Kray Z Comics and Stories 579: Conventionality with Dangerous Dan Mohr

Joe and Cory!!’s schedule don’t mesh due to Joe being moved to different days, so it’s time to check in with Artist and Wolfie B. Bad handler Dangerous Dan Mohr! Dan is back to attending conventions, and we catch up with him as well as ask about what’s going on on the smaller convention circuit as it bounces back after the pandemic. They also discuss:

  • They discuss 7/11 returning to Minnesota
  • Extra Life, a charity Dan is raising money for, and you can donate right here!
  • Twin Cities Con
  • Dan gives a report about WorldCon in Chicago
  • Dan talks about the conventions he’s gone to
  • Cory!! explains why he loved Cedar Rapids Iowa
  • Upcoming conventions
  • AND we get a long awaited return!

All of this, a lunch with Joe and a couple of special guests, and much, much more!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 578: Kray Z Cable Network

Last weekend, it was announced that cable network G4 going away, after returning in January of this year. A story in the Hollywood Reporter stated that they were averaging an audience of 1,000 during prime time. In checking our statistics, we have 4 times their audience.

Sp,. we decided to play Fantasy Programmer as if we had a TV cable network. With a mix of original shows and reruns to fill the schedule, find out what woudl happen if someone was foolish enough to put us in charge!

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 78: Comic and Animation writer Tom Pinchuk

Artist and friend of the show Patrick McAvoy nudged me to interview Tom, and in doing so I was introduced to his work. Tom has worked with Man of Action Studios on animation projects, his own comics and graphic novels and much more. He has new projects we discuss in this far ranging interview about his career, writing for comics, animation, rebooting characters, teaching writing and so much more.

Tom’s website is here: http://tompinchuk.com/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 577: The New Mutants Come Full Circle.

Joe has been reading a lot of comics lately, and this week, he and Cory!! had a long discussion about the two books he’s been deep into: Fantastic Four Full Circle and New Mutants Omnibus 1.

They also discuss:

  • Spoilers for both books
  • Fantastic Four 51’s villain
  • Joe doesn’t like the Negative Zone
  • Alex Ross has created a love letter to Jack Kirby’s Fantastic Four
  • Cory!! makes a mistake in remembering Marvel Graphic Novels. Joe regrets the error.
  • Why was The New Mutants started?
  • How did it tie in with the X-Men at the time?
  • The creation of Warlock and Magnus
  • Cory!! talks about the comics career of Howard Post

    Retro Reviews this week:
  • L’il Pals #1 from Marvel
  • Twilight Zone #1 from Gold Key

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 576: Previews for October 2022

We’re late this week because Cory!! had allergies and was sniffling the whole damn episode and no one wants to hear that. The editors had to take extra time cutting as much out as they could. So, Joe regrets the error.

This is the monthly Previews episode where Joe and Cory!! go through the monthly Previews issue to highlight comics that are new, interesting and Collected editions you should be looking at!

You also get Retro Reviews, Conventions news, freaking, and geeking.

Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 575: Comic Shop Road Trip!

Cory!! went on vacation, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a NEW episode for you! It does mean, however, that Cory!! is calling in on a tin can and string for this week’s show. He and Joe talk about the shops and conventions they went to on this vacation week, including:

  • Cory stopped at comic shops and used book stores on the Mississippi
  • Why will issue 13 of the Marvel Heroes Reborn books never be reprinted?
  • Joe goes over the MCBF Microcon where he ran the Charity Table+
  • Joe and Cory!! discuss the beginning of the “Mutant Hysteria” and how it became the core of the X-Men

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 574: Comic Sales, Conventions, and Diamond Changes

It’s a potpourri this week, where Cory!! and Joe talk about their recent trips to shops and conventions, mas well as some new about Dark Horse leaving Diamond distribution. They discuss:

  • Cory!! has the microphone too close to his damn nose.
  • Fall has hit Cory!! and Joe right in the face
  • Cory!! went to the Hot Comics Jordan, MN warehouse sale.
  • Joe went to the first Minnesota Comics Exchange convention in Woodbury, MN
  • Joe then went to the MN Toy Posse show
  • CORY!! BAKED A PIE DURING THE SHOW!!
  • Joe went to a few comic shops and talks about the shops and his purchases.
  • Cory!! can’t go to some shops because they have shut down.
  • They discuss both Dark Horse and Diamond’s side of the announcement from Dark Horse moving from Diamond to Penguin for their comics distribution.
  • Cory Tells Tales Of His Comics Retail Life.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 573: Hero History – She-Hulk

She Hulk is the latest Marvel hero to get a Disney + series, but hat is her history in the comics? Joe and Cory!! are here to help you out with a Hero History! They go over:

  • Comic origin
  • Behind the scenes origin
  • How did the first series do?
  • How did they make She-Hulk a popular character in the 80’s
  • What killed interest in The Thing?
  • What was her costume?
  • Is Stan Lee a sleaze publisher?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 572: September 2022 Previews

It’s that time again, time for a Super Sized episode where Joe and Cory!! go through the monthly Previews catalog and point out new comics series, interesting collected editions and all sort of other stuff. It’s nearly THREE DAMN HOURS of fun and frivolity!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 571: The Return of Kray

Through the month of August we had fill-ins, solo episodes and other things to keep you entertain, but the teeming masses have been asking:

Where has Kray been?

We answer that in this episode and he’s been busy! We also go into Cory!!’s recent orders with discount websites, all of the comic shops Joe has been visiting.

We then get into the recent “Tilting at Windmills” article on The Beat where Brian Hibbs talking about how shipping is hurting comic shops. Cory and Joe talk how the comics market is shifting and Cory!! goes through the sales numbers to remind people that the sky is not falling.

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

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