Cover art for podcast Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

155 EpisodesProduced by Capes on the Couch: Where Comics Get CounselingWebsite

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.

1:10:20

Issue 105 - WandaVision

  • 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 created by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, and John Buscema in Avengers 57 (Oct. 1968)
  • Both were villains originally opposed to Avengers before joining their ranks
  • Wanda and Quicksilver are twins, born of Magda, wife of Magneto - originally believed they were the children of the Whizzer, before becoming Magneto's children, and then not actually mutants - raised by Bova, a half cow woman genetically enhanced by the High Evolutionary - BECAUSE COMICS, PEOPLE
  • Vision has the body of the original Human Torch, Jim Hammond, with the brain patterns of Simon Williams, aka Wonder Man - he was created by Ultron-5 in an effort to battle against Hank Pym - later learned that Immortus split Hammond into 2 entities, in an effort to prevent Wanda from having children
  • In 1970, Wanda rejoins the team and soon becomes romantically involved with Vision, despite their obvious differences 
  • They get married in Giant Size Avengers #4, and later star in 2 limited series titled Vision & Scarlet Witch - they move to Leonia, New Jersey
  • Wanda uses her hex powers to give birth to twins, William and Thomas
  • Vision is dismantled, and when he's rebuilt he no longer has Simon's brain waves, so he is an emotionless android
  • The children are revealed to be fragments of Mephisto's soul, and are reabsorbed into him - this drives Wanda mad
  • She uses chaos magic to create distractions and attack the Avengers, including taking control of Vision’s body and using it to launch Ultron drones - She-Hulk rips Vision in half
  • Wanda’s insanity leads to House of M, where she recreates reality to a world where Magento and his family rule the world - as the heroes fight back, Wanda finally snaps and declares “no more mutants” - the world returns to “normal”, but the overwhelming majority of mutants have lost their powers, leaving only a few hundred with abilities
  • Wiccan and Speed from the Young Avengers believe themselves to be reincarnations of William & Thomas, and seek out Wanda, hoping to undo her insanity
  • Vision gets reassembled by Tony Stark, and although he forgives Jen for ripping him apart, he does not forgive Wanda for using him to attack their friends, and forbids her from entering Avengers Mansion

  • Issues (25:18)
    • Wanda - uncertainty about her past and family connections
    • Vision - constantly questioning validity of his emotions, and whether he can truly feel connected to anyone (33:16)
    • Marriage - constantly under threat not only from external forces, but their own unique pairing (41:35)
  • Break (52:49)
  • Treatment (54:43)
    • In-universe - Doc and Wanda do journaling; ask Vision who and what he wants to be
    • Out of universe - (58:36)
  • Ending
    • Recommended reading: Vision & Scarlet Witch miniseries
    • Review read: dcdc23 - Fantastic show! If you’re a fan of superheroes and also fascinated by the human mind then You’ll love this show. Both the hosts are a delight and I’m so glad I found this podcast!
    • Next episodes: Clones, Catwoman (Ariel), Levana Blackburn (Ruby)
    • Plugs for social

References:

Apple Podcasts: here

Google Play: here

Stitcher: here

TuneIn: here

iHeartRadio: here

Spotify: here

Twitter

Facebook

Patreon

TeePublic

Discord

Educational emoji reaction

Educational

Interesting emoji reaction

Interesting

Funny emoji reaction

Funny

Agree emoji reaction

Agree

Love emoji reaction

Love

Wow emoji reaction

Wow

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

RadioPublic

A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed
https://capesonthecouch.live/radiopublic

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens