Monthly Archives: December 2014

Kray Z Comics and Stories 172: Kray Z Konfetti

It’s right after Christmas.  Or before Christmas.  We’re not sure since there were recording problems, but we talk about the end of the year in comics shops, other places and a whole bunch of Geeking.  There was not real theme, but it’s a lot of comic book talk, so…

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 171: Festivus 2014 – Airing of Grievances

The tradition continues, Festivus is here, and Joe and Cory!! share their annual Airing of Grievances!  They do an all Freaking episode, and we warn you, they’ve got a lot of problems with you people!

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Kray Z Comics and Stores 27: What Do You Miss? Part 2

Continuing last episode where Cory asks a number of people the question, “What do you miss?” which leads to a discussion of nostalgia, human connections and things that have faded away over time.

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Solitaire Rose Radio 26: What do you miss? Part 1

Cory asks a simple question:  What do you miss?  This leads to a discussion of nostalgia, loss and memories.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 170: Pizza Flurry

So, are Joe and Cory!! Still talking Previews? Yeah, but that doesn’t last nong.  Instead, they talk about a whole lot of stuff and what comics news interests them like:

  • Sales figures for Marvel’s Star Wars
  • Marvel teasing reboots
  • Star Trek’s ratings
  • Why some TV shows are bright and some are dark
  • Who is downloading and where are they from
  • Joe and Cory’s kids listening to the show
  • Tales From The Shop: How dealers reacted when Joe started doing Black Friday sales
  • Who Joe felt he was supposed to take care of when he ran his shop
  • Cory being a cheap bastard when it comes to sales
  • They discuss new horrific fast food choices as well as when Cory!! broke his jaw and couldn’t eat pizza no matter how hard he tried
  • Geeking no freaking (that’s next week)

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 25: Jeremy Rathbone, creator of Saga of the Robovikings

Cory sits down with Jeremy Rathbone of Saga of the Robovikings, which has a kickstarter campaign:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/67883267/saga-of-the-robovikings?ref=email

They discuss his work in comics, comic conventions, creating the art for the book, why everyone loves robots and much much more.  Get to know Jeremy and learn about his artistic influences in this week’s interview.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 169: Ordering From The Back Of Previews

You know how Joe and Cory!! did three episodes going through Previews as if they were doing a monthly store order? They are still up to it! This is the LAST one! They also discuss:

  • How Archie is working to update their format and how they try to get retailers to carry their books
  • Cory and Joe debate the viability of older media properties
  • Selling popular merchandise
  • How to order to reprints of Golden Age books and the EC reprints
  • How does the clientèle determine what sorts of books to order?
  • What about books, t-shirts, mugs, novelties and the like, how are those ordered?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 168: Ordering Image and Marvel

You know how Joe and Cory!! did two episodes going through Previews as if they were doing a monthly store order? They are still up to it! They also discuss:

  • How they spent the Thanksgiving holiday
  • What Image has become over the years
  • Books with massive numbers of variant covers
  • How shops should deal with variant covers
  • Thoughts on Marvel’s new upcoming books and how well they will sell
  • The normal sales trends of a comic series

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

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