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Harlan Ellison's teleplay for his legendary Star Trek episode "City on the Edge of Forever" has been adapted for comics by writers Scott and David Tipton with artist JK Woodward. Scott and JK talk to Wendi about the differences between the original script and the episode, Ellison's politics, JK dressing like a bum, and so much more. Also the Tiptons are currently releasing their Star Trek/Planet of the Apes crossover comic, "The Primate Directive". You can't miss this epic tale of Captain Kirk meeting Charlton Heston's classic character, George Taylor, plus Klingons and apes!

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Direct download: DPS108_Tipton.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:29 PM
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Love is in the air at Double Page Spread, or not, as Jason Ford of the Wombmates podcast visits to discuss the greatest heartbreaks in comics. So get ready for some tears as they dissect the saddest comic book moments from classics like Sandman, Cerebus, Spider-man, Swamp Thing, anything Jeff Lemire or Brian K. Vaughn write, and much more. They break down the tragedy of cancer tales, what's wrong with immortality and what connects you to a character enough to cry over them.

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As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab- purveyors of fine esoteric goods, perfumes and potions. Check out their romantic Lupercalia line at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS107_womb.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:42 AM
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Mike Malloy is a working LA actor and documentarian who has recently released an exceptional retrospective of Italian crime films called "Eurocrime! the Italian Cop and Gangster Films that Ruled the 70s". He spills the dirt to Wendi about working on the set of the upcoming "Samurai Cop 2" and they discuss the nature of cult films, actors doing their own stunts, Quentin Tarantino, VHS revivalism, and the raw sex appeal of Luc Merenda and John Saxon.

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As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing unique limited edition fragrances and bath products based on films such as "Only Lovers Left Alive", "Dark Crystal", "Coraline" and more!

Direct download: DPS106_Malloy.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 9:47 PM
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It was a thrill and an honor to talk to the legendary June Brigman. She discusses the impact of"Power Pack", the pre-teen Marvel superteam she and Louise Simonson co-created in the 80s, as well as her syndicated work on "Brenda Starr". We also discuss her Supergirl miniseries, Star Wars, the joy of drawing horses, what she teaches her students now and her upcoming cats in space caper! 

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Also check out the new line of Sherlock inspired fragrances from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The 221B Baker Street will leave you feeling like your favorite detective and his loyal companion. www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS105_Brigman.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:07 AM
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Jacob Chabot is the artist of Mighty Skullboy Army, Voltron, X-Babies and most recently a series of Hello Kitty comics. He and Wendi have an absolute giggling blast as most of this episode is Wendi's theorizing about the life of Hello Kitty and divulging her knowledge of the lesser known Sanrio characters. So listen to the controversies and outrage of Japan's leading kitty/girl and enjoy!

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Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab presents 221B Baker Street, a new line of fragrances based on Sherlock Holmes. Check those out at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS104_Chabot.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:23 PM
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Wendi is joined by Darrell Taylor, Rafael Sanz and Gil Colon of the "No Apologies" podcast to discuss their picks for the best books of 2014!

If you enjoyed the "black nerd" episode, you'll enjoy this incredibly outrageous, occassionally politically incorrect, and always hilarious dissection of the year in comics- featuring many Rick Remender, Valiant titles, Spider-Man and Image Comics appearances. See who Wendi deems superhero of the year or who is considered the least essential new character introduced in 2014. 

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Direct download: DPS103_bestof2014.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:27 AM
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This episode is a delightful conversation with the very endearing Phil Hester. We talk about his charity work for the Hero Initiative, the journey to turn his creator owned book, Firebreather, into a Cartoon Network movie, writing Wonder Woman right before the new 52, and his many collaborations with Kevin Smith, Ande Parks and Andy Kuhn! Be sure to check out his new work on "Arrow season 0" and "Thrilling Adventure Hour"!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, bringing you deals and savings all year long. Follow their sister site @instocktrades for weekly bargains!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, with their seasonal Yule and Karampus lines of fragrances, scented candles and hair gloss. Not just for the holidays!

Direct download: DPS102_Hester.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:15 PM
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Wendi is joined for her annual holiday gift edition by two Taylor Network podcasters- Gerri Atkinson and Amy Tomasi of "Comic Rack Snarkfest"! They bring their perspectives as mothers and snarky dames to what the popular items are on everyone's list this year- from Star Wars to Marvel, Nintendo and giant Transformers. Just don't get on Amy's bad side or face the wrath of hate knitting!

Don't forget to shop for your special family and friends over at DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can get half off many many titles and trades each and every day. www.dcbservice.com

Check out the yule collection of scents at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! Many seasonal fragrances and room sprays all for a limited time only at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS101_gifts.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 4:09 PM
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It's the big Wendi One Hundred over at DPS as we celebrate this joyous event! Thank you so much to everyone who sent in voicemails.

Ryan Browne comes by to discuss his unique brand of surreal hilarity in the ongoing Image hit, "God Hates Astronauts". His recent work in books such as Bedlam, Manhattan Projects and the recent Swamp Thing annual have given him extra attention, but Ryan's true love is this eccentric, crazy band of misfit heroes. So order a cheeseburger and settle in to listen.

Remember, an anniversary ep isn't the only time you can send in voicemails and feedback. We love hearing from you. doublepagespread@gmail, and please leave ratings and comments on itunes.

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Direct download: DPS100_Browne.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:08 PM
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It's the return of everyone's favorite Helsinki native, Sampsa Granstrom, back to talk more comics! Sampsa and Wendi discuss what they're reading and watching lately (She Hulk, Gotham Academy, Batgirl, Wicked and Divine and more), discuss the merits of limited series, and then get into some reviews.

They discuss 3 books from Steve Niles' new imprint, Black Mask Studios. "Critical Hit" (Matt Miner, Jonathan Brandon Sawyer), "Pirhouette" (Mark Miller, Carlos Granda) and "Last Born" (Patrick Meaney, Eric Zawadzki). Upon typing this, Wendi now realizes that is Mark MILLER, not MILLAR and feels kinda silly. 

They also dissect "World War Kaiju" from 01 Publishing, written by Josh Finney, art by Patrick McEvoy. 

Wendi absolutely despised one of these books and very much loved another, so listen to find out!

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As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, fine purveyors of exotic limited edition fragrances. www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

And please consider contributing to the fund for our late friend, Jeremy Dale, to help his family cover funeral expenses. www.gofundme.com/jeremydale

Direct download: DPS99_Sampsa.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:14 PM
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