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Film blogger Brian Kirst (Fangoria, Hidden Horror) is the funny, irreverent man behind Big Gay Horror Fan. He and Wendi have a great time this week discussing the outsider nature of scary movies, their deep love of final girls, the year in horror films, asses, and the connections between scream queens and comics, like Brinke and Dave Stevens & Julie Strain and Kevin Eastman, and share memories of Herschell Gordon Lewis. So join two people completely unattracted to women as they giggle over their fondness for titties!

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Double Page Spread ep 165- Ming Doyle

Artist/writer Ming Doyle joins this episode to discuss her recent work, including last year's phenomenal woman centric mafia story, DC/Vertigo's "The Kitchen". She divulges the nature of reverent nostalgia vs. kitsch, how American comic artists work vs. manga studios, her time co-writing "Constantine: The Hellblazer" with James Tynion IV and making bisexuality more than his "cool trick", along with fan attachment to THAT coat. Currently she is pencilling "Girl Over Paris" with writer Kate Leth, based on the popular YA novels by Gwenda Bond, and has a story in "Love is Love", the comic anthology benefitting families of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. 

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Double Page Spread ep 164- Go Trek Yourself

It's the 50th anniversary of Star Trek! Time to celebrate with the co-hosts of the "Go Trek Yourself" podcast, Darrell Taylor and J.K. Woodward! It's very light hearted banter about the importance of devoted fans, the history of Star Trek comics and high stakes game of Star Trek trivia! 

Find the IDW "Star Trek" comics as well as the crossovers with "Doctor Who" and "Planet of the Apes" at, the online source for great comic bargains.

If you are in Chicago, check out, and join Jill Thompson for an upcoming signing of her Wonder Woman graphic novel on Oct. 21!

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Also, host Wendi Freeman is guest bartending a special Halloween event and needs your help raising funds for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.


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Double Page Spread ep 163- Steve Lieber

This week's guest is artist Steve Lieber, currently pencilling the hilarious crime caper "The Fix" from Image Comics, with writer Nick Spencer. He discusses how they honed their comedic chemistry on Marvel's "Superior Foes of Spider-Man", the distractions of fill in artists, the beauty of obscure fan art, the difficulty of conveying music in comics, Animal Planet's "Vet Life", being recognized for the movie version of "Whiteout" and lots, lots more.

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It's a return visit from the crew of 01 Publishing- Josh Finney, Kat Rocha and Patrick McEvoy. They have a sequel to their successful graphic novel, "Casefile: Arkham". The all new book, "Casefile: Arkham- Her Blood Runs Cold" continues the hard boiled adventures of Detective Hank Flynn on the mean streets of Lovecraft's most cursed of cities-- Arkham. They discuss all the extensive work that goes into (Love)crafting an effective noir story, from believable dialogue to a strong femme fatale. "Casefile: Arkham" is a love letter to 40s films, radio plays and Philip Marlowe, as well as a supernatural thriller. 

Preorder and support the kickstarter right here-

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"Bowery Boys" is a webcomic from writer Cory Levine and artists Ian Bertram and Brent McKee, recently released in print by Dark Horse Comics. Levine discusses the intricacies of his historical slice of New York, from the gangster slang to the brutality of kid gangs, the organization of unions and the evolving ethnic landscapes.

The second half of the episode is a conversation with Sanya Anwar, artist of the exceptional webcomic "1001", the tale of "1001 Arabian Nights" from Scheherazade's perspective. Her gorgeous, flowing style can also be seen on variant covers from "Assassin's Creed" to "Jughead". She talks about nerding out on art supplies, growing up Pakistani in Canada, and working her first SDCC.

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In a return engagement, Andrew Shaw of Earth 2 network's "Boob Toob" show comes back to discuss the Netflix original series "Stranger Things" and he's joined by comic writer/artist Alan White of "The Power Principle". Together they break down what made the show such a phenomenon, how accurate it is to the time, why is Barb so popular, the ways little kids argue and which boy Nancy really should have ended up with. This episode is nothing but one big spoiler, so be prepared.

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Live from Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC, it's Double Page Spread! First up is an interview with the legendary Mike Grell, writer/artist on "The Warlord", "Jon Sable, Freelance", and "Starslayer". We discuss his influential work on "Green Arrow" and what he thinks of the show "Arrow", dream casting of Jon Sable, adapting James Bond, stories of doing creator owned work in the 80s and more.

Next is a conversation with Amy Chu covering her perseverance releasing her own anthology series, how a chance meeting brought Larry Hama out of drawing retirement, "coming out" to her family as a comic writer, her work on "Poison Ivy" and writing Wonder Woman for "Sensation Comics".

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This week Wendi goes inside the squared circle with podcaster Matthew Peters, comic shop owner Terry Gant and artist Dean Stahl (Headlocks and Headaches). They discuss what they love about the spectacle and sport, pitch ideas for WWE comics, the Chaos! comics from the 90s about the Undertaker and Chyna, the NXT roster, famous family dynasties, artists who cross over like Jill Thompson designing ring gear and Art Balthazar and Franco of Aw Yeah! doing comics with Christopher Daniels and Kazarian, is CM Punk a good comic writer? and so much more!

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Rafer Roberts is the hilarious and inventive writer of the current Valiant series, "A&A: the Adventures of Archer and Armstrong". He is also up for a Harvey award for his art in a recent issue of "X-O Manowar". He tells us what's going on over at Valiant, the status of their movie plans, the 4001AD crossover, how adorable Faith and Archer are together, the popularity of comic and beer tie ins, and raves about artists Mike Norton and David LaFuente! Check out Rafer's Patreon at

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