radio you listen to when you’re worried about a tornado. That then leads into a SHORT discussion of old time radio shows. Cory!! loves that stuff because he’s old.

Yep. Old.

So, they go through the free comic book day issues that they have read so far, like:

  • I Hate Image
  • Riverdale
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Star Trek Next Generation Mirror Broken
  • Overstreet guide to collecting: Cory!! and Joe disagree STRONGLY about this. This leads into a discussion of how back issue prices were set when price guides only came out annually, how to price high dollar current comics and similar topics.
  • Secret Empire
  • Wonder Woman
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Doctor Who
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Buffy, The Vampire Slayer: The High School Years
  • Underdog
  • Bongo Free For All
  • Link: Ocarina of Time
  • Defend Comics
  • 2000 AD
  • Rick and Morty
  • The Tick

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 68: A Conversion With Karl Kesel

Karl Kesel has worked in comics as an inker, penciler and writer and has been involved with the post-Crisis Hawk and Dove, the 90’s Superboy, The Return of Superman, Amalgam and much, much more.  He is now working with Tom Grummett on bringing back their creator owned series Section Zero.,  Cory!! talks with him about his craft, his process, his love of Jack Kirby and much more!

The Section Zero kickstarter is  at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1227066666/section-zero

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