A Podcast from Joe "Kray Z" Rider and Cory!! Strode who have worked in comic book retail for a LONG time, are long time comic collectors and a couple of knuckleheads.
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
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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!
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:
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
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All of this, the usual shenanigans and much, much more!!
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!
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!!!
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!
Headlocked: Self published
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!!