Kray Z Comics and Stories 346: Toys R Dead

It’s another catch up episode where Joe and Cory discuss the death of Toys R Us, and they also talk about the golden age of toy collecting in the 90’s. But that’s just PART of the discussion of comics and collecting this week. Joe and Cory!! talk about:

  • Cory and Joe discuss how many shows they have passed up and shows that they are gunning for. Gunsmoke, we’re looking at you!
  • Cory!! is losing his nerd cred
  • Joe and Cory!! tell stories of the FIRST MCBA convention.
  • COMIC SHOP CATS!!
  • They discuss the cool stuff they got on Box Day!
  • Cory!! has a lot of leftover exclamation points he needs to use up before they go bad!!
  • Magazine variant covers
  • Who the hell was Hillbilly Jim?
  • Why does Cory!! love vests?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 345: Black Panther and More!

Cory!! and Joe have finally seen Black Panther, so they discuss how much they loved the movie and Cory!! goes through what are the best Black Panther trade paperbacks to pick up. They also discuss:

  • We have limited time and sometimes won’t try new things
  • Cory has a confession.
  • Who should work on the rumored JLA/Avengers crossover?
  • What will happen with Warner Brothers being up for sale
  • Is WWE for sale?
  • Cory!! got some new weird details about the late 70’s Silver Surfer movie….
  • What should Cory!! do with his New Gods Omnibus?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 344: The Cleaner Talks About A Clean Sweep

Lots of comics news! So Joe and Cory!! are gonna talk about it! They discuss:

  • Joe has some damn talk.
  • Black Panther!
  • They review The Last Hunt from http://amigocomics.com/
  • They also review A Tribute Anthology to Deadworld and Comic Publisher Gary Reed
  • Marvel’s Clean Sweep!
  • We don’t understand Marvel’s business plan.
  • Why Disney Jr drives Cory!! CRAZY

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 343: Glorious

We had a bunch of special episodes, so Cory!! and Joe haven’t talked comics and geek stuff, so it’s a comics potpourri of comics, TVC, movies, books and the like. So, they discuss:

  • More talk of hot dogs, fruit pies, and breakfast cereals
  • Skype is mad at Joe.
  • Joe had a Saturday off and hit BlizzardWorld Convention in Minneapolis and a couple of comics shops.
  • For President’s Day, Cory!! lets Joe know who his favorite president is.
  • Star Trek Discovery,. What did Cory!! think?
  • Joe discusses his feelings on the upcoming Star Wars films.
  • Why did they upgrade the special effects in Star Trek the original series?
  • Stuff from the new Previews that is going to drain their wallets.
  • Ragnarok by Walt Simonson
  • They both discuss Box Day!

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 72: A Chat with the Casefile Arkham Crew

It’s the return of Solitaire Rose Radio, and we have our Three favorite returning champions on the show. Writer Josh Finney, Artist Patrick McEvoy and Editor Kat Rocha are here to talk about their second Casefile Arkham book “Her Blood Runs Cold”, the second Hank Flynn P.I. Story which combines Lovecraftian horror with 40’s detective noir for a story that we gave a GLOWING review of on Kray Z Comics and Stories a month or so ago.

It’s a wide ranging conversation on everything from the process of creating the book, why people are still scared by Lovecraft and how 01 Publishing is working hard to earn their Motto: No Safe Spaces.

Especially when the Elder Gods are involved.

You can buy the book at : http://01publishing.com/

You can visit Josh at: http://jishirofinney.com/

And Patrick at: http://www.megaflowgraphics.com/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 342: MORE of Our Favorite Comics of the 80’s!

It’s all about the 80’s as Dangerous Dan Mohr, Wolfie B Bad (Of Everyday Gods and the Bad Advice podcast) and Adam Vermillion of Panels and Pizzas team up with Cory!! and Joe to talk about their favorite comics of the 80’s! They also discuss:

  • The TMNT cartoon!
  • Mini-comics of the 80’s!
  • Cory!! uses Dan’s dad.
  • Dan is shocked that Jack Kirby did Jimmy Olsen comics
  • Dan, Joe, and Adam talk for a long time about Transformers. Cory!! fell asleep.
  • Different people have different X-Men “golden age” comics.

All of this, EXTRA shenanigans, and much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 341: Our Favorite Comics of the 80’s!

It’s all about the 80’s as Dangerous Dan Mohr, Wolfie B Bad (Of Everyday Gods and the Bad Advice podcast) and Adam Vermillion of Panels and Pizzas team up with Cory!! and Joe to talk about their favorite comics of the 80’s! They also discuss:

  • Adam has been working at conventions doing tons of panels
  • Dan has been going to conventions as well and has been named as Master of Ceneromnies at Anime Detour!
  • Cory!! talks about his vacation, briefly
  • They discuss books from the 80’s that made them wonder why they bought it
  • Adam confesses his made his own TMNT knockoff in high school
  • The X-Men women losing their clothes constantly in the 80’s.
  • The whole damn annoying background of Jason Todd both pre and post Crisis.
  • Great 80’s comic book movies that didn’t happen

All of this, EXTRA shenanigans, and much, much more!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 340: Cory is Stupid

Cory!! and Joe have got nothin’, so they just chat about comics! It’s a virtual buffet of comics talk such as:

  • The greatest breakfast cereal ever!
  • What is happening with Marvel’s “Counter Earth”?
  • Cory!! covering the Royal Rumble for PWInsider.com
  • Cory!! read some old kid’s comics
  • Joe is at the airport job, getting ready for the Super Bowl onslaught.
  • Cory!! talks about the future of the group home he works at
  • Omnibuseses and women in huge SUVs.
  • Valiant has been brought by a new company
  • Cory!! and Joe discuss a coming controversy with a comic artist
  • Why not to put a waffle iron near your bed.

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


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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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