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Saving the world doesn't necessarily mean you go home happy. How's the mental health of your favorite superhero? A comic aficionado and a board-certified psychiatrist look at the various neuroses of your favorite heroes and villains and provide options for treatment.

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Issue 144 - Terra

January 19th, 2022

  • Intro
  • Background (0:57)
    • Terra created by Marv Wolfman & George Perez in New Teen Titans #26 (Dec. 1982)
    • Tara Markov is the illegitimate child …

Issue 143 - Jessica Drew

January 12th, 2022


  • Intro
    • Welcome to Season 7
    • Having a baby girl in May :) 
    • Pocus Hocus giveaway coming soon on IG
    • Episode 150 coming soon
  • Background
    • Jessica …

Issue 142 - Polaris

November 24th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Season finale
    • New patron - Tamara
    • Patreon paused for December
  • Background (3:05)
    • Polaris (Lorna Sally Dane) created by Arnold Drake and …

Issue 141 - Homelander

November 17th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background (1:43)
    • Homelander created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson in The Boys #3 (Nov. 2006)
    • Introduced as the leader and most …

Issue 140 - Donna Troy

November 10th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Thanks to all our Patrons: Humble Citizens Dan & Kate; Local Officials Frank, Rey, Jonathan; Mayors Angela, Chad, Devon, Maggie, Matt, …

Issue 139 - Dane Whitman

November 3rd, 2021


  • Intro
    • Upcoming holiday hiatus
  • Background (2:38)
    • Dane Whitman created by Roy Thomas and John Buscema in Avengers #47 (Dec. 1967)
    • Dane Whitman is …

Issue 138 - Wiccan (with Khelan from Homo Superior)

October 27th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Thanks to all our Patrons: Humble Citizens Dan and Kate; Local Officials Frank, Rey, and Jonathan; Mayors Angela, Chad, Devon, Maggie, Matt, …

Issue 137 - Squirrel Girl

October 20th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background (2:16)
    • Squirrel Girl created by Will Murray and Steve Ditko in Marvel Super Heroes

Issue 136 - Children of Super Villains

October 13th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background (2:22)
    • Let's talk supervillain parents. How do you go about modelling good behavior for your kids when your own behavior tends to …

Allen Dunford Will Radford - Pocus Hocus

October 6th, 2021


Creator Interview - Pocus Hocus

  • Intro - Allen Dunford & Will Radford
  • Questions
    • Your backgrounds (2:41)
    • First story (5:34)
    • Where did the …

Issue 135 - Starfire

September 29th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Ask for reviews
  • Background (1:52)
    • Starfire (Princess Koriand'r) created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez in DC Comics Presents #26 (Oct …

Issue 134 - Emma Frost

September 15th, 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 …

Issue 133 - Crystal

September 8th, 2021


  • Intro
    • New #BecauseComics moment per episode
  • Background (2:58)
    • Crystalia Amaquelin created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Fantastic Four #45 …

Issue 132 - Shang-Chi

September 1st, 2021


  • Intro
    • Thanks to new Mayor patron Blaize
  • Background (2:42)
    • Shang-Chi created by Steve Engleheart & Jim Starlin in Special Marvel Edition #15 …

Issue 131 - James Gordon Jr.

August 25th, 2021


  • Background
    • James Gordon Jr. created by Frank Miller and Dave Mazzuchelli in Batman #407 (May 1987)

Issue 130 - Number Five (Umbrella Academy)

August 11th, 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 …

Issue 129 - Amanda Waller

August 4th, 2021


  • Intro

  • Background (2:10)
    • Amanda Waller created by John Ostrander, Len Wein, and John Byrne in Legends #1 (Nov 1986)
    • Amanda Waller introduced as …

Issue 128 - Jocasta

July 28th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background (1:42)

  • Jocasta created by Jim Shooter and George Perez in Avengers #162 (Aug 1977)
  • Jocasta was built by Ultron as a “wife” - …

Issue 127 - DOCTOR DOOM

July 21st, 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 …

Issue 126 - Rogue

July 14th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background (1:40)

  • Rogue created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden in Avengers Annual #10 (August 1981)
  • Born Anna Marie in …

Issue 125 - Black Widow (with Dr. Janina Scarlet)

