Double Page Spread (comic books)

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

Direct download: DPS104_Chabot.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:23pm CDT

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!

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

Direct download: DPS103_bestof2014.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 8:27pm CDT

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"!

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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: 5:15pm CDT

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.

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

Direct download: DPS100_Browne.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:08am CDT

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!

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

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

Direct download: DPS99_Sampsa.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:14am CDT

Double Page Spread ep 96- Jeremy Dale

Action Lab Comics is leading the way in quality all ages books, and certainly at the forefront is Jeremy Dale's "Skyward". Writer/artist Dale talks to Wendi about this coming of age tale about a boy and his dog dealing with issues of war and death. They discuss fantasy world building, his work on GI Joe and what that fandom is like, predicting the future through NFL comics and one of the greatest commission stories ever!

Brought to you by DCBS, where you can get a bundle of all the Darwyn Cooke DC variants for only $42.77. Also check out the Absolute edition of Transmetropolitan vol. 1, half off at $62.50

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. During the month of October they feature some limited bath oils in scents like pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin s'mores.

Direct download: DPS96_Dale.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:32am CDT

Double Page Spread ep 94- Peter Bagge

Peter Bagge has one of the most legendary styles in indie comics history. His Buddy Bradley and "Hate" comics were a pivotal part of 90s Seattle underground culture and his work still shows up in a diverse array of places, from DC and Marvel to Mad magazine and political journals. He discusses overcoming the "slacker" and grunge stigma, engages in an extensive discussion of Zora Neale Hurston and race relations in light of Ferguson, and where he gets treated better- indie art shows or Wizard World. It's a funny conversation with many enlightening moments. 


Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where it is Vertigo month which means half off all the bundles of new titles and upcoming Vertigo trades!

And check out King Bone Press- preorder now for their fall release titles. Only $5 for 3 excellent digital releases of excellent titles like Bulletproof Chicken and Hellbillies!

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, offering a line of autumnal scents as well as hair gloss and bath oils. 


Direct download: DPS94_Bagge.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:39pm CDT

Double Page Spread likes to talk a lot about all ages comics and books that can appeal to both kids and parents equally. In this episode Wendi interviews Tom Fowler, who has worked for every major company, but now is the artist on "Howtoons (Re)Ignition" with writer Fred Van Lente. This Image title combines detailed instructions of DIY science experiments of varying degrees with a fun narrative of kids surviving by their wits. They discuss the difficulties of drawing science experiments, the problems with fan art, getting back to finding joy in drawing and more.

Brought to you by DCBS. This month get 65% off the Deathstroke #1 and the current issue of Batgirl, as well as Avengers/X-Men: Axis! 

As well as Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, celebrating Dragon*Con in Atlanta with a line of hair and body products celebrating the state peach.

Direct download: DPS92_Fowler.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:15pm CDT

Wendi offers up her opinions on the Milo Manara "Spider-Woman" variant and free speech. Then she gets into it with the affable Steve Bryant, discussing unmade David Lynch projects, what it's really like at SDCC for small press vendors and speculating what the comics from his children's generation will be like. Steve has the upcoming "Athena Voltaire Compendium" coming from Dark Horse and discusses creating an original daredevil lady pulp character and all the classic style of storytelling involved.

You can pre-order "Athena Voltaire" from DCBS for 50% off and get a special custom bookplate!

This show is also brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting a line of Georgia themed fragrances to commemorate Dragon*Con! Check out their peachy musks, peanut aromas and more for a limited time.

Direct download: DPS91_Bryant.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:56pm CDT

Double Page Spread ep 90- SDCC

Wendi goes to San Diego Comic Con and gets to interview some fantastic creators!

Eisner Award winner Vivek Tiwary talks about Brian Epstein and the Beatles, his latest Broadway venture and Wendi tries to pry out Fifth Beatle movie casting news!

Royden Lepp shares his sepia tinged kid friendly robot vision in Archaia comic "Rust". They dish on whether its better to date a samurai or a ninja and he has some movie news of his own!

Mark Buckingham and Steve Leialoha bring "Fables" to an end! All the tears are held back, but Bucky talks about the joy of writing animal stories in "Fairest" and his ongoing work in "Dead Boy Detectives" from Vertigo and reuniting with Neil Gaiman in "Miracleman".

Eric Powell takes us through the seedier side of Chinatown in BOOM!'s "Big Trouble in Little China"! Ol' Jack Burton gets his first comic and "The Goon" creator talks about the influences of John Carpenter's work and what makes Kurt Russell such a dynamic screen presence.

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, giving you 50% off bundles from all your favorite publishers as well as variant covers exclusive only to them! 

Also Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, providing custom essential oil fragrances based on some of your favorite RPG, books and fantasy properties!

Direct download: DPS90_SDCC.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 1:40pm CDT