Kray Z Comics and Stories 449: Tommie Commie Con

Joe starts by answering a famous questionnaire that may tell you more about him, if he stay on topic. This leads to Joe talking about what he did while his beloved wife was out of town.

-Joe gives his idea for a new kind of comic shop

-Joe went to a small convention called Tommicon run by Tom Nguyen, and goes over the books he picked up at the show from creators who tabled

-Joe also discusses why he may not be able to take vacation and go to other conventions

-We get a Ask the Strode and Does Joe Know?

-Buying back issues that people don’t know have gone up massively in price

-Cory uses WCW to explain how corporations handle things when they take over a company and how it may affect DC Comics

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 448: eBaying Your Comics 101

Joe “Kray Z” Rider tells us every week what is going on on the eBays, but what if YOU want to start doing stuff on the eBays? Where do you start? How do you list things? How do you navigate all of the options out there? What are the nuts and bolts of being successful on eBay?

You are in luck because Joe is going to spill the secrets, the processes and everything else you need to learn how to do to sell your stuff on eBay successfully while Cory!! sits back, has a beer and wasits to toss in something about comics.

Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 447: Digital Comics

It’s a fill in episode! Cory holds court on digital comics. He discusses the origins of the idea of digital comics, how the major and minor companies moved into digital comics, and where it all stands currently.

Cory then goes over the services he uses, what works best and what isn’t all that great, and the stuff he buys as physical copies and what he buys as digital comics.

He also discusses:

  • Dan Didio being let go by DC
  • What in the flaming blue hootie is microfiche?
  • When did Marvel and DC start selling digital comics?
  • What services are worth subscribing to?
  • What are the pros and cons of digital comics?
  • The love of used bookstores

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 446: February Previews

Every month, Diamond distribution puts out Previews magazine which lists all of the comics coming out in three months. OK, they START coming out in three months. Every month, Cory!! and Joe go through and point out new series, collections and other things that sparked our interest and might spark yours!

And, lots of other comics knowledge and talk comes with that, so it’s out longest episode of the month, enjoy!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 445: It’s Kray’s Birthday!

Joe is back from a week away and tells us about the cool things, friends he saw and comics shops he visited while on vacation in Florida. Cory!! is just along for the ride and literally says nothing of substance.

So, you’ve got that going for you this week. Which is nice.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 444: February Comics Reviews

Joe and Cory!! read a LOT of comics, new and old, but as responsible podcasters, they feel, every so often, the need to go ahead and review some of the stuff they have read! This is why they are a National Treasure! They will let you know if you should Buy, Borrow, or Ignore the following comics:

Joe discusses a pair of ashcans he picked up at the local comic convention

Crisis on Infinite Earths Giant #1 – Image

Valley of the Worm Marvel True Believers reprint.

The Clock – Image

Breathless – It’s Alive Press

Spider-Ham #1 – Marvel

Incoming- Marvel

Marvels X – Marvel

Over the Ropes – Mad Cave Studios

Behaving Madly – IDW

Legion of Super-Heroes – DC

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 443: January Previews!

Every month, the upcoming comics are listed in a monthly catalog called Previews, and every month, Cory!! and Joe go through it to point out the new stuff coming out, trade paperbacks and hardcovers they are interested in, and talk comics. It’s also out longest episode every month, and this one is no different as they go through and point out what they are ordering. They also discuss:

  • The weather was frightful, time for sitting in and watching movies and reading comics, so Cory!! went to work.
  • Strategies for retailers to bring in new readers
  • More info on what is going on with DC’s collected editions program
  • Why does Marvel’s Classics Illustrated Omnibus start with issue #13?
  • We answer listener mail!

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 442: Hip Watch 2: Electric Boogaloo Epilogue

Joe has recovered from his second hip surgery, and it’s time for him to let us know what he’s been up to for the last month! He goes over the TV he watched, books he read and drugs he took while recovering.

They also discuss:

  • Star Trek: Deep Space 9
  • “The 50 Year Mission” a behind the scenes book about Star Trek
  • The Witcher on Netflix
  • The Toys That Made Us and The Movies That Made Us on Netflix
  • PBS’s Nova
  • Cory!! gives an update on DC graphic novels
  • Top 10 best selling comics and graphic novels of 2019

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 439: Black Fri-Kray 2 Electric Boogaloo

First off, yes, last episode was 441. Yes, They are being printed out of order. Yes, that makes us seem like DC Comics’s Archive Editorial team is in charge.

Leaving all of that aside, it is the second part of our episode where we hit comic shops in the Twin Cities on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, looking for cheap comics, elusive back issues and to get a general idea of how local comics shops are doing int he year 2019. It seems so long ago now. We fire up the digital recorder, let Joe, Butch and Cory!! tell tales of comics and you get to ride along in the back seat, which is where they always shove Cory!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 441: Kray Wars IX: Rise of the Rat Bastard

After a week off due to computer issues and Cor!! screwing up his schedule (and podcast numbering) we’re back, and we’ve got Kray Z Joe Rider with us, and Cory!!, Joe, and our resident Star Wars expert Turbo go over Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker! We discuss the movie with tons of spoilers, speculation, opinions, ideas for the future and much more! We also get an update on Joe’s health after his new bionic parts, freaking and geeking and all of the stuff you know and love us for!

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