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Kaare Andrews has never limited himself to one dream. Whether he's drawing Spider-Man or directing Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, Andrews is challenging himself in the best medium to tell the most complete story. Which is what makes "Iron Fist: The Living Weapon" such a definitive piece in the character's legacy. He and Wendi have an extensive talk about the real origins of the kung fu character, why you have to fight a robot after a dragon, a shared love of Scott Adkins and modern action stars and control issues between genre filmmaking and comics. 

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Direct download: DPS111_Kaare.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:18 PM
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Todd Stashwick may be the most versatile character actor on tv right now. With a list of shows such as 12 Monkeys, Supernatural, Gotham, The Originals, Justified, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Heroes, and The Riches, he brings his unique range of comedy and menace to every role. Todd and Wendi get nerd deep in some conversation analyzing gender swapped roles, translating movies to tv and what it means to be a genre fan. He shares all the info he's allowed to regarding the Star Wars video game he's writing, as well as his long running webcomic, "Devil Inside" with Dennis Calero. Plus?? he sings several songs and plays ukelele! Stashwick is a load of fun and an incredible joy to talk to. 

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Direct download: DPS110_Stashwick.mp3
Category:pop culture -- posted at: 8:28 PM
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Brimpin aint easy as the hilarious Chip Zdarsky drops on by to talk to Wendi. They discuss the overwhelming popularity of he and writer Matt Fraction's "Sex Criminals", how to organically build a fanbase (the Brimpers), writing a comic that balances sexiness and heart, and why Robert Z'Dar did not appear at Zdarscon. This month Chip's run writing "Howard the Duck" begins at Marvel, so go check that out!

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Direct download: DPS109_Zdarsky.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:51 AM
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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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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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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

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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"!

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Direct download: DPS102_Hester.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:15 PM
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