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Capes On the Couch - Where Comics Get Counseling

Jul 28, 2021

  • Intro
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  • Jocasta created by Jim Shooter and George Perez in Avengers #162 (Aug 1977)
  • Jocasta was built by Ultron as a “wife” - he kidnapped Janet van Dyne and brainwashed Hank Pym in order to have her brain pattern and mind transferred to the robot body - the Avengers disrupted the process...

Jul 21, 2021

  • Intro
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  • Doctor Doom created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in Fantastic Four #5 (July 1962)
  • Victor Von Doom was born to Romani parents - his mother was killed by Mephisto when he was young, and he grew up learning about mysticism and technology in an effort to bring her back
  • He went to Empire State...

Jul 14, 2021

  • Intro
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  • Rogue created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden in Avengers Annual #10 (August 1981)
  • Born Anna Marie in Mississippi, her parents disappeared when she was young, and she was raised by her strict aunt - she rebelled as a teen, earning the nickname Rogue
  • After kissing a boy named Cody, her...

Jul 7, 2021

  • Natalia Alianovna “Natasha” Romanova created by Stan Lee, Don Rico, and Don Heck in Tales of Suspense #52 (April 1964)
  • Young Natalia was trained and raised by the Red Room, a secret Soviet facility training assassins - she was sent to...