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Kray Z Comics and Stories 452: What the…?

Comics have come to a screeching halt, and Joe “Kray Z” Rider did not know it before we started, you get his reaction to the news in real time. 

Is it real time if we recorded it last Monday and this is all delayed by a week?

Is that still in real time?

Is anything real any more? Is this the real life? Is it just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality

Oh yeah. No new comics for the time being!!!

They discuss:

  • Cory!! and Joe discuss what shops can do in this strange time to keep their businesses open.
  • DC is no longer able to print ANYTHING due to their printer shutting down.
  • What options do comic shops have without new product?   
  • Will comics shops push digital comics?
  • Will PUBLISHERS keep releasing new stuff digitally?
  • Selling and buying comics on the eBays.

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

NO TIGERS WERE PETTED IN THIS EPISODE!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 451: March Previews

It’s an old tradition here at Kray Z Comics and Stories, when a new issue of Previews comes out, Cory!! and Joe go through it and point out the new things, the exciting things, and the collected editions that they either want or recommend.

They also answer listener mail, go off on wild tangents, and much, much more in this Super-Size (that means extra long) edition of Kray Z Comics and Stories!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 450: March Into Comics Reviews

Oh dear what can I do

Joe’s feeling sick and I’m feeling blue

Tell me oh, what can I do

He’ll cough and hack

And Cory dresses is black

And he edit’s Joe’s cough and hack

So he dresses in black

So, we review comics for you:

Comics reviewed:

Blood and Drugs By Lance Ward

The Cimmerian – Writer: Jean-David Morvan Artist: Pierre Alary 

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Billionaire Island – Writer Mike Russell Artist: Steve Pugh

Empress of Thieves – Jay Hoenstien

Marvel – Marvel anthology series

The Chronos Files Time Trial – Risa Walker

Strange Academy – Stottie Young and Humberto Ramos

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 449: Tommie Commie Con

Joe starts by answering a famous questionnaire that may tell you more about him, if he stay on topic. This leads to Joe talking about what he did while his beloved wife was out of town.

-Joe gives his idea for a new kind of comic shop

-Joe went to a small convention called Tommicon run by Tom Nguyen, and goes over the books he picked up at the show from creators who tabled

-Joe also discusses why he may not be able to take vacation and go to other conventions

-We get a Ask the Strode and Does Joe Know?

-Buying back issues that people don’t know have gone up massively in price

-Cory uses WCW to explain how corporations handle things when they take over a company and how it may affect DC Comics

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 448: eBaying Your Comics 101

Joe “Kray Z” Rider tells us every week what is going on on the eBays, but what if YOU want to start doing stuff on the eBays? Where do you start? How do you list things? How do you navigate all of the options out there? What are the nuts and bolts of being successful on eBay?

You are in luck because Joe is going to spill the secrets, the processes and everything else you need to learn how to do to sell your stuff on eBay successfully while Cory!! sits back, has a beer and wasits to toss in something about comics.

Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 447: Digital Comics

It’s a fill in episode! Cory holds court on digital comics. He discusses the origins of the idea of digital comics, how the major and minor companies moved into digital comics, and where it all stands currently.

Cory then goes over the services he uses, what works best and what isn’t all that great, and the stuff he buys as physical copies and what he buys as digital comics.

He also discusses:

  • Dan Didio being let go by DC
  • What in the flaming blue hootie is microfiche?
  • When did Marvel and DC start selling digital comics?
  • What services are worth subscribing to?
  • What are the pros and cons of digital comics?
  • The love of used bookstores

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 446: February Previews

Every month, Diamond distribution puts out Previews magazine which lists all of the comics coming out in three months. OK, they START coming out in three months. Every month, Cory!! and Joe go through and point out new series, collections and other things that sparked our interest and might spark yours!

And, lost of other comics knowledge and talk comes with that, so it’s out longest episode of the month, enjoy!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 445: It’s Kray’s Birthday!

Joe is back from a week away and tells us about the cool things, friends he saw and comics shops he visited while on vacation in Florida. Cory!! is just along for the ride and literally says nothing of substance.

So, you’ve got that going for you this week. Which is nice.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 444: February Comics Reviews

Joe and Cory!! read a LOT of comics, new and old, but as responsible podcasters, they feel, every so often, the need to go ahead and review some of the stuff they have read! This is why they are a National Treasure! They will let you know if you should Buy, Borrow, or Ignore the following comics:

Joe discusses a pair of ashcans he picked up at the local comic convention

Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant #1 – Image

Valley of the Worm Marvel True Believers reprint.

The Clock – Image

Breathless – It’s Alive Press

Spider-Ham #1 – Marvel

Incoming- Marvel

Marvels X – Marvel

Over the Ropes – Mad Cave Studios

Behaving Madly – IDW

Legion of Super-Heroes – DC

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 443: January Previews!

Every month, the upcoming comics are listed in a monthly catalog called Previews, and every month, Cory!! and Joe go through it to point out the new stuff coming out, trade paperbacks and hardcovers they are interested in, and talk comics. It’s also out longest episode every month, and this one is no different as they go through and point out what they are ordering. They also discuss:

  • The weather was frightful, time for sitting in and watching movies and reading comics, so Cory!! went to work.
  • Strategies for retailers to bring in new readers
  • More info on what is going on with DC’s collected editions program
  • Why does Marvel’s Classics Illustrated Omnibus start with issue #13?
  • We answer listener mail!

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

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