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Kray Z Comics and Stories 517: Making Podcasts Out Of Nothing At All

Did Joe bring his list of comics he is ready to review?

No. No he did not. So, instead, Cory!! has to pull topics out of thin air for them to talk about,. Such as:

  • Joe asks Cory!! about an obscure Charlton comics and he doesn’t have the answer.
  • They then talk about comics created for shoe stores. Which was MUCH more prevalent than you think.
  • What does the Hindenberg have to do with Golden Age comics?
  • Has Marvel followed up on Marvel Comics 1000?
  • Change in the Spider-Man creative team and how the comic will come out three times a month
  • Why Steve Englehart left Marvel in 1976?
  • Cory!! tells an anxiety story

All of this, the usual shenanigans and a shout out to a Ronan.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 516: The Anti-Monitor Is A Wimp

You were looking forward to Cory!! and Joe doing reviews, weren’t you? Well, you need to wait another week because….reasons. Instead, it’s old fashioned comic talk as Joe and Cory!! talk about:

  • Overpowered characters
  • Not letting the readers know where a comic takes place
  • Joe couldn’t read comics due to home repairs
  • Cory!! explains where the latest Batman sex meme came from
  • Joe is loving him some Dave Berg MAD books
  • How Stan Lee would devalue his villains over time
  • Send Saddam Hussein To Hell and other things meant to cash in on the first Gulf War in 1991
  • Cory!! gives the incredible story behind the Charlton Character Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 515: June 2021 Previews

Didn’t we just do this last month?
Every month, Cory!! and Joe go through Previews and point out the new and interesting comics, books and other stuff available at your local comic shop in two months. They don’t go over their normal monthly purchases, as that’s something they talk about in some other podcast. On top of all of this, they also discuss:

  • Planet of the Dinosaurs
  • Marvel will be with Lunar distribution soon
  • Why Kang was only in three panels of Secret Wars in 1984.
  • Cory!! gives the best speech from the movie Network as a tribute to Ned Beatty

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


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Kray Z Comics and Stories 514: Comics Rabbit Trails

This was supposed to be an episode where Joe and Cory!! review comics.

Supposed to be.

Instead, Joe started telling stories and they just wander off on rabbit trails of comics and other nerdy subjects like:

  • Joe regales us with stories of the AWA in the early 80’s in St Paul.
  • Joe gives updates on local comic events in the Twin Cities
  • Cory!!, Butch, and Joe had a geeking day!
  • Joe can’t keep track of his money
  • Cory!! goes off on a tangent about radio announcing.
  • Reselling comics
  • Marvel Value Stamps and other comics destroying promotions
  • Cory!! explains where Marvel’s 2099 Universe in the early 90’s.
  • Joe is running away from the Twin Cities.
    All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 513: Vacations, Kirby, and the White Whale

It’s a whole episode of just random comics talk! Joe and Cory!! have been busy, they’ve been doing stuff and of course, reading comics.

  • Why you shouldn’t throw out toy parts you don’t recognize
  • Joe has gone on an AMERICAN FOOD trip
  • Cory!! Covered AEW Double or Nothing PPV for PWInsider.com
  • CORY!! is on vacation!
  • Joe went on vacation and reports on it.
  • Future comic shop geeking
  • Information from a Stan Lee interview from 1970 and the secret of Stan Lee’s hair!
  • Cory!! goes over the Kirby Love and War omnibus from Marvel
  • Cory!! has found a new book to add to his collection he3 may be searching for FOREVER! What uis a white whale, and what does it have to do with collecting?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 512: May Previews

There were technical difficulties with this episode, so we weren’t able to post it last week. Joe regrets the error.

Every Month, we find out what comics are coming out in three months, and that is in the catalog Previews. Cory!! and Joe go through it every month and point out the cool new stuff so that YOU can put it in your comic order! They also discuss comics history, stuff that looks fun and endless shenanigans.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 511: What Has DC Comics Done Now?

Sometimes you have topics and then sometimes we just have a bunch of stuff to talk about, and this is a week where Joe and Cory!! just have a bunch of stuff to talk about. They get into the recent information on DC trying to raise their sales after their year of contracting into their own distribution and editorial revamp, so Cory and Joe discuss:

  • Cory!! got his Fauci Ouchie
  • DC seems to have figured out why their sales have dropped, and it’s the least shocking story in comics
  • How Marvel and Disney work so well together
  • How Diamond and the publisher use sales reps in connection to comic shops
  • Changes Diamond is thinking of making due to competition
  • Marvel’s trade and hardcover reprint policy
  • Cory gives more details on Public Domain publisher Gwanadnaland and YOU GETTING A BUNCH OF FREE COMICS!!

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 510: Fave 5 Comics Book Deaths

Cory!! is reading through the incredibly long story from a few years ago, The Death of Wolverine, and Our Boys are going to talk about how it didn’t seem to have any resonance. This leads him and Joe into a discussion of which stories tat resulted in the death of a comic book character were their favorites. MORBID, AIN’T IT!

They also discuss:

  • How comic books deaths lose their power when they bring people back
  • “If there is no body, they aren’t dead.”
  • The story behind X-Men 137 changing to the version we know now and what Chris Claremont originally planned
  • How comics characters deal with the ”revolving door of death”

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 509: May 2021 Reviews

We do reviews! Mostly comics, but this month, Joe wanted to talk about Godzilla vs Kong, so Cory!! sat down, watched it and they have it out! Cory and Joe have a HUGE disagreement about this movie, so it’s time for a Great Debate! They also review:

Snotgirl Trade #1 – Image

Home #1 – Image

Chariot #1 – AWA

Robin #1 – DC

Non Stop Spider-Man #1 – Marvel

The Old Guard Tales Through Time #1 – Image

Comfy chairs

The joy of Joe Bob Briggs
All of this, the usual shenanigans and as always, much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 508: The Dark Knight Returns 35 years later

We are NOT going to review Dark Knight here, since it is one of the most discussed comics ever. We will, however, be putting it into context both when it comes to sales as well as its place in comics and pop culture history. Cory!! and Joe were there when it came out, in different ways, and they talk about that as well!

  • They discuss early pandemic shortages
  • What were Batman sales like before Dark Knight?
  • How the format of the comic was new and changed comics printing
  • Why were comic shop owners mad at the collected edition of the complete Dark Knight series?
  • How did Dark Knight Returns tie into the death of Robin
  • Dark Knight start the “Grim and gritty” movement in comics in the late 80’s?
  • All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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