Monthly Archives: September 2015

Kray Z Comics and Stories 208: Dark Kray: The Master Race

We start the episode with Joe trying to run a bunch of spoilers by trying to get information about Cory!! and Jin taking off for a trip to Duluth. Thankfully, Cory!! distracts Joe with shiny objects. They talk about comics news, ordering the new Dark Knight comics, what can be done to turn DC around and other various topics including:

  • Joe and Cory!!’s plans for FallCon
  • Joe is delivered a steak by his wife. He doesn’t share with the rest of us.
  • Cory gives advice on what to do if you have a shitty job
  • Jin wants to become a toaster oven
  • Cory attempts to turn the show over to Joe and we see why Cory!! runs the show
  • Cory and Joe remind Jin they are too classy for fart jokes.
  • Don’t worry, they get to comic books at some point.
  • Jin complains about the shabby mini-donuts in Duluth, MN
  • They discuss Dark Knight in frightening detail
  • What is the essence of Storytelling?
  • Joe invents the word Calivanting
  • Freaking and Geeking!
  • Jin has a HUGE revelation about herself she shares with us!

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 207: Goody Two Shoes Cory!!

Joe, Cory!! and returning guest star Jin Wicked get together to talk comics and updates. Jin has moved to Minnesota, Joe has helped his daughter move out and Cory!! doesn’t ever change. They talk about how serialized entertainment helps comic shops, if comic shops can last without weekly comics and so much more:

  • Jin is on the show getting hammered
  • Why Joe is a fantastic host
  • We had a winner to one of our contests!
  • What happens at a comic shop if you don’t pick up your comics on a regular basis.
  • Jin drinks more
  • Joe’s memories of Twin Cities Comics as he moved from comics to tin toys and gas pumps and other unique collectibles
  • Does the regular delivery of entertainment help sales and attention?
  • They discuss binge reading of comics
  • What happens when comics go to $4.99
  • Wrestling talk. No one cares
  • By this point, Jin is so drunk she’s just butts in with embarrassing things about Cory!! that ARE ALL FILTHY LIES!
  • Joe dealing with a caller to his old shop asking about the Rush Limbaugh vs Howard Stern comic.
  • Freaking and Geeking

All of this, the usual shenanigans, Jin drinking and the ever present much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 206: DC Changes Retailer Terms, Joe Changes Into Long Pants

Joe and Cory!! discuss recent changes in how DC and Marvel work with comic shops. Joe discusses why DC was a great partner with retailers and what it actually MEANS to be a publisher partner with retailers.

They also discuss:

Jin is moved to St Paul, and Cory!! decided to do it on the hottest day of the year

Cory!!’s attack cat

  • Is it worth it to go to “midnight releases”?
  • Why DC You belly flopped and rumors are the DC is already cutting bait
  • Is it possible in today’s market to start a new super-hero universe?
  • Why comics publishing echoes professional wrestling
  • Do licensed books drive sales any more?
  • Can the Legion of Super-Heroes make it in the current market?
  • Joe updates us on what he’s getting rid of on eBay. He asked Cory!! to cut out when he showed how poorly he planned the segment. Cory!! left it in, just to show he can the power of editing. BEWARE!!
  • Freaking and Geeking!

All of this, the usual shenanigans and, as always, MUCH MUCH MORE!!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 43: Jack Kirby 1979 – 1987

Cory!! discusses the work and life of Jack Kirby from 1979 to 1987. From his animation work, to the finale of his New Gods saga to his battle with Marvel for his original art, Cory continues his journey through The King Of Comics’s work.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 205: Previews for September 2015

Joe and Cory!! discuss the new issue of Previews and what comics coming up in November that they are excited about, they are confused by and stuff that they just kind of look at and say “meh” They also discuss:

  • When Cory!! Rickrolled a movie theater he used to work at
  • They discuss if it is too soon to make jokes about Lincoln dying
  • They actually talk comics. For like a LONG TIME. Geez, what is up with that?
  • Freaking and Geeking

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 42: My Best Day Ever

I was asked to write about my best day ever.  Instead, I decided to do an instant podcast on it.

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