Monthly Archives: January 2018

Kray Z Comics and Stories 339: The New Flu Review

Cory!! is sick, Joe dealt with a government shut down, but the comics never EVER stop coming. It’s like a train that runs straight at them as they make their monthly orders! But they are here to help you with YOUR monthly orders! So, they do a whole lot of reviews, and they review:

  • Jimmy’s Bastards
  • Ares & Aphrodite: Love Wars
  • Star Trek: Boldly Go
  • Alone – Gallery 13 comics

They then make a quick trip through Previews, recommending a few books that you may have missed.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 338: How Comic Shops Can Survive Lean Times

When we start today, Joe is angry. ANGRY about Skype messing with him. After we get him calmed down, we have an episode that follows a theme we haven’t done in a long, long time. Normally, Joe and Cory!! talk comics, but with over 50 comic shops closing in the first month of 2018, we give solid advice on how a comic shop can diversify the product they sell. Joe has over 15 years of comics retail, and goes over all sorts of different things you can do to raise your cash flow.

They discuss things that shops can sell in addition to comics, as well as things connected to comics that can bring in local and non-comics traffic, such as:

  • How to start selling candy and snacks
  • What sort of candy sells at comic shops (mostly the retro and “odd stuff’)
  • Skeleteens Sodas!
  • Orbitz. So 90’s!
  • How to get a vending machine or a soda machine
  • Toys and action figures that work in comic shops
  • Collectible statues
  • Why don’t paperback books sell in comic shops?
  • Why magazines don’t work
  • Coloring books

That don’t mean there ain’t no comics talk, as they discuss freaking and geeking, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

Our closing music is from Misery of Flight:

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 337: Must There Be A Marvel Comics?

Joe sent Cory!! this article called Must there be a Marvel Comics:

https://popcultureuncovered.com/2018/01/02/must-there-be-a-marvel-comics/

So, they discuss it as well as Marvel’s current missteps, how Marvel’s publishing drives comic book shops and just where Marvel falls in the overall entertainment picture fo Disney. It’s also BOX DAY, so they’re talking new comics and trades they got! It’;s a jam packed episode where they ALSO discuss:

  • Cory!! has heat with David Letterman
  • Joe and Cory!! discuss Conan
  • Why creators haven’t created new characters in droves for Marvel
  • Tidbits about when Marvel almost published DC’s characters
  • Mmmm….timbits…..
  • Box day!!
  • A new Hangin’ at the home story

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

Our closing music is from BC Blackmur and the song Dead to the World:
https://www.amazon.com/Bassic-Blackmur/dp/B01DL6AU7Wg

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 336: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Discussion

Cory!!, Joe and their Star Wars expert Eric “Turbo” Jackson discuss the new Star Wars movie in great detail. That means we’ve got spoilers, discussion on the comics and movies, digging into if they liked the movie or not and much, much more. It’s a very special Star Wars special episode!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 335: The Kray Strikes Back!

Since last week was Festivus’s airing of grievances, this week is The Joe Strikes Back with the things we are happy about this year. That’s right, it’s things we loved in 2017!

  • What Joe and Cory!! did over the holiday
  • Does Joe still have his gallbladder?
  • Why Joe has trouble doing a “best of the year” list.
  • Comics they loved this year
  • Comics business decisions they enjoyed.
  • Great movies they saw
  • TV shows they liked
  • Sappy crap that only comes out when they talk about things they like.
  • A “Hanging At The Home” story

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

 

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