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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 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 mercenary
    • Left to die in desert by Bushman, resurrected by Khonshu
    • Creates multiple identities - Steven Grant (millionaire) and Jake Lockley (cab driver)
    • Loses moon-based powers, joins West Coast Avengers
    • Battles brother Randall aka Shadow Knight
    • Dies after building explodes because of computerized Zero Hour program
    • Resurrected by Khonshu yet again
    • "The Bottom" - return of Moon Knight
    • Doesn't take a side in Civil War, goes to Mexico, fights luchadors
    • Vengeance of Moon Knight - Return to NYC, no-kill policy in effect
    • Bendis run - Personalities become Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America
    • Ellis run - introduces suited Mr. Knight
    • Lemire run - reconciles issues with identities
    • Bemis run - introduces daughter
  • Primary issues
    • Dissociative identity disorder
    • Loss of powers
    • Religious reliance/Khonshu avatar appearance
    • On-again/off-again relationship with Marlene
    • Keeps allies at distance
  • Treatment
    • In-universe - Exhaust personalities to break Marc down
    • Out of universe - Variety of treatment, medication
  • Next week's episode: Harley Quinn
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