Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Mental Health/Graphic Review: Super Ego
Super Ego by Caio Oliveira
Review by Lauren
Source: Netgalley; all opinions are my own
Official Summary: Who do superheroes go to when they need to unload?
Dr. Ego, psychotherapist for the superhero community!
Welcome to the world of the deeply disturbed, where with great power comes great anxiety, angst, and expectations!
Review: Dr. Goodman is the psychotherapist to the superheroes, except he goes as Dr. Ego to them. He deals with a variety of superheroes, from young Lester who has more power than anyone but is crippled by anxiety. Then there is an Iron Man type of superhero named Javier Hernandez who is incredibly smart but he lets alcohol ruin any chance of him being truly heroic. These are just two of the superheroes introduced in this volume of Super Ego, but I hope that gives you an idea of what Dr. Ego has to deal with.
This novel fits for the Graphic Novel Challenge, as well as Mental Health Awareness Month this June. While the clients Dr. Ego works with have various "issues" to deal with, I find myself thinking particularly about Lester for this month's theme because he deals with a lot of anxiety, etc.