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It's been over a year since DC shook up the Bat universe with the very youth driven Batgirl and Gotham Academy titles. Co-writer Brenden Fletcher talks about Gotham Academy's recent change in tone as well as it's inclusion of "Batman: the Animated Series" characters and the upcoming "Gotham Academy Yearbook". We also chat life in Burnside for Barbara Gordon and her crew, including the recent wedding of transgender groundbreaker Alysia Yeoh and artist Babs Tarr's fashion and design choices. Recently Fletcher has been writing Dinah Lance's spin off, "Black Canary" and we talk about her place beside the recent comic girl bands like Jem and the Holograms and Spider-Gwen, and his own musical background. 

You can pre-order trades of Batgirl, Black Canary and Gotham Academy, as well as other Marvel and DC titles, for 50% off at www.dcbservice.com

Give yourself a sparkly festive manicure for the new year with the new line of "claw polish" from www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com, as well as all of their limited edition yule fragrances!

If you have an upcoming book and are in search of a printer, check out www.comixwellspring.com, the new name in digital printing. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Direct download: DPS137_Fletcher.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:42pm CDT
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In this episode, Wendi talks to two creative teams of popular webcomics- first half with artist JK Woodward (Star Trek, Doctor Who, Fallen Angel) and writer Chris Kipiniak about their book, Behemoth, now available in a 4 story arc from Monkeybrain Comics. Best described as "Island of Dr. Moreau meets the Dirty Dozen" it details the story of a girl's descent into monsterhood and joining an elite mercenary team of teens in varying degrees of transformation. All of it is available now digitally, only 99 cents each, through Comixology.

After that, it's time for the team behind the long running book, PI Jane- cowriters Lauren Burke (Womanthology) and Greg Sorkin and artist Tony Maldonado. They bring their comedic sensibilities to discussing the funny, irreverent, pop culture style of the girl detective, as well as the popular side story of "Cake Vs. Pie" and Tony's skill at drawing violent food. Soon to have new issues released through Caliber, you can find the story until now at Monkeys Plus Typewriters.

In Kickstarter news- check out "Scratches"- a collection of unsettling horror stories created by Chicago based independent artists JSB, Leo Perez, Angel Onofre and John Michael Lennon as well as help from Ali Canterella and a cover by Menton3. You can preorder the book and see the various rewards here.

Brought to you by www.comixwellspring.com, the new name in digital printing. If you're having your comic printed, need prints to sell at conventions, business materials and postcards, look into their excellent customer service. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Want to read "Behemoth"? Use the Comixology button through www.dcbservice.com and save 5% off your physical paper order through them as well. Perfect for all the ways you like to consume comics!

www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com is your source for limited edition sparkly, holographic "claw polish". Find new ways to decorate your nails as well as all their Yule themed fragrances.

Direct download: DPS136_behemoth.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:27pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 135- Star Wars Roundtable

Right before "The Force Awakens" Wendi sits down with 3 very outspoken Star Wars fans- Darrell Taylor of the Taylor Network, Rene Alvarado, co-host of "Rants and Raves" podcast, and Terry Gant, owner of Third Coast Comics and co-host of "Stakes is High" podcast. Together they break down everything Star Wars from the new Battlefront video game to the Marvel comics, try to find redeeming things about the prequels, what makes Chewbacca so cool, will BB-8 be any good? favorite toys and Wendi's kinky Boba Fett/Princess Leia doll wedding.

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, where you can find Darth Vader, Shattered Empire, Lando, Princess Leia and all the Star Wars comics and collectibles you need. www.dcbservice.com

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has a full line of yule related hair polish, perfume, atmosphere sprays and claw polish! Check out all the lustrous shades and limited fragrances at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Whether you're self publishing a comic or printing your Christmas cards, www.comixwellspring.com is the premiere place to get your printing needs. Use the code "Double Page Spread" at checkout to get 15% off your first order.

Direct download: DPS135_StarWars.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:23pm CDT
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Tom King is on a hot streak right now writing popular books for Marvel and DC, as well as his own creator owned property for Vertigo. He discusses the hit, "Grayson", which he cowrites with Tim Seeley, and the versatility of the Dick Grayson/Nightwing character throughout Batman and beyond, as well as what it's like to write beefcake for a character best defined by a shapely behind! He talks about the resurrection of "Omega Men" from cancellation, his layout and panel technique, "Vision" and the American suburban dream, and the underlying politics of all his titles. King's experience serving in the CIA also informs his new book "Sheriff of Babylon", set in the early days post 9/11 days of the war on terror. 

You can order "Sheriff of Babylon" as part of the 50% off bundle of Vertigo titles, as well as his contributions to the "Robin War" crossover in that DC comic bundle, from www.dcbservice.com

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is celebrating 13 years of releasing limited edition fragrances, hair and bath products related to some of your favorite movies, comics and books! Check out what their doing for their anniversary at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

www.comixwellspring.com is where to go for the new name in digital printing! If you have a comic you'd like to have printed, or any other sort of promotional material, prints or postcards, check out their exceptional customer service and use the code "Doublepagespread" for 15% off your first order.

Dan Dougherty is releasing a 240 page hardcover of his award winning book, "Touching Evil" through kickstarter. "Touching Evil" is the story of a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. Featuring a striking cover by Tom Kelly and with many fantastic stretch goals, you can help get it published right here.

Direct download: DPS134_king.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 5:59pm CDT
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Writer/artist Mark Schultz is a renowned illustrator with a mastery of drawing dinosaurs, cars and sexy women. In this episode he goes deep inside the artistic process with Wendi as they discuss his legendary book, "Xenozoic Tales" being made into an IDW Artists Edition and the cartoon, "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs". He discusses his recent intricate carbon pencil work in the illustrated story, "Storms at Sea" as well as his interest in environmentalism, his work writing "Superman" and "Prince Valiant", the evolutionary anatomy of drawing Aliens and Predators, and much more!

