Kray Z Comics and Stories 562: Big News For Comics and Wrasslin’

This week, Joe and Cory!! saddled up to do reviews of the comics that have been piling up around them. However, Joe, as always, sidetracked the conversation and Cory!! lost all control of things, threw out the format and instead, they talked about stuff going on in comics. That’s right, it’s a comics NEWS show. They discuss:

  • Local comic conventions
  • Various Diet Sodas are discussed
  • Tim Sale has passed away
  • The College of Comic Book Knowledge is moving out of Uptown Minneapolis for the first time in over 30 years
  • The cover of Dark Knight #1 sells for record amount and other original art for sale
  • A friend of Joe getting his comic “The Eye of Odin” published by Image
  • Vince McMahon and his troubles with having an affair with a subordinate

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 561: Previews June 2022

Every month, comics fans get a big catalog of comics coming out in three months. And, every month Joe and Cory!! go through it to point out upcoming books they are interested in, that they recommend, or find interesting. It’s always an Extra Sized episode and this time is no different!

Be there, aloha!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 560: Free Comic Book Day Comics 2022

We bought a copy of EVERY Free Comic Book Day comic so we could go through them and review them for you. And we are completists like that. But, this week, Kray Z Joe Rider and Cory!! review a big old handful of the free comic book day comics and let you know if they are interested in the series they promote and if they did a good job of making us anticipate them!

Books that they review:

  • Tex in the Land of the Seminole
  • The Overstreet Guide to Collecting Comics
  • Diana Princess of the Amazons
  • Tempest Tossed
  • Bunny Mask Tales
  • Hollow
  • 10 Ton Press Presents
  • Clementine – Skybound Comet

They also discuss:

  • More than you would ever want to know about Alex Saluga
  • Joe gives an update on his hernia surgery
  • Bargains are dropping at some local comic shops
  • Joe Quesada has left Marvel comics
  • How Quesada saved Marvel

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 559: Neal Adams Has Left The Building

It’s a sort of as fill in episode, as this was recorded right before Joe had his hernia surgery, but we had more than enough episodes recorded for when Joe was out, so we have this episode in the can. We wanted to use it before it got too out of date. It’s a tribute episode for three people who have passed away

Ivy Ratafia McLeod – Scott McCloud’s wife, who was active in the comics community

Pat McDonough – One of Joe’s customers and a long tiem member fo the Minnesota Comic Book Association.

Neal Adams – Legendary comics artist and activist

We speak about each of them and go over the lives, our connections with them and the lives they touched.

They also discuss:

  • Cory!! and Joe talk about how to leave instructions for your collection after you pass
  • How Cory!! discovered Neal Adams’s artwork
  • Comics they have been reading over the last week
  • This was pre-Free Comic Book Day, so they discuss that and Microcon 2022

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

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 558: 2022 Free Comic Book Day Part 1

It’s time for the annual tradition of Joe and Cory!! loading into a car and driving all over Minnesota for Free Comic Book Day, and you get to ride along! Also along is the legendary Bunkhouse Butch, and Minnesota Comic Book Fans Grand Poobah Kelly Wilhite!

And, as they drive to St Cloud, MN for their comics, they discuss all sort of nerdy comic book things. Yeah, they fired up a MP3 recorder and let it fly!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 557: May 2022 Previews

The new issue of Previews is in and Joe and Cory!! are going to go through the magazine and point out the comics they are gonna buy or that they think YOU might be interested in.

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 556: May 2022 Comic Reviews

Cory!! and Joe read a LOT of comics, some good, some not so much. So, this week they go through the stuff they’ve read recently and grade them as Buy, Borrow, or Ignore. The books they review are:

  • Twilight Zone 88 – Gold Key
  • Hellblazer Vol 1 Original Sins – DC comics
  • Chivalry – Dark Horse
  • Alien Vol 1 – Marvel
  • Fantastic Four by Johnathan Hickman Vol. 1 – Marvel
  • Flashpoint Beyond 0 – DC

They also discuss:

  • Bad Bunny causing comics prices to go nuts
  • Why hasn’t Marvel reprinted the Men In Black Comics?

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

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Solitaire Rose Radio 77: All Elite Wrestling’s Nyla Rose’s Comics Journey

The X-Men character Thunderbird was killed in his second appearance back in 1975. He now returns in a one shot special issue by All Elite Wrestling’s Nyla Rose and Steve Orlando. Cory!! sits down with Nyla to talk about the comic and all of the things that Nyla Rose has done with her career so far, such as:

  • Being AEW Women’s World Champion
  • Bring the first trans wrestler signed to a national promotion
  • Being the first trans wrestler to win a world championship
  • Being the first Native American to write a full issue of a Native American character at Marvel
  • Acting in a Canadian Comedy
  • Headlined episodes of AEW’s national cable shows

All of this, the process of writing a comic as a first timer, the things that translate from wrestling to comics and much, much more! To pick up Nyla’s issue of the X-Men Thunderbird One Shot:

https://www.marvel.com/comics/issue/96238/giant-size_x-men_thunderbird_2022_1

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 555: Lost Comics Universes Part 2

Cory!! and Joe are back at going through the book The Overstreet Guide to Lost Universes They go over their memories of the books, if they are worth reading and other information! This time, they go over:

  • Defiant
  • Total Eclipse
  • Crossroads from First
  • Future Comics
  • Topps Kirby Verse
  • MLJ/Archie
  • Cory!! is interviewing wrestler/comic author Nyla Rose next week
  • Joe is going to a comic signing at The Source
  • CORY!! LIKES TO READ CRAP!

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Kray Z Comics and Stories 554: April 2022 Previews

The new issue of Previews is in and Joe and Cory!! are going to go through the magazine and point out the comics they are gonna buy or that they think YOU might be interested in. They also discuss:

  • Cory!! never has to go into the office again!
  • IDW is no longer a premier publisher
  • Lunar Distribution has a digital magazine like Previews

DON’T MISS OUR SHOCKING LAST PAGE REVEAL!!!!

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