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Kray Z Comics and Stories 241: Feels Like the First Issue

Cory!! and Joe review “The Wicked and the Divine Volume 3” and it leads to a discussion of first issues and starting stories and if it is even possible for people to pick up a story with anything other than the first issue or first trade paperback. They go into detail about how to make a story new reader friendly and hwo to bring readers into a new story. They also discuss a LOT of comic book related stuff such as:

  • They discuss the Captain America trailer and Spider-Man’s appearance in it
  • They talk about Batman vs Superman the week before it came out.
  • Cory!! discusses a novel that takes forever to get to the plot, so how you need to find the balance between too much exposition and too little
  • Cory!! gives his opinion on what the best “first story” in comics is. What is it? LISTEN TO THE EPISODE, WE’RE NOT GONNA SPOONFEED YOU EVERYTHING. DAMN!
  • Joe discusses his daughter and how her comics tastes have changed
  • Cory!! explains what a “Through character” is
  • Joe talks about what a comic can do to grab a reader outside of the story, like variant covers and the like.
  • Cory!! tells a “I once dated a woman who” story
  • Cory!! tells a Hanging at the Home story in which he talks abut his first group home shift EVER

We also discuss freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and, as always, much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 240: Fill In Episode about Fill Ins

It’s a Fill In Podcast about fill in comics! Yep, we missed our deadline last week, so we are using a special podcast we recorded back at the Geek Fest in December where Joe, Cory!! and Butch talk about fill in comics. They also discuss:

  • Cory!! Has become the baking master of conventions and Joe is filling up on TWO LOAVES of Cory”s pumpkin bread
  • A run-in by Wolfie!
  • Jim Shooter creating the ideas of fillin issues
  • How fill in issues showed up in Marvel Fanfare
  • The first comic where a super-hero at Marvel came out at gay was a fill-in issue!
  • A discussion of Rob Liefeld and how everyone is someone’s favorite artist
  • Why Saturday Night Live and Studio 60 is connected with an issue of Marvel Team Up
  • They even talk about the team up with Aunt May and Galactus.
  • BUTCH GIVES THE STORY OF HOW JOE GOT THE NAME KRAY-Z RIDER!!!

Yep, just because it’s a fill-in don’t mean it’s no good! It’s full of these things, much, much more and some unusual shenanigans!

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Solitaire Rose Radio 52: Interview with Spiderbaby, AKA Terrance Griep

In this episode, Cory!! interviews Spiderbaby, also known as Terrance Griep about how his career in writing comics led to his career in wrestling, having his alter ego show up as a comic book character, breaking in to the business and much more!  You can follow Terrance on Twitter or Facebook.

And you can buy his upcoming comic book appearance here!  Do it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 239: No Chili for Kray

Cory!!: Hey, I have an idea for our topic this week. Since there are a lot of first issues coming out, how about we talk about what makes a good first issue. Story structure, themes introducing characters and the like. Joe, you can talk about first issues you’ve likes, Jin you can talk about how webstrips set up the type of stories and stuff they will tell.

Jin and Joe: Nah. How about we just tell goofy stories and crack wise whenever you try to get near a topic.

Cory!!: Dammit!

They also talk about:

  • Jin is painting rats and used to paint HER rats
  • Joe met with one of the people in charge of MSP Comic Con
  • Jin talks about her You Tube channel
  • Joe talks about his time on the cable access show Butz and Whitz
  • How Cory!! became the most hated comics fan in the Twin Cities
  • Joe discusses things left over from old episodes, and Cory!! tells the story of his Dark Knight statue
  • Jin tells framing stories
  • We answer Facebook and Twitter messages

All of this, more than the usual shenanigans and much, much more.  Oh, and Jin has new music.  Tell her you like it.

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Solitaire Rose Radio 51: Doctor Who Season 9 Wrap Up

Doctor Who has wrapped up another season, so Cory!! and his niece Mindi Engel sit down to talk about it episode by episode.  SPOILERS AHOY!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 238: White Castles and Paleo Porn

Before the silliness starts, friends of the show Jeremy’s Rathbone has put up a Go Fund Me page to help with expenses around his wife’s cancer. PLEASE go contribute if you can. Be a friend and help a friend.

https://www.gofundme.com/f8ref3hw

We start off with Joe demanding Girl Scout cookies and talking about the Oscars for some damn reason. Cory!! EVENTUALLY gets Joe and Jin to talk about the Graphic Novel Paleo, Jim Larson’s graphic novel about Dinosaurs. They also discuss comics news and other things like:

  • How much they REALLY love the art in Paleo and Jin talks about different inking techniques
  • Jin discovers the pages about dinosaur mating. And hilarity ensues
  • It’s a good thing that none of them know about the weird novels about dinosaurs sleeping with women. WHICH IS A REAL THING!!
  • Giving children a dinosaur fetish
  • Deadpool with a rated X movie
  • Should there be an R-rated Superman or Batman movies?
  • What Cerebus background artist Gerhard has been up to lately
  • They discuss art swiping
  • Marvel bringing back Timely Comics
  • Jin’s epic White Castle Rant

All 0f this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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