It’s time for yet another show, although if you listen, you won’t know the name of the show because Joe charges right in like a rhino on adderal with his plugs for SpringCon over in St. Paul. Oh wait, that could be poetry. Should I write the whole description in rhyme?
No. Poetry sucks.
Joe is also got a BIG announcement which will lead to a poll on TheComicForums.com that no one will vote in! You know how we said last episode that we want to have a get-together with the listeners here in Minnesota? Yeah, that’s not the announcement. They then talk about frying Pop-Tarts and Cory’s son wanting to inherit Cory’s comics. Really. These guys need to focus. They go back to discussing the comic convention’s early days, and how it was held for years in the tackiest hotel in Minnesota. We talk for quite a while about the early days of the convention from Cory’s point of view and how Joe got involved in the convention. Lots of stories here about Shinder’s that would have gotten Cory sued if Shinder’s still existed. But they don’t. So to hell with them.
We then segue into Tales from the Shop,WHICH HAS A SPONSOR!! Singer/Songwriter Chris Bargmann (at http://broomhildamusic.com/) is now the sponsor of Tales From The Shop.
After the longest introduction ever, since Joe is still running like a ferret after 5 double espressos, he tells the story of the Triangle of Terror, three comic shops working together to try to drive buys to each store. Oddly enough, it failed. Just like the new version of â€œVâ€, except the new version of â€œVâ€ had explosions and the Triangle of Terror had chubby comics fans. It leads to a discussio0n of comic shops advertising and how it really drove sales to comic shops in the early 90’s.
Just so you know, while I’m editing this, I’m reading about 70’s exploitation movies and eating jelly beans. Working hard for you, the Kray Z Comics and Stories listeners.
This leads into more stories about how comic shops would order books or not order books even if people wanted to buy them and why. He also talks about why it was smart to open a comic shop near a Shinder’s because they would eventually drive customers to a comic shop by being rude to customers. Did I mention that Shinder’s is out of business?
To keep us from spending the whole episode bashing a comic shop chain that went out of business 5 years ago, Cory asks Joe about his recent comics purchases. Joe talks about Superman and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Cory goes into the core of Spider-Man and why he really likes the current run of Amazing Spider-Man. While Joe saves the world from vampire polar bears, Cory talks about the hardcovers he’s been reading. Wow, he likes old comics. Stuff from before he was born and while he was a small child. Is that a sign of senility?
Thankfully, they DO talk about comics from this Millennium as they talk about the Walking Dead TV show and comic, the stuff Cory reads first from his comic shipment and the proverbial much, much more.