Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Need Counseling

Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Need Counseling

Longtime comic book fan Anthony and licensed psychiatrist Dr. Issues take a not-too-serious look at the psychiatric issues and disorders displayed by comic book characters, and discuss possible treatments.... Show More

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It's our first ever live appearance at Rogue Comics! And we covered the gentle giant Colossus! We compare and contrast his relationships with Kitty and Illyana, plus a Q&A with Piotr himself! Don't miss it!

SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Thanks to everyone for coming to Rogue Comics!

  • New patron - Stephanie!
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    November 6, 2019 79 min

    Anthony and Doc cover Ollie Queen's former sidekick ROY HARPER! From abandonment to drug addiction to child death, this is a very heavy episode - there's even a content warning at the start. This is not a light and fun one, but it's worthwhile to listen to.

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Background (3:08)

  • Roy Harper created by Mort Weisinger & George Papp in Read more

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  • It's the podcast crossover event of the century! We collaborated with Popcorn Psychology, GuardiansMH, Pop Psych 101, and Freudian Sips to discuss how to end the stigma surrounding mental health discussions. This is a special episode you won't want to miss!

    Apple Podcasts: here
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    October 23, 2019 50 min

    Part 2 of our New York Comic Con interviews! Anthony speaks with Al Ewing, Saladin Ahmed, Erica Schultz, Robbie Thompson, and the legendary CHRIS CLAREMONT! You won't want to miss this one!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Al Ewing (1:02)

  • What he’s worked on in the past

  • Did he pitch the Immortal Hulk to Marvel or did they come to him?

  • How much res... Read more

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  • October 16, 2019 54 min

    Part 1 of our New York Comic Con interviews! Anthony chats with Cullen Bunn, Howard Mackie, Meredith Finch, Jeremy Whitley, and the inimitable Gail Simone! Listen to what they have to say about the characters they've created and written!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro
  • Cullen Bunn (3:20)

  • What’s he working on

  • Moon Knight – what did he want to focus on writing Marc?

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  • October 2, 2019 61 min

    OK, this looks bad. Anthony & Doc take on Matt Fraction's run on Hawkeye. And lemme tell you - it's futzing great. You should stop what you're doing and listen now. Unless you're watching Dog Cops. Then you should finish the episode and THEN listen.

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Shoutout to The Struggle Bus – a... Read more

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  • September 25, 2019 58 min

    Our second thematic episode focuses on survivor guilt! How does Emma Frost cope with all of the horrible things she's encountered? What impact does being the Last Son of Krypton have on Superman? Anthony & Doc break it all down - listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Shoutout to And a Bag of Chips, the podcast that’s all th... Read more

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  • September 18, 2019 66 min

    Anthony & Doc examine the Maker (aka Ultimate Reed Richards). What differentiates him from his 616 counterpart? What can heartbreak do to a super genius? All this, plus Doc's most inventive treatment idea yet - listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Shoutout to Cheers to Comics – Brian Wayne talks all things comics Read more

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  • September 11, 2019 67 min

    To tie in with the Absolute Carnage storyline, Anthony & Doc tackle Carnage himself, CLETUS KASADY! What treatment is there for a deranged, amoral serial killer bonded to a symbiote? Doc has the answers! Listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Shoutout to Cage’s Kiss podcast – Every episode covers another Nicolas Cage film

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  • September 4, 2019 74 min

    We cover the second Robin, JASON TODD, at the request of Patron Ariel! How did he go from being Dick Grayson 2.0 to one of the angriest members of the Bat-family? Doc unveils one of his most inventive treatment methods yet, plus we finally get an answer to the age-old question of how the Joker got away! (No reason why Batman smells, though.) Listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Doc wrote ... Read more

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  • August 21, 2019 60 min

    Patron Ruby requested we cover Jen Walters, aka SHE-HULK! Why does a successful attorney prefer to be green? Why does she keep relationships short & easy? Plus another five-star review from a happy fan. Listen now!

  • Intro

  • Shout-out to Pod Sound School for the audit & help and Read more

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  • August 14, 2019 49 min

    Our second ever creator interview has Anthony & Doc speaking with ERICA SCHULTZ, writer of Twelve Devils Dancing. Who is Callum Cooper? What impacts does being raised in a cult have on him? And a tease for one of her big upcoming projects. Listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro
  • Plugs - Ignorance Was Bliss, Read more

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  • July 31, 2019 56 min

    Patreon Brian asked us to cover THE RIDDLER! Why does Edward Nygma keep leaving clues he knows Batman will solve? What is OCD really like? All these questions and more - listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Background (1:15)

  • Riddler created by Bill Finger & Dick Sprang in Detective Comics #140 (October 1948)

  • Edward Nigma loved puzzles so much... Read more

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  • July 24, 2019 69 min

    For our 50th episode, we open up the mailbag and answer questions from our listeners! Who's Doc afraid to get on the couch? What inspired Anthony to get into comics? Is Scott still a dick? All these questions and more - listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Merch on TeePublic!
  • Additional swag for Patrons!
  • Questions:
  • Patron Ruby
  • Patron Brian
  • Marvel Mythos
  • Jeanne Read more

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  • July 10, 2019 90 min

    Our first thematic episode focuses on minor sidekicks to adult heroes! What would convince a teenager to endanger themselves to join an adult? Anthony & Doc break down several famous pairings and how they work (or don't)! Listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Shoutout to new Patron Salvador

  • Adventures i... Read more

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  • July 3, 2019 62 min

    On the heels of Jessica Jones S3, Patron Ariel requested we cover the Purple Man, KILLGRAVE! How is the comic version different from David Tennant's portrayal? And can Anthony & Doc count to 50? (The answer to the last one is no.) Listen now!

    (DISCLAIMER: We inadvertently forgot this was episode 48, so we keep calling it 49 in the show. Don't worry, you're not missing anything, we just can't count ;-P ... Read more

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    June 26, 2019 60 min

    Patron Ariel requested we cover Superman's archenemy LEX LUTHOR! Find out what makes this mad scientist/mad businessman so mad! Plus find out which real-life executive Anthony compares to Luthor! Listen now!

    (DISCLAIMER: We inadvertently forgot this was episode 47, so we keep calling it 48 in the show. Don't worry, you're not missing anything, we just can't count ;-P )

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    June 12, 2019 77 min

    Our first ever relationship episode focuses on Charles Xavier and Magneto. Find out why these two frenemies keep coming back to each other. Plus Anthony & Doc discuss the corollary between these two and MLK/Malcolm X. Listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

    Issue 46 – Relationship between Charles Xavier and Magneto

  • Background (6:56)

  • Introduced as mortal enemies in The X-Men #1 ... Read more

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  • June 5, 2019 77 min

    WE'RE BACK! Not only is this our Season 3 premiere, but it's our first ever creator interview. We talk to Jeremy Whitley, writer for the Unstoppable Wasp, and ask him about Nadia Van Dyne. We ask about her Bipolar disorder, her amazing support system, and how his writing rendered the need for a skit obsolete! Listen now!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Intro

  • Background (11:12)

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  • March 27, 2019 68 min

    It's the Season 2 finale, and per our President level Patron Ariel's request, we're covering TALIA AL GHUL! Anthony & Doc go in depth on Ra's daughter, her on/off-again relationship with Batman, and how good of a mother she is to Damian. All this, plus a first ever treatment session and the weirdest accent Anthony's done yet - LISTEN NOW!

    SHOW NOTES:

  • Introduction

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