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Issue 124 - Victor Zsasz Intro Erica Schultz Kickstarter Background (02:50) Victor Zsasz created by Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle in Batman: Shadow of the Bat #1 (June 1992) Formerly wealthy man, scion to a business empire - when his parents died, he sank into depression, and lost everything gambling - as he was preparing to kill himself, he encoun…
 
Intro Anthony’s birthday Reminder of Erica Schultz Kickstarter - back today to get awesome rewards BetterHelp partnership - This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp. Is there something interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals? BetterHelp will assess your individual needs and match you with a licensed professional t…
 
Issue 122 - Erica Schultz (Deadliest Bouquet) Intro Reminder of Erica’s previous appearances - 12 Devils Dancing, NYCC, and Forgotten Home Questions: Impetus for story (3:32) Why Kickstarter? (12:12) What inspired setting - where in North Jersey are we? Violent Violet - very aggressive overall Responsible Rose - what made her stay with their mother…
 
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 Cole for MLJ Comics, the precursor to Archie Comics, John Dickering was a scientist who injected himself with a gas that allowed him to fly at the expense of uncontrollable rays that shot from his eyes. …
 
Intro Shoutout to Mouse & Weens - Julianne & Joelle are two sisters with very different lives, but who have a fun, conversational podcast - all manner of topics - mouseandweens.com Thanks to new patron Brittany - www.patreon.com/capesonthecouch Last call for Reviews4Good - GeekPeak - Ever wonder if your favorite comic book character needed therapy?…
 
Intro Podchaser Reviews4Good - Jeanine - Capes on the Couch has literally gotten me through the trials of the last year. It's been rough all around but I know I can get a weekly dose of comics, voices, sass and puns and I look forward to it every week. There have been some truly moving conversations and I, for one, appreciate it. Keep it up, love y…
 
Intro Podchaser - Reviews4Good - NUEXGUY - “CAPES ON THE COUCH is one of my favorite podcasts for the unique perspective and insight they bring to the superhero genre. I haven't heard another podcast go so deep into the psychological arguments around these characters. One of the most informative and entertaining podcasts around. Did I mention there…
 
Issue 117 - Elastigirl Intro Shoutout to Down to Folk - Chad & Ariel give you folk tales with a twist - dtfstories.com Background (01:54) Elastigirl (Helen Parr) created by Brad Bird in The Incredibles (November 2004) Helen Parr has the power of flexibility Married to Mr. Incredible, Bob Parr - have 3 children - Violet, Dash, and Jack Forced into r…
 
Intro Thanks to new Mayor patron Ben! Skit (5:02) Ending (27:11) Next episodes: Elastigirl, Black Mask, John Walker Plugs for social References: Anthony’s AIPT Column Apple Podcasts: here Google Play: here Stitcher: here TuneIn: here iHeartRadio: here Spotify: here Twitter Facebook Patreon TeePublic Discord…
 
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 TON of fun discussing this, with a lot of reminiscing and flashbacks. Hope you enjoy it! - Anthony Apple Podcasts: here Google Play: here Stitcher: here TuneIn: here iHeartRadio: here Spotify: here Twitt…
 
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 (27:00) Ruby (28:12) Chris from GeekPeak Podcast (32:21) Seth from Geekville Radio (38:54) Ariel (41:57) Ending Recommended reading: Batman & Psychology Next episodes: Batman film commentary, Batman skit, Elastigirl…
 
Intro Background for each panelist Ben Stover Dr. Travis Langley Background First memories of Batman What makes Batman such a compelling character? (10:18) How realistic is his response to the trauma? (17:16) Family dynamics (from kids to mentors) (29:00) “Unheralded” Gotham character (36:00) Should someone kill the Joker and get it over with? (42:…
 
Intro 3rd Anniversary - first episode came out March 7, 2018 First episode of BatMarch - more exciting episodes to come Background Batman & Commissioner Gordon (6:54) Gordon gives Batman cover in GCPD - Batman is Jim’s work spouse Both men provide the other with an honest ear (14:30) Batman & Barbara Gordon (18:51) ...it’s complicated Barbara as Or…
 