July 7th, 2021


  • Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova created by Stan Lee, Don Rico, …

Frank Martin - Polar Paradox

June 23rd, 2021


Intro - Frank Martin

Background - other books written

  • Polar Paradox
    • Where did the idea for the story come from? (3:53)
    • Characters - 
      • Greg - …

The Longbox View #8 - Ariel Meets Scott

June 17th, 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 …

Issue 124 - Victor Zsasz

May 26th, 2021


 Issue 124 - Victor Zsasz

  • Victor Zsasz created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle in

Issue 123 - Nebula

May 19th, 2021

  • Intro
    • Anthony’s birthday
    • Reminder of Erica Schultz Kickstarter - back today to get awesome rewards
    • BetterHelp partnership - This podcast is …

Issue 122 - Erica Schultz Deadliest Bouquet

May 12th, 2021


 Issue 122 - Erica Schultz (Deadliest Bouquet)

Issue 121 - Comic book death

May 5th, 2021

  • Intro
  • Background (1:42)
  • Comic book death - the Comet was the first superhero to die in the comics, in Pop Comics #17 (July 1941) - created by Jack …

Issue 120 - Isaiah Bradley

April 28th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Shoutout to Mouse & Weens - Julianne & Joelle are two sisters with very different lives, but who have a fun, conversational podcast …

Issue 119 - John Walker

April 21st, 2021


  • Intro
    • Podchaser Reviews4Good - Jeanine - Capes on the Couch has literally gotten me through the trials of the last year.  It's been rough all …

Issue 118 - Black Mask

April 14th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Podchaser - Reviews4Good - NUEXGUY - “CAPES ON THE COUCH is one of my favorite podcasts for the unique perspective and insight they bring …

Issue 117 - Elastigirl

April 7th, 2021


 Issue 117 - Elastigirl

  • Intro
    • Shoutout to Down to Folk - Chad & Ariel give you folk tales with a twist -
  • Background (01:54)

Issue 116 - Batman in Therapy

March 31st, 2021


  •  Intro
    • Thanks to new Mayor patron Ben!
  • Skit (5:02) 
  • Ending (27:11)
    • Next episodes: Elastigirl, Black Mask, John Walker
    • Plugs for social

Issue 115 - Batman Commentary

March 24th, 2021


In lieu of show notes, I'll just say how refreshing and interesting it was to watch a 32 year old movie I hadn't seen in 31 years. Doc and I had a …

Issue 114 - Batman by the Fans

March 17th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background 

  • Jeanine (3:20)
  • Ken & Pad from ODPH (08:40)
  • Ryan from NUEXGuy (15:00)
  • Jay West from We Get Dubbed (21:14)
  • Rey from ITK

Issue 113 - Batman Roundtable

March 10th, 2021


  • Intro
  • Background
    • First memories of Batman
    • What makes Batman such a compelling …

Issue 112 - Batman's Relationships

March 3rd, 2021


  • Intro
    • 3rd Anniversary - first episode came out March 7, 2018
    • First episode of BatMarch - more exciting episodes to come

  • Background
    • Batman …

Issue 111 - Mojo

February 24th, 2021


    • Mojo created by Ann Nocenti and …

Issue 110 - Superman: Red Son

February 17th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Email us voice recordings of your thoughts on Batman & what he means to you for upcoming episode -

Issue 109 - Levana Blackburn

February 10th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Shoutout to Ms. Yarbrough’s class - listened to episode on Xavier/Magneto
    • Email us voice recordings of your thoughts on Batman & what …

Issue 108 - Phillip Kennedy Johnson

February 3rd, 2021


  • How PKJ got started in writing
  • Last Sons of …

Issue 107 - Catwoman

January 27th, 2021


 Issue 107 - Catwoman

  • Intro
    • Email us voice recordings of your thoughts on Batman & what he means to you for upcoming episode -

Issue 106 - Clones

January 20th, 2021


 Issue 106 - Clones

  • Intro
    • President level slot open in Patreon - $10/mo gets you pick of episodes and characters
  • Background

  • Spider-Man …

Issue 105 - WandaVision

January 13th, 2021


  • Intro
    • WW84 review
  • Background (03:30)

