Monthly Archives: April 2021

Kray Z Comics and Stories 508: The Dark Knight Returns 35 years later

We are NOT going to review Dark Knight here, since it is one of the most discussed comics ever. We will, however, be putting it into context both when it comes to sales as well as its place in comics and pop culture history. Cory!! and Joe were there when it came out, in different ways, and they talk about that as well!

  • They discuss early pandemic shortages
  • What were Batman sales like before Dark Knight?
  • How the format of the comic was new and changed comics printing
  • Why were comic shop owners mad at the collected edition of the complete Dark Knight series?
  • How did Dark Knight Returns tie into the death of Robin
  • Dark Knight start the “Grim and gritty” movement in comics in the late 80’s?
  • All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 507: Previews April 2021

Every Month, Diamond comics distribution puts out the magazine Previews, a catalog showing what comics are coming out two months (or more) from now. Also, every month, Joe and Cory!! go through it to highlight the new comics and books they find interesting as help you find new comics you may want to order.

Along the way, they talk comics history, stories abut creators and general shenanigans.

Join them, won’t you?

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 506: Joe’s Sketchbook Part 3

The Dreaded Deadline Doom has hit and we are using one of our Fill in Episodes. This time, Joe and Cory!! go through Joe’s sketchbook and the stories behind the sketches. You can follow along:

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 505: Marvel Signs With Penguins?

Last week, Marvel Comics signed a distribution deal with Penguin Random House to distribute their comics to the direct market (comic shops). Joe and Cory!! go over this deal, how affects comic shops, fans and the rest fo the comics market overall.

Alse, they discuss going to a warehouse sale of comics, what these sales are like and the type of back issue finds they hunt for.

Cory!! lets us know that podcasts, actor, friends of the show, and all around great guy Blade Braxton has passed away. Blade was the co-host of WrestleCrap Radio on top of all of the other things he did, and we here at Kray Z Comics and Stories will miss him.

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