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Kray Z Comics and Stories 562: Big News For Comics and Wrasslin’

This week, Joe and Cory!! saddled up to do reviews of the comics that have been piling up around them. However, Joe, as always, sidetracked the conversation and Cory!! lost all control of things, threw out the format and instead, they talked about stuff going on in comics. That’s right, it’s a comics NEWS show. They discuss:

  • Local comic conventions
  • Various Diet Sodas are discussed
  • Tim Sale has passed away
  • The College of Comic Book Knowledge is moving out of Uptown Minneapolis for the first time in over 30 years
  • The cover of Dark Knight #1 sells for record amount and other original art for sale
  • A friend of Joe getting his comic “The Eye of Odin” published by Image
  • Vince McMahon and his troubles with having an affair with a subordinate

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 561: Previews June 2022

Every month, comics fans get a big catalog of comics coming out in three months. And, every month Joe and Cory!! go through it to point out upcoming books they are interested in, that they recommend, or find interesting. It’s always an Extra Sized episode and this time is no different!

Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 560: Free Comic Book Day Comics 2022

We bought a copy of EVERY Free Comic Book Day comic so we could go through them and review them for you. And we are completists like that. But, this week, Kray Z Joe Rider and Cory!! review a big old handful of the free comic book day comics and let you know if they are interested in the series they promote and if they did a good job of making us anticipate them!

Books that they review:

  • Tex in the Land of the Seminole
  • The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics
  • Diana Princess of the Amazons
  • Tempest Tossed
  • Bunny Mask Tales
  • Hollow
  • 10 Ton Press Presents
  • Clementine – Skybound Comet

They also discuss:

  • More than you would ever want to know about Alex Saluga
  • Joe gives an update on his hernia surgery
  • Bargains are dropping at some local comic shops
  • Joe Quesada has left Marvel comics
  • How Quesada saved Marvel

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 559: Neal Adams Has Left The Building

It’s a sort of as fill in episode, as this was recorded right before Joe had his hernia surgery, but we had more than enough episodes recorded for when Joe was out, so we have this episode in the can. We wanted to use it before it got too out of date. It’s a tribute episode for three people who have passed away

Ivy Ratafia McLeod – Scott McCloud’s wife, who was active in the comics community

Pat McDonough – One of Joe’s customers and a long tiem member fo the Minnesota Comic Book Association.

Neal Adams – Legendary comics artist and activist

We speak about each of them and go over the lives, our connections with them and the lives they touched.

They also discuss:

  • Cory!! and Joe talk about how to leave instructions for your collection after you pass
  • How Cory!! discovered Neal Adams’s artwork
  • Comics they have been reading over the last week
  • This was pre-Free Comic Book Day, so they discuss that and Microcon 2022

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

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