  • Scarlet Witch, Wanda Maximoff created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in The X-Men #4 (March 1964)
  • Vision …

Issue 104 - Maxwell Lord

January 6th, 2021


  • Intro
    • Welcome back for Season 5 
    • Describe changes to show
      • New website
      • Patrons now guest on trade paperback reviews
      • Ariel’s column - Some Of Its …

Changes for 2021

January 2nd, 2021


Hi everyone, we're releasing this mini-episode for a few reasons:

  • We want to test our RSS feed and make sure things still work correctly with the …

Issue 103 - Luke Cage

November 25th, 2020


We wrap up Season 4 as we cover Power Man, LUKE CAGE! How can Doc help this man of the streets be a better man off the streets? Plus a fun pitch for …

Mental Health Avengers III: The Injustice System

November 18th, 2020


The Mental Health Avengers have reunited, and this time we're taking on the prison system! Why do so many unwell prisoners get mistreated? What can be done to help them? Listen now!


Mental Health Avengers …

Issue 102 - Tim Drake

November 11th, 2020


We go back to the Robin well, this time for Tim Drake! Just because he may be the smartest Robin doesn't make him the best - find out why!


Issue 101 - Two-Face

November 4th, 2020


Flip a coin - heads, you listen to us analyze Two-Face. Tails, you listen to us analyze Harvey Dent. Either way, you're getting a realistic …

Capes on the Couch Recap Rap

October 31st, 2020


As a special bonus, here's the recap rap in our 100th episode!


When Doc and I first dreamed about creating a podcast
We never thought in a million years it was gon' last
But more than two and a half years have …

Issue 100 - AWARDS SHOW!

October 21st, 2020


IT'S OUR 100TH EPISODE! We've got awards! We've got mailbags! We've got... a rap song? Listen now!


  • Intro
    • Thank you’s
  • Awards/AMA

Issue 99 - Ego the Living Planet

October 14th, 2020


We travel to the Black Galaxy to examine our largest character yet - EGO THE LIVING PLANET! Strap in for a wild ride - this one goes deep into Ego's …

Issue 98 - Hank McCoy

October 7th, 2020


It's our hairiest episode yet - HANK MCCOY! What does Doc have to say about the brilliant Beast? Listen now to find out!


  • Intro
    • Time’s …

Issue 97 - Black Adam

September 30th, 2020


We have our most magical episode yet - BLACK ADAM! What can we learn from this antihero? And we have our most electrifying skit ever - listen now!

Issue 96 - Strangers in a strange land

September 23rd, 2020


What do Captain America, Exodus, and Sleepwalker all have in common? They're strangers in a strange land! Come to a weird place with us as we examine …

Issue 95 - Killer Croc

September 16th, 2020


We head back to the sewers to take on KILLER CROC! Does this raging reptile have a softer side? Also, stay tuned after the episode for a special …

Issue 94 - Baphomet

September 9th, 2020


We take our first trip to the world of the Wicked + the Divine to examine Baphomet! And it's so complex, we enlisted Jered from the Fantom Zone to …

Issue 93 - Quipping

August 26th, 2020


We take a serious look at a not-so-serious topic: quipping! Why do characters do it? Why do WE do it? And can we stop, or should we? Listen now to …

Issue 92 - Apocalypse

August 19th, 2020


Listen now! It's En Sabah Nur - time has no meaning. It's 2020, so why not talk Apocalypse? How does Doc handle someone who bends timelines to his …

Issue 91 - Damian Wayne

August 12th, 2020


We examine our youngest character ever - DAMIAN WAYNE! Why does Doc want to send the Son of the Bat to the Phantom Zone for treatment? Listen to find …

Issue 90 - Uatu the Watcher

August 5th, 2020


We go from reading to watching, as we examine UATU! How does Doc propose to cure this voyeur of his addiction? Find out - listen now!


Issue 89 - Reader

July 29th, 2020


Things get downright inhuman as we examine READER! Is it a problem if a dog isn't just a man's best friend, but his only one? Plus a cross-country …

Issue 88 - Eeyore

July 15th, 2020


We head to the Hundred Acre Wood to find EEYORE! What treatment can Doc offer this perennially depressed donkey? Thanks for noticing us - listen now!

