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April 26, 2014 @ 7:18 am

Episode 39 - Found Out About You

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Comics Therapy. No Reviews. Just Analysis.

Three books from Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Plus your Nerd Confessions (about your best LCS experiences).

Show Notes:

Our theme this week is betrayal. We thought about doing a Stockholm Syndrome-type investigation, but that’s such a loaded and controversial psychological term that trying to apply it, even poetically, to fictional situations seemed like more of a stretch for us than usual. But there’s no doubt about it, betrayal is par for the course in comics. It keeps things interesting amongst established teams, and when doled out piecemeal to readers, it can up the intrigue in a developing story faster than almost anything else. Very occasionally it’s even used for laughs, but more often than not a true betrayal is unexpected and shocking. (And if you’re Andrea, elicits an audible gasp. Or shriek. Whatever. She is also a delight to watch to watch movies with.)

The Eltingville Club #1 15:25

Behavior so disgusting it has to be satire, right? Sadly, Aaron's experiences in his youth - and more recent egregious examples within the larger comics community - tell us this intentionally ugly glimpse into the minds of the adolescent nerd hits remarkably close to home.

The Bunker #3  33:05 - 39:55 (if you want to completely avoid spoiling the big twist in this issue)

If you can't even trust yourself, you certainly can't trust your friends. Now or ever.

Avengers Undercover #3 41:27

Alternative title: Avengers PTSD. Alternative alternative title: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em.

Our favorite teen heroes are dealing with the aftermath of Murder World in a variety of ways, some more healthy than others.

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