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Kray Z Comics and Stories 380: Tales From The Shop, So Much Joe

ICV2.com has an article about how comic shops can combat buying on-line, and Joe takes over completely so that Cory!! can take a nap! Joe talks about how he set his store apart from other shops, first with vintage action figures and then becoming the destination for new action figure collectors. He then goes into thing he did to make his shop and experience, tricks of the trade and what a shop should be doing now to get a log up on competitors.

They also discuss:

  • Joe has not gotten his DCBService box and is tracking it like he’s a kid watching NORAD’s Santa coverage.
  • How both Cory!! and Joe would rush to make sure they got comics as soon as possible when they were younger.
  • Bob Burden is selling his Canceled Comics Cavalcade, and Cory!! explains why that is a big deal.
  • Joe wonders how he would have handled manga when it exploded in 2002.
  • Why has there never been a comic shop chain?
  • What is the #1 thing a shop can do can combat on-line shopping?
  • Joe can’t understand why Cory!! would never want to own his own business.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 379: If Marvel Published DC

We got interrupted last week, so we’re going to go BACK to that idea:

Back in 1984, DC made an overture to Marvel to have Marvel become the publisher for the DC comics characters. Marvel eventually turned it down due to concerns about being seen as a monopoly, but instead, in OUR podcast, what would WE have done if we were in charge of Marvel to start the DC Universe as a part of Marvel publishing in 1986! Cory!! and Joe go over their ideas including:

  • Having Secret Wars be a part of the integration
  • How would this have changed Crisis on Infinite Earths
  • Joe and Cory!! disagree about how to handle the time after Marvel starts publishing DC
  • Did the previous crossovers between Marvel and DC “Happen” in this new multiverse?
  • What is the fundamental difference between Marvel and DC?
  • How would new pitches be brought in to the combined company?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 378: Topicus Interruptus

Cory!! and Joe talk about the offer that Time Warner made to Marvel back in 1984. They wanted to put together a deal to license their characters from DC for Marvel to publish, and the plans moved forward until Marvel’s lawyers put the kibosh on it. They BEGIN to discuss this, but a big news story breaks while they are recording, and the topic shifts to the announcement that Roman Reigns will be fighting leukemia…

  • Joe wants to know what Cory!! will do if he won the MegaMillions lottery and Cory!! bores him with his answer
  • Why Joe and Cory!! couldn’t get 7-11 cups
  • Why was First Comics founded?
  • Why was Epic’s “Void Indigo” and the Marvel “Nightmare on Elm Street” magazine canceled after 2 issues?
  • Cory!! and Joe discuss the office politics at DC that made the Post-Crisis “universe” such a mess.
  • Joe starts to give his ideas for how to merge the Marvel and DC universes
  • The life of Bill Mantlo after comics

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 377: We Bought It!

There’s a big old stack of comics that Joe and Cory!! have read lately, so rather than some silly there, they just talk about them. Think about it, a whole episode where they talk about the comics they have read! Comics like:

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Comic
  • Infinity Siblings
  • Amazing Spider-Man annual
  • Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive
  • Heroes in Crisis
  • Where Monsters Dwell
  • Starlord
  • 1984/1994 – The Warren magazines
  • Asgardians of the Galaxy
  • Return of Wolverine

OK, they do talk about other things, such as:

  • Joe found a Land of the Lost reunion conventions.
  • Cory!! goes over the September comics sales chart
  • How can comics shops cash in on TV and movie tie-ins?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 376: December Previews!

It’s that time! No, not for Cory to quit the show and build a fort out of omnibusesses, but for Joe “Kray Z” Rider and your charming and delightful old uncle rat-bastard to go through Previews and discuss the comics they are excited about coming out in December! Because of that, it’s a long one, and they also discuss:

  • Joe went to FallCon in Minnesota and gives an update on the convention
  • Cory!! did not
  • Joe can’t recommend Weapon Brown’s reprint enough!!
  • Is Cory!! interested in the reboot of The Rocketeer?
  • Would you pay $1500 for a book about Stan Lee?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 375: Fave Five Current Monthly Comics

Cory!! has talked about how he has moved from monthly comics to trades and digital services. Joe has talked about how he is doing the same thing. But, the business model of comic books is the comics that come out every week on Wednesday. So, the theme this week is, what are the five comics Joe and Cory!! are still buying as monthly comics!

They discuss:

  • Knights of the Dinner Table
  • Savage Dragon
  • Haunted Horror/Weird Love
  • Doctor Strange
  • Cerebus
  • Oblivion Song
  • Walking Dead
  • Amazing Spider-Man

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 374: Movie Adaptations!

Joe has a LOT to say about the Bat Pole to start the episode, so be prepared for about 5 minutes of jokes along those lines. Cory!! talked about the new podcast he is starting up so you get that new in this episode.  But that’s not what they are getting together to talk about.  Instead, it’s all about comics adapting movies!  They talk about the start of movie adaptations, how it changed over the years and what is the state of that odd genre now!  They also discuss:   movie adaptation in comics!

  • -What company did adaptations in the 40’s through the 60’s.
  • -Why older adaptation art didn’t look like the movie or actors.
  • -The first co-production from Marvel and DC was a movie adaptation
  • -What is the movie adaptation that saved Marvel from bankruptcy
  • -Joe and Cory!! go over the movie adaptation in the Marvel Super Special magazine
  • -DC’s movie adaptation
  • -Marvel’s shift in adaptations to do prequels to movies in the 90’s
  • -A new “Hangin’ at the Home”

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

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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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