Issue 87 - Daredevil

July 8th, 2020


We head to Hell's Kitchen to examine the Man Without Fear, DAREDEVIL! Which of Matt Murdock's many issues can we address in an hour? Close your eyes and listen now!

(Due to a technical glitch, this episode is in mono - …

Issue 86 - Support systems in comics

July 1st, 2020


It's time for another thematic episode - how do support systems impact rehabilitation of comic villains? And what techniques can we apply to the real world to reduce recidivism? This one gets a bit heady - strap in …

Issue 85 - Raphael

June 24th, 2020


We head back to the sewers to look at RAPHAEL from TMNT! How hot is this hothead? And what techniques does Doc have to calm him down? Grab a slice of …

Issue 84 - Erica Schultz (Forgotten Home)

June 17th, 2020


We bring back writer ERICA SCHULTZ to talk about her latest work, Forgotten Home! Which Disney hit inspired the story? How does she avoid writing a Mary Sue character? All this and more in a great interview - listen now!

Issue 83 - Northstar

June 10th, 2020


For Pride Month, we head north of the border to talk Northstar with Dr. Goku from GuardiansMH! A fascinating episode that covers impulse control, …

Issue 82 - Azrael

June 3rd, 2020


It's time for another Bat-family episode, this week it's Azrael! We break down the Az-Bat and discuss how religion impacts his outlook on life! Plus we get real about current events - you won't wanna miss it!


Issue 81 - Superboy Prime

May 27th, 2020


We punch a wall through Superboy-Prime! How is Prime like 2Pac? And which DuckTales character is Alex Luthor Jr. like? Listen in to find out!


Issue 80 - Laura Kinney

May 20th, 2020


Get yer claws out, it's time to examine LAURA KINNEY! We look at this socially awkward Wolverine, and Doc invents a new use for the Danger Room! …

Issue 79 - Dick Grayson

May 6th, 2020


We head to Bludhaven to take on the man of many names, Dick Grayson! Whether he's Robin, Nightwing, or Batman, he's the Bat-family's Jack of all Trades. According to Doc, he's also like Saved by the Bell - listen in to …

Mental Health Avengers II: Age of Access (Part 2)

April 29th, 2020


The Avengers have assembled once again, and this time we're finishing our second episode on the issues with access to health care. Listen as we come …

Issue 78 - Shredder

April 22nd, 2020


Grab your nunchuks and sais, it's time to face THE SHREDDER! Anthony & Doc examine which of the Turtles is his frenemy, and which member of the …

Issue 77 - Secret Identities

April 15th, 2020


It's time for another thematic episode, and this time we brought along the requestor himself, Matt, as a guest! How does anonymity impact our dealings with each other? Is our world more like DC or Marvel? And how will …

Issue 76 - Kamala Khan

April 8th, 2020


We take a short trip to Jersey City to talk to KAMALA KHAN! What does hero worship from one hero to another look like? And we have our first ever winner of an open casting call for the voice of Kamala - Nur Chodry! …

Issue 75 - Capes in Court

April 1st, 2020


For our 75th episode, we flip the script - Anthony's the expert and Doc's asking questions. Primarily: how do you estate plan in a world where death isn't permanent? Find out some real life estate planning tips, plus …

Issue 74 - Alfred Pennyworth

March 25th, 2020


We tidy ourselves up for a look at Batman's butler ALFRED PENNYWORTH! Why does he keep working for a loner like Bruce? And how would he actually be …

Issue 73 - Yorick Brown

March 18th, 2020


Anthony & Doc tackle a world without Y chromosomes when they examine Yorick Brown from Y: The Last Man! Yorick's got so many problems we actually …

E72 - Abe Sapien

March 11th, 2020


Anthony & Doc take a deep dive into the BPRD's resident fish-man, ABE SAPIEN! What is he? Why does he compare himself to Hellboy? And how many …

Issue 71 - The Tick

March 4th, 2020


After last week's heavy episode, it's time for some fun. So Anthony & Doc travel to The City to talk about THE TICK! What makes this amnesiac superhero such an endearing character? And what TV theme do our intrepid …