Intro Last chance for Batman voice clips - email capesonthecouch@gmail.com by 2/28 Background (2:05) Mojo created by Ann Nocenti and Arthur Adams in Longshot #3 (Nov. 1985) Residents of what became the Mojoverse were driven mad by energy waves from our world - turned out to be our TV transmissions A race of spineless beings used technology to avoid…
 
Intro Email us voice recordings of your thoughts on Batman & what he means to you for upcoming episode - capesonthecouch@gmail.com Background (1:13) Superman: Red Son, written by Mark Millar with artwork by Dave Johnson, Andrew Robinson, Walden Wong, Killian Plunkett, colors by Paul Mounts - released June 2003 Elseworlds tale that asks: What if Sup…
 
Intro Shoutout to Ms. Yarbrough’s class - listened to episode on Xavier/Magneto Email us voice recordings of your thoughts on Batman & what he means to you for upcoming episode - capesonthecouch@gmail.com Background (4:54) Levana Blackburn created by Marissa Meyer, introduced in Cinder, published July 2012 Antagonist of the Lunar Chronicles, partic…
 
Intro Reminder to email voice clips to capesonthecouch@gmail.com for Batman episode Background How PKJ got started in writing Last Sons of America What was impetus for story Commentary on white America Jackie & Julian - Jackie ever the “older brother”, Julian the “smarter” one (13:00) Harper Rowe - double agent of sorts playing the long game (18:55…
 
Issue 107 - Catwoman Intro Email us voice recordings of your thoughts on Batman & what he means to you for upcoming episode - capesonthecouch@gmail.com Background (2:50) Catwoman, Selina Kyle, created by Bill Finger & Bob Kane in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) Originally known as “the Cat”, she was a jewel thief who disguised herself as an old woman, unti…
 
Issue 106 - Clones Intro President level slot open in Patreon - $10/mo gets you pick of episodes and characters Background Spider-Man Clone Saga Jean Grey/Madelyne Pryor (17:08) Superman/Bizarro/Kon-El (25:03) Jamie Madrox (35:26) Issues for “original” Issues for “clone” Real-world analogues Family history not what it was You were lied to about you…
 
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 Ma…
 
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 Parts Background (03:52) Maxwell Lord created by Keith Giffen, JM DeMatteis, and Kevin Maguire in Justice League #1 (May 1987) Father was a businessman who committed suicide after a product he created caused…
 
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 new site. To tell everyone about the changes to the website and our new domain! To let everyone know Ariel will be writing a column for us this year, "(Some Of) Its Parts". To tell everyone about the new …
 
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 a new comic book - listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Season finale - Clones will be pushed to January Anthony’s livestream for Extra Life coming 11/28 Background (4:14) Luke Cage created by Archie Goodwin,…
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Mental Health Avengers III: The Injustice System Intro GuardiansMH: Dr. Goku & Matt Freudian Sips: Anna References: Ashley Smith inquest - Dr. Goku (35:50) …
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro Shoutout to To Know Her is to Fear Her, the Spider-Woman podcast - cohosted by Rey from ITK Reminder of TeePublic sale Background (02:48) Tim Drake created by Marv Wolfman and Pat Broderick in …
 
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 discussion of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. SHOW NOTES: Intro Mentioned in Podcast Magazine - “Under the Radar” section TeePublic sale - Nov. 4-6, 11-13, 17-20, 26-27, 29-30 Background (4:45) Two-Face (Ha…
 
As a special bonus, here's the recap rap in our 100th episode! LYRICS: 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 gone past And one hundred episodes of absolutely fantastic Characters, drastic masters, and bombastic bastards As we mix the scholas…
 
IT'S OUR 100TH EPISODE! We've got awards! We've got mailbags! We've got... a rap song? Listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thank you’s Awards/AMA One thing you want on a billboard (06:40) Favorite thematic episode (11:34) What’s next for the show (14:21) Favorite Dr. Issues pun (23:34) Have you ever considered diagnosing a Transformer? (26:05) Worst voca…
 
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 core! SHOW NOTES: Intro New patrons - Mayor Jeanine & Local Official Travis A few days left to vote Background (05:25) Ego the Living Planet created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Thor #132 (Sept. 1966)…
 
