Kray Z Comics and Stories 485: November Previews 2020

It’s time for our monthly EXTRA LONG episode because we are going over this month’s Previews catalog of comics coming in the month of January. There’s a LOT of discussion as we go through what comics we are looking forward to outside of our normal pull list., So, join along with uis as we talk upcoming comics and all of this stuff:

  • Winter hit us like bomb.
  • How hard it is to get the info from DC at comic shops
  • Cory!! recommends an out of print book because that’s the type of stoopid crap he does.
  • What in the flaming blue hell is DC’s Future State, coming out in January?
  • Joe’s Tale From The Past
  • Why our pal Butch is now called Bunkhouse Butch
  • Jake and the Fatman

All of this, the usual shenanigans and way too damn much talking!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 484: November Reviews

Cory!! and Joe have been reading comics, because that’s what this here podcast is all about. So, this week, they go over the comics they have been reading and advise if you should Buy, Borrow, Or Ignore!

The comics they review are:

  • Spider-Man II – Marvel
  • Luthor – DC Black Label
  • Cerebus #1 – What the what?
  • Watchmen Companion – DC Black Label
  • Department of Truth 1 and 2 – Image
  • Joe goes over Beatles Comics
  • Star Trek Deep Space Nine: Too Long A Sacrifice 1 & 2 – IDW
  • Unsacred – Ablaze Press
  • X of Swords – Marvel

They also discuss:

  • This was recorded before the US election, so Joe and Cory!! let us know what their voting plan was.
  • How did Joe and Cory!! spend Halloween
  • Hammer films!
  • The story of why Dave Sim didn’t care when Cerebus #1 was counterfeited.

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

During the holiday season, we turn our ads over to charities we support, and the charity in our ads this week is https://www.heroinitiative.org/

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 483: Comics Pull List 2020

Every month, Cory!! and Joe go over the new things in Previews that they are buying or excited about. However, the vast majority of comics aren’t first issues, special issues, omnibuses, or trade paperbacks, so what are the comics they buy month in and month out? They go over their pull lists, and explain how and why they buy the books they do.

They also discuss:

  • A discussion of Schoolhouse Rock and In The News
  • UCS no longer a distributor for DC Comics
  • Cory!! and Joe talk about where The Enterprise was exploring during the first Star Trek series.

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 482: Joe’s Sketchbook 2 – Electric Boogaloo

The Dreaded Deadline Doom has hit and we are using one of our Fill in Episodes. This time, Joe and Cory!! go through Joe’s sketchbook and the stories behind the sketches. You can follow along:

https://www.facebook.com/krayz/media_set?set=a.10158155685689731&type=3

We get into the art of:

Gordon Purcell

Gary Hartle

Fabian Nieceza

Paul Fricke

Scott Beaderstat

Neil Gaiman

Dan Jurgens

Ron Frenz

Chris Claremont

Stan Lee

Joseph Michael Linsner

John Romita Jr.

No Sketch Jim Lee

They also discuss:

  • Cory!! has a new title
  • Joe made the recording late
  • Joe goes over some of the notes he has found from the early days of purchasing Hot Comics in 1992-3
  • Joe had better hope that his beloved wife does NOT listen to this podcast
  • Cory discusses Snakes on a Plane
  • How were Sandman sales when it was a comic book?

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 481: Previews October 2020

It’s time for Joe and Cory!! to go through Previews, the catalog of upcoming comics, and let you know what looks cool! We dig through the over 500 page catalog to find the new comics and books that we are interested in and you might be as well!! They also discuss:

  • A reader sends in an Ask The Strode about Saturday Morning Comic #1 from Marvel
  • Joe and Cory!! talk alternative radio in the 90’s in the Twin Cites and how much they loved Rev 10 and how it led to Public Radio’s service The Current
  • Dark Horse’s last comic based on the Alien movies, and Marvel’s first collection based on it all come out the same month.
  • Cory!! does DC all on his own
  • Wait, Chris Claremont works for Marvel exclusively?
  • A rant on how Marvel screwed up the Hobgoblin character

No ads this time, but instead, GO VOTE! You can learn how at betterknowaballot.com

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 480: Nerdin’ Out Road Trip

A NEW comic shop, Nerdin’ Out, opened in the Twin Cities, so Cory!!, Joe, and Butch hit the road to see what they’ve got as well as Cedar Cliff Collectibles, and Nostalgia Zone! Once again, you get to ride along. They alos discuss:

  • Cory asks Butch and Joe how they find new bands.
  • Why Cory and Joe never went into radio as a profession
  • We were asked to explain our connection to the 1994 Roger Corman Fantastic Four movie (which we proved a couple of years ago is the greatest super-hero movie ever made)
  • We talk about not being able to get into Dreamhaven
  • Our trip to Nostalgia Zone
  • Our trip to Cedar Cliff Collectibles
  • Early Days of Joe owning Hot Comics St Paul
  • Butch finally got his Ka-Zar comic

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 479: Gerry Conway’s Comic Publisher Plan

First, Cory!! and Joe review one f the book in the book series Ch05sen. You can buy the book from Amazon here, and here is more information on t he series from its Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ch05enbooks/?ref=bookmarks

Gerry Conway, comics and TV writer, recently put out his idea for what should happen with the comic book industry. Cory!! and Joe disagree, and go through the flaws in his argument and go over what they think can “save” the comic book industry.

They talk briefly about how Donald Trump is helping publishing

Cory!! talks comic book lettering, what works and what doesn’t.

Who was DC comics publishing for in the 60’s?

How to tell how comics sell by looking at the shelves at the local Barnes and Noble

We aren’t doing ads until the election. Instead, go to Betterknowaballot.com

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 478: Free Comic Book Day 2020 Roundup!

Now that Joe and Cory!! have all of the book from Free Comic Book Summer, they go through the box and talk about some of the books that showed up. What they liked, what will convince them to buy more, and what you should be looking for!

They also discuss:

  • Changes to DC’s online service
  • How did Marvel gets the rights to Conan back in the 70’s?
  • Free comic book day because free comic book summer
  • Joe gives advice on how to think about your collection when it comes to estate planning
  • Here is the website we talk about for Estate planning: https://www.mycomicshop.com/estate

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 477: September Previews

Every month, we get a catalog of the comics coming out in a couple of months, and this month is no different. And, like a good comics podcast should do, Joe and Cory!! go through that catalog and point out the new stuff, the interesting stuff and the stuff we think you should take a look at when placing your comics order or heading to your local book seller.

And THIS ONE IS DAMN LONG!!!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 476: What If We Did Reviews?

It’s time for reviews! Cory!! and Joe go through their stacks of comics and review a few and let you know if you should Buy, Borrow, or Ignore these books:

Kong on the Planet of the Apes: Boom!

Inkblot: Image

Headlocked: Self published

Empyre: Marvel

What If? The Complete Collection Vol. 1: Marvel

Hellblazer Rise and Fall: DC Black Label

They also discuss

  • Cory!! talks abut how his son got married and Cory!! officiated the ceremony
  • How Minnesota dropped 40 degrees in a single day

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

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