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Saturday Reviews: Super-Ego

(photo via magnetic-press.com)

(photo via magnetic-press.com)

Super Ego (Magnetic Press)
Written and illustrated by Caio Oliviera
Colors by Lucas Marangon

Do super heroes go to psychotherapy?  Does their need to provide vigilante justice come from a psychological problem–perhaps a savior complex?  One would imagine that it would have to, given the violence and chaos heroes see every day and the way they return to their job over and over.  Super-Ego “Family Matters” answers the question of what super hero therapy looks like and what its end goal must be.  The title is, of course, taken from Freudian theory on the ID, the ego, and the super ego. I nearly always like the books from Magnetic Press, but this one really captured my attention and imagination.  It is straightforward, clear, clean story telling, with a compelling hook and likable characters. Continue reading

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