It's our hairiest episode yet - HANK MCCOY! What does Doc have to say about the brilliant Beast? Listen now to find out! SHOW NOTES: Intro Time’s almost up for nominees Some exciting news coming soon about promotion :) Background (3:10) Hank McCoy (Beast) created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in X-Men #1 (Sept 1963) A member of the original X-Men, he …
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro 2 weeks left to vote on awards show nominees Background (02:39) Black Adam (Teth-Adam) created by Otto Binder and C.C. Beck in The Marvel Family #1 (December 1945) Only made one appeara…
 
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: Intro Reminder to vote in awards show Background Stories about characters displaced in time or space are innumerable Superman - last son of Krypton Cap…
 
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 bonus where we help a listener live! SHOW NOTES: Intro Shoutout to Comic Book Keepers - Chris and Lance review a character or topic each episode - thegeeklygrind.com Still taking votes for award show Backg…
 
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 help us! Does this role playing god find a name he's comfortable with? Listen now to find out! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thanks to guest Jered from Fantom Zone Nominees for 100th episode award show + mailbag - n…
 
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 find out! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thanks for donations to Extra Life - beat the puzzle in 6:19:44 - still taking donations - potential video game livestream coming in a few weeks Last week for nominations - ne…
 
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 will? SHOW NOTES: Intro Shoutout to I Understood that Reference - Rob & Ross are two Irish friends who cover movies, comics, games Still taking nominations for award show Background (01:52) Apocalypse cr…
 
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 out! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thanks to new Mayor Patron Chad from P3! Shoutout to Super Sons - Dan & Jake cover comic books, news, and anything else on their minds Reminder to vote in nominations Background…
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thanks to new Patron Local Official Kate! Announcement of nominations for award show - Google Doc will be open until 8/31/20 Request for sharing on social media Background (13:09) Uatu the Watcher c…
 
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 skit you have to hear - listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Two new Patrons - Humble Citizen Andrew & Mayor Jacob! 100th episode will be award show - more information at next episode Background (03:15) Reader …
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thanks to all the podcasts that participated in the Pod Raid last week, much appreciated Shoutout to Ocho Duro Parlay Hour - Ken, Padawn J, and Coach Duffy, along with an assortment …
 
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 - sorry!) SHOW NOTES: Intro New Mayor-level patron - Wol! Will now be doing 2 TPB reviews/month on Patreon Shoutout to Verbal Diorama…
 
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 & listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Thanks to new Patron Dan Message from fan Jacob - “your podcast helped me get through some really s**tt…
 
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 pizza and listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Shoutout to Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men - self explanatory title, and always entertaining - currently covering X-Man and Earth-295 - xplainthexmen.com New May…
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro Plug social media Interview Background on Erica Genesis for project - inspiration, etc Marika Cresta - how did …
 
For Pride Month, we head north of the border to talk Northstar with Dr. Goku from GuardiansMH! A fascinating episode that covers impulse control, linguistic history, and how to handle trauma! Listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Intro Dr. Goku, talk about Guardians New patron - Angela Shoutout to FriGay the 13th - Andrew & Matty cover horror films & topic…
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro Talk about last week’s call to action Background (10:35) Jean-Paul Valley created by Denny O’Neill, Joe Quesada, Grant Morr…
 
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! SHOW NOTES: Intro Shoutout to Seequels - every week three hosts review direct-to-video sequels of childhood favorites, and compare/contrast with the originals - seequels.com Background (04:38) Superboy-Prime …
 
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! Listen now! SHOW NOTES: Intro Apologies for no new episode last week - tried to get creators, and then needed a break New folks in Discord & Facebook fan groups - plug for those communities Background (04:…
 
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 find out why! SHOW NOTES: Intro Shoutout to Connor Carrick podcast - NHL defenseman Connor Carrick does a deep dive into improving …
 
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 up with solutions to problems we hadn't considered when we recorded our last episode in a pre-COVID19 world! SHOW NOTES: Intro GuardiansMH, Pop Psych 101, Freudian Sips, and Popcorn Psychology Backgrou…
 
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