This episode brought to you by Dan Dougherty's kickstarter "Touching Evil- the graphic novel". Touching Evil follows the story of a woman cursed with the ability to kill anyone she touches, but only if they're evil. The award winning comic is being collected into a 240 page hardcover graphic novel with a cover by Tom Kelly. Look at the reward tiers and donate right here.

Also, DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, which provides you with deep savings every day such as 50% off all new Marvel and DC trade paperbacks. Follow their sister site @instocktrades on twitter to see their deal of the week.

Comix Wellspring is the new name in digital printing. Whether you're printing your own comics or need promotional materials and prints to sell at conventions, their legendary customer service will help you produce the best looking materials. Use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab infuses your home with the scents of Allerdale hall from Guillermo Del Toro's film "Crimson Peak" in their exclusive line of fragrances, jewelry and collectibles. Smell the gothic decadence at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS133_Schultz.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:04pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 132- Brett Weldele

Brett Weldele is a painter and comic artist best known for books like "The Surrogates", which became a film with Bruce Willis, and the tie in comics for "Southland Tales". Currently he is working on a Vampirella story and talks about his unique break in the craft industry, designing a custom line of steampunk and zombie stamps and scrapbook accessories. 

Brought to you by DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service, providing you with the best in customer service and deals up to 60% off every day. www.dcbservice.com

www.comixwellspring.com is the new name in digital printing. use the code "Double Page Spread" and get 15% off of your printing needs- whether it's books, convention prints, business cards or much more!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has an amazing line of jewelry and fragrances based on the film "Crimson Peak". Take a look at their fine craftsmanship at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

Direct download: DPS132_weldele.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:42pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 131- Lovecraft Halloween

On this very spooky episode of DPS, Wendi is joined by Kat Rocha and Josh Finney of 01 Publishing. In addition to their comics they've also released two volumes of short fiction related to H.P. Lovecraft, so who better to bring in on an episode devoted to the elder gods? They explore every aspect of Lovecraft's influence on movies, comics and games, from Stuart Gordon to Sam Raimi to Dungeons and Dragons. Does the Cthulhu mythos still have the bite it once did? How was Lovecraft connected to the other writers of his day, like Robert E. Howard? 

Brought to you by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting a brand new line of jewelry and perfumes based on Guillermo Del Toro's "Crimson Peak". www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

www.comixwellspring.com provides the best service in digital printing around. Check them out for your comic or business printing needs and use the code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

DCBS is the premiere name in mail order comics service! Month after month get prompt service and deep discounts on all your favorite marvel, DC, Image and independent comic titles. www.dcbservice.com

 

 

Direct download: DPS131_Lovecraft.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:51pm CDT
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Bill Zanowitz, co-host of the Comic Book Bears and T.H.U.N.D.E.R.C.A.S.T. podcasts returns to discuss his latest venture, writing the new comic, "Crimefighter Inquiry" with artist Mark Parmon. He and Wendi have a great deal of music discussion including debating a potential Husker Du reunion, the history of New Jersey bands and which Fall Out Boy songs are tolerable. 

Back Bill's kickstarter for "Crimefighter Inquiry" right here.

Brought to you by Comix Wellspring. Whether you're rpinting your own comic or just business cards, use the code "doublepagespread" for 15% off your first order!

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has a new line of fragrances based on Guillermo Del Toro's gothic romance, Crimson Peak. Take a smell of those as well as their limited edition Halloween scents.

DCBS has 50% off all the hot new titles you need, such as the Robin War crossover in Batman, the new Marvel reboot titles like Dr. Strange and all your favorite Image and independent books. 

Direct download: DPS130_BillZ.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:06pm CDT
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Double Page Spread ep 129- Dirk Manning

Acclaimed horror comic writer Dirk Manning (Nightmare World, Tales of Mr. Rhee) joins Wendi for a very insightful and knowledgable discourse on promoting your work and getting noticed in the current comic climate. They discuss the recent convention controversies of artists charging for autographs, how to build a supportive fanbase, making money selling original comics and not a wall of prints... and karaoke!

This month at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab- limited edition spirit boards (Ouija) that come with their own essential oil fragrances! See all the exciting products they have for Halloween at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com.

Marvel has all new titles coming out and you can be sure to pick up bundles of new books for 50% off at DCBS, the Discount Comic Book Service! www.dcbservice.com

Comix Wellspring is THE new source for digital comic printing! Use them to print your comics or any other business cards or promotional material you may need. Drop the code "double page spread" for 15% off your first order and check out what other customers have had to say at www.comixwellspring.com

Direct download: DPS129_Manning.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 12:00pm CDT
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This episode is the audio from the podcast panel at CincyCon with John Siuntres of "WordBalloon" and Shawn Crystal of "Inkpulp Audio". We talk about podcasting topics such as episode length, getting guests, getting sponsors, and so much more. Thank you so much to Tony Moore for putting on such a great show and inviting us to do this!

Don't forget our sponsors, DCBS the Discount Comic Book Service, always bringing you the best deals on DC, Marvel and so many independent titles. www.dcbservice.com

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, presenting their new line of Halloween fragrances and pumpkin related scents. Check out their limited edition vials of fragrance at www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com

and Comix Wellspring, the new name in digital printing. Check out what their customers have to say regarding their excellent printing services and customer care at www.comixwellspring.com Use code "Double Page Spread" for 15% off your first order.

Direct download: DPS128_cincy.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:15pm CDT
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