Super Mates Episode 1 -Comic Couples Part 1

It’s our debut episode, and it’s Valentine’s Day! Join Chris and Cindy Franklin as they reveal the Secret Origin of their relationship, and how it involves comics. Then we get to the topic at hand, and examine some of comicdom’s greatest couples and learn lessons in love and marriage, including;

  • Self-mutilation to save your child.
  • When is it okay to wear dominatrix gear and torture your spouse and teammates?
  • Fostering a strong marriage with an inescapable reincarnation curse hanging over your heads.

Chris and Cindy pick apart the so-called wedded bliss of Aquaman and Mera, the Fantastic Four’s Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman, and Hawkman and Hawkgirl. It’s a journey through comic history, including retcons, reboots, reimaginings, and Hollywood as the Franklins prove love can survive even the most convoluted stories writers can throw at it.



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Special thanks to our friends who helped get this baby off the ground by giving us loads of helpful advice! Check out their awesome podcasts! We love them!

Rob Kelly

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Come back in two weeks for part two of our Super Couples expose! Thanks for listening!

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