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Psychology "experts" Tim Capel, Jennifer Smith and Shawn Kidd dive into the power of telepathy as they assess David Haller, the son of Charles Xavier, also known as Legion. Join them and follow along from New Mutants Volume No. 1 #26-28, as they study Xavier and his trip into his previously unknown son’s mind and multiple personalities. Then stay after the session for an added bonus feature called Unwrapped! where the team discuss the story, amazingly stunning art and Legion’s place in the X-Men universe. All this and more in case file 003 of Shrink Wrapped: The Psychology of Super Heroes!

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In the the second edition of Shrink Wrapped: The Psychology of Super Heroes, Mental Health “Professionals” Timothy Capel, Jennifer Smith and Shawn Kidd gather in a dark, smelly room at Arkham Asylum to study the case file known as “The Killing Joke.” The team have been put on retainer by one Amanda Waller to assess if the maniac known as the Joker could qualify as a participant in the burgeoning Suicide Squad program. Join them as they discuss his inflated ego, a heartbreaking and possibly fake origin story, his connection to Batman, brutal acts of crime and indecency against Jim and Barbara Gordon and much more! 

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In the debut episode of Shrink Wrapped: The Psychology of Super Heroes, Mental Health “Professionals” Timothy Capel, Jennifer Smith and Shawn Kidd gather monthly to study case files to assess and diagnose the mental state of members of the super hero community at a given point in time of their heroism. Case #001 looks at File Numbers 120-128 labeled Invincible Iron Man dated March 1979-November 1979. In this file they discuss the struggle of leading two lives, rooms that smell like ashtrays and feet, egotism, alcoholism, the lure of Jack Powers whiskey, multiple near death experiences, public murders, womanizing, drunken tirades at loved ones, losing your business, a rogues gallery of villains with names like Porcupine and much more! So join our three experts as they dissect the psyche of one Tony Stark, the Invincible Iron Man in his battle with the “Demon in a Bottle”.

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