Double Page Spread (comic books)

In this episode, Wendi examines the creators of two very different spy books from Image Comics. Both writers tell stories of the cold war influenced by their impressions growing up. 

First, she talks to Rich Tommaso, writer and artist of "Spy Seal". In "The Corten Steel Phoenix" he tells the story of a seal forced into dangerous circumstances beyond his control. He uses anthropomorphic animals to weave a web of politics and intrigue. 

After the break, she has a chat with Antony Johnston on the day the film, "Atomic Blonde" is released. Based on his graphic novel "The Coldest City", Charlize Theron portrays MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton in her very cool, calculated style. He discusses his involvement in the filmmaking process and how much it detracts from and stays true to the source material. He has a new series out now, "Ghost Station Zero"- vol. 2 of his series "Codename: Baboushka", an action packed, pulp thriller with a sexy Russian female lead. 

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Direct download: DPS194_Tommaso.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 11:41pm CDT
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Andrew Sanford is a man with a compulsion. Longtime cohost of "Marvel Noise" and "Indie Noise" podcasts, he is here to share some insight on his extensive, inexplicable collection of "slabbed" comics. He and Wendi go into the collector's mind of why CGC is popular and why comic readers are willing to seal away their books in plastic forever. Andrew has a fascinating collection of hundreds of "slabbed" books of questionable content and quality, and is knowledgable in all the tricks people use to get a higher grade on their comics. From recoloring and restapling binding to the now mandatory act of "pressing", they ask the important question- is "slabbing" bullshit?

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Direct download: DPS193_Sanford.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 3:16pm CDT
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Happy 4th of July!!! In this very special salute to America, Wendi delves into the history of GI Joe with artist Robert Atkins. He talks about the origins and Larry Hama's tremendous contributions to Joe, his work on the comics from Devil's Due to IDW, the difference bt "realistic military" and "stylized military", what it takes to draw comics for the government, the loyalty of GI Joe fans, the effort to convey Snake Eyes' emotions, the movies and so much more!

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Direct download: DPS192_Atkins.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:30pm CDT
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Felix Comic Art is one of the top sites for buying original art from a wide array of popular artists like Chris Burnham, Nick Dragotta, Bryan Lee O'Malley, Riley Rossmo, Skottie Young and more. Art rep Felix Lu discusses what he does for these artists, how he hones his eye for talent, the nature of collectors, what to look for in an original page, how Artists Editions are influencing the market, the fascinating story of Frank Miller's elusive art rep Scott Free, and the Felix Comic Art podcast, where he interviews collectors and artists about their lifetime passions. 

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Direct download: DPS191_Lu.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:25pm CDT
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In honor of Pride month, this episode is all about Steve Orlando, the groundbreaking scribe at DC Comics. He gave Midnighter a solo book that made him far more than just "gay Batman" and can currently be seen writing "JLA", "Batman/The Shadow" with Scott Snyder and "Supergirl". He discusses the current JLA lineup, the expanding LGBTQ fanbase, bi erasure in comics, having the determination to try to break into the industry at 13, his creator owned books "Undertow" and "Namesake" and so much more. 

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Direct download: DPS190_Orlando.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 7:28pm CDT
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This week's episode is a lighthearted chat with writer Fabian Rangel, Jr. He discusses the transition from touring with a punk band to his breakout comic, "Space Riders" with Alexis Ziritt. He and Wendi discuss the difficulties of learning new skills in new mediums, the evolution of werewolf movies and his new book, "'Namwolf", the sexy car designs of "Helena Crash", the great work going on at Black Mask Comics and so much more.

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Direct download: DPS189_Rangel.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 10:41pm CDT
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This episode of Double Page Spread greets the wonderful Wades- Martheus, Janet and 9yo Anakin. Together they host the podcast "Wade's World" on the Taylor Network. Martha's and Janet discuss their work on the "Shinobi: Ninja Princess" comic, as well as a hilarious description of his work on the Oxygen Network tie in comic, "Bad Girls Club", the "GI Joe" rumor mill, geek parenting, the appeal of ninjas and so much more.

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Direct download: DPSWades.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 2:33pm CDT
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Wendi is joined by the creative team of the upcoming Image/Skybound comics title "Kill the Minotaur". Writers Chris Pasetto and Christian Cantamessa have an interesting resume between them, both having worked on the Norman Reedus/Djimon Hounsou film "Air". Cantamessa directed that, as well as writing the renowned video game "Red Dead Redemption". They are joined on their first foray into comics by artist Lukas Ketner (Witch Doctor) as they tell the classic story of Theseus and the Minotaur in an updated, horror fashion. So listen to why they have turned their talents to the comic industry, what Mickey Mouse is like in Italy, Lukas' love of plush dolls and so much more!

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Direct download: DPS187_Minotaur.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 6:42pm CDT
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Prolific writer Frank Barbiere is the guest on this week's DPS. He has been involved in a couple of large Marvel crossovers, including his "monster Dirty Dozen" book, "Howling Commandos of SHIELD". He has had quite a cult following from his creator owned adventure book "Five Ghosts' over at Image, detailing the adventures of a thief with some interesting personality conflicts. But now he is telling a new kind of romance in "Violent Love", a tale of crime and love in the late 60s. 

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Direct download: DPS186_Barbiere.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 4:43pm CDT
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This episode kicks off with a Free Comic Book Day preview from artist JK Woodward of his new book "Star Trek:The Next Generation- Broken Mirror", which depicts a "Mirror, Mirror" universe representation of the Next Generation cast. Written by frequent collaborators Scott and David Tipton, the first issue is available free on May 6 at your local comic shop.

Then Wendi is joined by the creative team behind the much heralded DC comic "The Flintstones". Part of the recent Hanna Barbera line, this reimagining of Bedrock's famous family depicts the changing society of the paleolithic era- from the angst of the armadillo bowling ball to Fred and Barney's time in the war. It captures existential dilemmas in a surprising fashion for a cartoon comic. Writer Mark Russell and artist Steve Pugh discuss their new interpretation and style and how they got away with something so daring, as well as what Russell has in mind for his new Snaggletooth comic.

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Direct download: DPS185_Flintstones.mp3
Category:comic books -- posted at: 9:49pm CDT
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