Issue 70 - Terrorism in Comics

February 26th, 2020


No two ways about it, this one is a doozy. Anthony & Doc were supposed to talk about terrorism in comics. They end up solving real world …

Patreon Review 1 - Joker: Endgame

February 19th, 2020


It's a sneak preview of our new Patreon exclusive monthly comic reviews. This month we take a look at Joker: Endgame. Which stories are worthy of …

Issue 69 - Bane

February 12th, 2020


This podcast will be your reckoning - Anthony & Doc discuss BANE! Where does Batman's nemesis go from here? And why is Doc singing Hamilton …

Mental Health Avengers II: Age of Access (Part I)

February 5th, 2020


It's the sequel you've been waiting for! The Mental Health Avengers return to discuss AGE OF ACCESS (Part I). What are some of the impediments to accessing mental health care? And what happened to the rest of the …

Issue 68 - Medusa

January 29th, 2020


It's a hair-raising episode, as Anthony & Doc look at Medusa, Queen of the Inhumans! Heavy is the head that wears the crown, especially when it's covered in prehensile hair! How does she want to break away from her …

Issue 67 - Miles Morales

January 22nd, 2020


It's our Season 4 Premiere! We swing into the Ultimate Marvel Universe to look at MILES MORALES! It's no pressure being the next Spider-Man, right? Plus we announce changes to our Patreon, and Doc talks WCW (it makes …

Issue 66(6) - Robbie Reyes

December 24th, 2019


It's Christmastime in Hell - Anthony & Doc travel to East LA to chat about ROBBIE REYES! He may be the newest character we've done, but he has no shortage of problems. If you think your family is rough, you ain't …

Issue 65 - The Maxx

December 11th, 2019


Anthony & Doc travel to the Outback to visit the world of THE MAXX! This 90s comic is so trippy, and its inhabitants so off-the-wall, that it takes the entire episode to break down 4 characters. So grab a lampshade …

Issue 64 - Oliver Queen

December 4th, 2019


We continue the run on archers and focus on OLIVER QUEEN, the Green Arrow! How did he go from "Batman with a bow" to danger-seeking social justice …

Issue 63 - Psychiatry in comics

November 27th, 2019


Anthony & Doc look at depictions of psychiatry & therapy in comics. How has the field changed since the 80s? Who gets it right and who gets …

Issue 62 - Colossus (Live at Rogue Comics)

November 20th, 2019


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 …

Issue 61 - Roy Harper

November 6th, 2019


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 …

Mental Health Avengers: The Battle to End Stigma

October 30th, 2019


It's the podcast crossover event of the century! We collaborated with Popcorn Psychology, GuardiansMH, Pop Psych 101, and Freudian Sips to discuss …

Issue 60 - NYCC Part 2

October 23rd, 2019


Part 2 of our New York Comic Con interviews! Anthony speaks with Al Ewing, Saladin Ahmed, Erica Schultz, Robbie Thompson, and the legendary CHRIS …

Issue 59 - NYCC Part 1

October 16th, 2019


Part 1 of our New York Comic Con interviews! Anthony chats with Cullen Bunn, Howard Mackie, Meredith Finch, Jeremy Whitley, and the inimitable Gail …

Issue 58 - Hawkeye (Matt Fraction run)

October 2nd, 2019


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 …

Issue 57 - Survivor Guilt

September 25th, 2019


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 …

Issue 56 - Ultimate Reed Richards (Maker)

September 18th, 2019


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 - …

Issue 55 - Cletus Kasady

September 11th, 2019


To tie in with the Absolute Carnage storyline, Anthony & Doc tackle Carnage himself, CLETUS KASADY! What treatment is there for a deranged, …

Issue 54 - Jason Todd

September 4th, 2019


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 …

Issue 53 - She-Hulk

August 21st, 2019


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 …

Issue 52 - Callum Cooper

August 14th, 2019


Our second ever creator interview has Anthony & Doc speaking with ERICA SCHULTZ, writer of Twelve Devils Dancing. Who is Callum Cooper? What …

Issue 51 - Riddler

July 31st, 2019


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 …

Issue 50 - Mailbag

July 24th, 2019


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 - …

Issue 49 - Sidekicks

July 10th, 2019


Our first thematic episode focuses on minor sidekicks to adult heroes! What would convince a teenager to endanger themselves to join an adult? …

Issue 48 - Killgrave

July 3rd, 2019


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 …

Issue 47 - Lex Luthor

June 26th, 2019


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!

