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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...

May 26, 2021

 Issue 124 - Victor Zsasz

  • Victor Zsasz created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle in Batman: Shadow of the Bat  #1 (June 1992)
  • Formerly wealthy man, scion to a business empire - when his parents died, he sank into depression, and lost everything gambling - as...

May 19, 2021

  • Intro
    • Anthony’s birthday
    • Reminder of Erica Schultz Kickstarter - back today to get awesome rewards
    • BetterHelp partnership - This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Is there something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp will assess your individual needs and match...