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Kray Z Comics and Stories 23: The 1st Great Debate!

We start up with a word from our sponsors and a little talk about the local Minneapolis Indie Expo: (http://mplsindiexpo.com/). Then Joe says goodbye to Alaska as this is his final show from the home of salmon and bears who rent houses. Cory explains why he hasn’t read any comic books in a week which leads to work stories and a job interview story.

Cory then launches into a rant about how everyone is blaming Joe Quesada for the “Spider-Man marriage” stuff, and Cory delivers a bit of history around the Spider-Man marriage which goes off into other shenanigans. Then, 40 minutes into a podcast featuring a debate, we get to:

The Debate!!!

The Great Debate: Nostalgia/Retro Comics.

Resolved: Are Retro/Nostalgia Comics Good For The Comics Industry?

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 22: Sandy Eggo Wrap-up

We start by talking about Cory’s birthday, which leads into Joe discussing his shop’s history with ECW back in the 90’s. We then find out that we have Sad News about Atlas and get into what Joe and Cory!! have been reading lately. We then get into the main part of the podcast – going over the big news from San Diego that we are excited about, Including:

-The change in format for Amazing Spider-Man (where Joe tells a story about Mark Waid calling his shop)

-Mark Waid’s Captain America mini-series

-Geoff Johns said he’ll stay on Green Lantern until he retires

-We then digress into Stan Lee’s new TV series

-Image announced that they will be reprinting Chinese graphic novels

-Crossgen at Marvel (which leads into a discussion of the old Gold Key Star Trek comics)

-Joss Whedon directing the Avengers

-Rocket Racoon and Groot mini-series

-Grant Morrison’s Batman run gets discussed which led into a discussion of Jason Todd being knocked off by DC that tangents off into the Death of Superman and Cory explains how Wolverine can be in 15 comics a month.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 21: Hi Rob!

We’re back!! Joe’s internet works, Cory doesn’t have to be at work at 5:30 am, so we were able to get to all of our leftovers. We start with updating people as to what Joe and Cory have been doing, and dive right into story time.

Cory explains how he got paid to watch Comic Con coverage on G4 and complains about said coverage. Joe then fills us in on when a car crashed into the hair salon next to his comic shop, how a car ramming into Dairy Queen was the first sign of spring and how to use the cold in Minnesota to do insane tricks. Cory then explains how he’d get tricked into doing awake overnight shifts after a 18 hour day and how Cory tried to hire Joe to work for HIM at one point. Cory then points out one of the more…romantic…subplots from the early Avengers books between Captain America and Nick Fury.

Yeah. Let that sink in.

Joe then tells the story of the infamous Image Tent at the Chicago Comic Con and how “Hi Rob!” became a bizarre greeting for the crew at Hot Comix. Cory then tells the story of how he got the manager at a local wrasslin’ event upset with him outside of storyline.

And yes, here’s the link Joe is obsessed with: mattressranch.com

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