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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! 

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can pre-order Marvel and DC trades for 50% off, as well as monthly bundle deals of multiple Image, Valiant and Vertigo titles for phenomenal bargains. www.dcbservice.com

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!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can get 5% off of your physical order when you use the links on their page to purchase digital comics! www.dcbservice.com

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. 

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. Preorder Marvel's new Star Wars titles, including the Darth Vader ongoing, for 50% off! www.dcbservice.com

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, still carrying many of their annual Yule line of fragrances and bath products. Check them out at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

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.

Brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, having their own 12th birthday with a new line of custom fragrances. www.blackpheonixalchemylab.com

And DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, the perfect place to start your holiday shopping! www.dcbservice.com

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!

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. Bringing you 50% off the new Marvel Star Wars titles as well as many other pre-orders each and every day! www.dcbservice.com

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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In the past couple of years Archie Comics has taken a number of risks, none more daring than launching adult horror comic, "Afterlife with Archie". This zombie take on good ol' Riverdale has become a tremendous success and now spawned a spinoff comic, "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina", featuring the popular teen witch.

Wendi talks to "Afterlife" variant cover artist, Andrew Pepoy, about his fun, pin up style approach to Betty and Veronica getting terrorized. He shares "breaking in to the business" stories and talks about his original characters, "Simone and Ajax". His work can also be seen as an upcoming variant to "Archie meets Predator" #4. 

Next Robert Hack comes by to discuss his unique, sepia tinged style on "Sabrina". He talks about his horror influences and how much he's allowed to get away with on an Archie book. Both titles take a lot of chances and feature unique creative styles unlike anything else on the comic rack. 

Brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, with bewitching autumn scents in candles, atmosphere sprays and perfume blends. 

As well as DCBS, bringing you half off #1 titles this month such as Secret Six, Shaft and Star Trek/Planet of the Apes. www.dcbservice.com

Direct download: DPS98_Archie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02 PM
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Linnea Quigley has made a name for herself in over 150 movies as America's scream queen. She's been bad girls, zombies, victims and predators in films such as "Return of the Living Dead" and "Night of the Demons". Wendi gets to talk briefly to her horror girlcrush and learns about the sisterhood of scream queens. Recently Linnea had some tremendous damage to her roof and needs some help through crowdsourcing. Go check out her cause at http://www.gofundme.com/8tvf3o.

Director Jim Wynorski first broke with the 80s terrorizing robots in "Chopping Mall". Since then he's made over 12 creature features on SyFy ("Camel Spiders", Dinocroc vs. Supergator") and many Cinemax soft core porn parody films like "The Bare Wench Project", "CleavageField", "The Hills have Thighs". He enlightens Wendi on shooting films quickly and under budget, giving Traci Lords her first non-porn role, and the joys of women in prison movies. The man who gave us "Vampirella" and "Return of Swamp Thing" also gives the best answer about what comic book movie he'd really like to make.

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service. Preorder the collected "Death of Wolverine" right now for 50% off! www.dcbservice.com

Available on DVD right now- "Only Lovers Left Alive" starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton. Celebrate their vampiric love with the line of essential oil fragrances from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS97_Wynorski.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 4:48 AM
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