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Kray Z Comics and Stories 278: Kray Is Free!

Joe has been putting together staff to sell on the eBays, and he has found copies of Free and Promotional giveaway comics, so he and Cory!! go through the history of those comics as well as the comics. There’s a LOT of talk about obscure comics, weird places Joe and Cory!! found the freebie comics and other assorted stuff!

  • What are the Thanksgiving plans for both Joe and Cory!!
  • Thanksgiving comic books and covers
  • They discuss the comics sold for between 9 to 25 cents over the last 20 years
  • They talk Dingo Boots and Kangaroo shoes
  • Why Joe will have the WWE network forever
  • How is Jack Kirby connected to Professor Elemental?
  • A list of the ten best graphic novels of 2016

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 277: NO ONE CARES ABOUT ROM!

WARNING: AUDIO ISSUES!!

Cory!!’s new computer switched up to his computer microphone instead of his headset microphone, so his sound isn’t all that great. So, enjoy that.

Now that Joe is cutting back on buying new comics, what sort of stuff will he be buying? What old runs are he looking to re-read? What comics he is looking to dig through the bin for? What runs is he looking forward to finally getting to? They also getting talks about sales, trade paperbacks of series that have been reconned away and:

  • Cory!!hit a HUGE candy store while doing some charity work and loaded up on Rat Bastard Root Beer
  • Why Cory!! is a reader and not a collector
  • What is Joe looking forward to reading next?
  • How does Cory!! find comics in his huge collection
  • What happens to demand for trades when a universe reboots.
  • Why bringing back older characters does work
  • NO ONE GIVES A DAMN ABOUT ROM!!!
  • Cory!! talks about 70’s exploitation movies

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 276: Wizard Con Job

Joe and Cory!! start by going over the Doctor Strange movie and SPOILER, they liked it.  They talk about the movie without a lot of spoilers, so you can listen if you haven’t seen it yet.  But if you haven’t seen it yet, what kind of fanboy or fangirl are you?  GET TO STEPPIN’!  They also discuss comics news and how the weasels at Wizard World are in trouble once again.  They also talk about the new Tilting at Windmills which goes into the “Long Tail’ and Joe and Cory!! discuss trade paperbacks and graphic novels 30 years ago, 20 years ago and 10 years ago and where the industry is going in the future.

  • The infinity gems vs the infinity stones
  • The definition of schadenfreude
  • Why CBR.com has become a nightmare to read and how Cory!! tries to keep up with one of their former blogs
  • The EC reprints
  • Price matching at comic shops

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 275: The Doctor is Strange

Cory!! and Joe talk Doctor Strange in anticipation of the movie!

They talk about the comics from the time of Lee and Ditko all the way to the current series, including:

  • When did they each first encounter Doctor Strange?
  • A talk about the Ditko run and how it was different from most other comics at the time
  • How the series fell apart after Ditko until Roy Thomas took over
  • Steve Englehart’s run and how it changed the character of Doctor Strange
  • How Steve Englehart was able to have Doctor Strange fight God
  • When Clea slept with Ben Franklin
  • Frank Miller on Doctor Strange? What?
  • How an artist got Marvel sued over a cover swipe
  • The third Doctor Strange series was a LOT OF CROSSOVERS.
  • What they did with Doctor Strange during the 20 years he didn’t have his own series.
  • Cory!! and Joe recommend the best Doctor Strange graphic novels.

All of this, freaking and geeking and the usual shenanigans! Be there, aloha!

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