Monthly Archives: April 2012

Kray Z Comics and Stories: Episode 69 Gotta Bet

OK, it’s episode 69, so you know it’s going to be dirty. There will be bad words and Joe and Cory talk about bad things like selling porn and gambling. You may not want to play this episode for 5 year olds unless you want us calling child protection on you.

-Cory talks about his time working at a comic shop that also sold porn, and explains why some of the boxes of porn came wrapped by the department of defense.

-Joe wants to know if shops would reseal packs of baseball cards

-Why saying 69 means you have to bet

-Illicit poker games in the back rooms of comic shops

-People losing hundreds of dollars in those poker games

-What the best radio station on Sirius/XM is

-They talk more Avengers vs X-Men

-Why Avengers vs X-Men is reigniting the “What happens next?!?” excitement

-How much Cory like Young Avengers: Children’s Crusade

-Cory is loving the Ditko Spider-Man stories

-Joe and Cory have a debate over creator’s rights and how some creators are still getting screwed

All of this, plus the usual shenanigans, visits from crickets and Much Much More!

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 68: Turn Off The Kryptonite

Believe it or now, Joe and Cory!! start the show talking about comics! Superman comics!! It’s an early Festivus miracle!

-Bronze Age Superman stories that Joe remembers

-How the “Sandman Superman” came about

-Kevin Smith’s Bionic Man mini-series

-Shops that Joe visited in New York City

-The Empire State Building

-Joe seeing “Spider-Man: Turn Out The Dark”

-Geeking and freaking!

-A discussion of the Simon and Kirby library

-A long discussion of Avengers vs X-Men

-Different genres in comics including how Identity Crisis used a well worn trope in mystery novels that super-hero fans had never heard of

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 67: A Very Special Avengers Episode

It’s part one of a Very Special Episode giving the history of The Avengers! Joe begins by talking about the Japanese Ghost Ship and Cory!! talks about his love of big budget bomb movies, and it’s hard to believe they actually get to covering the Avengers comic.

In this episode, Cory!! and Joe discuss:

-Cory’s Easter Traditions

-Another New York Adventure from Joe

-The comic Liberality For All as well as the Hart Fischer comics of the 90’s

-What we know about Marvel starting the Avengers comic

-The early days of the Avengers written by Stan Lee

-Roy Thomas’s run on the book

-Steve Englehart’s run, including the Celestial Madonna story and the first pseudo JLA crossover

-Why Gerry Conway took over from Englehart

-Jim Shooter’s run including the Korvac saga and the infamous Avengers #200

-Avengers Annual 10

-Roger Stern’s run, including the Masters of Evil story and the Avengers on David Letterman

-Walt Simonson’s incredibly short run on the book

-Why John Byrne’s run on the book pissed Cory off.

-Larry Hama’s short run

-The long, poorly done

-Bob Harris run, including the worst Avengers story ever written

-The Rob Liefeld Avengers and Onslaught

-Kurt Busiek’s run and it;s followups

-The Bendis run as well as the Disassembled story arc

-What’s going on in the Avengers books currently

-What trades should you pick up if you want to know about the past of the Avengers

All of this and some of the usual shenanigans! What are you waiting for, download it!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 66: The Legend of Admiral Ackbar

A NEW Episode where Joe orders us to hail the vintage Mr Spock figure. So Say We All! Joe then explains the reference, but Cory!!doesn’t explain his reference because Joe takes too much time explaining his reference. Kind of the entire idea of the show in a capsule.

 

This week, they talk about:

 

-Why the show was late last week (Cory’s schedule went screwy. Oh, and tree bukake)

-Midnight horror shows who give away a Free Dead Body

-Joe’s connections to Wrestlemania and how we used a wrestling ring at the shop

-The Legend of Admiral Ackbar!

-A rundown of a mini-comic based on Joe and the other people who worked at his shop

-Joe’s recent reads including the Archie books

-Cory!! is still geeking on Mad Men

-Marvel’s black and white magazines in the 70’s
-Joe is geeking on Dr. Who books

-A NEW New York adventure for Joe

And much, much more!

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