Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Need Counseling
By Capes on the Couch: Comics, Psychiatry, Comedy
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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.
||CleanIssue 20 - Multiple Man||It's our second ever Patreon President-selected episode, as listener Matt suggests Multiple Man Jamie Madrox! Anthony & Dr. Issues discuss paralysis by analysis, and Doc deals with an unorthodox group session. Listen now! SHOW NOTES: Introduction...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 19 - Scarecrow||Don't be afraid, it's just the latest episode of Capes on the Couch featuring Gotham's premier fear fetishist, Scarecrow! Anthony & Dr. Issues talk about how Jonathan Crane would be a mage, and Anthony goes on a non sequiter about cookies. It's...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 18 - Casey Jones||This week, it's the masked vigilante and cricket aficionado CASEY JONES! Anthony tackles his ever-changing backstory, while Dr. Issues discusses what makes vigilantes difficult to treat. And the couch session is unlike anything that's come before. So...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 17 - Hank Pym||It's a special Ant-Man and the Wasp episode as Anthony & Dr. Issues examine HANK PYM! Our hosts discuss his multiple costumed identities (and invent a new one for him), and discuss his interactions with the other Avengers in light of the #MeToo...||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 16 - Sentry||This week's patient is Marvel's insane Superman analogue, THE SENTRY! Anthony & Dr. Issues pick apart Bob Reynolds to find out what makes one of Marvel's most powerful heroes tick. And speaking of powerful, Dr. Issues gets emotional talking about...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 15 - Question||Anthony & Dr. Issues examine the predecessor to Rorschach, THE QUESTION! Of course, it was all part of the plan that they did Rorschach first... or was it? SHOW NOTES: Introduction Background (02:44) Created by Steve Ditko in the Blue Beetle #1...||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 14 - Legion||Our first ever President-picked episode - LEGION! Anthony & Dr. Issues go inside David Haller's shattered mind to revisit dissociation, talk about what it's like being the son of the most famous mutant in the world, and the most auditorally...||6/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 13 - Cyclops||This week's patient is Scott Summers, aka Cyclops of the X-Men! Anthony & Dr. Issues try to delicately untangle the Summers family tree and look at his many romantic relationships. What happens when a black man and a mutant discuss who's been more...||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 12 - Mr. Freeze||Anthony & Dr. Issues chill out while talking about Batman's coolest nemesis, Mr. Freeze! Plus dueling song references - Foreigner vs. Omarion, and yet another South Park reference... SHOW NOTES: Introduction Background (06:33) Created by Dave...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 11 - Booster Gold||It's the Greatest Hero You've Never Heard Of, Booster Gold! Anthony & Dr. Issues tackle the underachieving egomaniac, how the RZA could help make him a better hero, and for the first time ever, a hero actually learns something on Doc's couch! SHOW...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 10 - Deadpool||Anthony sings the Bee Gees, Dr. Issues channels Madeline Kahn, and the Patreon is announced. Oh, and they also talk about the Merc with the Mouth, Deadpool! SHOW NOTES: Introduction Announcement of new Patreon! (02:34) Deadpool background Created by..||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 9 - Loki||Anthony and Dr. Issues dissect the God of Mischief, Loki! They also talk sibling rivalries, gender fluidity, and sing the Odd Couple theme. It's a good one, we promise. SHOW NOTES: Introduction Infinity War discussion - SPOILER FREE (01:25)...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 8.5 - Bonus Loki skit!||Since the original recording of the Loki episode featured corrupted audio, we thought we'd release the skit (which somehow was undamaged) as an apology to the fans. So enjoy this little skit :)||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 8 - Thanos||The Avengers: Infinity War special - THANOS! Anthony compares Infinity Gauntlet to Beauty & the Beast, Dr. Issues talks God's Debris, and the most far out couch skit yet! SHOW NOTES: Introduction Background (07:48) Created by Jim Starlin...||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 7 - Rorschach||Anthony and Dr. Issues tackle Watchmen's absolutist protagonist, Rorschach! Listen as they discuss whether someone who's totally unwilling to compromise could function in the real world. Anthony also gets hung up on Sucker Punch, Doc...||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 6 - Jessica Jones||Anthony and Dr. Issues take on the reluctant superheroine-turned-private-investigator, Jessica Jones! Alcoholism and PTSD make for a dangerous combination, but our hosts are up to the task... Dr. Issues's office, notsomuch... Show notes: Introduction..||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 5 - Harley Quinn||Anthony and Dr. Issues tackle the Clown Princess of Crime, Harley Quinn, her thoughs on Mistah J and Ivy, and how she could function in society. And as usual, Doc has a major repair bill by the end of it. Show notes: Introduction Background on Harley..||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 4 - Moon Knight||Anthony goes totally fanboy over his favorite character, while Dr. Issues tries to keep things on track. It's a miracle this episode was only an hour... SHOW NOTES: Introduction Background on Moon Knight Marc Spector - Boxer, then Marine, then...||3/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIssue 3 - Tony Stark||Dr. Issues learns we don't have the licensing budget for good music, and Anthony discovers he's like Iron Man, but not in the cool, mechanized suit-wearing kinda way. Show notes: Introduction Background on Tony Stark Starts off as Howard Hughes...||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Joker||Anthony and Dr. Issues discuss the Clown Prince of Crime, and Doc gets a buzz out of his new patient. Literally. Show notes: Introduction Background on Joker Arch-nemesis of Batman Introduced early on in Batman's history Multiple backstories...||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Eddie Brock||Our debut episode, where Anthony & Dr. Issues introduce themselves, discuss Eddie Brock, and discover that psychiatrists are underwear salesmen. Sort of. It's a metaphor. Show notes: Introduction Background on Eddie Brock Journalist ruined by...||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny and informative analysis of our favorite heroes and villains
As a fan of both comic books and psychology this podcast is right up my alley. Anthony and Dr. Issues take deep dives into our favorite comic book heroes and villains to figure out what exactly makes them tick. Who knows? You may even learn something about yourself along the way. It is also as funny as it is informative. Highly recommended.
Really fun show
This is great if you have an interest in either psychiatry or comic book characters. The hosts are charming and knowledgeable. I like how they don't stay strictly on comic book lore, but branch out to other mediums. Superheroes and villians are more than what appear on the pages. They do a great job of letting us see into the brains of these characters!
This is an awesome and unique take on the comic book world! In a realm where almost everything has that been there and done that feel, its refreshing to find a regular discussion that is as novel as it is entertaining. When you can meld a near encyclopedic pop-culture mind with an expertly trained practicing professional and then apply that to some of the most complex characters to grace the funny books, you get a highly entertaining podcast that leaves you wondering which cape will be on the couch next.