Issue 46 - Xavier and Magneto

June 12th, 2019


Our first ever relationship episode focuses on Charles Xavier and Magneto. Find out why these two frenemies keep coming back to each other. Plus …

Issue 45 - Nadia Van Dyne

June 5th, 2019


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 …

Issue 44 - Talia al Ghul

March 27th, 2019


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 …

Issue 43 - John Constantine

March 20th, 2019


It's the magical conman from Liverpool, John Constantine! Anthony & Doc discuss this Sting lookalike and why he has so few friends. Plus hear the …

Issue 42 - Monica Rambeau

March 13th, 2019


It's our second Captain Marvel episode about the second Captain Marvel, Monica Rambeau! Is Monica the Harold Miner of the Marvel Universe? How many …

Issue 41 - Carol Danvers

March 6th, 2019


Before Captain Marvel drops in theaters this week, listen to Anthony & Doc dissect CAROL DANVERS! This is our heaviest episode yet, as we take on …

Issue 40 - The Punisher

February 27th, 2019


Patron Matt asked for THE PUNISHER! Anthony & Doc break down the clearest case of PTSD in comics around. Does Doc survive his session with Frank …

Issue 39 - Captain America

February 20th, 2019


We didn't plan on it, but our Patron asked for it... so we covered CAPTAIN AMERICA! Anthony & Doc examine the Sentinel of Liberty, and what kind …

Issue 38 - Negan

February 13th, 2019


We're taking on the leader of the Walking Dead saviors, the foul-mouthed NEGAN! Anthony & Doc unravel his unique honor system, particular …

Issue 37 - The Chief

February 6th, 2019


Before the Doom Patrol debuts on DC Universe, Anthony & Doc tackle THE CHIEF! This Professor X/Mr. Glass mashup has a host of issues, including …

Issue 36 - Black Manta

January 30th, 2019


Hot on the heels of the Aquaman movie, Anthony & Doc cover his archnemesis Black Manta! What sort of issues does an autistic black kid raised by pirates have? The kind that lead to Monty Python references - listen …

Issue 35 - J. Jonah Jameson

January 23rd, 2019


WE'RE BACK! Anthony & Doc return with their first episode of 2019! At Patron Matt's request, we cover J. Jonah Jameson! Learn why he's so obsessed with Spider-Man, and how bad this is for his health! Listen now!

Issue 34 - Mister Miracle

December 19th, 2018


In honor of Christmas, we cover a red & green hero - MISTER MIRACLE! Anthony & Doc rave about Tom King's run, and talk about how a solid …

Issue 33 - Kingpin

December 12th, 2018


Before Into the Spider-Verse drops, Anthony & Doc tackle the KINGPIN, WILSON FISK! They also mourn the cancellation of Daredevil, and Anthony grinds his throat down during the skit doing his best Vincent D'Onofrio …

Issue 32 - Incredible Hulk

December 5th, 2018


We cover the Incredible Hulk. And for a character this large, we need help, so we called upon our friends at Popcorn Psychology to guest host with …

Issue 31 - Doctor Strange

November 21st, 2018


This week Anthony & Doc tackle the Master of the Mystic Arts, DOCTOR STRANGE! What makes one of the founders of the original Defenders tick? Plus what happens when Dr. Strange loses his smile? Listen now and find …

Issue 30 - Molecule Man

November 14th, 2018


Molecule Man, Molecule Man, does whatever a molecule can... that includes being a mama's boy and making Twilight Zone references! Listen now!


