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Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

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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 96 - Strangers in a strange land

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 what it's like to be in the unknown!

SHOW NOTES:

    • Stories about characters displaced in time or space are innumerable
    • Superman - last son of Krypton
    • Captain America - man out of time
    • Shining Knight (Sir Justin) - member of King Arthur’s Court, revived in 1941 and joined the Seven Soldiers of Victory (24:22)
    • Exodus - born in 12th century Paris, sealed away in a tomb by Apocalypse (30:32)
    • Martian Manhunter - last of his kind, aloof from mankind (34:47)
    • Sleepwalker - displaced from the Mindscape, where everything changes based on subconscious needs and desires of inhabitants - to him, Earth is strange (40:22)
    • So many more examples
  • Real world analogues (48:56)
    • Refugees/Immigrants/Exiles
    • Coma patients
    • Transitions with cognitive impairment
    • Prisoners/detainees
  • Break (72:27)
  • Treatment
    • In-universe - Doc becomes Al (73:40)
    • Out of universe - (76:41)
  • Ending
    • Next episodes: Black Adam, Hank McCoy, Mental Health Avengers
    • Review read: Brian Wayne - Always a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ show! Great concept and extremely entertaining!
    • Plugs for social

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