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SUPER EGO #1

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Meet Dr. Eugene Goodman — AKA “Dr. Ego”, psychotherapist for the superhuman community. His daily routine involves balancing the exploits of beings powerful enough to level cities. It’s a delicate job, but one he’s become especially good at…

Another comic-book that I got on impulse last night. Written and drawn by creator Caio Oliveira, this is mostly a simple day-in-the-life tale. First it starts with an urban vigilante called Le Chat Noir stopping a man with a gun form robbing two innocent men. He’s a little overly violent than he needs to be, continuing to beat the gunman even after disarming him, so fellow superhero Wolf-Spider who happened to be in the neighborhood advises him to seek therapy, and hands him Dr. Ego’s business card.

We then see Dr. Ego starting his day. He lives in a nice middle-class house with his grandfather, who seems to spend all day in the garage fixing cars. He makes it to his office at a certain time in the morning, and leaves at a certain time in the evening, his life is all routine except for one little detail, which is that his patients are superheroes. The two major patients today is an obscenely wealthy former Telenova star who used his billions to create an advanced suit of armor to fight crime, but is struggling with alcohol, and Lester, the super-powered bastard son of two of the most powerful superheroes in the world, who suffers from shyness stemming from his childhood abandonment issues.

This issue is pretty good, nicely drawn and written. My only complaint would be one I have with many independent superhero comics, which is that the various superhero analogs are a little too obvious. We’ve got a Mexican version of Tony Stark, and the son of Superman and Wonder Woman. Also included is an obvious Spider-Man analog (who even mentioned having a redheaded supermodel girlfriend and an old Aunt). I get that Dr. Ego is the main character in this series, and so the superheroes are really just background and supporting characters, but I would have recommended putting a little more effort into making the characters as unique as possible. Nevertheless it’s a solid first issue, which I’ll give a Chacebook rating of FOUR STARS

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