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Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

Sep 15, 2021

  • Intro
  • Background (1:25)
    • Emma Frost created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne in X-Men #129 (Jan. 1980)
    • Emma Frost born to a wealthy family in Boston, who had lived in the area since the 1600s
    • Discovered she had telepathic abilities while in high school, but refused to join the Xavier Institute, and when her...


Sep 8, 2021

  • Intro
    • New #BecauseComics moment per episode
  • Background (2:58)
    • Crystalia Amaquelin created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Fantastic Four #45 (Dec. 1965)
    • She is unique among Marvel characters in that she has been a member of the Fantastic Four, Avengers, and Inhumans, as well as tangentially related to the...


Sep 1, 2021

  • Intro
    • Thanks to new Mayor patron Blaize
  • Background (2:42)
    • Shang-Chi created by Steve Engleheart & Jim Starlin in Special Marvel Edition #15 (Dec. 1973)
    • Shang-Chi introduced as the son of Fu Manchu, an evil sorcerer bent on world domination - his white mother was chosen based on her genetics - Shang was raised to...


Aug 25, 2021

  • Background
    • James Gordon Jr. created by Frank Miller and Dave Mazzuchelli in Batman #407 (May 1987)
    • Son of Jim Gordon and his first wife Barbara
    • Jim Jr. was kidnapped by the Falcone crime family shortly after Jim Sr. moved to Gotham and became known as an incorruptible...


Aug 11, 2021

  • Intro
  • Background (1:45)

  • Background (1:45)
    • 5 created by Gerard Way & Gabriel Ba in The Umbrella Academy: The Apocalypse Suite #1 (Date)
    • The Umbrella Academy is about a team of superpowered children
    • All around the world, children are born to women who previously showed no signs of pregnancy - the children are all...