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Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

Jul 21, 2021

  • Intro
  • Background (1:55)

  • Doctor Doom created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962)
  • Victor Von Doom was born to Romani parents - his mother was killed by Mephisto when he was young, and he grew up learning about mysticism and technology in an effort to bring her back
  • He went to Empire State...


Jul 14, 2021

  • Intro
  • Background (1:40)

  • Rogue created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden in Avengers Annual #10 (August 1981)
  • Born Anna Marie in Mississippi, her parents disappeared when she was young, and she was raised by her strict aunt - she rebelled as a teen, earning the nickname Rogue
  • After kissing a boy named Cody, her...


Jul 7, 2021

  • Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova created by Stan Lee, Don Rico, and Don Heck in Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964)
  • Young Natalia was trained and raised by the Red Room, a secret Soviet facility training assassins - she was sent to...


Jun 23, 2021

Intro - Frank Martin

Background - other books written

  • Polar Paradox
    • Where did the idea for the story come from? (3:53)
    • Characters - 
      • Greg - reminds me of Hudson from Aliens
      • Yu - ostensible leader, but I feel like he’s usurped in that role by Linda (10:40)
      • Linda - most level-headed one, especially in light...


Jun 17, 2021

For her 8th Longbox View, Ariel has a one-on-one discussion with longtime Batman writer SCOTT SNYDER! They talk about his story Batman: The Black Mirror, the rest of his tenure writing the Dark Knight, and other stories he's written for DC and other companies! You won't want to miss this!