Issue 29 - Wolverine

November 7th, 2018


We're the best at what we do, and what we do is analyze WOLVERINE! Doc & Anthony break down James "Logan" Howlett and his relationships. Plus Doc sings Peter Cetera and Anthony goes Tough Mudder on Kitty Pryde. …

Issue 28 - Norman Osborn

October 31st, 2018


It's our Halloween episode all about the Green Goblin, Norman Osborn. Then again, Anthony would rather be in Kamchatka than celebrate Halloween, but …

Issue 27 - Ra's al Ghul

October 24th, 2018


Third time's a charm - we finally get around to analyzing Ra's al Ghul! Anthony & Doc discuss the value of legacy, reference Hamilton for a …

Issue 26 - Vandal Savage

October 17th, 2018


Patron Matt wanted it, so we give it to you - VANDAL SAVAGE! Just as Supergirl returns, Anthony & Doc Issues cover DC's immortal powermonger. They also sing Hamilton and talk about their upcoming crossover episode …

Issue 25 - Hank Henshaw

October 10th, 2018


Just in time for the Supergirl premiere, President-level Patron Brian selected HANK HENSHAW! Learn how this pastiche of Reed Richards became a fully …

Issue 24 - Governor

October 3rd, 2018


Our first ever listener-poll chosen episode - THE GOVERNOR from the Walking Dead! Doc shudders over the unholy trinity of sexual taboos, and Anthony …

Issue 23 - Stepford Cuckoos

September 26th, 2018


In conjunction with The Gifted Season 2 premiere, Anthony & Doc examine the Stepford Cuckoos! What problems could telepathic identical triplets …

Issue 22 - Spawn

September 12th, 2018


It's our second Patreon President selected episode - SPAWN! Find out what happens when an atheist becomes an agent of Hell! Plus references to the …

Issue 21 - Typhoid Mary

September 5th, 2018


WE'RE BACK! Season 2 of Capes kicks off with a look at Typhoid Mary, the multiple personality seductress featured in Iron Fist S2 this week! So sit …

Issue 20 - Multiple Man

July 25th, 2018


It's our second ever Patreon President-selected episode, as listener Matt suggests Multiple Man Jamie Madrox! Anthony & Dr. Issues discuss …

Issue 19 - Scarecrow

July 18th, 2018


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 …

Issue 18 - Casey Jones

July 11th, 2018


This week, it's the masked vigilante and cricket aficionado CASEY JONES! Anthony tackles his ever-changing backstory, while Dr. Issues discusses what …

Issue 17 - Hank Pym

July 4th, 2018


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 …

Issue 16 - Sentry

June 27th, 2018


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 …

Issue 15 - Question

June 20th, 2018


Anthony & Dr. Issues examine the predecessor to Rorschach, THE QUESTION! Of course, it was all part of the plan that they did Rorschach first... …

Issue 14 - Legion

June 13th, 2018


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, …

Issue 13 - Cyclops

June 6th, 2018


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 …

Issue 12 - Mr. Freeze

May 30th, 2018


Anthony & Dr. Issues chill out while talking about Batman's coolest nemesis, Mr. Freeze! Plus dueling song references - Foreigner vs. Omarion, …

Issue 11 - Booster Gold

May 23rd, 2018


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 …

Issue 10 - Deadpool

May 16th, 2018


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, …

Issue 9 - Loki

May 9th, 2018


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 …

Issue 8.5 - Bonus Loki skit!

May 2nd, 2018


Since the original recording of the Loki episode featured corrupted audio, we thought we'd release the skit (which somehow was undamaged) as an …

Issue 8 - Thanos

April 25th, 2018


The Avengers: Infinity War special - THANOS! Anthony compares Infinity Gauntlet to Beauty & the Beast, Dr. Issues talks God's Debris, and the …

Issue 7 - Rorschach

April 18th, 2018


Anthony and Dr. Issues tackle Watchmen's absolutist protagonist, Rorschach! Listen as they discuss whether someone who's totally unwilling to …

Issue 6 - Jessica Jones

April 11th, 2018


Anthony and Dr. Issues take on the reluctant superheroine-turned-private-investigator, Jessica Jones! Alcoholism and PTSD make for a dangerous …

Issue 5 - Harley Quinn

April 4th, 2018


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 …

Issue 4 - Moon Knight

March 28th, 2018


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 …

Issue 3 - Tony Stark

March 21st, 2018


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 …

Episode 2 - Joker

March 14th, 2018


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 …

Episode 1 - Eddie Brock

March 7th, 2018


Our debut episode, where Anthony & Dr. Issues introduce themselves, discuss Eddie Brock, and discover that psychiatrists are underwear salesmen. …

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