Kray Z Comics and Stories 268: Newsstand Insanity

Cory!! and Joe talk about an article on The Outhousers about how we need to get comics back on newsstands. They talk about pre-ordering comics, why comics won’t work on the newsstands and other issues around the current distribution of comic books and graphic novels.

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/features/136167-die-industry-die-or-why-letting-comics-fail-is-the-real-only-way-to-save-the-industry.html

They also discuss the new Tilting At Windmills about how DC Rebirth is doing well and Marvel’s Civil War 2 isn’t doing as well. Joe and Cory!! talk about how retailers would handle both events and what it means for the future of the comics market.

Tilting at Windmills #253: Was DC’s Rebirth a Commercial Hit… or Failure?

  • Ellison Gift and News
  • The birth of annuals
  • Why comics moved to the direct market
  • How comic retailers were a weird, paranoid lot in the 80’s
  • Comics publishers who died when the newsstands dried up
  • What do returnable comics mean for a comic shop
  • Valiant – Why?
  • Cory!! Screws up and calls Nightwing Nighthawk and Black Knight Dark Knight.  What a moron.

We’ve also got freaking and geeking and the usual Much, Much more!!

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